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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.

Three Things to Consider When Applying for a Job Online – #12DaysofHCM

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Job board sites, social media networking, and one-click application services have made it easier than ever to apply for jobs—but they’ve also significantly increased the competition.

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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.

3 Cutting-Edge Recruiting Trends Every #HR Pro Needs to Know

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According to a series of articles from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), job openings have broken 5 million , voluntary quits are at an eight year high , and time to fill has increased by ten days over the past decade. The job market has definitely shifted to a candidates’ market.

Live Webinar: What A Resume Hides – Avoid Toxic Hires with the Perfect Interview Process

It's not just the resume. In today's world, you have to screen for specific personality traits and behaviors to avoid potentially toxic hires. A toxic hire can have a perfect resume but can destroy your team, costing your business upwards of $12,000 a year. Sign up for this upcoming webinar to learn how to hire the right person, every time. Date: 1/25/18 at 11:00AM PT.

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.

The Ultimate HR Tech 2017 Preview

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The 20th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech 2017) is just days away, and Ultimate Software will be joining the thousands of HR professionals, tech innovators, and industry experts convening in Las Vegas to explore the latest advancements in HCM and preview what’s to come.

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.”.

“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.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

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.

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 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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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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Live From #HRTechConf 2017: AI and the Future of HR

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“Artificial intelligence (AI) is the number-one technology you can’t afford to miss.”.

Defining “People First”

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

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

Honoring Hardworking Professionals by Paying it Forward – #12DaysofHCM

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No matter the size of the company or the industry, processing accurate payroll is arguably the most crucial aspect of running a successful business. Ensuring employees are paid on time, every time, “walks the talk” in showing you value your people and their dedication to serving your customers.

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.

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.

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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

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.

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.

New Tech Tools Key to Improving Engagement

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Employee engagement has been a hot topic for years, and its influence continues to make headlines. Gallup has been tracking U.S. engagement since 2000, and countless studies over the past 17 years have verified the tremendous impact engagement can have on corporate success.

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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?

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

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.

In a World of Chatbots, People are Still Your Biggest Asset

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It’s been said that 2017 is “ The Year of the Chatbot ” and many organizations are heavily investing in bots to assist retail, marketing, and customer support efforts.

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.

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.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.

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.