It’s no secret that today’s changing and evolving business landscape makes it challenging for organizations and their HR departments to keep up. Now more than ever, technology has made it much more possible to have a globalized workforce, complete with workers in different locations, across borders, connected by the Internet, computers, and Skype. Add all of that up and you now have to manage a workforce that has differing cultural backgrounds, communication styles, and are located in different time zones.[More]
Payroll is one of those areas that you really don’t want to mess with. Everyone knows, you mess with people’s pay and things can get dicey, but sometimes mistakes happen. A lot of times it’s due to using a system that is outdated or multiple systems that have a hard time talking to each other.[More]
Most of us probably know that the more defined a process is, the smoother things can go. This applies even to the simplest things, like your morning routine at home, i.e. wake up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc. When things get out of whack in the process, that can make things a little challenging. I.e. if you get up and get dressed and THEN take a shower, it’s probably not going to be a great day. The same thing applies to any and all business processes; do something out of order, or send something to the wrong person and things can get challenging.[More]
If you are an HR and/or Payroll professional in heavy industry, you know all too well the unique challenges that come with managing a blended workforce of part time, full time, and contract employees, not to mention some of the jurisdictional challenges associated with cross-border sites.[More]
Companies have always had to keep in mind the importance and focus on their workforce, but with the workforce landscape changing so quickly, with younger workers rising to the top of the ladder, baby boomers retiring at an increased rate, and technology taking hold of the job search arena, HR professionals have a lot to manage today.[More]
It’s always been important for state and local governments to recruit and retain top talent, but 2014 trends show human resources managers reporting recruitment and retention as being two of their main challenges. (source)
Looking ahead, the majority of respondents in the same survey report their top concerns also include staff development, succession planning, employee morale, competitive compensation packages, public perception of government workers, reducing healthcare costs and dealing with employee workload challenges.[More]
There’s a lot of buzz out there about Human Resources being a strategic player within an organization. In our latest eBook, "There Has to be a Better Way" (download it here for free), we talk about how being freed up from the minutiae of administrative tasks with a robust HRM system in place can allow your team to contribute to more meaningful and strategic tasks; but what does that really look like?[More]
Take the terror out of payroll by ditching your antiquated payroll system.
As the person responsible for payroll, you know there are many things that can go awry in the payroll calculating process. If you are using an outdated payroll system to calculate timesheets, taxes and wages and issue paychecks and W2s, you know that the margin for error is high.
Mistakes made in payroll can be scary and have both short and long term consequences that can drastically impact your company.[More]
Five ways that a Cloud-based Human Capital Management software program could alter your HR department forever.
As a human resources professional, you likely wear many hats. From managing payroll, attendance and performance evaluations, to hiring, managing talent and developing corporate culture, you may find yourself stretched pretty thin. And if you are using antiquated Human Capital Management (HCM) software (or even finding yourself duplicating work using several unrelated systems) you might feel like you are on a constant treadmill trying to get it all done. Does that sound familiar?
What Would You Do With Two More Hours In Your Day?
I’m slammed, I’m underwater, I’m buried. We’re all so busy that we can barely “keep our heads above water.” We are in back-to-back meetings all day. We eat lunch at our desks. We come in early and we stay late. We are constantly connected to our smart phones; we are online from home, even working weekends. When does it ever end? How can we overcome the feeling of constantly being behind? When will we be able to free ourselves from the tedious minutiae of tactical tasks?[More]