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Worth the Investment: Why Corporate Culture is Important

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Are you concerned with your corporate culture? Are you actively investing in and prioritizing it? Do your executives want a business case for investing in corporate culture? I am here to help. The War for Talent Continues.

Positive Impact Learning and Development

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Today on the blog, Janine Truitt dives into learning and development. From time to time, we invite guest contributors to provide their personal perspectives about trending HCM topics.

How to Say “Thank You” To Payroll Professionals (& Why You Should)

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Payroll professionals are amazing. Before I started at Ultimate Software, I had a little bit (a very little bit) of payroll processing experience. Working at an accounting firm, I had helped small business owners complete their tax deposits and 941’s. (On On paper.)

New Research: 2019 Remote Work Statistics

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The future of work is in flux. Emerging technology has enabled an “anywhere, anytime” workplace, and both employees and employers are reaping the benefits. According to the U.S.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

A Week of Service with Rebuilding Together Helps Change Lives Forever

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Having been a part of Ultimate Software from the very beginning of our 29-year history, I’ve been privileged to share in so many amazing and memorable experiences. While every day still feels like I’m living a dream, some days really stand out.

What is HR Data Analytics & How Do We Leverage It?

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Data is now the most valuable currency in the world. But in contrast to the murky ethics of sourcing and selling consumer-driven data , leveraging internal HR data analytics to make better workforce decisions has been a key Human Resources best practice for decades.

The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Most of Your Organization’s Data?

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Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “ Big Data Executive Survey ” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives.

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Should I Get Certified? The Importance of HR Certification

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Human resources professionals aren’t required to earn HR certifications, but in many cases, getting certified is a valuable investment in your long-term career. How do you determine whether an HR certification is the right choice for you? Should I get an HR Certification?

Can AI be Ethical?

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Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Customer Service Week 2019: Optimizing Customer Experience

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Happy Customer Service Week! This week celebrates the importance of customer service while also providing organizations with an excuse to honor their service representatives.

How AI Is Impacting the Future of Payroll

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Are you prepared for the future of payroll? Payroll is perhaps the most ubiquitous business function—everyone needs to be paid! It is also one of the largest business expenses, with wages equating to an average of more than 60 percent of total business costs.

Are You Supporting Your Remote Employees?

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According to a worldwide study, approximately 70 percent of global employees worked remotely at least once a week in 2018 , while 53 percent telecommuted closer to half the week.

An Employee Perspective: The Work-Changing Magic of Letting Go

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There’s a cultural tradition that takes place during our new hire orientation here at Ultimate Software. In a ballroom with 100 or so other new UltiPeeps, we are asked a simple yet pervasive question: “What negative experience from an old job do you still hold onto?”.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

The Work Anywhere/Any Time Workplace

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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.

In Her Words on #InternationalWomensDay: Brooke Henderson

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At Ultimate Software, we’re proud to partner with incredible female athletes who are working relentlessly to change the world and chase their dreams.

How to Use Technology to Improve the Employee Experience

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Diversity: The New Workforce

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The below post is an excerpt from Cecile Alper-Leroux’s, VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, new book, From Dissonance to Resonance: Bringing Your People and Organization into Sync.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Saying “Thank You” on Employee Appreciation Day

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Today is Employee Appreciation Day, one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a chance for me—and Ultimate Software’s entire leadership team—to take a moment and express our gratitude for being part of the best company in the world.

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck at HR Tech 2019

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Conferences are meant to be inspiring and invigorating. After all, you’re in a new city surrounded by like-minded individuals to learn about the newest ways to push the needle forward within your organization.

Trending Soon 2020: Accessibility, Balance, and Adaptability

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Why Vision and Culture Eat Strategy

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I’m a big fan of Edgar Schein’s pathfinding research into the business and human value of a strong culture. In our current disturbing social pattern of divisiveness that devolves into incivility, one of the surest ways to sink the corporate ship is a destructive workplace culture.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Is Your Benefits Program Still Beneficial?

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Annual Checkup. When was the last time you had a checkup? I’m not talking about your annual physical (although, you should probably take care of that too) — I’m talking about your employee benefits program.

#SHRM19: Why Employee Experience Management Matters

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Were you in Las Vegas this week for #SHRM19? If so, hopefully you stopped by our booth to chat with us about why employee experience management matters, play a quick game of blackjack, or enter to win a prize (including our $5,000 grand prize!).

Where to Find Ultimate Software, PeopleDoc at HR Tech 2018

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It’s that time of year!

Whistleblowers Are a Good Thing

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A recent Harvard Business Review article pointed out something startling – whistleblowers are a good thing for companies. In fact, according to the HBR article, “The more employees use internal whistleblowing hotlines, the less lawsuits companies face, and the less money firms pay out in settlements.”

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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Three Mega Trends to Watch For in 2019

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Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons. Maybe it’s the inevitability of the rapidly evolving world we live in.

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EX = CX: Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

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Julie Dodd, Chief Services Officer, Ultimate Software. “It’s It’s not an accident that the best places to work are also the places that make the most money.”.

Is Your Manager a Millennial? Your Next One Might Be.

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“Change.” As the saying goes, it truly is the only constant in our personal lives as well as our work. As time has gone by, we’ve all witnessed the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which work has been reshaped.

Dream Big at Connections 2019

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What does it take to truly dream big? If anything was possible, what would you strive for? This year at Connections , our annual customer conference, we’ll be tackling these questions and much, much more as we seek to encourage, inspire, and excite one another.

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Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.