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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.

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 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!

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

The Fourth Wave of Innovation and Leadership

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Leadership has never been a simple task.

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. During the last few months I’ve attended great virtual meetings and, unfortunately, quite a few that, well to be honest, sucked. Personally, I’ve gone from zero to hero[ine] regarding Zoom functionality, with multiscreen displays, two camera angles, shared whiteboards, breakout rooms, etc.

The Ultimate Software and Kronos Merger is Official!

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It’s hard to believe nearly two months have passed since we announced a definitive merger agreement between Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated ! With this merger, we have brought together two great people companies to form one global leader in the HR technology space.

UKG Employees Share Their Excitement for the New Brand

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There’s a lot of excitement buzzing around the announcement of our new brand, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) , and so much of that excitement is felt from the heart of our organization—our people. “I’m

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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. 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.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

How Employers Can Help Parents Work From Home (With Kids)

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As new U.S. COVID-19 cases climb for the fifth straight month, many organizations have successfully navigated the growing pains of transitioning to remote work or implementing safety precautions for essential workers. Yet one unsolved dilemma continues to weigh heavily on employees and employers alike: a lack of access to reliable childcare. Back in March, school districts transitioned to remote learning and many daycares shut their doors or significantly downsized class sizes.

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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. The unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the latest tragedies in what has been a timeless call to action that has persisted for decades.

How Managers Can Prevent Burnout in Their Teams

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In a world where two-thirds of the workforce are struggling with burnout and overwhelm , helping your people improve work-life balance has become an organizational imperative.

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How to Conduct a Virtual One-on-One Meeting

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Many organizations have successfully shifted to conducting the majority of their work remotely. Initially, the focus was on making sure employees had the physical resources and tools they needed to get work done. That included having access to the right technology, equipment, internet, etc.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

Payroll System Innovation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Recently, I co-presented a webinar to prospective customers about the “ Evolution and the Future of Payroll.” ” This was a very exciting event and I was very happy to participate. Afterwards, I had two thoughts.

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. When a company is having financial issues, the programs that are deemed unnecessary or optional usually get dropped.

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. Organizations will not want to simply tell employees, “Starting Monday, we expect employees to report to the office.” In some organizations, employees have been out of the office in excess of 10-12 weeks.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

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. I casually wrote a note to myself about a chair I wanted to buy across the top of the blank note page next to my laptop. The second he dialed in, I just knew something was wrong. There was uncertainty in the hello. His contagious joy was gone.

Trading Silent Nights for Bundles of Joy: The Life-Changing Gift of Fertility Benefits

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In an effort to both do right by their people and recruit top talent, many employers of choice are doubling-down on employee-focused benefits such as flexible work schedules , unlimited paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and competitive 401(k) matches.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week With a Relentless Heart

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There’s a shared characteristic amongst Ultimate Software’s employees that is integral to keeping our organization strong. Ultimate’s people are relentless in their efforts to put people first. Whether they’re providing solutions and service that keep our customers smiling, or selflessly serving our communities , making a positive difference in people’s lives is their common thread.

Diversity, Equality, and Belonging

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Throughout 2019, we saw a renewed focus on diversity, equality, and belonging in the workplace. While companies are continuing to embrace the value of diversity to improve their business, there are still critical steps that need to be taken to ensure full equality for all people at work.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Where to Find Ultimate Software, PeopleDoc at HR Tech 2018

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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 Does an Internal Gig Marketplace Work?

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The Gig Economy Never Left, It Just Moved. Each year, there is at least one hot topic that pops up into the sphere of HR relevancy. Just a couple of years ago , we were gifted with the “ gig economy.” While the term was new to many of us (myself included) this way of working has been around as long as… well, work. For those new to the phrase, the gig economy is defined as “a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.”

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.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

International Women’s Day: Addressing Gender Pay Equity

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Gender pay equity has been a hotly-discussed topic for decades. Yet, despite political attention and federal regulations—the Equal Pay Act was established in 1963 !—there there remains significant disparity in terms of how much men and women are paid. For women of color, these figures are even more disheartening, with countless additional barriers significantly undercutting leadership, growth, and salary potential.

New Technologies Support Remote Work

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As technology evolves and employees seek increased flexibility, more and more companies are embracing remote work as a viable option for getting business done. And, as it turns out, enabling employees to work virtually is yielding positive outcomes for both people and companies.

Adjusting to Working from Home in the Era of Social Distancing

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Like many others around the world, my day-to-day looks a bit different now than it did just last week. I’m working from home, and there are no more carpool karaoke sessions during my morning and evening commutes. No more catching up on my coworkers’ weekend adventures while I wait for my coffee to brew. Social distancing and now working 100% remote have changed the way we work for the time being.

A New Way of Working: The Lifework Journey

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In this extraordinary period of disruption and uncertainty leading to radical shifts in working models—and, in some cases, unemployment—managers and HR leaders need to take a moment to revisit traditional employee hire-to-retire lifecycle ideas to better understand their people, and focus on what is most important to them. Despite efforts for more than a decade to enhance employee engagement, many people still find their jobs dissatisfying and their career trajectories ambiguous.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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. This month signalled the 92nd consecutive month of job creation , and unemployment rates are the lowest they’ve been since early 2000.

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.

Was Data Privacy Written in the Stars for 2020?

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If you believe in horoscopes , the year 2020 was predicted to be “quite challenging, especially health-wise, but also financially, with obstacles, impediments, and unpredictable situations, which will mainly occur during the first half of the year.”. Maybe we should take astrologers more seriously. 2020 began with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) providing California residents with data privacy rights like those for EU residents under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Customer Service Week 2018: Continual Innovation

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

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.