From Zing’s experience working with its partner charities, it has become apparent that there is a need for an HR Application that will do most of what all but the very largest or complicated charities need, but at a significantly lower cost than current offerings and without the need for expensive technical managers or consultants to carry out implementation.
What is our proposed solution?
Zing is planning the development of an HR Application that would have similar functionality to those already in use by small and medium size companies and charities.
The first phase of the design and development would be conducted in collaboration with the Civi Core Team with the intention of producing a new Civi module called CiviHR. The second phase of the project would take CiviHR, and make it available for use by charities as Software as a Service (Zing SaaS).
The hosted model of Zing SaaS, along with an application design emphasising simplicity of use and the inclusion of extensive tool tips and other help, would support the objective of minimising the need for expensive technical managers or consultants to carry out the implementation for those charities that lack the skills or confidence to download and configure the software.
Who are the target customers?
The target customers are small and medium size charities and other not for profit organisations. The design of the application will be aimed at the needs of those organisations that manage at least twenty staff (both employees and volunteers). However, the design will not be aimed at the needs of very large charities that might require continuing support requirements beyond Zing’s resources.
What will be the measure of success?
The project will be considered to have been a success if over 50 medium size charities use the application (either CiviHR or Zing SaaS) over a sustained period. However, the ambition is that 500 - 1,000 organisations will be using it within three years of the system going live.
1. Who works for us?
Staff Details (Employees & Volunteers)
2. Who wants to work for us?
3. What do people do and who do they report to?
Org Chart Designer
4. What are people doing with their time?
5. How much are people costing?
6. How are people performing?
Disciplinary / PIP
7. What are people capable of?
Skills / Qualifications
8. Who can view or change HR data?
9. How can we make the application easily accessible?
Tool Tips / Help
10. How can we generate information from the data?
Reporting - Pre-Determined
Reporting - Ad Hoc
We are also considering whether to include Rotas within the functionality, and we welcome any comments and questions on this and on all other issues.