HR Transformation: Pitfalls & Missteps

Human Resources’ shift to best-of-breed Cloud Computing and AI Technologies will only accelerate throughout the rest of this decade. Some companies choose mature Cloud-based HRIS and Payroll applications from their existing legacy ERP platforms, while most focus on best-of-breed HRIS platforms. This is mainly attributable to the following reasons: Increased efficiency via self-service and mobility Improved domestic and global compliance Fully integrated payroll and HRIS Increased worker productivity Insightful analytics and Artificial Intelligence Improved employee retention Maturing Cloud software providers such as Workday, UKG, and Namely and legacy players such as ADP, Ceridian, SAP, and Oracle are now aggressively competing in this space. These new offerings provide companies …

Digital Maturity Mandate

Why haven’t you transformed your organization?  Board-level conversations have turned towards digital maturity as a strategic imperative – demanding transparency into the CEO’s digital transformation agenda. As a leader, do you have a plan to reach digital maturity? How will you exceed competitor capabilities? Industries undergoing rapid change need to recognize that digital transformation is no longer just a boardroom buzzword – it is a strategic imperative. Many boards are pressuring their CXO teams to articulate and execute against an aggressive strategic transformation roadmap – requiring regular status updates on portfolio initiatives.  This is even more important if you are preparing your organization for a public offering.  To establish an enterprise-wide …

Leadership in Uncharted Waters – Covid-19

It is clear; we are in uncharted waters. The Covid-19 pandemic tests every leader’s character, competency, and determination, both personally and professionally. In these uncertain times of pandemic and political unrest, the only thing that we can be sure of is the unpredictability of world events. The ability to provide guidance and leadership during periodic business shutdowns and subsequent restarts is also proving challenging. The current operating environment’s uncertain nature means that leaders grapple with short-term disruptions and financial shortfalls and longer-term strategic impacts. How Leaders Act Matters An ancient proverb says that leaders are a lot like teabags; you don’t know what’s inside them until you put them …

Digital Transformation

Transformation First

A major buzz-word in society today is Transformation.  It comes in many varieties, Organizational Transformation, Personal Transformation, Digital Transformation, Strategic Transformation, etc.. But what does Transformation really mean. Does it mean doing things slightly better than today? Or potentially worse, expending significant time and effort to be slightly better tomorrow, but then quickly backslide to old practices. At HBSC, we believe that Transformation, in whatever form you consider, is truly about dramatically improving your business or personal life, and then never being the same again. Transformation requires not only a whole new vision, strategy and action plan. It also requires the proper structures, tools, and acquired habits (cultural …

Winning with Digital Transformation

Technology has become an irrefutable foundation to our society’s daily existence and our human evolution remains increasingly tied to intelligent technologies. The ability for productivity to remain intact while supporting a stressed supply chain and a remote workforce during social distancing is critical however, it is only the beginning of Transformation. This point is driven home by the fact that many technically unprepared Fortune 1000 companies will be severely impacted both during and after the current pandemic has passed. Given the current global situation, Digital Transformation will only continue to accelerate in importance across most enterprises. We define Digital Transformation as: The strategic use of innovative business models and …

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