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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.”

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.

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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.

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.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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 Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

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It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

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Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

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3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

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Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

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I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

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One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

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We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

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I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.