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Understanding talent acquisition vs. recruitment in 2020

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It’s hard to put a value on talent. While talent is technically a renewable resource (when an employee leaves, they can be replaced), there is no guarantee the new hire will be as strong a contributor to the organization (of course, they could bring even more to the table!).

How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle at Work

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging in general, let alone at work. You’re constantly thinking, focusing on multiple tasks and projects, staring at computers and eating lunch out and on the go.

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How to develop and refine critical human resource skills

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“To maximize success in HR, you need the right complement of skills.” ” There are several critical business processes that require specific human resources skills in order to function efficiently, accurately and within specific timelines.

Helping employees understand key benefits terms

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According to a recent survey , 35 percent of employees don’t understand their healthcare coverage, and another 33 percent don’t understand their medical bills.

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.

What 20-Something-Year-Olds Want from an Employer

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There are many stereotypes about those of us who are in our twenties and early thirties and fall into either the Gen Z or Millennial population. As a member of the Gen Z generation, here are some examples that I’ve heard, and a few I may have even said myself: They don’t know how to work.

Compliance checklist for HR professionals for year-end and beyond

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“Getting ahead of the compliance eight-ball before the end of the year can save time and stress.”

ACA compliance: what HR needs to know

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ACA) isn’t known for how easy it is to read or understand. Thankfully, as an HR professional, you don’t have to read the law (you’d have no time for anything else!)

Ways to reward and recognize your employees this Labor Day

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While we’re still in the dog days of summer, Labor Day is just around the corner. A popular holiday for the final vacation of the summer, but also a great opportunity to promote – or debut – your reward and recognition programs.

Why the Benefits Broker You Choose Matters

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Today, it’s rare for an employee to celebrate a milestone work anniversary. My friend’s dad just celebrated 45 years of working at the same organization.

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!

How user adoption improves HRMS ROI

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In a way, the relationship between user adoption and HRMS success is self-evident. Consider the reverse situation: if users aren’t using the system, is it a success or a failure?

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Creating a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain top talent

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“Great benefits are essential for attracting the best talent.” ” The competition for new talent in a crowded job market can be intense. No one knows this better than HR professionals who often are tasked with recruitment, applicant tracking and onboarding.

PeopleStrategy Introduces the HCM Bundle

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Edison, N.J., May 21, 2019 — PeopleStrategy Inc. ® , a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions and full-service brokerage, today announced the release of the HCM bundle.

Why the Benefits Broker You Choose Matters

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Today, it’s rare for an employee to celebrate a milestone work anniversary. My friend’s dad just celebrated 45 years of working at the same organization.

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.

5 major benefits of HCM software

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In today’s on-demand, always-on business world, the value of efficiency has never been higher. Organizations are under great pressure to lower costs and increase productivity while maintaining a high level of service.

Smart practices for SMB HR management

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When it comes to managing HR, small and medium-sized businesses typically don’t have the same resources at their disposal that larger companies do.

PeopleStrategy® Appoints Accomplished HR Industry Leader Jerry Tasker to Lead Client Services

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EDISON, N.J., June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PeopleStrategy Inc.® , a full-service brokerage and provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, today announced Jerry Tasker as the new chief client officer to create exceptional experiences for its clients.

The key to stress-free benefits renewal

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Sure, it’s only early June, but rest assured – open enrollment, which typically begins on November 1, will be here before you know it. The most feasible way to go about planning and executing a successful open enrollment process for your business is to begin well in advance.

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.

How to avoid the costs of disengaged employees

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According to a Gallup poll , around 85% of employees class themselves as either ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ at work. No wonder employee engagement is a perennial issue. But what does a ‘disengaged’ employee look like?

Surviving as an HR department of one

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With the volume of work today’s HR professionals must manage, being an HR department of one can be daunting. Learning how to juggle everything on your plate takes time and experience, but having the right practices and HR technologies in place can also make flying solo less overwhelming.

Promoting wellness in the workplace has significant benefits

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May is Global Employee Health and Fitness month making wellness top-of-mind for employers.

Each generation has unique needs; offer benefits to meet them

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Your organization most likely has staff on its payroll from four different generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and the newest to enter the workforce, Generation Z. Each of these groups differs in many ways.

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.

Workplace safety: what HR can do to help employees feel safe

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You can’t guarantee everyone on your staff will enjoy every aspect of their jobs, but you can strive to make sure employees feel comfortable and safe when at work.

Is your SMB ready for HR technology?

