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Nonsmokers Ask For Additional Days Off

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 17, 2018 10:20:32 AM

Although the percentage of American adults that smoke has dropped significantly from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.5% in 2016, smoking-related illnesses are still costing businesses more than $156 billion in lost productivity each year.

The awareness on the negative effects of smoking has drastically increased over the past decade. As a result, many organizations have taken action like creating designated smoking areas, enforcing a smoking distance from the building, and even so much as to becoming a completely tobacco free campus in order to promote a healthy working environment. 

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

Ask an HR Guru- What's Your HR Superpower?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 8, 2018 9:13:01 AM

When we think of superheroes, we often think of fighting villains in eccentric costumes with ungodly powers. These costumes and powers are cool and entertaining, but it’s the way superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman use their superpowers to perform genuine acts of kindness that turn us into raving superhero fans.

Same is true in the workplace. HR superheroes are behind the scenes heroes that work tirelessly every day to deliver greatness to their people, workplace, and community. Although they may not be able to fly or become invisible, HR Gurus possess superpowers of their own. In this segment of Ask an HR Guru, we asked HR professionals: What’s your HR superpower?

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Topics: HR

The Power of a Single HCM Application

Posted by Steve Cohen on May 2, 2018 11:05:55 AM

Multi-generational, virtual, and global workforces have added a new layer of complexity to the traditional functions of HR, Payroll, Benefits, and Talent Management. Attempting to manage all of these functions via disparate solutions is proving to be a major challenge for HR leaders, yet many organizations still operate off of 3-4 systems.

In response to the SMB client driving up the demand for a single system of record for all things HR, both traditional service bureaus and HR technology vendors began developing and promoting an all-in-one, unified, single HCM platform.  

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Topics: HCM, Now Trending, Technology, HR

CMS Announcement: PBJ Will Be Used For Five Star Rating

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 26, 2018 3:43:05 PM

Since 2016, skilled nursing providers have been required to submit Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a way to drive industry standards and ensure high quality care for patients.

CMS has been very clear from the start that PBJ data would eventually affect a providers’ Five Star Quality Rating, but it was never certain when that date would be, or how PBJ data would replace the current method of data capture.

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Topics: Compliance, Senior Care, Staffing, Time and Labor

Saying “No” How 1 Simple Word Can Double Your Productivity

Posted by Guest Post on Apr 5, 2018 10:36:27 AM

For many people, the word "no" is an impossible one to use.

We want to make other people happy, so it can be difficult to say no to family and friends. It's also hard to say no to a career opportunity or to a co-worker that wants your help.

But sometimes in life, it's necessary to put your foot down.

Learning to be a little bit selfish can be a good thing, and it can help boost you in ways you never thought possible.

See how these 5 benefits to learning how to say no can improve your productivity and quality of life.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management

Ask an HR Guru- What is Your Go-To Interview Question?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 29, 2018 6:07:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be great to know ahead of time what questions you were going to be asked in an interview?

In a recent post, we outlined the 6 questions that a candidate should never ask during a job interview. This week, we wanted to hear the interviewing process from an HR perspective so for our segment, Ask an HR Guru, we reached out to a diverse group of HR professionals to ask: What is your go-to interview question?

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Topics: Leadership, HR

Three Ways an HRMS Can Help Improve Day-to-Day Processes

Posted by Guest Post on Mar 22, 2018 10:17:00 PM

It’s probably fair to say the basic premise and fundamental focus of HR automation is process improvement. After all, if it doesn’t make your day-to-day HR life easier, why have an HRMS in the first place? And it seems many would agree. According to the Sierra-Cedar 2017-2018 HR Systems Survey, 67% of organizations have “business process improvement” as a priority for their HR technology investment (with “HR systems strategy” a distant second place at 40%).

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Topics: HCM, payroll, HR

6 Questions to Never Ask at a Job Interview

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 16, 2018 9:08:22 AM

It’s the end of an interview and the hiring manager asks a candidate the final question, “Do you have any questions for me?”

At this moment, the candidate is granted the opportunity to show their interest by asking questions that directly reflect their knowledge on the organization, position, and industry.

Candidates that fail to prepare a list of questions may respond with a simple, “No, I don’t have any questions” or with irrelevant and inappropriate questions that leave a bad impression with a hiring manager.

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Topics: Recruiting, Staffing, HR

IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 7, 2018 2:47:58 PM

In early 2018, the IRS took the first step to reflect the Tax Cuts and Job Act by releasing the new withholding tables. PeopleGuru implemented the 2018 Withholding Calculations immediately following the release that reflected in payroll as early as Saturday, January 13, 2018.

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Topics: Now Trending, payroll, Tax

Ask an HR Guru- Why HR?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 5, 2018 3:43:43 PM

 

HR Gurus are the ones on the frontline that directly interact with your people and continuously work to make a difference in your organization day in and day out. The tight-knit HR community is comprised of passionate HR Gurus who are committed to grow as independent professionals, but also dedicated to learning new ways in which they can help improve their people and organizations.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, HR

 

  

    

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