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hr TECHNOLOGY DRIVES PRODUCTIVITYHow HR technology can drive productivity

In this report HR technology expert Barry Flack examines the tools, knowledge and framework that will allow HR to tackle productivity issues head on.

"We now have permission to challenge unproductive rituals in the workplace," he writes. "To use collated data to understand what good looks like and underpin this with consumer-grade employee experiences, enabled by technology and trust." 

hr data whitepaperOpportunities and Challenges in the Age of HR Data

Commentators are calling the digitisation of business the 4th industrial revolution.

HR can now measure and analyse the performance and behaviour of their employees with HCM technology and data analytics.

Find out what’s possible in the realm of HR data, and the workflow and processes that surround it.

HR and GDPRPutting HR in Control of GDPR

With GDPR in effect, it’s vital that HR ensures they are compliant and able to deal with it in the most efficient way possible.

Here are some steps to take to make sure your HR department is ready to implement the new laws.

HR data best practiceGDPR: HR Personal Data Best Practices

HR departments, as holders of large amounts of personal data, need to ensure that they have systems, policies and procedures that are demonstrably GDPR compliant.

Download our best practice guide for advice on:
Data retention, Security features required in your HR system and  How to become complaint and maintain it


If you are planning to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HR through an added investment in technology, then this comprehensive evaluation tool will assist in your decision process.

From establishing the right criteria to evaluating features, flexibility, and of course, the supplier there’s a lot to consider when you’re shopping for a Human Resources and payroll solution.

XCD HR software guideHR Software Guide

Navigating a clear path can be a challenge, but there's a lot you can do to ensure that you are making the right buying decision.

In the guide:
What do you want to achieve?
What will the software need to deliver?
And more..

XCD WEBINAR HR AND GDPRWebinar: Putting HR in Control of GDPR

GDPR affects businesses of all sizes throughout the EU and beyond, and the one department that is going to be impacted irrespective of industry or any other business aspects is HR.

In this webinar, Darren (Fifth Step) and Chris (XCD) discuss what is needed to help HR be in control of GDPR.