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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

4 Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Your Payroll System

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From the top down, a payroll system can appear to be a fairly straightforward process. Employees work. Employees get paid. But that macro-level viewpoint often ignores the intricate nuances of how employees actually experience payroll on a daily basis.

Defining Your Company’s Core Values

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How would you define your company culture? What are the elements, traits, and pillars that describe a typical day for your employees—whether they work at headquarters, a regional office, or from home, maybe thousands of miles away?

Can AI be Ethical?

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“Can AI be Ethical?” ” originally appeared in Forbes. 2018 was filled with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) news and controversies, from the coverage of U.S.

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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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.

Technology does not make Digital Transformations Effective - People Do!

There is no doubt that digital transformation strategies are technology driven; however, that is not the only factor. The human element is still relevant - in fact, it is necessary to succeed in the digital era.

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.

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.

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.

#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!).

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.

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.

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.

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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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.”.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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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Where to Find Ultimate Software, PeopleDoc at HR Tech 2018

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It’s that time of year!

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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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

International Women’s Day: I Was Told, But I Persevered

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?. In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight the strengths and successes of women who refused to let what they were told impact who they became. We didn’t have to look far.

How to Protect Yourself From Biased Analytics

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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.

Revolutionizing Learning, Networking, and Inclusion for Women of Color

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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.

Employee Engagement in the Augmented Age

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Fretting about the security of your job because of the Fourth Industrial Revolution ? In our marvelous age of cognitive computing technologies, the good news is that people will perform less boring and repetitive manual tasks. The bad news is that individuals may lose their jobs as a consequence.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Do Remote Employees Actually Have Better Work-Life Balance?

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The short answer: It depends. While virtual employment and flexible scheduling were both touted as the silver bullet to the work-life balance problem, there are reasons to believe that better balance has not been achieved—at least not for some remote workers. The Blurred Line Between Work and Home.

Customer Service Week 2018: Continual Innovation

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It is the first week of October, also known as Customer Service Week 2018!

Sparking The Tipping Point: 4 Ways You Can Fight For Diversity & Inclusion

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March is Women’s History Month, and we’re talking all things Diversity & Inclusion. Looking for more ways to join the conversation? Register for our upcoming Women in Leadership webcast —back by popular demand—featuring a powerhouse panel of four female leaders from across the business world.

What is HR Service Delivery Technology?

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Before we can talk about HR Service Delivery technology, let’s first get familiar with HR Service Delivery. If the term is new to you, fear not: the function it serves is anything but. HR provides a wide range of services to various stakeholders throughout the company.

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.