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A First Impression Matters (& HR Can Control It)

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In our continuing exploration of how HR technology and processes impact the experience of employees , business leaders and the organization itself, we wanted to turn our attention to talent acquisition. Sadly, talent acquisition is where some of the worst experiences happen. Are you providing an experience to land the candidates you really want? Set expectations and then deliver. It’s bad business.

Improving the Hiring Manager Experience with Technology

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In a recent blog , Mollie Lombardi of Aptitude Research Partners examined the area of talent acquisition through the eyes of the candidate. Now, I turn our attention to the impact talent acquisition tools and processes have on the hiring manager, be that within HR or another department. First, let’s think about the goal of a hiring manager. Talent acquisition tools to the rescue.

Core HR, Payroll, & Benefits: Simple but not Easy

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It seems simple enough. You get hired for a job. You tell your employer who you are, where you live and sign up for various programs and benefits. Every two weeks your pay shows up in your bank account, and if you need to go the doctor, your insurance works the way you expect. Sign up, work, get paid. Want to provide a positive employee experience? Get the fundamentals right – every time.

7 Metrics for Discussing Your Candidate Experience with your CEO

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Your executive team looks to the HR and recruiting functions to provide organizational value, and the key method for achieving this is through data. Yet, according to the Lighthouse Research 2016 Talent Acquisition Measurement Practices study , nearly half of companies are either not measuring any data or are relying solely on anecdotal information when it comes to their candidate experience.

Employer Branding Ebook

With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.

The Role (HR) Technology Can Play in the Employee Experience

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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

HR Can be Dangerous with the Right Technology!

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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.

How HR Can Stop Killing Innovation

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Portrait thinking woman in glasses looking up with light idea bulb above head isolated on gray wall background. Innovation is a curious thing. In a research report published by the International Board of Innovation Science, Dennis Stauffer explored what separates wildly successful companies from the rest. If we’re honest, all of us would be interested in those kinds of returns. Open Enrollment.

HR, Solve Business Challenges with Talent & Technology

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In a recent conversation with a VP of HR at a large manufacturing company, she said something that struck me. “I I don’t buy HR technology. I buy solutions to my talent problems.”. While technology is a valuable asset to the business, it is just a means to an end, not the end goal. Or, more specifically, how can talent be leveraged to take advantage of the opportunities? The same goes for culture.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Yes, HR Can Still Deliver Value with Performance Management – Here’s How

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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

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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

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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.

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What Does Strategic HR Even Mean?

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For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about HR “becoming more strategic,” and “earning a seat at the table.” And based on recent research, company leaders are beginning to notice and appreciate the value HR has to offer to help the company achieve its goals. When HR is truly strategic, there is synergy between the business and HR operations. HR Strategy Versus Tactics.

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

Making Your Case for New HR Technology in 2017

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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.

Change the Way You Think About HR

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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

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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

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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.

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

5 Keys to Building a Great Employee Experience

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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.

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What Are Your HResolutions for 2016?

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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. 5 Powerful Human Resource Trends in 2016.

Getting Great Results from HR Technology

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“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.

Implementing Your HR Solution Should Be a Positive Experience…Seriously!

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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?

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.

March Madness: Picking Your HCM Bracket

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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?

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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.

Diverse Viewpoints, One HR System

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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.

The Gift Every Mom (and Dad) Wants – Work/Life Balance

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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.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.

How Many 6 Packs Would it Take for You to Forget You Weren’t Paid Properly?

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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

HR Pros: When Will You Have Your “Siri Moment?” Efficiency Awaits

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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. When I asked what she was doing, she replied, “I am having Siri type my final draft,” to which I responded, “What?”. “I I am having Siri type my final draft,” she repeated. “So I asked. Open your eyes to the possibilities. What else do I not know?

Extreme Makeover: HR Edition

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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?

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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

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

ACA turns 5, might not see 10, but it’s time to Pay or Play anyway

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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