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What is Strategic Human Resource Management?

Strategic human resource management, sometimes written as strategic HR management or strategic HRM, is an umbrella term for the comprehensive method or methods companies and organizations leverage for optimal people management.

An array of components comprise strategic human resource management, such as recruiting, onboarding, benefits enrollment, payroll, talent or workforce management, reporting, time and attendance, and succession and performance management.

Why strategic versus general HR management? As with many facets of business, developing and implementing a strategic plan can yield better results—not just in the short term, but also in the long term. A strategic approach to human resource management is not only essential for growing companies, it can act as a prime catalyst for that growth.

UltiPro®, by Ultimate Software, is a unified, cloud-based solution for strategic human resource management. Designed and delivered with the idea of putting people first, UltiPro offers an engaging user experience for the multi-generational workforce. And with UltiPro’s mobile functionality, employees can access the solution on the go via their smartphones and tablets.

Establish a strategic plan with features that go above and beyond traditional HR, such as

  • Smart Tax Search that automatically sorts through complicated tax codes to simplify payroll
  • Complete visibility and rich insight into all employees through business intelligence (BI) reporting, harnessing the complete power of Big Data
  • Predicative analytics for identifying top performers and flight risks to allow for a more proactive—rather than reactive—approach to talent management

Visit our HR Solutions page and discover UltiPro’s full range of capabilities for transforming your approach to human resource management.


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