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Making Your Case for New HR Technology in 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.

HR, Solve Business Challenges with Talent & Technology


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.

How HR Can Stop Killing Innovation


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.

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


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.

The 4 HR Topics and Trends You Need to Act on Now

Compliance isn’t going away. If anything, it might actually become more complex at the state and local levels as the federal agenda begins to take shape. Download the “2017 Kickoff” whitepaper for an in-depth look at what to expect in the coming year.

Going Beyond Employee Engagement to Business Results


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.

5 Keys to Building a Great Employee Experience


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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Change the Way You Think About HR


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


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?

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.

Designing a Technology-Enabled Employee Experience


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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Getting Great Results from HR Technology


“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?


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!


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?

10 Ways HR Can Save The Day

HR rarely gets the recognition it deserves. As is the case with many heroes. Whether it be recruiting or benefits or compliance or retention (etc. etc.), HR is saving the business world, one task at a time. Discover the ten ways HR is a hero and exactly what that means for you and your business.

March Madness: Picking Your HCM Bracket


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?


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


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.

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


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.

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.

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


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

Extreme Makeover: HR Edition


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?


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  


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].

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.

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


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


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.

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It’s Tax Day: Are Your Payroll Taxes Done, Accurate and Submitted to the IRS? Are You Sure?


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?

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A unique approach for #HRTechConf – no hype


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!

Innovation Buster: How Losing Your Best Employees is Killing Innovation

Employees at the front lines often have better ideas for innovation than others within the business, but when they walk out the door, they take those ideas with them. Want to innovate better and faster than the competition? You need to hold onto your best employees and the ideas they have. In this session we will explore how various pieces of the talent life cycle are related to retention and examine more than 20 strategies and ideas for improving retention outcomes for your business.

BrokerView: #gamechanger for brokers and their clients


Today, we announced the launch of BrokerView™ , a new solution designed to help employee benefits brokers more effectively compete in an increasingly complex, ever-changing market that has been “disrupted” by non-traditional players. For a long time, brokers could differentiate themselves by simply offering a benefit enrollment system. Times have changed. Fulfill your trusted advisor role.

2015 Predictions for HR


There is certainly no shortage of predictions* for what is in store for HR professionals this year. And regardless of the source, there are definitely common themes when it comes to focus areas. Here are the ones we have found to consistently appear in those “top 10″ or “top 5″ lists: Employee engagement will be top-of-mind for. The post 2015 Predictions for HR appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog HCM HR Integrated HR Solution

Enough with the paperwork! What HR and doctor’s offices have in common…


Over the past three months, I have had the “opportunity” to spend more time with doctors than I normally do. Fortunately, all is well! But the experience left me with two thoughts: 1. Life is shorter and far more precious than we truly realize. 2. As technically advanced as our nation is, the amount of paperwork we have to fill out each time we see a new doctor, or have a medical procedure done in a new facility, is extremely frustrating, especially when you just want the (typically) unpleasant and nerve-wracking experience to end as quickly as possible. So what are you waiting for?

IRS Issues Final ACA Forms: Are you ready?


Earlier this month, the IRS released final versions of the forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094 – C and 1095 – C, that employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “shared responsibility” mandate will be required to file (in 2016 for 2015) in order to show that the health coverage they offer to their employees is. The post IRS Issues Final ACA Forms: Are you ready? appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog ACA ACA Compliance eHCM HCM HR Technology Integrated HR Solution Pay or Play PeopleStrategy

2017 Compliance Checklist: Stay on Top of Today's Complex Regulatory Environment

Staying compliant is hard. Understanding complex regulations can be even harder. Where does your organization stand? Download the new Compliance Checklist for step-by-step instructions on how to stay compliant with each regulation.

Job Market & Competition for Top Talent is on the Rise


According to a recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in the U.S. broke 5 million for the first time since January 2001. While this is great news for those who have been out of work, recent graduates and individuals who have been wanting a new opportunity, The post Job Market & Competition for Top Talent is on the Rise appeared first on PeopleStrategy.

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