How to Get Through an HR Audit (and Still Get Your Work Done)

HR departments are often understaffed and overwhelmed. At HR audit time, the pressure only increases. As the number and scope of audits continues to grow, it’s important for HR to be prepared. Here are some of the features of today’s audit landscape and recommendations for keeping your head above water. Audits are Ramping Up A… Continue Reading How to Get Through an HR Audit (and Still Get Your Work Done)

5 Things Your HR Staff Could Be Doing Instead of Paperwork

As organizations strive to become leaner and nimbler, human resources departments have been challenged to evolve away from an administrative cost center into a strategic driver. But that hasn’t lessened HR staff’s administrative burden. Even today, paperwork accounts for approximately 60% of the time allocated, while strategic initiatives account for just 10%. Imagine, however, if… Continue Reading 5 Things Your HR Staff Could Be Doing Instead of Paperwork

3 Ways Digital Transformation Will Improve Your HR Document Management

The digital transformation of HR departments is well underway, with many organizations choosing HR Information Systems (HRIS) and other best-in-breed solutions to streamline processes such as onboarding and self-service options. While digital records are certainly an improvement over paper ones, these systems do little to tame the proliferation of documents scattered in disparate locations, whether… Continue Reading 3 Ways Digital Transformation Will Improve Your HR Document Management

5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement During a Merger or Acquisition

Engaged employees are critical to a company’s success under any circumstance, and that is especially true during a merger, when employee dedication can quickly make the difference between success and failure. A Gallup survey found that companies with a highly engaged workforce outperform their peers by 147 percent in earnings per share. But just 33… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement During a Merger or Acquisition

5 Merger & Acquisition Worries That Keep HR Managers Up At Night

Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. In 2017 a new record was set, with 15,110 deals in the U.S., a 12.2 percent increase over 2016, according to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances. But many won’t succeed. According to a Harvard Business Review study, 70 to 90 percent of M&A deals fail to achieve their anticipated… Continue Reading 5 Merger & Acquisition Worries That Keep HR Managers Up At Night

Employees Are on the Move. Can Your HR Systems Keep Up?

“Having a job” used to mean going to a particular location at specified hours. No longer. People can now work remotely from their homes, coffeehouses, airports, satellite offices, and field sites. According to a Gallup survey, 43% of employed Americans spent at least some time working remotely. And those employees often report a higher level… Continue Reading Employees Are on the Move. Can Your HR Systems Keep Up?

Europe Leads the Way in Employee Privacy Law So It’s Time to Embrace GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced starting May 25, 2018.  Data privacy does not just apply to consumers.  Employees are also protected under the new regulations as data subjects and companies are reconsidering how they collect and use their employees’ information.  Companies in the U.S. are subject to these regulations… Continue Reading Europe Leads the Way in Employee Privacy Law So It’s Time to Embrace GDPR

WTF (Where’s that File)? Why Finding Employee Documentation Is Keeping You Up at Night

Does your staff often shout “WTF” throughout the day? Where’s that file?! When you can’t find the employee documents you’re looking for, it’s not just frustrating and inconvenient, it can be expensive, too. You are not just wasting valuable labor to look for documents, but also the costs of having to reproduce lost documents and… Continue Reading WTF (Where’s that File)? Why Finding Employee Documentation Is Keeping You Up at Night

5 Challenges HR Leaders are Facing Now

HR professionals often get a bad rap. They’re seen as the rule enforcers, the paper pushers and the disciplinarians, or even the party planners. In reality, HR professionals are (or should be) strategic leaders that help keep organizations thriving through talent management, compensation and benefits planning, and a host of other programs and policies that… Continue Reading 5 Challenges HR Leaders are Facing Now

GDPR Glossary: What You Need to Know

To prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable on May 25, HR departments need to master a new lexicon for managing data privacy. The sweeping new law applies to any organization that offers goods or services to a person in the EU and collects, uses or processes that EU… Continue Reading GDPR Glossary: What You Need to Know