5 Essential Technologies for Your HR Department

Human Resources Department (HR) employees are in charge of multiple tasks on a daily basis, all of which are high-responsibility duties. Organizing interviews for new employees, checking the overall employees’ satisfaction levels, and managing everyone’s salaries are some of the many responsibilities on their shoulders. This is why it is necessary to aid them by …

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The Future of Payroll: 4 Trends to Watch: A Guest Post

Today’s blog post was written by Ashley Lipman. The way the world does business is constantly evolving. From production methods to administration procedures, technological advancements have changed the face of business exponentially in recent years. One of the areas that’s adapting to these changes is payroll. Payroll is a pain point for many business owners, …

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Future Friday: Are changes in the view of productivity changing because of technology?

Many people still view productivity as getting things done or getting things made. HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, sees it differently. In an article in SiliconRepublic, she is quoted as saying: “I prefer thinking about performance and impact. It expands the conversation outside of just what you make, and gives room for the ‘how’ …

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Future Friday Revisted: The vision of retirement is already changing

A friend of mine announced his retirement this week. Many of my age group are doing that. I am only a few years away…. or am I? As I wrote in this post the vision of retirement has, and continues, to undergo a revision. Take a look and tell me what you think. The vision …

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Understanding the Ethics and Laws of Workplace Security Monitoring

Today’s post on security monitoring is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  As surveillance camera systems and other monitoring methods have grown more efficient and more convenient to install and use, more businesses are upgrading their security technology. This has brought major security benefits, but it has also created new privacy concerns. For …

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5 Human Resource Management Goals for Your Small Business

I occasionally publish the work of freelance writers who write about human resources. Today’s guest writer writes about HR and small business.   It’s that time of year: suddenly everyone is swearing off sugar and joining a gym. But when you work in a small business, you have resolutions of your own to focus on! And …

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Future Friday: Will the daily commute always be there?

I do a webinar on the subject of telecommuting, where I extol the virtues of telecommuting. At one time telecommuting seemed to be the major trend of the “future of work.” However, with recent moves by IBM, Yahoo, Honeywell and Aetna to make employees come back to the office, one might wonder if telecommuting will …

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Future Friday: Are we creating enabling technology or replacement technology?

In many of the scenarios about the future, there are many dystopian predictions of robots replacing workers on a whole scale basis. I have even written about some of those predictions. (See here and here.) It is not a sure thing that workers will be totally replaced by machines. Some will, but others may not …

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Company Changes? Use Technology to Smooth the Path

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org. It’s been said that the only constant in life is change. But change is hard. And while the idea of a new technology tool or a switch in organizational structure can be appealing, the actual execution of such changes can be tumultuous. One of …

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Top 5 Health and Wellness Trends for HR Managers

It can be hard to make your company stand out. Savvy human resources managers are learning one of the best ways to cut through the clutter is to offer irresistible ongoing benefits that can attract new candidates and retain employees. One of today’s top workplace trends is simply providing a positive experience. Sounds simple enough, …

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