A large metropolitan school district must attract, enrich, and retain quality teachers and administrators in order to contribute to the community vibrancy and economic performance. One key area of focus in today’s education reform is the improvement of data systems to track and support teacher performance.
Clearly, a modern ERP Human Resource Information System provides the basis for improved data management. However, school districts may require the ability to track additional data points and perform sophisticated data analysis provided by a rich personnel management solution. The Lawson Talent Management Suite provides these capabilities and more.
Implementation results: Continuous improvement to human capital acquisition, enrichment, and reward
Having pushed for process improvements in recruiting, hiring, development, and retention of exceptional talent, districts need information systems to aid in facilitating these processes. To achieve these goals, an LTM implementation includes the following modules: Global Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Goal Management, Compensation Management, Succession Management, and Learning and Development. This solution was designed with these HR initiatives working as integrated business processes which helps enable the district to meet their objectives.
Data Management and Integrity
Prior to an LTM implementation, employee and applicant data records resided not only in Lawson, but also in many other software applications and databases within the district. In some areas, such as recruiting and learning management, there were multiple systems for similar business processes. Data accuracy among systems can be compromised where interfaces do not exist. This situation was aggravated by inefficiencies and errors caused by manual data entry in multiple locations.
CIBER’s fully integrated talent management implementation can improve data integrity across the district while reducing the overhead of maintaining multiple systems. This solution ensures a single source for all human capital management data. The result is accurate, timely, and consistent information to support better teacher and, subsequently, student performance.
Lawson Talent Management enables and supports workflow automation. LTM modules provide recruitment, pre-hire, hiring, performance management, evaluation, and developmental tracking process efficiencies. A comprehensive and integrated approach to process automation provides visibility and consistency to these activities. As a result, the district experiences better employee attraction, performance, and satisfaction resulting in better student performance.
Improved, integrated, and enhanced information systems and streamlined business processes build the foundation for this kind of continuous and even quantum improvements. School district and other public sector organizations need to improve personnel systems and reduce support costs. Better reporting capabilities improve decision-making and increase productivity. Employees empowered with tools and visibilities into the organization tend to work harder and smarter which in turn increases employee satisfaction.
Why CIBER and LTM
In combining CIBER’s core expertise with Lawson Software solutions, we bring the best in technology implementation practices, human capital and talent management software and public sector experience together to help you drive organizational excellence.
In coming days, my new colleague, Diana Van Blaricom will be providing more detail about this and other talent management topics. You can also learn more at http://www.ciber.com/erp/lawson