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 If you are using an outdated payroll system to calculate timesheets, taxes and wages and issue paychecks and W2s, you know that the margin for error is high.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]
A large energy company suffered a loss of $24 million by accidentally buying too much U.S. power transmission contracts at higher prices. The mistake was due to a cut-and-paste error in an Excel spreadsheet.
Are you still using spreadsheets to manage payroll?
They say people don’t quit jobs – they quit bosses. You might love your job and even love the company, but if your boss is making your day a living hell, then sometimes it’s just too stressful to stay. But, if you don’t want to quit your job, and want to make the best of the situation, then you need to find a way to deal with your bad boss.
According to the 2014 Work Stress Survey, 80 percent of workers are stressed out on the job. That stress comes from an unreasonable work load, lack of job security, feeling underpaid, and trouble getting along with coworkers. Inc. magazine reports that 75 percent of workers say their boss is the worst thing about their job and 65 percent would take a new boss over a pay raise![More]
This week we conclude our series, A Day in the Life. In this series of three blog posts, we profiled a different employee and highlighted their typical day. This week, meet Morale Booster Betty…Are donuts really the key ingredient to a positive work culture?
A Day in the Life: Morale Booster Betty