In this, the first of our “In the Spotlight” interviews with Managers, Partners, CEOs and Founders from various industries we will on this occasion look at HR in the Clouds.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Adam Coleman, CEO, HRLocker.com
The company was formed in 2004 as a HR Consulting concern HR Interventions Ltd and changed to develop product in 2010.
We are an Irish based cloud HR company with our product built in the Microsoft Azure Cloud accredited with ISO 27001 for system and business practice.
Our service allows small companies act BIG & Big companies act smart. www.hrlocker.com is used by progressive professional companies with 5 – 1,000+ employees to manage absences/holidays, employee data, HR document management, CPD/ training management and also manages your recruitment/selection & hiring processes.
Our service is simple and easy to use and all reporting and service is done in real time.
Our service is currently live in over 45 jurisdictions and is very affordable for small and big companies alike.
Who would benefit from your services/product?
Progressive professional companies who want to automate the transactional side of HR and empower their employees and managers. In short the employees and the company benefits!
Biggest achievement in the last 12 months
Taking our system from a core HR product and developing out our CPD/training management and recruitment features. We can now compete with the big boys!
Plans for the next 12 months
Expand our company further into the UK through our Partner Channels and even though we have US based clients we need to resource up and start our US market entry by putting bodies on the ground in 2016 in our chosen state of entry to the US market.
Biggest challenge to your business
Marketing our brand in a noisy market! Developing long term partnership arrangements in multi jurisdictions.
Best advice you can give other business owners
- Plan your strategy well, don’t be afraid to deviate from your strategy as the world is always changing but manage these deviations.
- Don’t beat yourself up over being 3 months behind target or where you expect to be!
- Choose partners or investors wisely. Don’t allow or wait for government support agencies dictate your direction or rate of growth, they will come on when you get some success.
If I was Minister for Finance, the first thing I’d do is
I would develop a policy whereby the government take a stake in Irish companies who are trading overseas that are showing success and support them to remain Irish companies. All the government support agencies and investors want to hear is “Five years growth valuation of €x million and trade sale for cash” this is short term strategy that will never help Ireland to be an industrial force in any way.
Reasons to be cheerful
Sunshine, surf and family!
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