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National Payroll Week: It Pays to Know the Facts

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 6, 2017 2:31:06 PM

National Payroll Week is a time to show appreciation for your people and payroll professionals. In addition to celebrating your people, this week long celebration serves as an opportunity to educate your entire organization on the importance of payroll processing. 

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Celebrating National Payroll Week

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 5, 2017 11:41:50 AM

National Payroll Week (NPW) was founded by the American Payroll Association (APA) in 1996. Coinciding with Labor Day, National Payroll Week is a time to celebrate and appreciate the hard work of your people and payroll professionals.

As an HR, Payroll, and Talent Management software provider, PeopleGuru will be celebrating all of our hard working Gurus with various team activities. We encourage all employers to do the same by taking the time to show your appreciation for the people that continuously contribute to your organization’s success. Here are a few ways ways to participate: 

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Drafting a Championship Team

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 30, 2017 12:00:08 PM

As we prepare for the Super Bowl, we all have a tough decision to make- which team should I root for?

The two teams playing in the Super Bowl are arguably the best two teams in the NFL this year. However, there is a lot of time, coaching, and leadership that goes into building a championship team.  

Behind all great teams is a well-thought-out strategic plan and leaders that have a proven methodology to attract, retain, and engage top players. 

The same holds true in the workplace, and a solid strategic plan starts with establishing your employer brand through mobile apps, social media, and career sites such as Glassdoor and CareerBuilder. These are just a few ways in which you can reach more individuals to expand your talent pool.

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How to Handle a Gender Transition in the Workplace

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 2, 2017 9:43:46 AM

In the United States, .06% of the adult population identify as transgender. [i] As awareness for these 1.4 million American adults continues to grow, it’s important that employers understand this group of employees, the laws, the potential impact on the workplace, and what HR can do to proactively manage employees undergoing a gender transition.

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Would You Hire OJ?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jul 25, 2017 2:07:22 PM


For OJ, and the millions of other ex-felons, transitioning back into society is challenging to say the least. Any hope of building a normal lifestyle often begins with securing a job, but burying a criminal record isn’t easy, even for an ex-felon.

Employers have a difficult time looking past that check box marked “yes” for being convicted of a felony. Although it’s natural to have reservations, hiring an ex-felon might be one of the greatest things an employer can do for their organization and community.

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The Next Generation: Generation Z

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 8, 2017 9:46:06 AM

Millennials have been the main focus point for the past few years, but now, there’s a new generation ready to take the spotlight.

Generation Z is comprised of individuals born between 1995 and 2010. This generation accounts for 25.9% of the U.S. population and contributes $44 billion to the American economy.

2017 marked the first full year that Gen Z settled into the workplace. Although there are many similarities between Gen Z and their predecessors, the Millennials, it's critical for leaders to understand the unique characteristics of this generation. 

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Mobile Recruiting

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 15, 2017 10:10:04 AM

Having technology at the tip of our fingers to search, save, and apply for jobs has become an expectation for candidates looking for their dream job. 

Check out the image below and discover why your organization needs mobile friendly career pages. 

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Are You Still in Love with Your HCM Partner?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 13, 2017 5:03:35 PM

Your relationship with your HCM partner is a critical factor to your organization's success. That's why it's important to choose a partner that will remain dedicated, supportive, and engaged after the honeymoon phase.

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6 Leadership Resolutions for a New Year

Posted by Guest Post on Jan 5, 2017 11:38:39 AM

 This blog, 6 Leadership Resolutions  for a New Year, was originally posted  by Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLeaders LLC,  on January  4, 2017.

 A new year provides a fresh start.  Leaders would do well to assess  how they can be more effective in  the coming year before getting  overwhelmed by the day to day.

 Happy New Year everyone! I hope you  had a restful, safe, and enjoyable  holiday season. Now get back to work!

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5 Ways to Stay Productive During the Holidays

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 20, 2016 7:07:00 AM

We are deep into the holiday season, and the new year is right around the corner. In addition to the regular office chaos and the stress of year-end activities, holiday parties, buying gifts, and planning dinners can be major distractions as you work hard to meet your deadlines before the new year.

With all of these distractions, increasing productivity and concentration can be the best gifts of all. Here are five ways that you can stay productive at work during this holiday season:

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