The Role (HR) Technology Can Play in the Employee Experience
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
As a marketer, I’ve been trained to segment audiences based on a variety of variables (i.e. age, gender, behaviors) and to deliver tailored messages to each audience based upon what we believe to be their desired goal, objective or experience. Here is Randy’s take on the role HR systems have played in the employee experience over time. First-generation (1.0 Second-generation (2.0
Recognizing the Elephant in the [HR] Room
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
You may be familiar with the story of the blind men and an elephant. In it, a group of blind men come upon an elephant and each describes the animal from what he can feel. The one feeling the elephant’s leg says that it’s like a great pillar; the one who feels the tail says it’s like a rope; and, the one who feels the trunk says it’s like a tree branch. No, not massive and potentially harmful.
What is the True Value of HR Technology?
JANUARY 17, 2017
In our last article, we established some of the common reasons for moving to an HR technology solution , and we finished by pointing out the need for translating the administrative savings and reduced workload into true business outcomes. This is where the true value in HR technology lies, and it’s also a foundational element of a good technology business case. Improved Results: The Gold Standard.
HR Can be Dangerous with the Right Technology!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
HR is under a lot of pressure these days. That is a lot, especially when your job requirements also include making sure day-to-day employee management tasks (i.e. onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance, performance) are completed accurately and on time. Ditch the bad rap and arm yourself with technology to make you dangerous. That’s because she loves her HR solution.
HR, Solve Business Challenges with Talent & Technology
DECEMBER 1, 2016
While technology is a valuable asset to the business, it is just a means to an end, not the end goal. Yet, over the past two decades or longer, we’ve been conditioned to view technology as the solution to all of our problems. Think about the common challenges businesses face: under-performing sales, low customer service ratings, high turnover. Problems Technology Can’t Solve. Post jobs.
Making Your Case for New HR Technology in 2017
JANUARY 11, 2017
According to the Sierra-Cedar 2015/2016 HR Systems Surve y , 43% of companies are planning to undertake a major HR system strategy initiative. Technology can be one of the most valuable tools in an HR leader’s arsenal, allowing them to create more organizational value, deliver better service , and offload administrative tasks. How NOT to Pitch HR Technology. Increased compliance.
Yes, HR Can Still Deliver Value with Performance Management – Here’s How
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
HR and business leaders don’t buy technology; they buy solutions to problems. My recent blogs have focused on how to buy solutions to problems, and one of the best examples I can think of to illustrate the point is around performance management. To set the stage, research firm i4cp says that only 28% of companies believe they are effective at managing performance.
Going Beyond Employee Engagement to Business Results
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Author: Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory. It seems that we can’t turn around today without having a conversation that touches on employee engagement. Yet despite all the attention, it hasn’t really moved the needle. In the graphic above, pulled from Google Trends, you can see the interest in employee engagement for over ten years. The interest level peaked in 2016, and if the trend continues, it will expand beyond its current levels by the end of the year. But to what end? Engagement is Not a Program. Let’s create a program to push engagement up!”. Innovation.
Escaping Spreadsheet Hell: Integrated HR Solutions for Midsize Firms
AUGUST 16, 2016
If Dante had worked in modern business, he would have added a tenth circle to his Inferno — spreadsheet hell. Extracting critical data from multiple systems, and trying to manipulate that data, challenges and frustrates employees. HR professionals deal with this problem every day in an effort to meet critical compliance requirements or to generate reports for their executive team. Moving Forward.
Change the Way You Think About HR
MAY 26, 2016
In the words of our CEO, Randy Cooper, “We live in a rapidly changing, technology-enabled world. This world is ‘always on.’ Frankly, we’re always on. We’re always on our laptops – our smartphones – our tablets. There’s never a time in this day and age that we’re not connected.”. Virtually every aspect of our personal lives can be managed on a smartphone, or even a watch! And why wouldn’t it?
It’s Time for HR to Make the Move to All-in-One
JULY 14, 2016
Raise your hand if your office has a separate copier, fax and scanner? Hopefully, no hands went up, otherwise you might want to head to OfficeMax or Best Buy and check out the all-in-one copier/scanner/fax machines! Until recently, this was the best way to automate the myriad of administrative tasks associated with managing the people within your organization. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Designing a Technology-Enabled Employee Experience
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
He reached up and touched the screen, but nothing happened. He touched elsewhere on the display and pressed firmly. Still nothing. He looked back at me with a puzzled expression, unsure of how to proceed. This scenario played out recently as I watched my toddler, and it reminded me of just how much technology has blended into our everyday lives. Welcome Back to 1995. Asking the Hard Questions.
5 Keys to Building a Great Employee Experience
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Over the past month, we’ve delved deeply into the employee experience and how it impacts the way your people see your company. Now let’s explore 5 ways you can help to create an experience that drives value for your people and your organization. See the employee experience holistically vs disparate parts. Give employees the tools they need/demand. Seeing a Holistic Employee Experience.
Getting Great Results from HR Technology
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”. Albert Einstein. This quote has been attributed to a variety of people over the years, and it still makes a valid point. When you think about it, the problems HR faces on a day-to-day basis are not new. Broken Processes, Broken Results. Right Processes, Right Results.
What Are Your HResolutions for 2016?
DECEMBER 31, 2015
Tomorrow marks the first day of 2016. It’s a time to reflect, refresh and restart. While you may not be one to make New Year’s resolutions in your personal life, chances are you will set professional goals and objectives, particularly if you manage others. Having trouble setting your goals? Here are just a few: New Year’s Resolutions for Managers. Powerful Human Resource Trends in 2016.
Implementing Your HR Solution Should Be a Positive Experience…Seriously!
