10 April 2023 Top Tips for Hiring the right people for your HR Transformation Programme Explore the current trends for HR Management Systems, and learn what to look out for when hiring the right people with the right skills to support you through your HR transformation journey Shoaib Qureshi Workday In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, companies are continually seeking the right people to help them navigate complex business challenges, stay ahead of the curve, streamline their processes, and improve their bottom line. HR is one of the core functions that companies are looking to transform, taking disparate systems into a single architecture resulting in huge efficiencies in workflows and reporting. The demand for people with the experience of delivering these types of projects continues to rise.A HR transformation project will require a variety of functional and technical skillsets at different points in the project lifecycle. Depending where you are on your HR Transformation journey these are some of the common key roles and skills that may be required to support you and your organisation.Solution / Design Architect - creates the overall technical vision, and ideally should be addressing a solution to a business problem or a business needProject/Programme Manager - leads a team through the project life cycle by planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking a project planBusiness Analyst – conduct research and analysis to assess the performance of an organisation, a process or a system and help to identify areas of improvementData Analyst – collates and interprets data sets in order to answer a query or address a business issue, often helping others to make decisionsChange Manager – responsible for managing changes in an organisation, they will prioritise change requests and assess their impact as well as documenting change processesOrganisational Design (OD) Consultant – identifies areas in which companies can make strategic improvements in employees, from management style to workplace cultureTechnical specialists – deals with all technical aspects of the systemFunctional specialists – looks at the way the system is performing from a business perspective, assessing if it is meeting the desired outcomesTop tips for hiring a Transformation ConsultantIf you are looking to hire a HR transformation role for your business, here are some tips to consider:1. Look for experienceWhen hiring a transformation consultant, it's important to look for someone with a strong track record of successful projects. Look for candidates who have worked on similar projects and ideally have experience in your industry.2. Assess their HR functional skills & knowledge Transformation consultants with HRMS experience should have a deep understanding of the platform being deployed and its capabilities. Look for candidates who have experience implementing that platform, configuring the system, and integrating it with other applications.3. Evaluate their problem-solving skillsHR Transformation consultants need to be able to identify problems and develop solutions that work for the client's specific needs. Look for candidates who have strong problem-solving skills and a proven ability to think creatively and strategically.4. Check their communication skillsGood communication skills are essential for any consultant, and especially for transformation consultants who need to communicate complex ideas and strategies to stakeholders at all levels. Look for candidates who can clearly and confidently articulate their ideas and who have experience working with a variety of stakeholders.5. Consider their cultural fitTransformation consultants need to work closely with clients and be able to navigate complex organizational structures. Look for candidates who are adaptable, collaborative, and who have a strong cultural fit with your organization.Struggling to find a freelance transformation consultant with HRMS experience? We have technically pre-vetted transformation consultants in our elite community. Email our consultant team to get matched with the right professional for your business.