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Disciplining an employee is never a pleasant experience, but no matter the size of your business, the reality hits for every employer. Whether you’re dealing with minor infractions, or major, fire-able offenses, your business needs an employee conduct policy that properly informs your employee, as well as protects your business from possible lawsuit. Additionally, your

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ACA compliance remains one of the most talked about and confusing processes for HR professionals, as well as people outside of the HR field. From passing the law under President Obama, to trying to repeal the law under President Trump, many people have been left confused as to the current status of the ACA. In

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The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), signed into law in 1993, has had a tremendous impact on the way employers view and administer absence management. The guidelines in which most employers have to operate under the FMLA can be challenging, along with compliance documentation, as both federal and state laws dictate requirements that are frequently

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In 2017, a Chicago bakery, known for making Little Debbie snacks, lost almost 800 workers when it was discovered in an immigration audit that the workers had used stolen or fake IDs to get hired. Facilities were closed, as they scrambled to hire replacements. Revenues dipped so severely that the bakery was eventually sold.  

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Education and training are important tools for managers and workers, assisting them to work safely and productively. From sexual harassment training to physical safety in the workplace, today’s businesses are responsible for assuring that their employees and managers are compliant with the laws and regulations designed to protect employees and the company.   According to

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Starting off on the right foot is imperative for maintaining compliance throughout your workforce.  HR professionals understand the importance of accurately completing all federal, state, and local forms and notices required during the new hire process, all of the “technical” elements of onboarding a new employee. However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg of

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Workforce compliance encompasses all the processes and documentation necessary to prove adherence to both internal and external rules and regulations governing how businesses manage employees and contractors performing work within the organization. While compliance requirements are a fraction of the responsibilities for HR professionals, they continue to be a source of stress and frustration with

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HR has rapidly evolved over the last several years. The job and responsibilities of the average HR professional have expanded exponentially, and the expectations of their skill set have never been higher. The role that once focused on recruiting, hiring, and compliance, now incorporates a much broader scope of work that impacts businesses from top

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The HR Tech space is flooded with new solutions and possibilities, and the continuous growth of technology like AI can make systems that were purchased 6 months ago essentially outdated. The choices for HR professionals can be overwhelming, and many times, even confusing.   If you’re still using record-based systems for your compliance, onboarding, and

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AI continues to shape our world as a whole, changing how we interact with just about everything around us. The HR world is experiencing a quantum leap in technology that leverages intelligent automation, robots, chatbots, paperless forms, and numerous digital solutions to important processes.   From Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” to iRobot, and

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2019 is going to be an epic year for investment in HR Tech. With a growing number of platforms, solutions, and services available for buyers, it’s important to understand some of the pitfalls of building your HR processes.   According to analyst Josh Bersin, the average company has seven different communication systems, and 70 percent

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The Art of Simplifying HR

Posted by Ben Olson at 31 Jan 2019

The daily responsibilities for today’s HR professionals reads like a grocery list for a family of 10 who hasn’t been to the store in 2 months. Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, assimilation, and retention are the larger points to the iceberg of the underlying responsibility in each area. HR has to make sure that all federal,

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According to the 2019 HCM Trends report from The HR Federation, global HR technology venture capital topped $3.1 billion in 2018, more than triple the amount invested in 2017. While there are a wide-range of technologies coming on to the scene, none are more exciting and promising than artificial intelligence and automation. There is a tremendous shift happening

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To be an effective in human resources today, one has to be well rounded and proficient in several areas. HR professionals need insight into human behavior, legal knowledge that maintains strict compliance, and an ability to understand numbers and data. It’s the equivalent of having to be good at English Literature, Social Studies, Math, Science,

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If you know me, you know I love technology and all of the latest gadgets designed to make life easier…and more fun! You don’t have to look any further than our company, as we’re all-in on artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, chatbots, and any other technology we can develop that can be leveraged by HR professionals

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This is the continuation of my previous post on the HR compliance challenges facing employers. We’re just a few weeks away from 2019, and along with the arrival of the New Year, we also ring in new regulations and laws at the local, state, and federal levels.   From onboarding to off-boarding, and everything in

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Tis the season for HR professionals to indulge in stress! With end-of-year reports, 2019 budget meetings, year-end reviews, open enrollment, and all of the other day-to-day operations, it’s a full-on sprint to the end of the year. Employers face important decisions, every day, that affect their business. Many times, it is HR related issues that

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HR professionals are focused on building the best team they can, with the budget they have, in order to propel their company to the best that it can be. Hours are spent recruiting, hiring, training, and “putting out fires”, a never-ending cycle of work. The HR tools available in the industry are wide-ranging, and with

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Businesses and organizations today are faced with a tremendous amount of risk, as local, state, and federal laws demand compliance on an ever-evolving spectrum of regulations. Even small errors, on something like an I-9 form, can have haunting effects on a business’ financial wellbeing.   HR professionals are tasked with the responsibility of not only

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I don’t know of a hotter topic right now in our country than the discussion around sexual harassment. Movements like the #metoo movement, along with others, have rocked the foundations of our nation, exposing some of our most recognizable people, along with organizations and businesses, and rightly so.   Businesses today must stand at the

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We all have 24 hours in a day, and we want and need to make the most of each minute. As HR professionals, what we really want is to spend more time dealing with paperwork, and less time dealing with people. Stop…reverse that. We want to spend less time on paperwork, and more time leading,