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Today, the scope of technologies available to help us perform our jobs more efficiently and successfully is broader than anything we might have imagined just a few years ago.This has been particularly true in the area of human resources with new tools and technologies appearing on the scene at a crazy pace. The introduction of Cloud-based HR platforms has made technology more affordable for small and mid-sized businesses who often rely on manual, paper-based processes and spreadsheets to manage hiring, employee data, benefits administration and more. This helps explain why we see more SMB companies moving towards automation. The other is that HR leaders have recognized the benefits technology offers; a recent survey by global talent acquisition and management firm Randstad Sourceright found that 92 percent of C-Suite, HR leaders and professionals surveyed believe that technology enhances the attraction, engagement and retention of talent. Yet for companies with under 100 employees, it can be difficult to make the move to automation, especially for HR departments of one that are comfortable with the existing processes. At some point, however, the volume of work becomes too much for even the most efficient HR professional. To help smaller HR departments, we have identified key areas you can point to that indicate you are in dire need of HCM automation. HR departments of one most often derive the greatest benefits from an all-in-one HR platform. Increased risk of compliance fees and penalties. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), lean or one-person HR departments relying on outdated tech or other basic tools can easily make serious mistakes that lead to noncompliance and its associated penalties. Holly Payne, compliance manager for a freight management firm in St. Charles, Illinois, elaborated on this in an interview with SHRM. “A lot of companies that are smaller may have an office manager who’s moved into HR, so that person doesn’t necessarily have knowledge about what’s compliant versus not compliant,” Payne told SHRM. Whether it’s a mistake regarding open enrollment procedures as required by the Affordable Care Act or not knowing when your employees I-9 documents are expiring, non-compliance can lead to fines and other penalties. These penalties can be significant, especially for a small company. A comprehensive HR solution the automates payroll, benefits, employee verification and other tasks that have associated compliance requirements can help to ensure your organization stays within legal parameters. Slow-paced, inefficient operations. When it comes to vacation time, sick day requests or questions about their paycheck, your employees don’t want to wait a long time for someone in HR to get back to them. And the more time HR has to spend on administrative tasks like approving time-off requests, providing copies of year-end documents, or updating employees’ personal information, the less time they have for strategic initiatives , the sort of projects that can improve the candidate or employee experience or help the company achieve its goals. HR platforms with self-service functionality help employers avoid the slowdown of processes that should be a breeze. Empowering employees and managers to efficiently handle administrative tasks such as requesting and approving time-off, updating dependents or personal contact information, or checking a pay stub not only creates a better employee experience but also frees up time for HR. Missing out on top candidates due to inefficient recruiting or onboarding. According to HR Technologist, traditional approaches to recruiting and hiring can involve a great deal of repetitive tasks. In periods of low unemployment like we have today, you simply can’t afford to have your recruiting and onboarding be bogged down in inefficiencies, especially if you’re in dire need of new employees for mission-critical open positions. Cliff Justice, U.S. leader of intelligent automation operations at KPMG, explained how intelligent automation can critically aid organizations’ talent acquisition operations. “IA will free these teams from repetitive, routine tasks and enable them to focus on responsibilities that require a human touch … such as redesigning recruiting and onboarding processes, or developing new rewards and training programs to attract and retain top talent,” Justice told HR Technologist. Justice’s point is especially salient when you consider how recruiting and onboarding must extend far beyond the steps of hiring and also focus on workers’ professional development. A comprehensive HR solution that can handle the basic, but essential, requirements of talent acquisition – alongside payroll, benefits management, scheduling and performance evaluation – can help your organization realize the greatest possible value from its most important resource: its people. The post Is your SMB ready for HR technology? appeared first on PeopleStrategy. Blog Employee Experience HR Strategy HR Technology

How should HR approach the legalization of marijuana?

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Once lumped in by anti-drug stalwarts with heroin, cocaine, hallucinogens and synthetic drugs, and still considered a Schedule I narcotic by the Drug Enforcement Administration, marijuana and its derivatives are now legal for medical use in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Successful HR requires the perfect fusion of tech and intuition

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Every business relies on technology, but when reliance turns into dependence, employees, managers and company leaders can mistakenly think they don’t need to keep improving their knowledge and skills.

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.

How can HR foster empathy in the workplace?

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Empathy: It’s absolutely essential to fostering positive relationships – inside and outside of the workplace. Understanding the reasons why employees are dissatisfied or disengaged is key to creating a productive and motivated workforce and retaining top talent.

What is your people strategy?

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This question is simply another way of asking, “what goals and objectives do you have to help your company and employees succeed?” ” HR professionals and company leaders are tasked with not only managing, but also maximizing, the talent within a department or organization.

4 candidate qualities recruiters should look for that aren’t always on resumes

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In today’s crowded job market, the search for the perfect hire can be challenging. Of course you want to find someone who meets all the basic criteria – education, experience, relevant software and hardware skills – but what about personal candidate qualities that can make the difference between a good performer and a top performer?

Creating a Valuable Employee Performance Experience

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Performance management is being disrupted. In two-thirds of organizations today, business leaders are rethinking the traditional methods of managing employee performance. And employees are breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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.

4 tips for effective change management 

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You’ve selected a new HR technology system for your organization and now, a critical time begins. You need to effectively prepare your company to adopt and use this new technology – otherwise, you will not see the highest return on your investment.