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A Guru Recap of LeadingAge 2018

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Nov 8, 2018 4:27:04 PM

Over the course of three days at the Annual LeadingAge Meeting & Expo in Philadelphia, our Gurus met with other Gurus, exchanged ideas, learned more about the booming industry, and further confirmed our commitment to helping the Senior Care Industry improve people processes, mitigate compliance risk, and control labor costs. We also had the pleasure of handing out our “Relax, We Goat This” t-shirts, stuffed goats, (sorry, we left the real goats at home) and had the opportunity to visit with some of our awesome clients.

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Topics: HR, Technology, Healthcare, Senior Care

The 7 Signs HR Managers Miss When Hiring a New Employee

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 26, 2018 7:27:00 AM

Navigating your way through the HR world can be a challenge, especially when you're new to the field. And, like any other job, sometimes you make a few mistakes along the way.

When you're in charge of hiring, a bad hire can do serious damage to your company – and your reputation.

A bad hire can be a big waste of time, money, and resources. It can hurt morale. And it's a poor reflection of the person who hired that employee in the first place.

Human resource managers need to know the signs of a bad hire so they can avoid facing issues down the line.

Keep reading to learn the 7 signs most HR managers miss that can indicate your new hire isn't a good fit.

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Topics: HR, Workforce Management, Recruiting

Why Automation is Key to Your Future HR Strategy

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 18, 2018 10:57:00 AM

We may be far from a Terminator/Skynet future, but developments in artificial intelligence have prompted the latest round of concern about how technology will put us all out of work. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a range of articles in the press – including The Guardian, Business Insider, and CNBC – stating that robots may take our jobs but they’ll also create new ones.

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Topics: HR, Technology, Now Trending

5 Ways to Grow a More Human Workplace

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 11, 2018 4:00:03 PM

With the prevalence of technology in the workplace, it seems that with each passing year employees are logged into the online world more and more. With email communications, cloud sharing, and the other great advancements we’ve made, people can go days or even weeks without having to talk to someone.

While there are immense benefits to technology, it’s important for organizations to not let technology take away the humanity and culture of a workplace environment. Here are five ways to grow a more human workplace and make the office more pleasant for everyone.

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Topics: Culture, HR, Workforce Management

How to Keep Employees Motivated During a Leadership Transition

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 2, 2018 2:17:45 PM

 

Leadership transitions are tough for any company. No matter if it’s for good reasons or bad, this is going to be one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face in HR.

Part of the issue is in keeping people motivated. Uncertainty about the future of the organization, or maybe even their jobs, tends to get people distracted, hurting productivity and the long- and short-term health of the company.

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Workforce Management

Ask an HR Guru- What is the Biggest HR Challenge You’ve Had to Overcome?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 5, 2018 3:50:53 PM

HR can be a very challenging, yet rewarding profession. HR Gurus have the ability to help their people reach their full potential through guidance, opportunities, support, and more while also helping an organization grow and succeed. However, there are many difficult and strategic business decisions that may need to take place in order to take an organization to the next level.

Whether it be on the business side or the people side, there are always obstacles to overcome and lessons to be learned. For this segment of Ask an HR Guru, we asked, what is the biggest HR challenge you’ve had to overcome?  

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Topics: Ask an HR Guru, HR, Workforce Management

Cultivating a People-Focused Culture

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 16, 2018 5:46:01 PM

According to a Gallup study, an alarming 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, costing U.S organizations between $450-$550 billion in lost productivity each year.

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Topics: HR, Workforce Management, Culture

How To Prepare for an HCM Deployment with a January Go Live

Posted by Steve Cohen on Aug 1, 2018 10:02:29 AM

With the summer almost over and fall quickly approaching, HR leaders are kicking into high gear planning for Benefit Open Enrollment, Budget Planning, Compliance Reporting, and Mid-Year Reviews. If you are like so many other HR leaders of mid-market organizations, you may have elected to upgrade or deploy a new Human Capital Management (HCM) software platform with a January go live.

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Topics: Technology

Ask an HR Guru- What's the Secret to a High Performing Team?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 21, 2018 7:17:00 AM

It’s no secret that high performing teams continuously exceed expectations and deliver tremendous results. High performing teams consistently go above and beyond by contributing new ideas, delivering first class customer support, and enriching an organization's culture that ultimately leads to a better bottom line. 

We know that a lot of effort, thought, and strategy goes into building a high performing team, but what are the secrets to creating such a team that everyone strives for? In this segment of Ask an HR Guru, we asked HR professionals: What’s the secret to a high performing team?

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Topics: Ask an HR Guru, HR, Workforce Management

Three Dumb Ways to Get Fired

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 14, 2018 4:43:18 PM

In general, most of us try to avoid getting fired by following laws, company policy, and practicing common sense. Common sense between right and wrong in the workplace should be evident- don’t punch your boss, harass coworkers, steal, etc.

However, not everyone is blessed with common sense and happen to make some very unforgiving mistakes. Here are three dumb ways that can get you fired from your job:

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