Never ask what the best Resourcing or HR Technology is

If someone tries to answer this or a similar question immediately after being asked it, run to the hills.

Because it’s the equivalent of asking a doctor to diagnose a patients’ illness from a picture of them in a grainy holiday snap from distance!

There are so many things that affect the answer, for various reasons. Here are just a few of them and if you want the reasons, let’s chat.

  • What type of business are you?
  • Is the business buoyant or in distress?
  • How is the business structured?
  • How is the business perceived by the outside world?
  • What are the business, resourcing and people objectives?
  • What is the DNA of your existing people?
  • What are your ongoing Talent needs?
  • Where does the business truly sit on diversity?
  • What is your current Resourcing and HR Technology stack?
  • What is your current approach to business, IT, data privacy and reputational risk?
  • Who is going to embrace change and who is going to resist?
  • What is the current level of internal capability to change?
  • ……. my list goes on……

As the ex-Group Head of Resourcing and HR Systems for the worlds second largest private employer, “What is the best Resourcing or HR Technology” is the question I get asked most, and you can now imagine the construct of my polite response. You may have already had one from me!

Businesses get the technology they ask for. If questions are not asked and adequately explored it’s no surprise the downstream conversations amongst the user base are negative and critical. Yes that could mean a failed project.

If you want to get the best and right answer for your business I’m currently available to support.

If you want to ask me “what the best Resourcing or HR Technology is”, expect a polite response from the hills somewhere as I will be running at pace!

All the very best.

Colin.