Many HRiQ customers were treated to insights on the latest iteration of HRiQ when they attended our inaugural Customer Day.
Close to 50 attendees gathered in the relaxed atmosphere of the Microsoft Singapore offices to get the latest updates on HRiQ version 5.5. The event started with Mr Teo Teong Ho, Co-founder and Director giving a warm welcome to all our valued customers present.
He was followed by Mr Mahendra Kumar Bodduluri, Director of Software and Services, who gave a thorough product overview of HRiQ Talent, the latest iteration of HRiQ. Delving into the details of HRiQ Talent modules, Mahendra shared with the attendees the capabilities of the Recruitment, Performance Management, Learning Management and Career and Succession Planning solutions.
The HRiQ team also invited a very special guest speaker, Mr James Lim, Director of Corporate Human Resources, MMI International, a long-standing HRiQ customer. During his session, James generously shared his experience in implementing and deploying a performance appraisal system under a global environment the issues and challenges his team faced, the factors that contributed to the successful implementation and some HR strategies in bringing different department managers round to new technology decisions.
He attributed the successful implementation of HRiQ Performance management to the commitment of both the staff and management of MMI International, and their willingness to accept the change in transiting from their manual appraisal methods into a technology driven system. James also mentioned that open communication with all levels of staff and between departments was very key during the change period. He also commended his HR team for being focused during the implementation period and for their determination to bring about a successful change.
He ended his short and inspiring presentation by asking the HR managers to consider the full aspect of HR. Even though “performance appraisal and management is very key, when you get it right, you see a lot of value”, reward management, recruitment and training and development were also very closely linked to a complete talent management solution. He emphasized: “Your software solution must be an integrated one. Implementing a software doesn’t mean just looking at one aspect only. HR must be able to look at the organization (and what is required) as a whole.”
Mr Asheed Kumar Velluva, Director of Software and Services, rounded off the session by running through the new features of HRiQ version 5.5. Many of these were prominent features in the HRMS, Payroll and Leave modules and were very welcome enhancements for HR practitioners as it made their daily tasks much more convenient.
The afternoon ended with an hour of networking where our valued guests enjoyed the good spread of food provided.