Sat.Dec 02, 2017 - Fri.Dec 08, 2017

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals


Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below. Sign-up for our weekly Hot in HR newsletter to get these updates via email. FUNDING. *This week’s Fundings: $5M+. Bayzat, a Dubai, UAE-based Provider of Insurance and HR Solutions Secures Additional $5M in Funding.

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How to Help Employees Deal with Holiday Stress

Cornerstone On Demand

This article was originally published under Jeff Miller's column “The Science of Workplace Motivation" on Extra hours. End of year reports. Long lines. Lots of visitors. While the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, it also happens to be one of the most stressful --both personally and professionally, whether you're an entry-level retail clerk or a Fortune 500 CEO.


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How to reduce unconscious bias at work


No matter how much we might not want to admit it, unconscious biases influence a vast majority of our decisions. This is due to the fact that our brains can consciously process 40 pieces of information per second —while we unconsciously process 11 million pieces. So, in order to keep up with all of the stimuli around us, we create mental shortcuts that ostensibly make decision-making easier.

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7 common HR technology challenges and how to overcome them


Small and mid-size businesses share many challenges when it comes to HR technology. This includes everything from disparate systems that don’t communicate seamlessly with each other (e.g., one system for payroll, another system for time tracking and another for employee benefits management), to disruptive software upgrades and limited reporting capabilities.

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Investing in HR Software: How to Get Internal Buy-in

Buying HR software is a major decision. That’s why finding the right provider based on your needs and ensuring key decision makers are on board is vital. Download Paycor’s guide for tips to address common concerns across your buying committee.

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What to Expect for HR Compliance in 2018

ClearCompany HRM

As the new year rapidly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about compliance. Many rulings were passed last year and more will continue to come into effect which means there is a lot for an HR department to monitor. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a quick list of HR compliance subjects your department should be aware of as we head into 2018: Overview of 2017 Rulings Taking Effect in 2018. 2017 brought quite a few rulings HR managers across the country will be dealing with in 2018.

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year…for Time Off Requests?


With the holidays approaching, companies can expect to see an increase in their employees’ time off requests, and the question on everyone’s minds is can these requests be accommodated? While being able to use time off during the holidays is essential to employee satisfaction, companies may struggle to find fair ways to approve these requests while also staffing for the holidays.

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Technology Is Part of Your Employment Brand – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. This week, Kronos ranked on Glassdoor’s annual listing of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. as a top employer in the software industry. While this is the first time Kronos has cracked Glassdoor’s Top 100 Best Places to Work list, CEO Aron Ain has twice been named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO.

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Updates over on the new site…

What is Paul Thinking

Still haven’t switched your subscription to the new site? It’s easy. Just click here. But for you hold outs… here’s what you missed in the last couple of weeks. Your Company is no Longer Your Employees’ Nexus of Value. Just think, all the “employer branding” work going on today is pretty much wasted once your recruit is “in” the company.

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Moving Beyond Performance Management to Performance Enablement [Infographic]


Earlier this fall I reported on a study we had completed at Lighthouse Research focused on performance management practices that separated high-performing companies (revenue, retention, engagement) from their peers. The infographic below illustrates these points well and is a great set of takeaways. The part I’m most intrigued by? Companies that follow a specific set of practices are more likely to improve engagement and business results, a double shot of positive organizational impact.

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Secrets to the Switch: Choosing the Best HR Software in 2023

Speaker: Patrick Sayers - President, Newcastle Research

Does your organization need more productivity (and less pain) from your HR software? With the increase of technology-dependent remote work and highly sophisticated cyber threats on the rise, it's critical to successfully implement an HR platform that can help your organization see actionable information in real-time to hit all your key workforce KPIs.

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Minimize Employee Absenteeism with Time & Attendance Software

nettime solutions

If you did a head count around your workplace, how many absences would you notice? Maybe one or two every day? Perhaps a handful each week? According to 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics , the absence rate for full-time employees is 2.9%. That means if your company has 100 employees, on average, about 3 people per workday would be out. Overall, it’s a pretty small number.

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The Culture Series [Part 4] – Implementing an Inclusive Culture

HR Bartender

In the second and third articles of the series , we talked about the four competencies that are key to the organization’s cultural identity. Once that happens, the work isn’t over. Future policies, procedures and strategies need to reflect how trends will impact the organization over time. For example, if the organization is planning to expand into the Latin American market in the next 5 years, what is the company doing today in terms of understanding the Latin American culture to ensure their s

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New Feature Update: The Best-Self Review


This month, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to 15Five, the Best-Self Review. Best-Self Reviews are 15Five’s answer to the traditional annual performance review, which is often biased and counterproductive. Traditional performance reviews were created during the Industrial Revolution, a time when producing efficient and repeatable outcomes were valued most.

