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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.

4 ways to improve HR communication

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Communication is critical to earning employee buy-in and adoption of HR initiatives. As with most things in life, communication is critical when introducing or launching HR programs and services.

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Core HR, Payroll, & Benefits: Simple but not Easy

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It seems simple enough. You get hired for a job. You tell your employer who you are, where you live and sign up for various programs and benefits. Every two weeks your pay shows up in your bank account, and if you need to go the doctor, your insurance works the way you expect.

A First Impression Matters (& HR Can Control It)

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In our continuing exploration of how HR technology and processes impact the experience of employees , business leaders and the organization itself, we wanted to turn our attention to talent acquisition. Sadly, talent acquisition is where some of the worst experiences happen.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

What is the True Value of HR Technology?

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In our last article, we established some of the common reasons for moving to an HR technology solution , and we finished by pointing out the need for translating the administrative savings and reduced workload into true business outcomes.

7 Metrics for Discussing Your Candidate Experience with your CEO

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Your executive team looks to the HR and recruiting functions to provide organizational value, and the key method for achieving this is through data.

Keeping Performance Management REAL

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Managing performance. About as much fun as taking your car in for an oil change, new tires or a tune-up.

Improving the Hiring Manager Experience with Technology

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In a recent blog , Mollie Lombardi of Aptitude Research Partners examined the area of talent acquisition through the eyes of the candidate. Now, I turn our attention to the impact talent acquisition tools and processes have on the hiring manager, be that within HR or another department.

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.

How HR Can Stop Killing Innovation

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Portrait thinking woman in glasses looking up with light idea bulb above head isolated on gray wall background. Innovation is a curious thing.

The Role (HR) Technology Can Play in the Employee Experience

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As a marketer, I’ve been trained to segment audiences based on a variety of variables (i.e. age, gender, behaviors) and to deliver tailored messages to each audience based upon what we believe to be their desired goal, objective or experience.

Going Beyond Employee Engagement to Business Results

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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.

Escaping Spreadsheet Hell: Integrated HR Solutions for Midsize Firms

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If Dante had worked in modern business, he would have added a tenth circle to his Inferno — spreadsheet hell. Extracting critical data from multiple systems, and trying to manipulate that data, challenges and frustrates employees.

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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.

Change the Way You Think About HR

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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.”.

HR, Solve Business Challenges with Talent & Technology

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In a recent conversation with a VP of HR at a large manufacturing company, she said something that struck me. “I I don’t buy HR technology. I buy solutions to my talent problems.”.

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

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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.

It’s Time for HR to Make the Move to All-in-One

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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!

2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

What Are Your HResolutions for 2016?

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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.

3 Tips to Help You Find the Right HR Technology Provider

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You need a new HR/HCM system. You built your business case. You obtained executive approval. Now the fun of selecting a HR technology provider begins! Can’t be that hard, right? The good news is, there are lots of options. The bad news is, there are lots of options.

Designing a Technology-Enabled Employee Experience

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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.

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What Does Strategic HR Even Mean?

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For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about HR “becoming more strategic,” and “earning a seat at the table.” And based on recent research, company leaders are beginning to notice and appreciate the value HR has to offer to help the company achieve its goals.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

Implementing Your HR Solution Should Be a Positive Experience…Seriously!

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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.

Making Your Case for New HR Technology in 2017

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According to the Sierra-Cedar 2015/2016 HR Systems Surve y , 43% of companies are planning to undertake a major HR system strategy initiative.

5 Keys to Building a Great Employee Experience

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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.

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Getting Strategic About Payroll: a Non-Strategic but Essential HR Process

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Running payroll is one of the oldest business processes there is. From the days of someone manually tracking hours, physically writing a check and handing that to each employee on the way out the door on Friday, the actual process has changed little over time.

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.

Should HR own culture?

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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.

March Madness: Picking Your HCM Bracket

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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.

Managing Performance on the Daily

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Performance Management is one of those topics that is both holy grail, and third rail. A high-performance organization that hums with productivity, motivation, and ongoing learning – what leader doesn’t want that?

Getting Great Results from HR Technology

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“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.

Report: 4 Recruitment Benchmarks to Measure ROI

Appcast and Jobvite compiled data from their 2017 benchmark reports to identify metrics that talent acquisition professionals should track to measure success from their recruiting campaigns: click-to-apply rates, cost-per-quality-applicant, source of applicants and hires, and time-to-hire.