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Is the Grass Really Greener?

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM

For the roughly 44 million Americans rocking a side hustle outside of their standard office hours, banking a few extra dollars every month isn’t just a nicety—sometimes it’s a necessity for getting by. But if you’ve got skills you’ve been dying to put to good use—everything from writing and editing to data entry or tutoring—freelancing can be among the most lucrative side job success stories. It might even just be fun to daydream about the perks of being a full-time freelancer instead of punching in and out five days a week at your “real” job. Giving up the commute, working in your pajamas, setting your own schedule, and being your own boss are just a few of the commonly touted benefits of taking what might start out as a side gig and become a primary source of income. But is the grass truly greener on the other side? To uncover the truth behind some of the most common myths and perceptions of full-time freelance work compared to office life, we surveyed 955 people—485 working freelance jobs and 470 working in a more traditional office environment. Thinking about making the switch for yourself? Read on to discover who’s happier, who’s making more money, and how many of your co-workers might take the plunge next.

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management

PeopleGuru HCM and Verify Every Applicant Integration Streamlines Recruiting Processes

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 29, 2020 2:07:11 PM

PeopleGuru HCM, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, is pleased to announce that it is now fully integrated with Verify Every Applicant (VEA!®), Capital Associated Industries’ background check technology.

This integration will help mid-market organizations streamline their recruiting processes, eliminate duplicate data entry, and mitigate the risks associated with a bad hire.

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management

PeopleGuru Introduces Expense Management to Its Single Database Human Capital Management Solution

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 18, 2020 2:39:58 PM

PeopleGuru, a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) software, has released its Expense Management solution as part of its full HCM offering to help agile, mid-market organizations automate the expense management process, control business costs, and simplify the employee experience.

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, HR

10 Tips For Staying Productive While Working From Home

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 23, 2020 2:02:34 PM

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people that regularly go into an office are now being asked to work from home. Transforming your home into an office may not be as easy as you think, especially for those that don't have a lot of experience working in a remote environment.

Here are a few things  that you can do to help yourself stay productive: 

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management, HR

PeopleGuru Update on COVID-19

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 18, 2020 5:32:02 PM

As concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, PeopleGuru is doing our very best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations. However, there are a few things to keep in mind during this unprecedented time:

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10 Tips On How to Identify a Phishing Email

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 16, 2020 9:57:59 AM

Did you know that 1 in 10 phishing emails succeed?

It can be really difficult to differentiate between a phishing email and a real email. Hackers study patterns and use technology to help imitate people making emails looks like they’re coming from someone you know or trust.

Although there is no way to completely stop the attacks, organizations are investing in software and providing training to employees to help mitigate the risk associated with phishing schemes. 

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, Disaster Plan

5 HR Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 27, 2020 2:52:51 PM

The new decade will bring new distractions for HR, but HR Gurus will need to maintain the focus on keeping the human in human resources and staying up to speed with the latest trends that cultivate culture, boost people productivity, and increase employee engagement.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

It's Office Holiday Party Season

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 12, 2019 4:11:11 PM

The office holiday party- something that you either look forward to or dread all year long.

Some people may feel awkward engaging with team members beyond the office walls, while others view the party as an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, mingle with team members, and have face-to-face time with higher up executives.

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

Stop Procrastinating: Switching to a New HCM System Isn’t That Scary

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 30, 2019 3:36:11 PM

47% of organizations have HR software that is over seven years old. Archaic software is often pieced together accompanied with an old-school user experience that results in inaccurate data and low levels of user adoption.

HR may have become numb to the inefficiencies and extra administrative work required with managing older systems, as this is most likely the way things have always been at an organization. Switching to a new HCM solution means migrating years of data, setting up and defining processes, training managers, and helping employees navigate a new system- enough to make HR howl.

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Topics: HCM, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR

Ghosting: The Workplace Disappearing Act

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 24, 2019 9:54:32 AM

ghost·ing

/ˈɡōstiNG/

Verb

  1. When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they're dating, with zero warning or notice before hand. You'll mostly see them avoiding friend's phone calls, social media, and avoiding them in public.

Ghosting has gone well beyond bad first tinder dates and has made its way into the workplace- and it’s on the rise. This year, the number of candidates and employees ghosting employers has increased by 10%. Pretty spooky, right?

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting, HR, Culture

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