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It’s Everyone’s Job to Care About Job Descriptions

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by Kate Bischoff. 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 Ultimate Software.

The Employee Experience Imperative: Q&A with David Johnson

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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 Ultimate Software.

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Chicago Bound: Join US at #SHRM18

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The 2018 Annual SHRM Conference & Exposition starts this Sunday in Chicago, and we’re packing our bags! Attendees will enjoy a series of internationally-renowned keynote speakers and a variety of networking opportunities, both in-person and online.

Equity at Work: “No Excuses,” Please

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As a mother with a daughter entering the workforce, I wonder if, and hope that, she will receive career opportunities on par with what men in the same job will receive. I try to be optimistic, but the reality is that statistics on the inequitable income of women in the workplace are staggering.

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Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

Shattering Stereotypes and Ceilings Along the Way

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Women in the world of business have long complained about barriers to their professional advancement. So have many minorities (and justly so). While there are laws that prevent discrimination with regard to job promotions, these career obstacles often are hard to prove, much less enforce.

Solidifying a Competitive Advantage with Engagement Benchmarking

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As our exposure to Big Data progresses exponentially, analytics and BI are playing an increasing role in overall corporate strategy. Few departments are exempt from regularly analyzing and reporting metrics to the C-suite, and long-term tracking of this data is invaluable.

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.

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.”.

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.

“People First” Software Key to Merging People, Tech in Future of Payroll

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Payroll is like the heart of an organization: when everything’s running smoothly, it’s occasionally taken for granted; but if something goes wrong, the results can be disastrous.

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.

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.

A Job By Any Other Name…

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We all wear a dizzying array of “hats” these days, both within and outside of our work lives, and I believe that this complexity, along with significant major sociocultural shifts, are pushing us toward increasingly blurring the lines defining what we do, how we work, and even who we are.

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.

U.S. Triathletes Take Silver, Look to Tokyo in Today’s #UltimateTeamMoment

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In today’s #UltimateTeamMoment, read how a tight-knit group of U.S. triathletes worked together in the recent ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in Germany to take the silver medal.

How the Candidate Experience Impacts the Talent Experience – #PeopleFirstPodcast Episode 5

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Only “13% of workers are engaged in their work,” says Sarah Brennan, former founder and principle analyst at Accelir. Why?” HR professionals regularly ask.

A Thriving Community Built on Collaboration

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In celebration of Customer Service Week, October 3–7, we share the following post highlighting the importance of collaboration—a cornerstone component of Ultimate Software’s commitment to service and to ensuring our customers’ continued success.

#UltimateTeamMoment Interview Talks Teamwork with U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball Standout

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The latest #UltimateTeamMoment features an insightful interview with Brooke Sweat from the U.S. women’s beach volleyball team. Learn how Sweat and her teammate, Summer Ross, came to compete together, and what’s led to the duo’s impressive performances thus far.

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!

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.

U.S. Wrestlers Capture World Title in Latest #UltimateTeamMoment

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Today’s #UltimateTeamMoment proves wrestling isn’t always an individual sport. Read how a team of eight elite athletes from the U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling team put aside their college rivalries to compete for America.

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.

An #UltimateTeamMoment Decades in the Making for Men’s Wheelchair Basketball

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The latest #UltimateTeamMoment comes from the Paralympic Games in Rio. Discover how the U.S. men’s wheelchair basketball team looked past a 28-year medal drought and pressed on to win the gold. It’s a story of commitment, perseverance, and, ultimately, great teamwork.

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.

Reducing Risk, Optimizing Productivity in the Finance/Insurance Industry – #12DaysofHCM

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For finance and insurance organizations, the past decade has ushered in a whirlwind of change.

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.

U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Eyes Shot at Olympic Gold in Latest #UltimateTeamMoment

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Though the Games have ended in Rio, Team USA’s athletes still have gold on their minds. The latest #UltimateTeamMoment follows the U.S. women’s national ice hockey team, and its trek toward Olympic glory at the 2018 Winter Games.

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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.

Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

U.S. Women’s Team Serves Up Fed Cup-Worthy Performance in Latest #UltimateTeamMoment

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Today’s #UltimateTeamMoment follows the U.S. Women’s Tennis team on its path to the Fed Cup this November. After topping the Czech Republic, Team USA earned a spot in its first Fed Cup final in seven years. Now, Team USA looks to take home the cup for a record 18th time.

HR for Manufacturing Companies: How Today’s Tech Can Help

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The manufacturing industry contributed $2.18 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2016 and accounted for 11.7% of its GDP. On its own, U.S. manufacturing is considered the 10 th largest economy—in the world. It’s also one of the largest U.S.

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.

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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Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".

2018 HR & HCM Technology Trends: Three Forces Reshaping the Future of Work

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Rapid advances in technology—from the distributed computing reality of the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI) to increasing workforce fluidity (as described in our 2017 Trends Blog )—are combining to reshape today’s workplaces. In addition, there are some broad cultural trends that are impacting HR technology, pushing us well beyond the automation of traditional manual tasks and redesigning performance management processes, to rethinking the way we manage employees.

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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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An #UltimateTeamMoment That’s All About Putting People First

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Today’s #UltimateTeamMoment is a testament to teamwork, and what it means to truly care about others and put them ahead of yourself.

Partner with Your People: Scott Shares His Entrepreneurial Advice with Fortune

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At Ultimate Software, we put people first. Period. We owe a lot of that to the example set by our CEO, Scott Scherr, and his commitment to not only taking good care of his employees, but treating them as true partners.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.