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Is Onboarding Inefficiency Costing You Profit?

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When trying to raise the bottom line, there’s a list of usual suspects that leadership turns to.

A Conversation About Onboarding

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It’s our business to talk to HR teams about their current onboarding process. The number one question that we ask is “How is your onboarding process working for your team/company?” When we hear responses like: “Its not great.” Or “It could be better.” It gives us the green light to dive in a little deeper by asking: “What could be improved about your onboarding process?” And the conversation flows from there.

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Your Guide to Digital Employee Onboarding in a Remote Environment

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As employers and employees increasingly embrace remote work, it can be tempting to focus solely on its benefits and ignore its challenges. Communication difficulties, maintaining a work-life balance, dealing with isolation — these can be serious impediments to productivity. But perhaps the most difficult challenge facing employers interested in switching to a remote work environment is hiring. Digital employee onboarding is challenging in the best of times.

Reducing New Hire Friction with an Employee Onboarding Checklist

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For the majority of HR departments, onboarding a new employee can be an inefficient, disconnected experience — both for themselves and the new hire. Jumping between internal processes and managing necessary steps like I-9 paperwork and drug testing can be a hassle, especially when many of these steps are handled by a third party or bounce between multiple internal stakeholders.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

What does it mean to modernize your employee onboarding process?

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There’s a growing understanding in the staffing world that the key to success lies in an innovative, modernized employee onboarding process. Bullhorn’s most recent Global Recruitment Insights and Data (GRID ) report showed that 86 percent of staffers believe that embracing digital transformation is essential to remaining competitive. Legacy systems and processes need to be constantly refined, improved, modernized.

The Best Onboarding Software Will Have These 4 Capabilities

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What’s the key to an optimal onboarding experience? You’ve probably got some ideas yourself, but your ideas will be different than the next staffers’, and the next one’s. the truth is, no two organizations’ onboarding process are alike. Thus, there’s no simple, one-size-fits-all solution.

Using HR Tech to Drive the Candidate and Employee Experience

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Today’s top, cloud-based HR Tech solutions are giving companies the ability to customize their processes that fit the specific need for each HR function. The tech space began with a one-size-fits-all concept that was bulky and costly, as companies had to pay for large components that they didn’t need. Additionally, those systems continued the additional cost, charging to upkeep the software, without really upgrading the capabilities.

What HR Tech Looks Like In 2020

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As 2019 winds down, it’s hard not to notice how HR Technology has taken a big leap and with it, forged new expectations in workforce management and onboarding. Every experience that a new employee has with your company says something about your culture and sets the tone for the entire employee lifecycle. This experience can be easily crafted using the right technology and onboarding tools.

Remote I-9s: Your Biggest Barrier to Remote Hiring

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We can meet with one another over Zoom or Skype, chat over Slack, share information over cloud servers — for the vast majority of businesses, there’s really no reason why work needs to take place in a physical space. Not only are we capable of both remote hiring and working remotely, there’s also the fact that 77 percent of remote workers report that they are more productive at home than in the office.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

The Key to a Better Onboarding Experience Is Better Software

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A recent Gallup study asked workers whether they thought their organizations did a great job of onboarding new employees. The result? Only 12 percent really believed that they were excelling in this regard. If you’re in an industry with high turnover or a complicated onboarding process, you likely fall into the 88 percent that know they could be delivering a better onboarding experience. So how do we go about making a tangible improvement to onboarding?

Is Your Onboarding Experience Driving New Hires Away?

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What differentiates companies that deliver great onboarding experiences from those that don’t? Empathy. New hires have to run through a gamut of forms, checks, screenings, emailing, training, credentialing, employee guidelines — yet too many HR professionals think about onboarding as the process that gets seats in the office filled. Without considering what makes a great onboarding experience great from the candidate perspective, you may be losing high-quality hires without realizing why.

What exactly Is AI?

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What Exactly is AI and what does it have to do with HR? There is a lot of talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. Industry leaders use it to identify the latest in smart technologies and bloggers use it as a trendy buzzword. Some everyday folks might think of AI as fictional robots that could take over the human race. Regardless of how you define it, there is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence is the future.

Technology and its Affect on the Generation Gap

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Boomers & GenXers make up a large group of workers, who are all officially “Over 40”. While many Boomers are now in retirement or within 10 years of retirement, there are still 40 million hard at work. 53 million Gen Xers are active in the workforce and many are at the peak of their careers. Although these two groups combined makeup over 90 million, there is one big thing that separates them: Technology.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

New Year, New Mobile HR Technology Needs

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// The Rise of Mobile HR in 2020. The need for mobile optimization is one of the integral parts of workplace technology. Allowing employees to use their own devices for onboarding creates a connection between the new employee and the hiring company to create a high level of employee engagement almost immediately.

