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How HRMS Can Help with Payroll Compliance Management

Human resource management systems (HRMS) are essential for any employer looking to improve their operational efficiency and manage their human resource (HR) compliance properly with the ever-changing HR laws today. Federal, state and local laws all combine for a complicated HR compliance landscape that employers are expected to navigate and comply with; and there are […]

How to navigate controversial topics in the workplace

No matter where you go—school, sports, restaurants, parks—there’s likely someone that’s going to show up and have lots of opinions—many of them loud—about the current state of the world. They may dislike the policies of an elected official. They may think their choices should be everyone’s choices. They may disapprove of news, or people, or […]

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5 Tips for Effectively Handling Unmanageable Employees

Guest post by: Sally Keys After firing an employee for penning a controversial memo, tech giant Google has found itself under fire for an oppressive and demoralizing employee culture. With all of the unrest surrounding the company, other employers are now asking themselves how they can keep employees happy without compromising the integrity of their business. Instead […]

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5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an HR Consultant

This article originally appeared in HR Excellence Essentials. Anyone that has ever attempted an HR project internally, without experienced outside help, is nodding vigorously after reading the title of the post. HR projects are difficult, no two ways about it. If timelines aren’t followed, or checklist items fall through the cracks, the entire HR project […]

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How to Know It’s Time to Add an HR Department

With so many nascent companies experiencing rapid growth the past few years, the question of when it’s appropriate to create an HR department (and not rely on agencies or outsourcing) is on the horizon.  HR activities at startups are often reactive in nature instead of proactive. That leaves gaps in the system. Heather Huhman, career […]

Predictive analytics could be the next big thing in the business of human resources.

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

What happens when you have endless data at your fingertips, but you can’t interpret it? You’re wasting valuable resource. We all understand by this point that HR-related data is critical to an organization’s success. But progress and adoption from businesses has been slow. A Harvard Business Review analytics study of 230 executives suggests a stunning rate […]

Businesses can use data stored in HR software to predict how well an applicant will fit into their company.

There’s No Such Thing as Big Data in HR

This piece from Peter Cappelli in the Harvard Business Review touches on an interesting subject. What really is “Big Data” and how does it relate to the current trends in human resources? One of the reasons for the special attention being given to big data in HR is that the department is always under pressure […]

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What is human resources development (HRD)?

Human resource development includes training an individual after he/she is first hired, providing opportunities to learn new skills, distributing resources that are beneficial for the employee’s tasks, and any other developmental activities. This set of processes within the HR department is critical to employee on-boarding and retention. Without proper training, employees can not succeed. Without […]