Relevance, not survivorship
May26

Relevance, not survivorship

Own your role today  Take a good look at any online HR discussion forum and chances are you see the same issues being discussed. Jane has body odour issues – how should I address it effectively yet gently? How can I drive more engagement in my high-potential employees? How do I better manage change in my organisation in today’s turbulent world? What can I do to recover company property from employees who have been...

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7 Reasons Why Organizations Now Prefer Cloud-Based HR Software
May26

7 Reasons Why Organizations Now Prefer Cloud-Based HR Software

HR professionals are searching for new software solutions to improve the management of their human resources. An everyday HRMS system in large enterprises today is over 5 years old and some are even 7 years old. Enterprise software becomes virtually obsolete in seven years, leading most businesses to shop around. In a survey carried out by Forbes Magazine on readers of Human Resource Executive magazine and the Bersin Research...

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9 tips for developing a sustainable well-being strategy at work
May18

9 tips for developing a sustainable well-being strategy at work

Well-being strategies aren’t a new phenomenon. They’ve been dabbled with for decades in an attempt to tackle absenteeism. In the business world, staff well-being is an increasingly important consideration. Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on work related stress, anxiety and depression, show the total number of lost working days due to work related stress in 2015/16 was 11.7 million days. And stress...

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Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers
May03

Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers

Building a team that understands and respects each other and works well together is essential for the success of a business. As workplaces become more diverse and technology allows us to more easily communicate with people around the world, cultural differences may become more apparent. Cultural and language barriers can lead to miscommunication and, sometimes, disagreements and hurt feelings. At times, one party might not even know...

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Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership
May01

Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership

HR Teams are a Critical Partnership As much as we all favor our respective Human Resource Management disciplines it’s time to give credit where credit is due. They are ALL critical to the success of an organization particularly in todays staffing environment where companies are clamoring to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent to meet their business objectives. No matter how technically efficient a company becomes...

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Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep
Apr21

Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep

Diversity in the Workplace What do a Vampire, Burlesque Performer, Professional Hugger, a Temporary Showgirl, and a Civil War Union Soldier that fights faithfully in the battle at Gettysburg every year all have in common? They could all have day jobs in your organization. The New Face of Diversity As a Benefits Manager, I have had the pleasure of working with each of these people in some capacity. Be it managing an accommodation for a...

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Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?
Apr06

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth? I was recently reflecting on a speakerphone call I once received from a group of front of house employees asking, “Hypothetically, aren’t we entitled to a break and a lunch with pay?” Knowing that such a question is rarely “hypothetical, do” I provided the standard Department of Labor (DOL) response applicable for that particular state and...

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Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems
Mar03

Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems

By Katie Badeusz, EPAY Systems You’ve heard it time and again—happy employees lead to greater productivity and creativity at work. When morale rises, sales and profits do, too. But less than half of U.S. workers are happy at work, according to The Conference Board’s latest job satisfaction survey. No wonder so many companies are seeking new ways to improve employee job satisfaction—such as leveraging human-centric HR technology that...

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