Running payroll is one of the oldest business processes there is. From the days of someone manually tracking hours, physically writing a check and handing that to each employee on the way out the door on Friday, the actual process has changed little over time. Yet today there are tools and technologies that can help..
It seems simple enough. You get hired for a job. You tell your employer who you are, where you live and sign up for various programs and benefits. Every two weeks your pay shows up in your bank account, and if you need to go the doctor, your insurance works the way you expect. Sign..
Your executive team looks to the HR and recruiting functions to provide organizational value, and the key method for achieving this is through data. Yet, according to the Lighthouse Research 2016 Talent Acquisition Measurement Practices study, nearly half of companies are either not measuring any data or are relying solely on anecdotal information when it..
In a recent blog, Mollie Lombardi of Aptitude Research Partners examined the area of talent acquisition through the eyes of the candidate. Now, I turn our attention to the impact talent acquisition tools and processes have on the hiring manager, be that within HR or another department. First, let’s think about the goal of a..
In our continuing exploration of how HR technology and processes impact the experience of employees, business leaders and the organization itself, we wanted to turn our attention to talent acquisition. Sadly, talent acquisition is where some of the worst experiences happen. Anyone who has applied for a job typically has some level of frustration with..
Picking HR technology hasn’t always been an easy process, but it was indeed simpler in the past. System admins and other stakeholders would take a look at a system, see if it met their needs, and make a decision based on that alone. However, that didn’t always lead to positive results. Today we have this..
As a marketer, I’ve been trained to segment audiences based on a variety of variables (i.e. age, gender, behaviors) and to deliver tailored messages to each audience based upon what we believe to be their desired goal, objective or experience. This concept is extending beyond marketing and advertising as companies look to provide employees..
You may be familiar with the story of the blind men and an elephant. In it, a group of blind men come upon an elephant and each describes the animal from what he can feel. The one feeling the elephant’s leg says that it’s like a great pillar; the one who feels the tail says..
A study by Watson Wyatt found that “Firms that carefully link HR activities to business strategy, measured by metrics have a 33% higher return on total capital than organizations that do not.” For some HR pros, talking about return on investment (ROI) inspires a sense of fear. In others it creates an almost giddy response at the idea of being..
For the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about HR “becoming more strategic,” and “earning a seat at the table.” And based on recent research, company leaders are beginning to notice and appreciate the value HR has to offer to help the company achieve its goals. But in order to become..