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The Biggest Challenges Facing Accountants Today

Paymate Software

The accounting industry is always rapidly changing. Today, it’s becoming increasingly more challenging for accountants to operate due to increased competition, adhering to fast-evolving regulations, adapting to new technological changes, and meeting increased client demands. Accountants need to take the right measures in order to stay afloat. It’s important to find ways to operate more efficiently by reducing manual processes and free up time to focus on other higher-priority work.

How Businesses Can Effectively Budget Time and Money

Paymate Software

Resources, like time and money, are a major part of any business. That’s why managing them can be a very challenging task! Its impact on the business depends on how effectively you can manage your resources. There are many different ways this can be done, but it can be difficult to determine where to start or what the most impactful steps are for your organization. For starters, here are five ways you can efficiently manage your budget. Play it safe.

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Why is it important to have a payroll system in your organization?

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Payroll is a vital process in every organization, no matter how small or large. Sometimes it can be too time-consuming or too complex for your busy workplace. A payroll solution can help assist this critical process to ensure your payroll is simple and easy, as well as equipping you with the tools you need to help you do payroll internally.

Turn Your Payroll From Zero to Hero in Five Easy Steps

Paymate Software

Payroll can be a time-consuming and tedious process. Using manual or outdated methods will just add to the frustration that you face! If you rely on inefficient processes, it will hinder your success and take your focus away from higher priority tasks. But payroll shouldn’t be complicated. Here are five steps to make your payroll simpler, more efficient, and ultimately a hero for your organization. Adopting a self-service model.

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.

How to Simplify 5 Routine HR Tasks

Paymate Software

Your HR department helps to maximize the efficiency of your organization, so simplifying routine HR tasks can boost your efficiency even more. Too much work and too little time can often prevent business owners from truly focusing on the administrative side, so it doesn’t get the focus it deserves. In this blog, we’re going to talk about a few best practices to make the common HR tasks as simple as possible to save you time and effort. HR Task #1. Automating employee onboarding.

6 Key Areas to Consider When Choosing a Payroll Solution

Paymate Software

It’s important to find the right solution for your organization. A tool that doesn’t fit your needs or doesn’t closely align with your goals will pose challenges and cause problems. Let’s go through six key areas you should consider when you decide to implement a payroll and HR solution. Establish your goals. Determine why you need a solution and what you hope to accomplish by implementing one. Goals that are vague, unclear, or generic will get you nowhere!

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

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.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

HR Bartender

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

HR Bartender

(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!).

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.

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

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

HR Bartender

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.

10 Must-Ask Questions To Supercharge Your Leadership

15Five

When I talk about 15Five’s mission, I like to say that we are in the business of employee feedback. Because when it comes to enacting positive change, managers are most effective when they’re aware of what’s really going on around them.

Will HR Technology Change Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received this comment from an HR Bartender reader a while ago and I must admit it’s taken me a while to think about the response. I’m taking that as a good sign. Sharlyn: Great article about the “ 13 HR Technology Concepts HR Pros Need to Know ”.

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.

Pilot Groups or Sandboxes: Which Is Better for Your Implementation

HR Bartender

It’s always a good idea when we’re creating change or implementing something new to make every attempt to mitigate our mistakes. In software development, many organizations use a process called agile to do that. Agile is when a larger process is broken down into smaller steps or milestones.

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5 Components for Successful Organizational Analytics

HR Bartender

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) People Analytics Conference. During one of the sessions, speaker Jack Phillips shared five components for successful organizational analytics, and I wanted to share those with you.

Yes, People Are Checking Out Your Video Background

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you a question about “ checking out a person’s video background during a call ” and you can see how you responded above. Honestly, this is not a surprise to me. And it shouldn’t be to you either. What’s in the background during your video calls says something about you.

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The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember. Fast forward to today, I still carry a notebook with me to jot down ideas. The good news is that I ran across some notes from a presentation about the future of HR that I want to share with you.

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!

