By Scott Wallask, Insider Learning Network
Those of you who follow American football may have heard that after only about a month, former New England Patriot Randy Moss is already gone from the team that took him from the Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings.
NFL fans can speculate on the reasons behind the sudden departure – win/loss record, quarterback potential, the grass-is-greener argument, etc. – but one thing is crystal clear: From an HR standpoint, things didn’t go well between Moss and the Vikings.
SAP ERP HCM may not be on the 50-yard line ready to knock helmets, but Moss’ situation does point to the behind-the-scenes playbook that HCM sets up for companies in terms of talent management.
“Talent management in an SAP system incorporates the deployment and development of people throughout the entire employment life cycle – from recruitment through development, training, rewarding, and retaining,” wrote Janet McClurg, platinum consultant for SAP America, in an HR Expert article on the topic.
The figure below summarizes thes
e processes, along with the SAP modules that support them.
We’ve all been told stories of people who get hired and then quit quickly – I just heard a tale today about a worker at another company who quit after being jokingly told there were no lunch breaks on the job – so Moss isn’t alone.
Stopping those situations from occurring is a prime goal for SAP HCM, whether your business it throwing touchdowns, selling popcorn, or developing the software that prints game tickets. It doesn’t matter if your talent is a grunt worker or a rainmaker: All companies want to avoid losing people before their potential is fully realized, and a well-founded life cycle management approach can help.
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