HR Case Management Enhances Talent Management

Woodbury, NY - October 1, 2012

One of the hottest HCM business solutions today is Talent Management. At last year's HR Technology Conference, Talent Management vendors outnumbered all other HCM vendor categories. Talent Management (TM) systems are designed to help companies manage the full life cycle of employees, from recruitment to onboarding to employee development to offboarding.

Unfortunately, what these powerful systems generally don't do well is monitor individual employee satisfaction and general contentment during their tenure with the organization. Yes, the better systems manage performance and track employee growth, but what about confidential issues, employee disputes, embarrassing harassment situations, and other matters important to the employee but not on the radar of TM software?

Professionally and expeditiously managing these all-important events is in the dominion of the HR department, who may handle these cases very well individually while not necessarily recognizing potential patterns of employee issues. This is particularly true when specific HR representatives manage the help desk calls for specific locations. For instance, one company division or location prides itself on high employee retention while another similar facility struggles to keep the best workers. But what is the difference in these two similar business operations? They use the same talent management solution, the same HR system, and abide by the same HR policies. Additionally, management at the struggling location may not be able to pinpoint specific problems that are causing a higher degree of turnover.

So where does the answer lie? The answer can frequently be found in the history of employee interactions with HR personnel. However, without a system for collecting, archiving, retrieving and analyzing these interactions, it is virtually impossible to detect patterns of issues systemic within the organization that may lead to larger problems. Repeated questions about available Paid Time Off (PTO) days, dissatisfaction with company insurance plans, management disputes, work environment issues, and other potential red-flag cases cannot be uncovered by reviewing any individual employee record. Businesses need comprehensive HR Case Management software designed to filter through large databases of cases to recognize these patterns and understand the possible ramifications.

There are underlying common-themed personnel issues within an organization that can often directly suggest causes for more apparent concerns, such as employee retention problems, excess absences or dips in productivity. Discovering those issues quickly and determining the potential consequences requires the right business solution - one that may not be found in even the best Talent Management systems. However, armed with the right information, management can put policies and procedures in place to mitigate problems before they become systemic. Automated Case Management Systems are designed to gather the right data points and provide exactly that type of powerful analysis.

When HR Help Desk/Case Management is incorporated into a comprehensive Talent Management strategy, then the organization truly provides the full life-cycle support for incoming employees, ultimately contributing to measurable performance gains. And the good news is the best Case Management systems, such as LBi HR HelpDesk, are designed to work seamlessly with both your HRIS software as well as the leading Talent Management applications.

In conclusion, for organizations planning to deploy end-to-end Talent Management systems, it would be prudent to evaluate the addition of an HR Help Desk/Case Management component to your solution map. Implementing an automated Case Management system will truly contribute to your project goals and add significant personnel performance benefits.


About LBi Software

LBi Software provides precisely engineered, customer-focused human resources technology solutions developed from more than 30 years of experience in HR technology and HR processes. Our flagship solution, LBi HR HelpDesk, is an innovative case manager and call-tracking workflow solution that creates a rich and powerful knowledge base on the fly. Our organic belief in - and solid reputation for applying - a true client-vendor partnership on every project ensures a highly configurable solution designed to put the power in the hands of the employee. In addition, every LBi project is supported by our rich experience and expertise in Mobile Development, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Reporting and Analytics.