MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – January 15th, 2010 – CHANGE MANAGEMENT THE KEY TO ROI FOR TALENT TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATIONS

Leading Talent Management Solutions provider, PageUp People has today released the latest whitepaper, “ITM: Ready, Set, Go”, the follow up to “ITM: The Evolution” which was released in 2009.

The paper provides a strong contention that companies that do not invest in change management activities to support the roll out of a new talent management technology place their talent initiative at significant risk.

The paper leverages off a national roundtable series in which senior HR professionals from leading organisations noted their experiences with change initiatives.

Karen Cariss, PageUp People CEO, notes that businesses must seriously consider the soft elements of talent technology implementations as part of their purchase and implementation process.

“Over the last 14 years of working in the talent management technology space, it has been very evident that the most successful technology implementations are paired with soft skills programs; training, change management, communication and education sessions.

In rolling out a new technology enterprise wide and across several geographies it is essential for companies to consider supporting programs as this will ultimately impact employee engagement and adoption with the technology and thus, ROI.

As a result of this, PageUp People offers additional consulting services to support organisations through this change process.”

According to PageUp People, companies must consider process, technology and psychology aspects of implementing change prior to deciding on a vendor, during implementation and post go live.

“ITM: Ready, Set, Go” provides practical suggestions for businesses to consider when implementing a new talent management technology tool.