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Firing an Employee: What to Do When it Has to be Done

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No one really enjoys firing an employee. It’s a tough decision for any employer—who has invested time, money, and a great deal of energy—to let a person go and move on. But even if it’s not easy, it’s sometimes necessary. I offer, then, a few pieces of advice to consider when firing an employee.

Workforce Trends: What to Expect in 2017

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As we approach the end of 2016, we are compelled to look ahead to what we can expect in the new year! With that in mind, here are my predictions for the world of people-first HR and business. The Voice of the Employee (VoE) Takes Center Stage.

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Predictions for 2017: Serving People with Emerging HR Technologies

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Thriving in our rapidly changing and increasingly disrupted modern business environment will require organizations to both recognize major cultural shifts (see my blog post about Workforce Fluidity ) while taking advantage of incredible new technologies.

Inspired By People

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What inspires you? What wakes you up each morning and motivates you to face life’s challenges? At Ultimate Software, we’re inspired by people.

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.

Transforming Data into Action Yields Bottom-Line Results

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We know people are a key differentiator in business. That means businesses are incredibly focused on talent. Recruiting, engaging, and retaining talent are the top issues facing organizations , according to last year’s Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report.

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How Ultimate Software Cultivates the Best Workplace in Technology

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I’m proud to announce that Fortune recently named Ultimate Software the #1 Best Large Workplace in Technology-for the second year in a row. This significant honor adds to an extensive list of our recent awards ( 22 earned in 2016 alone ), all stemming from one, founding principle: “People First.”.

HR Compliance in a Legal Whiplash World

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Guest post by Kate Bischoff, Employment Lawyer & HR Consultant. HR compliance is hard. Employers are subject to so many different laws that even the most seasoned HR practitioners can innocently overlook legal changes. Last year was a particularly fast-paced year for employment law changes.

More Employees are Voluntarily Leaving Jobs – What it Means for HR

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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for December 2016, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in February, reported there were 1.4 million more quits than layoffs and discharges for the month.

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.

“People First” in Action

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By now, we understand that employee engagement gives way to the employee experience. Meaning, it’s time to focus on automatically creating an outstanding employee experience so engagement just happens.

Employee Handbooks: Your Ultimate Guide

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Guest post by Kate Bischoff, Employment Lawyer & HR Consultant. Shoved deep in some desks of supervisors and employees, the employee handbook resides. For some, the handbook has lived in this dark corner of the workplace for years without a thought or care.

How Unified Employee-Feedback Tools are Revolutionizing HR

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Nearly all HR leaders agree that long-term organizational success is dependent upon building and retaining a happy, engaged workforce.

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A People First Approach to Customer Service

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Most of us spend as much time with our co-workers as we do with our families. And just as family relationships influence our behavior, the values of our bosses makes an enormous difference in our lives.

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.

How Big Data and Analytics are Shaping the Future of HCM

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We’re officially in Q2 of 2017, and it’s clear that some of the same industry-leading trends that having been influencing HR for years have continued to advance and will remain hot topics for the foreseeable future.

The 21st Century HR Department: An HR Transformation

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I recently stumbled upon an article from 1999 that talked about the challenges that would exist in a 21 st century HR department.

Defining “People First”

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Ultimate Software began more than 25 years ago with a core belief: Always put people first.

National Payroll Week

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Happy National Payroll Week! National Payroll Week celebrates America’s 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Through the payroll withholding system, we contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $2.2 trillion – that’s 67% of the U.S.

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.

Learning, Growing – #12DaysofHCM

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73% of employees think the opportunity for professional development is necessary to feel satisfied at work. See more on the #12DaysofHCM blog series.

Creating the Best Workplace in Tech

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All of us at Ultimate Software are honored to be named FORTUNE’s Best Workplace in Technology. . Ultimate Software is the #1 Best Workplace in Technology, according to Fortune Magazine. Ultimate Software puts People First. Always.

Finding New Ways to Put #PeopleFirst

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Year-end marks the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months, and look to the many opportunities ahead. What goals have you accomplished this year, and what more will you set out to achieve next?

Ultimate Software and Customers — Partners for Life

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Ultimate Software began 25 years ago with a mission of creating the industry’s best HR software—because we believe people are the heart of every organization. That’s why we always put people first.

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.

Giving in the Community – #12DaysofHCM

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85% of employees are more likely to stay longer with an employer that shows a high level of social responsibility by supporting charitable causes, volunteering in the community, and/or taking a stand on social issues. Learn more on the #12DaysofHCM series.

Taking Time for Everyday Celebrations – #12DaysofHCM

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Though we often talk about the importance of recognizing the “big picture,” it’s also important to remember the “little things.”.

Best Companies Have C.H.A.R.A.C.T.E.R.

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It’s with great pride we announce FORTUNE has named Ultimate Software one of the Best Companies to Work For in America for the fifth consecutive year, after having also ranked Ultimate the #1 Best Large Workplace in Technology.

The Characteristics of Great Leaders

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We at Ultimate Software are proud to announce that our Founder, President, and CEO, Scott Scherr, is among the Highest-Rated CEOs on Glassdoor for 2015 ! Each year, the online jobs and careers marketplace lists the top leaders from companies across North America and Europe.

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.

Are You Ready for True Workforce Fluidity?

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The composition of today’s working population is changing faster than organizations and their policies can react. For the first time in history, five different generations are in the American workforce.

ACA Superhero Challenge – Will you pass the test?

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With fast-approaching deadlines and ever-changing guidelines, it’s no surprise that the Affordable Care Act is leading to some additional stress and anxiety these days. Take a break and test your knowledge with our ACA quiz to see just how much you know about healthcare reform.

The Future of Employee Feedback – #12DaysofHCM

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Employees everywhere are talking, but are we listening?

Ultimate Team Moments — All This Summer from Rio

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The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are fast approaching, and soon, extraordinary athletes from across the globe will strive for gold. But much like in business, great success in sports often comes from great teamwork.

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.