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Spreadsheets, emails, PDF forms, paper forms, file shares, post-it notes, and passing conversations in the hallway…each of these things make up the process of communication and documentation used by many businesses, in an attempt to meet local, state, and federal compliance requirements. The undertaking for maintaining compliance is pressure point number one for HR professionals

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Compliance is big business in businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, compliance to local, state, and federal laws is a requirement. HR professionals typically understand where their company is at risk, but the challenge is in knowing how to remove the risks with the systems they have in

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Compliance in business today is a non-negotiable. When compliance fails, and errors occur, the cost of fines for companies can be exorbitant. From I-9 forms, to FMLA tracking, to ACA compliance, benefits administration and much more, there is a tremendous risk for HR professionals trying to protect their company and their employees.   The key

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We’ve all heard the phrase “There’s an app for that.” In a world increasingly dominated by technology, there are more solutions being presented to us daily, and sometimes there are proposed solutions for problems that we don’t have. The HR Tech space continues to explode, providing solutions to HR professionals in an industry that is

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HR professionals today have some serious pain points. You have a cadre of responsibilities that include recruiting and hiring, along with finding ways to get your employees engaged so that they are productive for your company. Then there’s the whole challenge of retention. As unemployment is reported to be at record lows, you have to

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There are a lot of options and possibilities when it comes to your employee onboarding process. Seemingly, innovation in technology is at the forefront of all that we do both personally and professionally. With information available at the touch of a button, the speed of technology creates a race for companies to gain a competitive

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As technology shapes the present and future of HR, the role of HR professionals around the globe continues to evolve and grow. The role of HR has always included the recruiting and hiring of qualified candidates, but today’s businesses demand more, far beyond recruiting and hiring.   A consistent onboarding process has moved to the

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Most companies offer paid sick leave, paid vacation days, and paid holidays, as well as required leaves under FMLA and other federal or state laws. Paid Time Off (PTO) is a great benefit that helps employers attract and retain employees. One of the hallmarks of a great offer to a potential new hire includes flexible

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Another layer of precision and compliance surrounds your employees who require certification, or some type of license in order to perform their job legally. There are all kinds of job roles that require or benefit from certification, including: CIO, IT security analyst, security engineer or architect, information assurance program manager and senior IT auditor, among

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You’ve spent time vetting your candidate through a series of interviews, introduced them to the decision makers, made the offer which she’s accepted, and now it’s time to get your new hire started. Over the last several years, employee onboarding has began to make its way to the front of the pack as the first

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Twas a few nights before Christmas, and I was sleeping soundly in my bed. Last minute visions of gifts to purchase, and finalizing year-end financials danced in my head. It was quite the odd dream that started playing as I was whisked away, suddenly appearing in the North Pole, I arrived in Santa’s sleigh. I’m

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“Good, bad, or indifferent, if you are not investing in technology, you are going to get left behind.” With a skills gap, lack of engagement, and challenging retention throughout the workforce, there has never been a more important time for businesses and HR professionals to understand the necessity and power of effective onboarding. As many

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In a stunning survey by CompTIA, it was discovered that only 54% of business executives are currently aware of Artificial Intelligence as an emerging technology. With AI infiltrating everything from smartphones and households to customer service and business processes, it’s important for HR professionals and executives to understand the significance of the growing AI movement.

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HR Tech buying trends are hotter than ever, as the industry is experiencing one of the most disruptive periods it has seen in over a decade, and at least since the Macarena took the world by storm. The evolution of today’s HR professional continues with the continued growth of digital solutions that replace the paper

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It seems like an endless cycle for HR professionals; you search far and wide through the skills gap to find someone who could be a great fit for your company. You spend the time to recruit, hire, and get them started, only to see them leave the company within a short amount of time, costing

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A human and a robot walk into a bar. And well…there’s no punch line. It’s amazing what robots can do these days. As the AI (Artificial Intelligence) industry continues to innovate otherworldly products, it’s time we get comfortable with the ever-growing abilities of those pesky little robots.   Today, one of the biggest concerns about

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There’s an old saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” It’s disputed who actually coined the phrase, but it’s an often-shared belief nonetheless, and one that holds tremendous value within the realm of leadership.   The business world is often viewed as a primarily transactional universe, a

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Most companies today have programs and initiatives to keep top talent long-term. As HR professionals continue to deal with a skills gap in an ever changing, global workforce, finding ways to retain high producing employees is imperative to the success of everything from culture to profitability. Programs are usually organized around some sort of annual

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With 2017 projected to be a record year for companies to purchase cloud-based onboarding solutions, organizations are getting in the game to close the proverbial “back door” in order to retain top talent long-term. With hiring, retention, company culture, and the bottom-line at stake, HR professionals are on the move to make some changes. Here

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Compliance regulations aren’t going away anytime soon. Even in the tangled sophistication of growing compliance requirements, most employers are aware of the need to complete a Form I-9, for every new hire. However, many employers don’t understand the significant implications of failing to fill-out the form correctly. A costly mistake to say the least, improper

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With the new year in full motion, it’s time to take a look at 5 BIG hiring challenges to watch out for in 2017.   CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION Quite simply, finding qualified candidates is one of the top challenges for HR personnel worldwide. According to the 2016 New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages research report, 84 percent

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