Lots of conversations are taking place about the importance of fostering a diverse workforce, but many of them miss one critical piece: inclusiveness. A diverse workforce and an inclusive one go hand in hand. Without an open and welcoming work environment, employees of all backgrounds, races and genders cannot feel comfortable and supported. This year,..
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..
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..