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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Vendor Reference Calls

When engaging with a new vendor for your HRIS system, calling references is arguably one of the most important steps of the process. Although it can be time consuming to coordinate calls and analyze the feedback, the comments of peers who have recently gone through the same process can be invaluable. Below the Do’s and Don’ts:

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Experience isn’t everything – What HR looks for in an applicant

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus. The process of hiring an applicant can at times be long and dreary, as Hiring Managers have several different components which they have to weigh.  What was the duration of their last position? What type of experience do they obtain and does it match their LinkedIn page? Why are they leaving their current position? How well will they work in our team environment? Is this cover letter more generic or more personable?  All questions, which needs answers!

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Become a Mentor or Not?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John C. Crosby.   Mentoring or the act there of is simply the process of sharing knowledge and experience with an employee.  The art of mentoring is there is none, just do it; this act can be done informal or formal between a senior level employee and a junior level employee. A more formal session could involve more structure such as slide shows or presentations, while an informal session can just be a conversation about the tips and tricks.

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Mohawk SuccessFactors Case Study

Mohawk Industries wanted to improve employee productivity by providing a positive, caring work environment using simplification and automation. After a…

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Moving Forward – SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

“By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.” – Richard Branson. As businesses continue to take a paradigm shift about core HR, gone are the days where HR is solely the system of record but rather now a core solution which houses and transforms an organizations goals and missions. Within this shift more cloud-based solutions are being implemented specifically for core HR processes such as SAP SuccessFactors solution. 

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Are you a Boss or a Leader?

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell.   Gone are the days where managers are simply taught to manage, not lead, and a boss, lead, but not manage.  In the millennial workplace, the two words coincide, while the traditional mindset is more insufficient.   Rather a manager or a boss, being an efficient leader will take your team far further than your job description. 

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To Benefit from…

To Benefit from…

“Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.” – Benjamin Franklin. So, you’ve hired a new employee or more, now what are you, as HR, providing to new hires to retain them, possibly health insurance, 401K, vacation time, etc.? These fringe benefits are critical factors to the success of your team and overall organization. Fringe benefits can be defined as benefits provided by the employer as various forms of non-wage compensation to an employee, in addition to their normal wages and salary.

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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.

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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.

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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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