Manager Onboarding: Making Managers Great Again

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Remember what it was like to be a new employee? Your first day on the job was exciting and scary at the same time. But it’s even more intimidating when you don’t know what people expect from you or where you should turn your attention first. Now multiply that times 100. That’s how your new… Read More

Follow the Data: How Predictive Analytics Is Changing the Workforce Landscape

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Today’s workforce landscape looks vastly different from the one workers experienced twenty years ago. In fact, you might say mountains have fallen into valleys and new peaks have thrust up from the flatlands. And if by mountains you mean “old methods of workforce management” and by new peaks you mean, “new collaborative methods based on… Read More

HR Resolution Check-In: 4 Next Steps for Year-End Success

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With summer in full swing and vacation requests proliferating like mosquitoes, many companies experience a sluggish season in terms of productivity. But that doesn’t mean you can coast. We’re halfway through 2017 (already!) and it’s a good time to pull out your HR resolution list and check in. Back in January, we posted our top eight HR… Read More

Chasing the HCM Unicorn: A Simple 3-Step Plan for Buying HR Tech

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“Buying HR software is fast and easy!” Said no one ever. Shopping for software takes time, intense effort, and the equivalent of a master’s degree in research. It’s like chasing a unicorn—that magical, mythical creature that probably doesn’t exist, but—wow, it sure would be awesome if it did. The ideal HR software platform will help… Read More

HRIS Certification – What’s it Worth to You?

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As HR technology continues to evolve, practitioners need to understand not only the functionalities of the software they use every day, but also how to derive the most benefit from emerging capabilities. Managers need a qualified support staff that can quickly adapt to software changes and leverage those new features to add value to the HR department… Read More

HR Tech Trends Driving Changes In Performance Management

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In February’s issue of HR Magazine, Josh Bersin published an article about 9 HR tech trends that will transform the market over the next year. The article talked about how the shift from cloud to mobile combined with new technology such as AI and wearables has altered the way we think about HR in the workplace…. Read More

Six Non-Negotiables to Consider Before You Buy HCM Software

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How do you know when it’s time to buy HCM software? Answer: When the inefficiencies and redundancies start costing you money, resources, and morale. As your business grows and changes, old processes can’t keep pace with the new requirements of your workforce—and that means lost productivity and frustrated employees. Often, the solution is better software,… Read More