The Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21stAnnual Edition is open and available for participation by the greater HR community. This annual research effort provides insights into HR technology trends and is available through June 8th. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.
What did the Survey identify last year?
Data shared by 1,312 unique organizations representing a total workforce of 17.7 million employees and contingent workers revealed that the industry is in a “calm before the storm” period. Organizations are reassessing their HR technology environments, evaluating intelligent platforms, and determining where those fit into their long-term goals for meeting employee and business needs. Growing demand for realistic adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platforms, value propositions of integration strategies, and the impact of various cybersecurity strategies on HR technology were identified as emerging trends in the HR Technology conversation.
What’s new this year?
For 2018, we dive into the challenges faced by HR functions, such as increasing application adoption levels, making sense of analytics, and connecting HR Systems to business outcomes. We inquire about resourcing challenges, including the shifting role of HR Technologists who are becoming more data focused and strategic. Also being more thoroughly explored are implementation best practices, security, resourcing, Benefits, and Talent Acquisition applications.
What will participants receive?
As a thank you to those completing the Survey, you will receive a personalized data snapshot filtered by size, industry, or region. All participants will receive an advance copy of the Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21stAnnual Edition White Paper in early September 2018. The first 100 respondents will receive a $5 Starbucks card, and $100 Visa gift cards will be awarded to the 21st, 121st, and 1,021st respondents.
What does this research mean to an organization?
The Survey is the longest running, most widely distributed, and most highly participative research effort in the HR industry. It annually tracks the adoption, deployment approaches, and value achieved from HR technologies. This research is shared openly as a service to the industry to assist organizations with developing their HR systems strategy, devising a plan, justifying investments, and ultimately executing on their HR technology vision. The Survey results will debut at the HR Technology® Conference in Las Vegas the week of September 11th–14th, 2018.