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HCM Technology – The Change is NOW!

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”  – Leo Buscaglia. 2017 is the year of many changes, as January was the inauguration of business man, President Donald Trump. Just in a few months he and his cabinet aimed to substitute, amend, and replace, etc., many of the laws former President Barack Obama executed during his presidency.  As this relates to the business world, 2017 is the year of compliance reversal, and in order to keep up with this change, organizations will need to move toward HR/payroll systems using cloud-based solutions. While focusing on the cloud, mobile friendly sites are another feature, HR should be moving towards, as organizations are developing their full sites to be totally capable by the user.  If your organization is not up on game yet, consider looking for HCM software which deploys via mobile (e.g. SAP SuccessFactors).  The world revolves around mobile devices!  Recruiting, a top priority of HR, primary focus should be marketing to attract top talent. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in the cloud are doing just this, take SuccessFactors Recruiting Marketing for instance, a visually appealing, mobile friendly, easy accessible website promoting your organizations to draw in substantial applicants. Online self-service is almost becoming a fad; while voice activated information distribution is the new trend. The world has grown into instant gratification, so gone are the days where a person will have to log in to a website to receive information, they can receive an answer instantly by talking to a phone or other device.

The world of HR, specifically HCM technology is constantly evolving, therefore, it is HR’s responsibility to understand what is occurring, notice the trends, and implement accordingly. 2017 is yet another exciting year for HCM technology. Allow your organization to get on board and join this train of new solutions, innovation, and growth.  So, if you need to let go of the software or HCM method your organization is using now, never fear, another cloud-based solution is here. Take advantage of it now, GO!

Reference:

http://www.humanresourcestoday.com/2017/trends/?open-article-id=6032826&article-title=hcm-software-marketplace—a-look-back-at-2016-and-a-look-forward-to-2017&blog-domain=hrchitect.com&blog-title=hrchitect

Appreciate before it’s TOO Late

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire. Appreciation for your colleagues, coworkers, employees, can happen at any moment; it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to recognize persons for their contributions. In actuality, small tokens of appreciation spread throughout the year go a long way, as this brings value to not just the person receiving the appreciation but the team as a whole. So, I know what you’re thinking, “What kind of ways can I show appreciation in the workplace?” Well I’m here to tell you, opportunities are unlimited and it starts with a thought. Don’t just stop here; use this lesson of appreciation, in your personal lives.  Show the people that matter most to you, they are appreciated. This way it becomes easier! More acts of appreciation towards your employees can in fact keep a person motivated about the overall organizational goal. In a recent article posted in the Balance, ten ways were explained on how to show employees appreciation; I have provided my Top Five:

  1. Praise something your coworker has done well – Identify an admirable action, give praise, and emphasize the action to be seen more often. (i.e. “You did an awesome job on the weekly presentation today.”
  2. Say thank you – Any small act of kindness and courtesy goes a long way. Just like in our personal lives, these social niceties’ too belong in the workplace.
  3. Present a personalized gift – know your employees personal interest to present gifts from time to time. A gift does not have to be material things, as a card showing appreciation and compassion goes a long way.
  4. Almost everyone appreciates food – Any day is a day for celebration; take employees out for lunch dates to show appreciation, special occasions, and showcase employees for meeting goals or deadlines for the week or month.
  5. Finally, provide opportunity – Cross training, attending conferences, organizational events, spread the wealth with your employees has they can benefit from it and contribute to the team. This provides even more of a reason to show appreciation.

Appreciation: the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. Show an act of kindness today by appreciating those around you.

Reference:

  1. https://www.thebalance.com/top-ways-to-show-appreciation-to-employees-1916807

 

Bridge the Gap – Between Remote Employees and Employers

“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”– Earl Nightingale. You got a new job, it’s your first day, jitters maybe…, not as much, as you are a remote employee.  The day in a life of a remote employee, are flexible work hours, comfortable clothing, a computer, and headphones. As a remote employee, being micro-managed is less of a thought; as scientifically is states that by working remotely, employees are more productive. 

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Want to Keep your Top Talent – Here is How?

“Becoming is better than being.” —  Carol Dweck, Mindset. In today’s business world, gone are the days where companies call all the shots, assured that talented employees would stay for the duration of their career, rather now, we exist in the “Age of the employee.”  As the world evolves, employees do as well. The paradigm shift occurs as economic success depends on creativity, innovation, talent, optimism, enthusiasm, determination, and good work ethic, more than required raw labor.

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Improving Employee Productivity

By: Nicole Cronin

Employee productivity should be a key consideration for HR.  Productivity does not follow linearly to the number of hours worked. In fact, most experts say that productivity will quickly decline after 50 hours.  So ultimately, how can you make your employees more productive within the heightened productivity limit of less than 50 hours.

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HR and Payroll Partner – How to Choose Wiser

By: Brittany Boykin

“When you make a choice, you change the future.” – Deepak Chopra. Life is all about making choices, what to eat, what to wear, where to live, next job, next vacation, and everything in between.  In the business world choosing a HR and payroll provider can become tedious, time consuming, overwhelming and tiresome. In the World Wide Web and with today’s technology, there are so many options to choose from

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Employee Empowerment

By: Nicole Cronin

Employee empowerment should be a foundational principal in your organization.  The work environment should create employee empowerment, engagement, and productivity.   Employee empowerment comes with three main principals: Give them the tools, trust them to do the right thing, and get out of their way.  To disable the follower-leader mindset can be a difficult process, but it can be done. 

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Employee Engagement Trends

By: Brittany Boykin

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant. Employee engagement is simply the relationship an organization has with its employees. Now, how an employee’s attitude is displayed, rather euthanistic or dull about their work, depends on the organizations engagement with that employee. If you’d like your employee to come to work every day diligent, taking positive action towards organizations reputation and goals, optimistic, passionate, then as an employer it is your job to pour positivity and good vibes into them, therefore it can exude out in value.

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Using LinkedIn for both Candidate and Recruiter

By: Brittany Boykin

“Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come.” – Diane Helbig.  LinkedIn is one of the most popular networking applications in the social media world, advantageous for both employers and employees. Founded in 2002 and launched the following year, was designed for eager professionals to network, increase their social pool, post jobs, job seekers to post resumes, etc. 

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Employee Development

By: Nicole Cronin

The annual or bi-annual process of performance reviews identifies your top talent as well as your low performers.   Depending on the situation, a development plan can be considered for both.  Your top performers may be successors to key positions but not quite ready; therefore, a development plan can be used to bring up their readiness.  Low performers should have a development plan so that they can increase their productivity for the organization.  Getting these plans to stick is the key.

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