In Need of a Techy Fix

One of the first things I noticed when transitioning into my new job is that there  is no HRIS system.  Yes, I said NO HRIS system.  I don’t thing you realize how much of a big deal this is to me, a HUGE technology geek.  I have been absolutely terrified.

As I began to ask more and more questions I learned that most everything is kept in Excel spreadsheets…that little to no one has any access to.  Now this is a big problem, especially for a company who is global.  If an employee contacts me requesting their leave balance I have to call two or three separate people, who in some cases provide different balances.  Needless to say it is an absolute nightmare and completely ineffective.

TaleoLuckily I recently learned that we will be transitioning into an HRIS system in the very near future.  Has anyone ever used or heard of Taleo? I’ve heard of it before but do not have any experience.  My previous job used Oracle’s PeopleSoft technology – it wasn’t the best but I knew what to do to get what I needed done…done.

I’m always excited about new technology.  I immediately read guides and test things out myself.  I am big on teaching myself rather than listening in on a conference call or watching a webinar.  There is something so much more satisfying when you can figure it out on your own.

If anyone does have any experience with this software, please share in the comments.  I would love to get a real-life perspective from some actual users out there.  What am I to expect?

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