HR Systems Managers, Directors, and Leaders: We Need Your Input by July 1st!

By Stacey Harris posted 06-08-2016 05:18 AM


Dear Colleague:

Please participate in the Sierra-Cedar 2016-2017 HR Systems Survey, 19th Annual Edition, now available at until July 1st, 2016.

All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

This is an opportunity to influence your institution’s strategic planning efforts and its future HR information system decisions.  We are committed to increasing the number of respondents from higher education institutions, and ultimately, increasing the value of our higher education-specific data for individual institutions and for the industry as a whole. The resulting report is provided free of charge to all.

We incorporated your feedback to include new questions that explore how organizations are transforming their HR technology environments, choosing services to support those transformations, and preparing for the Future of Work.

The Survey continues to investigate:

  • Strategy, process and structure
  • Adoption of all HR Technology applications
  • Deployment roadmaps, resourcing, and budgeting
  • Implementation, maintenance, and integration
  • Emerging and innovative technology
  • Outcome-driven HR

As a thank you for your participation, you will receive the following:

  • A personalized data snapshot filtered by size, industry, or region
  • An advance copy of the Sierra-Cedar 2016–2017 HR Systems Survey, 19th Annual Edition White Paper in early October 2016

The first 100 respondents will receive a $5 Starbucks card and $100 Visa gift cards will be awarded to the 19th, 119th, and 1,019th respondents.

The HR Systems Survey is the longest running, most widely distributed, and most highly participative research effort in the HR industry. Last year, the Survey collected over 1,200 individual organization responses—and with your support we will surpass this achievement! We are honored to continue this tradition of providing innovations, insights, and strategy to the higher-education HR community.

Please feel free to pass this request on to people at your institution who you feel are best qualified to respond to HR Technology questions. We will aggregate the data should we receive multiple responses from a single institution.

Best wishes and thank you!

Stacey Harris
Vice President, Research and Analytics

P.S. The Survey results will debut at the HR Technology® Conference in Chicago the week of October 4th–7th, 2016. Upon completion of the Survey, Sierra-Cedar will send you a special conference discount code off the regular registration price. We will also notify respondents when we release our special Higher Education-focused report.


You can download past survey past survey white papers here.