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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.

Ask Adam: Creating a Positive Employee Experience

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“Employee experience” has become a standard HR buzzword, and today’s executives are increasingly recognizing and prioritizing its influence. In January, Forbes published “ The Employee Experience Is the Future of Work ,” and we now know that “ee experience” is the #1 driver of employment outcomes.

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.

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.

The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers

When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.

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.

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.

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 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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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.

“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.

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.

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 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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

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.

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?

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.

The High Cost of Low Service

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A couple weeks ago, I discussed the importance of customer service and shared Kelton’s 2016 findings that nearly 7 out of 10 HR decision makers reported they’ve regretted their HCM provider choice, predominantly due to poor service.

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.

Defining “People First”

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

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.”.

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.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.

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.

The Future of Employee Feedback – #12DaysofHCM

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Employees everywhere are talking, but are we listening?

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.

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.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

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.

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.

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.

A “Smart” Solution for Simplified Payroll

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With this being National Payroll Week, we wanted to take a closer look at a hot-button issue for payroll professionals across America. In this post, we’ll focus on one state in particular: Pennsylvania.

2016 Training Program Best Practices

Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?

#12DaysofHCM – #2 Increased Pay Insight Saves Time

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Organizations receive on average 1,1150 employee inquiries about their pay each year. See more on the #12DaysofHCM blog series. No matter an employee’s specific role in an organization, one topic is most likely top of mind: their paycheck.