A Day in the Life: Payroll Polly

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This week we introduce a new series, A Day in the Life. In this series of three blog posts, we will profile a different employee and highlight their typical challenges. This week – meet Payroll Polly…Why is she pulling her hair out 

A Day in the Life: Payroll Polly

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What Millennials Need to Succeed: How to Keep Generation Y Happy and Productive

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By 2025, 3 out of every 4 workers globally will be Millennials. Who are the Millennials, what do they care about, and why do they matter?

Who are the Millennials?

Millennials -- also known as Generation Y -- are those born in the 20-year period beginning in the mid-1980s. They are around 25-30 years old and they think differently, they work differently, and most important – they have a new set of values compared to the generations that preceded them.

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Powerfully Manage Skills Gaps

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Skills management -- ensuring that your company’s workforce is equipped with the right skills not only to successfully meet current demands and challenges, but also to meet those in the future -- is an important strategic function of HR. 

What are the best ways to keep on top of skills, making certain that you have the right people in the right positions, and that your needs are covered?

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One Surprising Aspect of Company Culture that has a Huge Impact on Employees

 

While stories of environmental disasters, dangerous working conditions, and bad fiscal mismanagement grab the spotlight, companies with a reputation for doinggood in the world see a tangible upside of their efforts among customers, employees, and investors.   

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Employee Satisfaction=Increased Productivity?

Big thank you to Janis Strathearn for this interesting post. Check out Janis' profile below.

Does employee job satisfaction really matter?

More precisely, does job satisfaction have a significant impact on job performance and organizational commitment? The short answer is – most definitely. Sometimes we forget that people work for people, not companies. When people aren’t happy, they don’t show up consistently, they produce less and their work quality suffers.

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4 Areas to Focus On For Smart Staffing

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Effective staffing begins with a thorough analysis of the organization’s needs, and goes beyond creating traditional job descriptions.   This may sound overwhelming but can be accomplished more easily by:

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Is Telecommuting a Good Option for Your Organization?

 

 

Telecommuting may have emerged a decade or more ago as a trend for a handful of working mothers and tech-savvy 20-somethings, but it has grown into a significant staffing option that appears to be here to stay.  

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Take a Closer Look at Overtime

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If your organization is regularly paying overtime, you will likely benefit from taking a good look at the costs and the benefits of where those overtime hours are going.

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Retirement Savings Plans Can Boost Employee Retention

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Employers may want to look more closely at retirement plans as part of their overall benefits packages because of their positive impact on employee retention.

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3 Key Areas to Master for Effective Staffing

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Effective staffing is an ongoing, costly challenge for most organizations. Difficulties in filling vacant positions can be the result of a lack of candidates with a unique set of skills and competencies OR an abundance of candidates available who simply do not want to work in that position in that organization.

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