The CIPD has released a report that suggests the quality of UK management hasn’t improved in the past decade. However, clients of Cascade are ‘bucking the trend’ by adopting innovative approaches to managerial processes. As a result they’ve seen significant results in employee engagement and staff retention. The game changer? Getting the most out of their HR Software.
The CIPD report, which was published as part of it’s ‘Megatrends’ project, looked at the relationship between management and productivity. It suggested that there was little evidence to show any great progress in managerial performance over the past 10 years. This was in response to the report commissioned by Department of Trade and Industry and Economic and Social Research Council back in 2003, which initially found that, as a nation, our businesses lagged behind other countries such as the US, Japan, France and Germany in terms of our approach to management. This directly impacted on productivity.
The CIPD report stated that if we were to make any headway in the growth of labour and productivity, we needed to be more innovative in our approach to management.
One way to tackle the approach to innovation is to understand more about the behaviours of the workforce, improve employee engagement and participate in staff development. HR technology can help to support this and offer valuable insight that can help to shape strategic business decisions.
Cascade’s client Everton Football Club has certainly stepped up to the mark in their approach to innovation. They acknowledged that the right HR information system could drive a number of business improvements: not least, the better engagement of staff.
The HR system allowed the Club to streamline a number of departmental processes and procedures; this in itself freed up valuable time to concentrate on more strategic projects. However, it was the progressive thinking of the HR Team that saw the technology as a means of actively engaging with their employees, allowing staff to take control of their own records and empowering line managers to take ownership of their team’s development. Such was the success of the HR system with everyone at the Club, Everton’s HR team renamed it ‘Everton People’.
Two years after the successful implementation of technology, engagement levels have never been better. You can learn more about Everton’s story here.
What role does HR technology have to play?
Ultimately, engagement is a complex and ever-evolving area of personnel management, and great effort should be made to understand the engagement landscape of your organisation. Strong engagement levels are inextricably linked to factors such as performance, motivation and retention, which will all have an impact on the company’s bottom line.
If you are an existing client and have a query regarding using HR Software to improve employee engagement, why not visit our dedicated customer portal, or call our service desk on 0113 255 4115. If you don’t yet have a HR and payroll software system in place but would like to understand more of the benefits, then why not book a free demonstration or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.