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Gratitude & the Power it Has to Change Work

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Not long ago, I had a pretty bad day. To be quite honest, there was nothing particularly different about this day in comparison to any other day. I didn’t wake up to any bad news, the weather was very typical for this time of year, and I had just enough coffee left to brew myself a cup.

An Employee Guide to Psychological Contracts

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I was having a discussion with a colleague regarding my recent piece about the psychological contract at work, and he brought up some thought provoking points regarding the post.

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How Company Values and Behaviors Shape Absolutely Everything

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“How can we make our company as successful as possible?” The quest to get an answer to this single question has warranted an amazing amount of academic research, business sponsored studies and theoretical speculation, all in the hopes of discovering the “secret sauce” of great organizations.

How the Miami HEAT Organization Remained Consistent During Uncertain Times

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If you’ve followed the world of sports this past year, you’ll know that the industry on a whole was not exempt from the effects of 2020.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

Inclusion is More Than Just a Seat at the Table — It’s a Voice Too

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A Simple Purpose that Created a Great Place to Work

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Over the past year, I’ve shared the story of how UKG came to be and, most importantly, where we’re headed. From a merger like no other to the values and behaviors we’ve created along the way. Today, I’m incredibly excited to share where UKG is at this very moment.

How 12,000 People Came Together to Create UKG

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In April, we announced to you and the world that Ultimate Software and Kronos had officially completed their merger. Then we shouted from the virtual rooftops on August 28 that we would soon be moving forward under a new, unified name: UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group).

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Inside the Virtual UKG Connections Experience

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Over this past year, one of the things I’ve missed about adjusting to a socially-distanced world have been the live events. Holiday parties with my family and extended family, concerts, and of course conferences of all kinds.

Can Employees Really Bring Their Whole Selves to Work During Polarizing Times?

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UKG’s Human Insights & HCM Advisory Group team consists of distinguished HR practitioners and HCM experts with an acute pulse on industry trends, best practices, and technological innovations.

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

How HR Investigations Can Create the Culture You’ve Dreamed Of

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From time to time, we invite guest contributors to provide their personal perspectives about trending HCM topics. The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent UKG.

Life-Work Synergy: Work and the Workplace Will Be More Centered Around Employees’ Lives

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When organizations announced their work-from-home orders in March, many employees met the change with excitement and the hope that, without a commute or school drop-offs to contend with, attaining the elusive “work-life balance” would be easier.

5 Visions of a Post-Pandemic Workplace

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“What day is it anyway?”. Have you heard that one yet? Quarantine humor has certainly helped us get through these past few months, but maybe now is the time that we begin to look to the future instead. There’s no crystal ball to tell us exactly what’s on the other side of this pandemic.

Yep, Your Organization Needs “Momboarding”

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Last Monday, I woke up to my alarm clock for the first time in twelve weeks. I nursed my tiny baby, so little her head still fits in my palm, and I got her, my older daughter, and myself ready for the day.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

The Future of Work after COVID: Turning Crisis into Positive Change

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In approximately 60-some days, nearly every organization has completely reimagined how they are managing workforce operations and their bottom lines. As the dust begins to settle and both employers and employees gain confidence in current routines, it’s time for business leaders to look forward.

Gummy Bears Are Evil & Difficult Conversations Are Magic

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Gummy bears created a difficult conversation. I spend my days coaching others to optimize their well-being during these unusual times — here are some great ways to maintain your wellness while you stay at home. But, can I be real for a moment? Quarantine has not been kind to me.

The Rebirth of HR: HR Will Begin Reinventing Itself to Lead These Efforts

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For several decades, HR has been fighting the stereotype of technically incompetent, soft-spoken corporate enforcers (aka: Toby, from The Office).

5 Hacks to Avoid Virtual Meeting Fatigue (#2 is my favorite)

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With the requirement for many of us to work from home it seems that life as we know it has morphed into one long, never-ending Zoom-Skype-WebEx-Hangout-Meet video fest.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

5 Guides and Reports to Wish HR a Happy New Year

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As we all prepare to head into the New Year, it’s natural to take a look back at the year we had. We reflect on all the events that have occurred up until this point, but more importantly we use it as valuable experience that will help inform how we’ll prepare for the year coming.

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How to Work from Home with Kids: The Ultimate List of Tips and Resources

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Remote work has been increasing in popularity for years , with more than 43% of U.S. employees working remotely at least some or all of the time according to Gallup.

The Core Human Skills of Work (and Why They Matter)

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Humans vs. The Machines. When people think of artificial intelligence (AI), images of the Terminator and other similar movies come to my mind. Thankfully, that apocalyptic scenario couldn’t be any further from the true impact machines are beginning to have upon our daily lives.

Say Hello to UKG

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We never forget our first days with a new organization, do we? That might explain why HR professionals everywhere put so much emphasis on crafting remarkable onboarding experiences. First days are special, and first impressions are meaningful and lasting.

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5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Don’t Make Employees Sleep on the Floor

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I’m 42 years young. If I try to sleep on the floor, I won’t get any shut eye and I’ll be really crabby the next day, like really, really crabby. No one wants that. I don’t think I’m alone in this. So, why do we always revert to the floor when it comes to how we treat people?

Company Involvement During Black History Month

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Jaylon is a member of BUILD, a diversity network within UKG that was created to foster inclusion and advancement for Black employees at all levels, as well as transform the tech industry so that it reflects the diversity of its users.

Diversity & Inclusion Efforts During and After Pandemic & Protests

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit us hard. Seemingly overnight we were told we had to stay home, and we didn’t know how long it would last. Many organizations had to quickly pivot to working remotely. Other businesses were forced to furlough or layoff employees.

People Before Profits: Businesses Will Adopt a Greater Purpose

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In August 2019, CEOs from 181 of the world’s largest companies—tasked with advocating for policy solutions that foster economic growth and competitiveness as part of The Business Roundtable (BRT)—publicly declared that the purpose of a corporation is to create value for all stakeholders, including employees, communities, and suppliers.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

How to Change Toxic Work Culture

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Is your office plagued by politics, siloes and turf-wars? Are you finding the water-cooler conversations more dramatic than a daytime soap opera? Are your talented employees leaving for pastures new? If so, you may be in the midst of a toxic culture, and you need to sit up and pay attention.

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Write the Empathetic Job Postings that Candidates Need in 2020

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There’s a good day, and then there’s a pandemic good day. Let me explain. Every time I start a call, the first words out of someone’s mouth are, “How are you?” ” After years of networking, my business reflexes automatically say, “Good!

The Fourth Wave of Innovation and Leadership

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Leadership has never been a simple task.

The Significance of National Payroll Week (Especially in 2020)

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Take one look at this list of holidays and something should become abundantly clear—we all love finding reasons celebrate.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Taking Action to End Racial Injustice

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Amid a global pandemic that transformed the world seemingly overnight, we’ve received numerous tragic reminders that not everything has changed. Racial injustice and inequality are pervasive in our society and must come to an end. This is not a time to remain silent and passive.