4 Steps to Foster Stronger Relationships in Your Company

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A large business is like a machine with many moving parts. In order for it to run smoothly, its components must work together for a common purpose.  A company runs best when employers, managers, and employees can effectively collaborate, communicate, and contribute their various talents to its success. Attention to a few aspects of how your team works together can help you ensure that all members feel valued and invested in its purpose.

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Why Do Employees Quit Their Bosses?

 

You’ve heard the adage: “People quit bosses, not jobs.” A Gallup poll of over one million employees supports the assertion, finding that a bad boss or immediate supervisor is the number one reason employees give for leaving their jobs.  Although this is a valuable piece of insight, it’s more helpful to bosses to know why employees quit them. 

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Dealing with Bullies in Your Workplace

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According to a recent study released by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), over a quarter of U.S. adults have been the target abusive behavior in the workplace, and another 21% have observed abusive behavior directed toward others at work. Furthermore, the study found that fewer than 20% of employers take action to stop workplace bullying.

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4 Tips for Strategic Use of HR Analytics

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Strategic use of HR analytics is about using data to gain insight into your business practices and using that insight to make strategic decisions.  Proper implementation of analytics can revolutionize the way you and other decision makers see your organization, the problems it faces, and potential solutions.  Consider these tips as you undertake your organization’s HR analytics project.

 

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10 Resolutions for a Happy and Empowered 2015 Workplace

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It’s that time of year again, time for New Year’s resolutions!  Each year millions of people make resolutions with the hope of ending bad habits and creating good ones.  It’s a powerful time really, to look back and see what’s worked over the last year, what didn’t work, and then allow for new beginnings, and new possibilities in the upcoming year.

In that spirit, we have compiled a list of 10 important resolutions to help you and your employees meet 2015 with excitement and welcome a happier and more empowered workplace!   

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4 Tips to Help Manage A Cross-Border Workforce

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. 

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"Superpower" Your Payroll System

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. 

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3 Ways to Improve Efficiency in Payroll and HR with Workflows

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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.

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Payroll for Heavy Industry: Let Your Software Do All The Work

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. 

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Strategic HR: Four 2015 Workplace Trends Not to Ignore

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.

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