Cornerstone OnDemand covers every aspect of employee management. It also provides tools to enable employees to give their best performance, help organisations identify the right talent for the right job and develop an environment that engages employees in the most productive way.
Every organisation is unique in its own ways. That’s the reason why the blanket approach of “one-size-fits-all” will not fit in a talent management landscape. This is one area where Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) truly shines out by offering enough options to fully configure the application to meet specific organisation’s needs.
Experience counts while implementing Cornerstone OnDemand
Any application is as good as its implementation. Therefore it’s important that all the aspects of Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) integration should be thoughtfully planned out. Talent Management systems including Cornerstone OnDemand integration often ends up creating more organisational challenges than the technical ones. Hiring experienced teams for Cornerstone OnDemand integration will ensure a smooth start.
Prepare for change
Moving from the old legacy system to Cornerstone OnDemand will invite some changes in the organisation. You should be prepared for some level of organisational change. During the initial stage it is likely that you may not know the details of the new system. But you will know the team and process that are going to be impacted by the integration. If not, you should find this out before the integration process starts and let the concerned teams know that they need to be prepared for some amount of changes. If all the concerned teams are prepared for the change, it will facilitate successful adoption of a new system in your organisation.
Integrate Cornerstone OnDemand in phases
Generally it is seen that organisation set a go-live date for Cornerstone OnDemand integration. But there are an array of factors on which successful implementation depends. Not all of them are under control. If you are planning to move on to the new Cornerstone OnDemand system before your contract with your prior customer ends, consider starting the implementation process several months in advance.
The best approach would be to work with your vendor to determine the time and resources needed for successful implementation. Consider your ability to allocate those resources to support your project without impacting ongoing process. You can also consider to go live in a phased manner. In this case, you can determine the features that you would want to get deployed first and the features that can wait for the next phase of deployment.
Keep all decision-makers in loop
If all the decision makers are not informed about the implementation or development, it could later become a source of conflict. It can even disrupt implementation. But if all the decision-makers are involved from the start, they will have a different view of the project. Driven with a sense of ownership, they will positively contribute to implementation. This will also open the doors for a unified approach for accomplishing the integration goals.