Patrice Poirier, President at SIGMA-RH Solutions
In 1992, Mr. Patrice Poirier founded the SIGMA-RH Group, in Montreal, Canada and later opened agencies in Paris, France and New York, USA. He is the inventor, designer and first programmer of our still marketed SIGMA-RH.net software, one of the most comprehensive, flexible and powerful HRIS available today, worldwide. Still fully active in the company’s structure, Mr. Poirier is overlooking the Sales Department for all of the agencies.
bsoco : Could you describe your company’s business model?
Patrice Poirier : Our company is providing a SaaS/Cloud HR software for streamlining our clients’ HR processes in one unique database. Our HR software handles all of the HR needs of a company: from the simple employee file, to the management of the Workplace Accidents & Risk Prevention (OSHA), Time & Labour management, Employee Scheduling & Time Capture and the management of Training, Careers, Recruitment & Assessments. We now offer a geolocation module, to help our clients (for example) identify high-risk sites in addition to locate future employee in order to facilitate and optimize the traveling time to go to work.
bsoco : What are recent trends and future challenges in the area of HR?
Patrice Poirier : The future trend if definitely the usage of geolocation, helping the HR departments taking better decisions. The geolocation module has a lot of benefits, brings better at work satisfaction for the employees, facilitates the recruiting and training, avoid unnecessary costs related to the distance and traces workplace accidents, professional risks, etc. The geolocation is now serving the HR department! The automation is also a strong trend: an efficient and intelligent HR software will do low value-added jobs by itself, avoiding any human assistance. Therefore, the HR people will focus on more strategic tasks.
bsoco : Who exactly would your customers be?
Patrice Poirier : Our targeted customers are companies ranging from 300 to 5,000 employees, but our client base has between 75 to 55,000 employees! Any company with an HR management related project is interesting to us because our system can handle and answer all of their needs at the same time. We are a one-stop-shop!
bsoco : Could you mention your cooperation with Aéroports de Paris and the benefits of this project?
Patrice Poirier : Aéroports de Paris selected the fully integrated SIGMA-RH.net software to manage their workplace accidents, risk prevention and penibility. Please see press release
bsoco: Thank you for your answers.