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8 Benefits of 360 Degree Feedback - DecisionWise


Benefits of 360 degree feedback surveys can impact leadership, teams, and the entire organization immediately. When an organization decides to launch a 360 degree feedback program for the first time, some leaders are reluctant to participate. Good leaders may have a bias towards action, and if you want something that can create results starting by the time you finish reading this article, nothing is more tried and true than doing 360 degree feedback with leaders.

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2023 HR Technology Trends: What's New and What's Next

Speaker: Ben Eubanks - Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

The world of HR has changed so much in recent years, and so have the technologies and tools that support HR and talent leaders. But frankly, keeping up with the ever-changing HR tech landscape can feel like another full-time job. That's why we're sharing with you this webinar session with Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer for Lighthouse Research & Advisory.

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Daily Habits of Inspiring Leaders Anybody Can Adopt


Inspired by the success and creativity of Mark Zuckerberg? Envious of the greatness of Dalai Lama? Cherish the idea of leading the world of cosmetic fashion like Huda of Huda Beauty? If you have been nodding a yes to all of the above questions, then you too can adopt habits that will help you become a leader in your sector or attain inspiring fan following like famous leaders and celebrities.

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There’s No Silver Bullet for Hiring the Best Talent

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success.

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How Netsmart Launched a Performance Management Strategy In Less Than 7 Weeks


Reinventing performance management is no easy feat. It’s not just about introducing new technology, but also ensuring employees use and embrace the solution to effectively drive the desired change. Netsmart is a 1,400 person organization that provides innovative healthcare technology solutions to more than a half million users. The company’s new managing performance strategy led them to partner with Reflektive to provide the lightweight tool aligned to the strategy.

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Becoming Simply Irresistible. Part 2: Supportive Management

Josh Bersin

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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The HR Leader’s Guide to Recruiting & Hiring

62% of Paycor survey respondents say we’re in a permanent talent shortage. By 2030, we’ll see more jobs than workers (BCG).

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How to Find the Right Employee for Work Travel: Healthy Habits Foster Success on the Road


Every potential hire has their strengths and weaknesses. The qualities and ideas that make them stand out in their hiring interview will be the qualities and ideas that continue to make them a good fit for your organization year after year. It’s easy to forget not every candidate shares the same ambitions. We assume everyone is motivated by a higher salary , wants recognition in front of their peers , or wants to travel.

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Making Company Culture More Than a Rah Rah Activity

HR Bartender

Having a well-defined company culture is important. We talk about it a lot. Culture drives branding, talent acquisition, decision-making , etc. But sometimes, the discussions about company culture can seem a bit “rah-rah”. You know, a bit more qualitative and not enough quantitative. I’m not saying that culture should be a 100 percent quantitative topic.

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3 Risky HR Technology Trends That Disturb People Processes


Nearly two years ago, Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, noted that HR technology trends were steering towards an “employee first” approach to new and improved products and features. He pointed out that HR technology was first created primarily to streamline administration and improve processes. But is it? HR technology trends are steering towards an 'employee first' approach.

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The Future of Work: Solving Problems Through a Flexible Workforce


Innovative companies ask themselves two key questions: What products or processes do we think the marketplace will want next? What talent do we need to deliver that?

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Upskilling HR: Future-Proof Your HR Career

Speaker: Jeanne Achille - CEO, The Devon Group

Is your HR department running around barefoot like the shoemaker's children? If so, you're on a collision course with the ever-changing realities of the workplace, which necessitate strong HR tech skills. In this webinar, we'll look at why HR should invest in learning to ensure organizational resiliency and employee retention. Consider it self-care as we discuss how to future-proof your own career through the opportunities provided by upskilling.

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One Of A Kind People Make An Amazing Culture


A culture comprised of unique “one-of-a-kinders” is one that creates sustainable competitive advantage and unmatched performance in the market for the organization fortunate enough to possess it. This type of culture is nurtured one person at a time. “There is only one” is the answer every person in this environment wants to hear when a decision maker in the organization asks a question about who should be the logical choice for something – a vacant position to fill

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When Do You Run a Background Check?


Our friend, Amber Cowham, stopped by this week to help us understand the importance of background screening to the health and stability of your organization. Amber’s the Corporate Trainer at Verified First , where she and her team offer premier background and drug screening services featuring robust, customizable search solutions. Don’t trip up on timing!

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Use Our Simple Checklist for Your Small Business’ End of Year Tasks


There’s no way around it — end of year paperwork and tax filings are a massive headache. And if you’re not careful with filing business taxes correctly, you may find your company slapped with unexpected fines. But it’s not just tax filings you have to worry about. It’s also end of year bonuses and commissions, rounding out 401(k) contributions, informing employees about their FSA funds, and a multitude of other tasks.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up Management: Which is Best for Your Business?


Creating an effective management culture has countless positive effects on your organization. Employees will feel better connected to the business’ mission and goals. They’ll be more engaged, productive, and motivated — all of which encourages them to remain at your company longer. In fact, managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement. .

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.