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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.

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.

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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.

A Key Component to Economic Recovery is Understanding Shift Growth

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Let’s start this article with an admission and a reality check. Sometimes the news can be overwhelming. But as business professionals we cannot simply ignore the news. Instead, we need to identify reliable sources of information that will help us effectively do our work.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

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.

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?

Thanking Our 2020 Heroes

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Wow, I could come up with a thousand adjectives to describe the year 2020. While many will choose to remember it as a horrible, life-changing year (which let’s face it, it was), I want to remember the gratitude we felt for all the heroes who emerged this year.

Continuing the Conversation on Mental Health & DEIB in 2021

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It’s hard to believe 2021 is right around the corner. 2020 has been fraught with trials and tribulations of the highest order.

Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Purpose Partnered With the Spirit of Inspiration & Sportsmanship

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The similarities between sports and business have been compared and studied for ages. Leadership, support, innovation, and good old-fashioned hard work are prerequisites for success in both worlds. However, there are even more similarities aside of what it takes to win. Every athlete has a why.

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.

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.

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!

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.

It’s A Trap: Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

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It’s that time of year again — time for the annual ritual of New Year’s resolutions and goals. The first of January is rapidly approaching and many of us will take the opportunity to reset our attitudes and commitments towards health and well-being.

The Fourth Wave of Innovation and Leadership

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Leadership has never been a simple task.

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.

Welcome Employees Back to the Office with Mini-Onboarding

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Even if your organization isn’t operating at full capacity, it makes sense to start having conversations about what employee “re-entry” into the workplace will look like. That way, when the organization is ready, there will be a plan in place.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Employee Experience: A Gen Z New Hire’s Year in Review

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How do you measure a year in the office? In paychecks, in emails, in cups of coffee; in meetings, in phone calls? What does the first year for a Gen Z new hire look like? Well to be honest, that answer isn’t so simple anymore. The first year usually contains a lot of interaction: Shadowing new teammates in meetings Working hand in hand on assignments Going out to lunch with the new team .

3 Tips from a Professional Recruiting Writer for Even Better Job Posts

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A Tale of 1,000 Job Postings. I was excited. Just that morning, my builder called. “We can officially schedule closing for Friday.” ” I was excited as I prepared for my 1-1 with my manager.

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. And with social distancing playing a crucial role in suppressing the spread of the coronavirus , working from home is more than a privilege—it’s become a necessity for many organizations where remote work is possible.

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.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

6 On-Demand 2020 Webcasts to Inspire You Before the New Year

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Reflecting on the events of 2020 can be a pretty bleak experience, but it wasn’t all bad was it? This past year also created some pretty great moments, like the merger that brought us UKG , and the more than 1,500 other silver linings that were reported in 2020.