Recruiting and Hiring Tips in a Low Un-Employment Rate Economy

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate dipped to 3.6 percent in the month of April, the lowest it’s been since December 1969, when it dropped to 3.5%. The most recent figures show that for 13 consecutive months now, the number of available jobs are greater than the number of people out of work who are searching for it.

Compliance is The Big Question on Our Minds

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In the world of HR , compliance is the key to reducing risk. It is achieved by successfully monitoring and managing ever changing laws and regulations as they relate to business operations and employee relations. Compliance impacts almost every task related to HR. Employment offers, contracts, employee record keeping, credentialing, license tracking, reassignments, training and more. The focus on compliance has certainly changed the role of HR.

Tech Wednesday at Staffing World 2019

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Today is “Tech Wednesday” at Staffing World in Las Vegas! Its one of our favorite days during this conference because it highlights some of the latest and greatest in HR technology. We are looking forward to hearing Mike Whitmer’s presentation on RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and how it is enhancing HR Technology.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Five Reasons why Xenqu Works For You

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We are headed to HR Tech this week in Las Vegas and we are excited to learn what is new and exciting in the HR Tech world. We are looking forward to showing off the innovative tools and features of Xenqu and our newly improved mobile capabilities. Xenqu improves all HR functions from onboarding to training to reassignments. Xenqu can be customized to meet the needs of any size organization.

5 Ways That Technology Helps Improve Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is on the minds of many HR leaders. So often, the question is asked, “How do we engage with our employees?” Some develop strategic culture initiatives; others ask employees what can be done to make them feel more engaged with the organization. The question of “why” should also be answered. There are a lot of reasons why employee engagement should be important to a company, but mainly it comes down to dollars and cents.

The Misclassification of Independent Contractors

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In industries with high populations of independent contractors (IC’s) there is uncertain risk that many businesses may not be aware of. There has been a 300%-750% surge in criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by federal agencies over the last two years due to the misclassification of IC workers. The IRS defines an independent contractor as: “a worker who individually contracts with an employer to provide specialized or requested services on an as-needed and/or project basis.

Technology: Point Of No Return

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Technology has made an immense impact on the human species, more profoundly than any other development since humans established formal communication about 200,000 years ago. It affects every interaction that we have as humans. Personally, professionally, and globally.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Three Keys to Effective HR Tech Solutions

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Have you ever gotten a new technology gadget that comes with so many features that you’ll never use? Whether it’s a phone, smart watch, computer, or some home device, features and solutions are available all around us. When it comes to HR Tech, it’s no different, as there are solutions, apps, and technological platforms for many of the important HR functions.

Rub a Little HR Tech On It

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I don’t know if you ever had the life-shaping experience of scraping yourself as a kid, and when you showed your parent, they responded with, “Awe, you’ll be alright, just rub a little dirt on it.” Half joking, and half serious to the fact that you’d be okay, just add some dirt to the wound with the knowledge that “every little thing, is gonna be alright.” Shout out to any Bob Marley fans out there. Today’s business environment can leave you with plenty of cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

Diversity and Inclusion: More Than Just a Buzz Phrase

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The calls for diversity and inclusion are all around us, in almost every sector of business, and life in general. Our current media and social media platforms have accelerated our ability to share information at a speed we’ve never experienced. The plights, stories, and history of often disenfranchised people groups have made their way to the forefront of our news and social platforms.

Emotional Intelligence in a World of Artificial Intelligence

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Intelligence. There’s a word for you. And we now live in a modern world that is driven by both human and artificial intelligence. What humans used to think, write, process, and track in business, AI can now automate, process, and maintain with minimal human effort. Chatbots can communicate, even sounding like humans, and with deep machine learning, they can even evolve in their ability to respond in ways that make it difficult for some to know if they’re speaking to a human or a bot.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

AI In HR: Recruiting

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If you’re an HR professional, you’ve likely been inundated over the last few years with the prospect of leveraging artificial intelligence in the recruiting process. As much has been made about the potential for AI, we are just at the beginning stages of what is possible, and it’s fascinating. As the saying goes, “there’s an app for that”, there’s a technological solution for just about every step of your recruiting, and subsequent hiring process.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

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Disciplining an employee is never a pleasant experience, but no matter the size of your business, the reality hits for every employer. Whether you’re dealing with minor infractions, or major, fire-able offenses, your business needs an employee conduct policy that properly informs your employee, as well as protects your business from possible lawsuit.

Remote Employees and the Inevitable I-9

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Remote I-9 compliance is something we hear a lot about lately, but what does it really mean? Anyone who works in HR knows that the Form I-9 must be completed properly and be readily available in case of an audit—which is getting more common these days. For an organization that employs remote employees it can be especially difficult to obtain the right documents in the manor required by U.S. Federal agencies.

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

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There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

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Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

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When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.