AUGUST 13, 2015
You’ve done your due diligence, evaluated more Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions than you thought possible and selected the right one to meet your needs (PeopleStrategy eHCM, no doubt). You’ve negotiated, reviewed and signed a contract. Now comes the fun part – implementing your shiny new piece of technology. So how can you ensure your implementation is more Bruno and less hidden disaster?
March Madness: Picking Your HCM Bracket
MARCH 30, 2016
For many, myself included, March Madness, is one of their favorite times of year. College basketball fans across the US take more time than they should completing the infamous “bracket,” while others simply choose their favs or the team with the cooler uniforms. Let’s see how completing a HCM bracket would work. Round 1: lots of options (too many really). It doesn’t have to be.
Should HR own culture?
JULY 14, 2015
This summer, I had the opportunity to watch my 11-year old son play in six tournaments with the All Star team he was named to back in May. Watching how the coaches handled various situations, I was reminded of the many articles I have recently read about company culture and, more specifically, who is responsible for what and how a company’s culture is established and maintained. In many cases, HR.
The Gift Every Mom (and Dad) Wants – Work/Life Balance
MAY 7, 2015
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the one day a year we are supposed to celebrate Mom and thank her for everything she does to make our lives easier, safer, healthier and, overall, more enjoyable. That is what my mom did for me for more than 40 years and saying “thank you” was definitely worth doing more than once a year. Instead, it is part of our culture. Crazy, I know.
How Many 6 Packs Would it Take for You to Forget You Weren’t Paid Properly?
MARCH 18, 2015
A relatively new HR and payroll solution provider, who shall remain nameless, recently made the news when a large number of employees at one of their clients did not receive their paychecks directly deposited into their bank accounts. It triggered quite a reaction on social media and rightfully so. In response to one Tweet, the. The post How Many 6 Packs Would it Take for You to Forget You Weren’t Paid Properly? appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog Human Resources SaaS Big Data HCM HR HRIS HRMS people analytics PeopleStrategy
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
HR Pros: When Will You Have Your “Siri Moment?” Efficiency Awaits
AUGUST 27, 2015
Around 10:15 two nights ago, my daughter was talking to herself, which I thought was odd since she was supposed to be wrapping up her homework. Yep,” she giggled nervously, no doubt wondering what my next response would be. admit, at first, the writer in me thought, “that’s cheating,” but then I realized she had discovered a way to use technology to make her more efficient and productive.
Extreme Makeover: HR Edition
APRIL 1, 2015
If you have watched ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition or Extreme Makeover: Home Edition you know that the concept is to document and share with viewers a trans-formative experience for individuals and/or a family. In the case of Weight Loss Edition, the journey takes a full year as an expert trainer provides participants with. The post Extreme Makeover: HR Edition appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog Human Resources HCM HR HR makeover Millenials new world of work PeopleStrategy
What do you mean you have to go?
MARCH 11, 2015
It’s Saturday morning. Or 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. Or the first day of your long-overdue vacation. Regardless, it’s time you should be spending doing something other than work. Instead, here you are again, in front of your laptop, iPad or smartphone trying desperately to pull together the report your CEO wants. What’s this one? The post What do you mean you have to go? appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog Human Resources enterprise HR solution HCM HR human capital management integrated HR work-life balance
PeopleStrategy® Presents to Future HR Leaders
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Randy Cooper, CEO of PeopleStrategy, Inc.® a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of end-to-end Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, recently shared his views on current and future trends in Human Resource (HR) technology with students at Saint Paul College , a community and technical college in St. Paul, Minnesota. The HRIS: Human Resource Information Systems class also received a comprehensive demonstration of PeopleStrategy’s Enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, PeopleStrategy eHCM. About PeopleStrategy, Inc. Follow PeopleStrategy. LinkedIn: [link].
ACA turns 5, might not see 10, but it’s time to Pay or Play anyway
MARCH 26, 2015
It is hard to believe that five years ago this week, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law with the primary goals of expanding access to health insurance, protecting patients against arbitrary action by insurance companies and reducing costs. Since its signing – and many years prior – the. The post ACA turns 5, might not see 10, but it’s time to Pay or Play anyway appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog Human Resources ACA ACA Compliance Compliance eHCM enterprise HR solution HCM HR HR strategies PeopleStrategy
The Road to Strategic HR for Mid-market Companies
MAY 27, 2015
We read a lot about HR stepping up to fill a more strategic role and using data and analytics to shape a company’s goals and objectives. In larger companies where there tend to be more financial, technological and human resources, this shift is already taking place. For HR professionals in small and mid-market companies, the transition is slightly more challenging for two key reasons. 1.
It’s Tax Day: Are Your Payroll Taxes Done, Accurate and Submitted to the IRS? Are You Sure?
APRIL 15, 2015
Ready or not, April 15th is here. There will no doubt be a mad dash to the post office as taxpayers, especially those who owe money, wait until the last minute to file their 1040. While the threat of being audited or paying significant penalties is typically enough for the average Joe to make sure. The post It’s Tax Day: Are Your Payroll Taxes Done, Accurate and Submitted to the IRS? Are You Sure?
A unique approach for #HRTechConf – no hype
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Just good HR technology from a great company. For the past few months, we’ve been preparing for the 2015 HR Technology Conference and Expo , known among the industry as “the world’s leading conference & expo on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals.” Havin g been to other trade shows, I thought this would be just like the rest. I was wrong. Stop by Booth #2616 or call us!
Diverse Viewpoints, One HR System
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Picking HR technology hasn’t always been an easy process, but it was indeed simpler in the past. System admins and other stakeholders would take a look at a system, see if it met their needs, and make a decision based on that alone. However, that didn’t always lead to positive results. Supporting Executive, Worker and Admin Needs. The Best [HR] Technology Selection Technique. Population. Admins.