When you press your cold hands around a warm cup of coffee in the morning? The steam wafts up, and you breathe in the roasty scent that reminds you everything’s going to be okay.
Or perhaps it’s Diet Coke that gets you through the day. You have a similar moment when you hear the crisp sound of carbonation escaping the top of the can, making you salivate with the promise of a clear head and a checked-off list of to-dos.
Whatever your pleasure, that tall drink of help got you through some pretty rough days, and you can’t imagine your life without it. You may even feel a sense of obligation because you’ve been together so long. Even if you have thought a time or two that you may kick the caffeine habit someday. Haven’t we all?
Sometimes in HR, it seems like that drink is the crutch that gets you through another day of the manual labor of HR spreadsheets. You may have even considered kicking your spreadsheet habit to the curve, but then started to feel a twinge of guilt. Because you’ve come to rely on that familiar griddy face. So you keep hanging on to that outdated way of doing HR because you’re loyal. Even if you have wondered about trying HR software—just to see what it’s like.
Still, you just can’t get past the maybe phase. Someday you’ll make the switch, but not quite yet. There are a thousand reasons why you shouldn’t. It feels safe behind those excuses.
Just imagine a world where HR software took care of the tedious and menial parts of your job and left just the stuff you love! You could get back to the meaningful parts of HR—hiring, developing and retaining awesome people.
Let’s shine a spotlight on some common excuses and see if they’re holding you back.