Update HR legacy systems for maximum efficiency

For some older companies, HR functions are tied to mainframes that need to be updated for newer environments. In order to make sure that they are still performing comprehensive HR tasks, businesses should use a legacy system modernization method that is appropriate and easy-to-transition for the devices used.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd discussed the importance of making HR decisions in real-time during an event in London last Tuesday. Forbes featured quotes from Hurd referring to the way that an HR system makes it easier for organizations to assess and process talent, and do so with a full array of modern tools especially geared for the cloud and mobile use.

Speaking from experience, Hurd described his approach to managing a workforce and what he thinks when assessing individuals.

"I have to be able to articulate generally the skills we need, and that needs to trickle throughout the organization," he said. "I want the best people, I don't want to lose them, and I want them completely engaged."

Running HR systems in a browser-based web space means that professionals in that field will have a consistent means of solving issues. Some, like Phil Wainewright of Diginomica, believe that HR software needs to be reimagined to work with modern workspaces, especially those that see heavy smartphone usage and can avoid the automated systems that have previously been the norm. He says that bad habits have been "calcified" in older businesses that haven't been able to change.

With a screen-based solution that fits naturally into the everyday workflow of your company's HR staff, legacy modernization is a painless process that helps you come to terms with the realities of present-day computing.