PeopleSoft joins bottom line initiativeOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Software giant PeopleSoft has given its backing to a new consultancypromising business rewards from better personnel management.It has entered a joint promotion agreement with HR consultant RhiannonChapman to sell the new enterprise, to be known as the Grow programme(Personnel Today, 18 April).At last week’s formal launch Liz Bailey, product strategy manager for PeopleSoftUK, said PeopleSoft’s personnel systems can provide data such as staff turnoveror training spend, which will inform consultants working on the Grow programme.The arrangement will give Chapman Condy – the firm set up to carry out theconsultancy – access to PeopleSoft’s 400 UK customers.Chapman said the opportunity has arisen because personnel managers are notequipped to deal with strategy.”We will say to business leaders, ‘You are spending that much – are youhappy with the return? Do you want it to be better?’” said Chapman.”Increasingly boards are starting to recognise the importance of HR,but they do not know what to do about it. They ask HR people and they do notunderstand what HR people are saying.”Personnel professionals make the mistake of trying to turn people managementinto a specialist science. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.