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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Fourth Wave of Innovation and Leadership

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Leadership has never been a simple task.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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.

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.

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.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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 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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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.

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.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How to Change Toxic Work Culture

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Is your office plagued by politics, siloes and turf-wars? Are you finding the water-cooler conversations more dramatic than a daytime soap opera? Are your talented employees leaving for pastures new? If so, you may be in the midst of a toxic culture, and you need to sit up and pay attention. Organizational culture isn’t an HR issue, it’s an organizational priority.

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The Science of Taking Time Off

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Where Has the Time (Off) Gone? At the start of this year, I (like so many others) made a vow to commit to my New Year’s resolutions. Many of my resolutions revolved around time. I planned out new schedules and routines to optimize my days for work, rest, and play. I started making plans to take time off for a trip or two to visit new countries and explore some new cultures. Since we’re all experiencing 2020 together , I don’t need to tell you how these plans went.

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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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.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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. The global atmosphere has changed significantly since our initial announcement, with COVID-19 upending both business and life as we know it.

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.

You Should Be at the HR Tech Virtual Conference Right Now. Here’s Why.

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Attending is Easier Than Ever. Professional conferences are absolute game-changers when it comes to advancing your education, expanding your network, and staying on the cutting edge of what’s new in your field. There’s just been one drawback in the past for many of us — we actually need to go to the conference, and there can be barriers to making that happen. If you’ve been to in-person conferences in the past, you know the drill.

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.

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!

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.

How to Use Technology to Improve the Employee Experience

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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. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized burnout as a mental condition stemming from “chronic workforce stress,” and countless headlines revealed its toxic impact on people, culture, and the bottom line. Not to mention PR.)

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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. The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software. This post was commissioned by Ultimate Software and the author has or will receive compensation for their work.

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

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. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012.

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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? So often, when starting up or even as they grow, companies focus mainly on defining their missions: what they do, the products or services they provide, the industries they serve.

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.

Super Bowl 2020: We’re Going to Miami (Welcome to Miami)

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Ciao for now, New Orleans: Overtime is over, and Miami’s taking the W for Super Bowl 2020. Since 2013, Miami and New Orleans have been tied for first place when it comes to Super Bowl history, each hosting the nation’s most-celebrated event a total of 10 times. Combined, the two cities have hosted nearly half of the events during its 51-year history!

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.