Employee Experience: Digital Transformation Can Improve It

HR Bartender

Digital transformation is the concept of using technology to solve business problems. As business strategies become more global and organizations need to be more agile, it only makes sense to use technology to our greatest advantage.

How 12,000 People Came Together to Create UKG

Ultimate Software

In April, we announced to you and the world that Ultimate Software and Kronos had officially completed their merger. Then we shouted from the virtual rooftops on August 28 that we would soon be moving forward under a new, unified name: UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

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13 Questions To Solicit High-Quality Employee Feedback

15Five

In business, we are often so results-focused that we can discourage the outside-the-box thinking that drives innovation. But curiosity is vital for building thriving companies and for fostering healthy relationships between managers and co-workers.

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Create a Learning Organization with These 4 Skills Based Activities

HR Bartender

(Editor’s note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software.

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.

Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

(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. Kronos has introduced ? employee contact-tracing capabilities ?for for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their ?

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

(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.

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Career Development: 5 Activities You Can Do Today

HR Bartender

Right now, many of us are concerned about our career. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or laid off. Maybe you’re still working but are starting to hear rumors. Or maybe you’ve been thinking about making a career change for several months. Regardless of your situation, you should be thinking about your career and how to position yourself for opportunities. There’s a saying in recruiting, “Always be closing.” Well in career development it’s “Always be ready.”

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace. Currently, I work as an HR generalist in a team of 2, taking care of 110 employees.

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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.

3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

HR Bartender

(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. Be sure to check out the Kronos HR & Payroll eSymposium scheduled for May 6, 2020 – a single day of learning focused on pressing business issues. Enjoy the article!). I don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining how workplace norms are changing quickly and frequently.

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Maximizing the Effectiveness of 4 Common 360-Degree Feedback Strategies

DecisionWise

Most people recognize 360-degree feedback as a tool for individual development. While it is possible to run a 360 purely for individual development–this is the classic purpose behind most 360s–it is also common for there to be additional organizational objectives behind the assessment.

Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work

HR Bartender

Organizations are constantly asking themselves “What do our employees want?” And if they’re not asking that question, they should be. The answer helps organizations create a workplace that employees want to be a part of. That aids employee engagement. It helps companies create jobs and programs that employees enjoy. It also allows employees to do their best work (and, no, not more creative loafing). Last year, I worked on a series of articles with our friends at Kronos about this very topic.

How company culture affects employee engagement

CultureIQ

What is Employee Engagement? While many leaders think employee engagement surveys alone can improve their organization, CultureIQ’s decades of research show that improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes and propel growth.

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.

Organizations are Focused on Using People Analytics As a Competitive Advantage

HR Bartender

As organizations spend more time trying to recover from the business impact of COVID-19 , they will turn to data to help them. It makes total sense. Organizations have been using data to help them grow their businesses for years. This will be no different. What may be different is the type of data that organizations collect and how they analyze and make decisions from the data. Earlier this year, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its first People Analytics conference.

How Organizations Can Address Email Fatigue

HR Bartender

I ran across this article from CNBC on how many hours Americans spend on email each day. It’s an interesting read. The article says that we spend 209 minutes a day checking work email and 143 on personal messages for a total of 352 minutes. That translates to roughly 5 hours and 52 minutes each day (almost 6 hours a day). I have a couple of takeaways from this. If employees only answer work emails at work, then they’re spending a little over 3 hours a day on work email.

Unlock Psychological Safety At Scale With The Best-Self Kickoff

15Five

Getting to a point of mutual understanding with your employee can take a lot of trial and error. And that delay can have damaging effects on a relationship. The best way to begin building quality connections early on is with 15Five’s Best-Self Kickoff.

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Everything HR Needs to Know About Geofencing

HR Bartender

A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the TAtech Conference. TAtech is a trade association for organizations that provide technology-based recruiting tools. It’s a great event and I really learned a lot. One of the concepts that the group was very focused on was geofencing.

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.