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3 Benefits When Employees Manage Their Own HR Information
According to Statista, the average internet user aged 18-32 spends approximately 7.43 hours online daily. And they’re not alone! For years, instead of going to the mall to purchase new clothing, waiting on your bank statement to be delivered to your mailbox or driving to the movies to see the latest hit, it’s become normal […]
HR Myths: Employees Will Enter Their Information Wrong
In its recent survey of HR professionals nationwide, HR.com found one worry outweighs all others in allowing employees to use self-service technology: accuracy of the data entered. At 41%, it heavily topped the reluctant pros’ list of concerns. And yet, an overwhelming majority (82%) agreed that employee-entered data holds those workers accountable for the accuracy […]
How HR Can Prevent Inheriting Managers’ Approval Tasks
Part of being a manager often includes being pulled away from the desk for large swaths of the day. As a result, work piles up, especially critical tasks involving the people they manage: timecards, expense reports, time-off requests and so on. Especially when managers work in a field where the desk isn’t necessarily “home base” […]
The Cost of Not Using HR Tech? $4.51 Per Data Entry
This blog post was originally published on Nov. 19, 2018, and updated on Jan. 7, 2020. We often hear HR technology providers tout the time self-service software can save. It makes sense, given that it automates and streamlines laborious manual processes. A 2016 nationwide study by HR.com found that to be absolutely true. The large […]
Using Mobile Tech for Management Tasks
Successful supervisors and managers are masterful jugglers – spearheading critical projects while developing staff, building strategic plans, completing administrative functions and more. Many of these responsibilities take them away from their desks during the workday. But obligations don’t stop coming in when they are in the field, working the floor, engaging with the team or […]
No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work
One out of every five employees reported high engagement and high burnout, according to a recent study from the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence. With Gallup reporting that burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to actively seek a new position, having an emotionally stressed and […]
Hiring in the Digital Age: How Performance-Based Hiring Helps Recruiting
According to a 2016 Society for Human Resource Management report, 84% of employers see a shortage in skilled applicants, while 68% experience difficulty filling jobs. In today’s war for talent, the challenge to find qualified candidates continues to grow, as does the skills gap. For an HR Break Room episode on how hiring is changing in […]
3 Things HR Can Do After Implementing Self-Service Technology for Employees
The field and function of HR is undergoing a digital transformation. Employee self-service is one critical technology option changing the workplace – one that HR can leverage to be even more strategic while further empowering its workforce. According to Sierra-Cedar HR Systems 2018-2019 Survey, 78% of respondents currently use self-service applications in their organizations. That […]
Green Screens: How Technology in the Workplace Positively Impacts the Earth
The average American uses seven trees per year in paper products, according to the University of Southern Indiana. Additionally, paper accounts for 70% of all waste in office settings. Since we began cutting down forests, 46% of the Earth’s trees are gone, according to National Geographic. While we know Captain Planet would be appalled, today’s […]
How HR Can Help Achieve a Paper-Free Office
Technology is part of our daily lives today more than ever, with 89% of Americans using the internet and 95% using a cellphone, per the Pew Research Center. So why, in this increasingly digital-dependent society, is paper usage also on the rise? What goes up must come down Believe it or not, consumption of paper […]
3 Ways HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience
In a recent Deloitte survey, 79% of global executives rated agile performance management as a high priority for their organizations. With the digital transformation impacting companies nationwide, HR departments continue to look to technology to fulfill their recruiting and training initiatives. To learn more, we invited employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen, author of Unlocking High Performance: How […]
I-9s, COBRA and the High Cost of Noncompliance
As any HR or legal professional knows, keeping your business compliant is not to be taken lightly. Make no mistake about it – when errors are made in relation to I-9s and COBRA, hefty fines can add up fast – and can multiply when these processes are still being performed manually. I-9 errors A recent […]