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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 […]
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 […]
Inefficient HR Processes Come With a Hefty Price Tag, and We’ll Calculate Yours
More than a quarter of a million dollars – $261,792.68, to be exact. That’s what it costs an employer of 500 people, per year, to not equip employees with HR technology. How do we know? Because Ernst & Young recently conducted comprehensive research to determine that cost, and we built an online calculator based on […]
Blockbustering in a Netflix World: Why Businesses Cannot Afford to Leave App Technology Out of the Workplace
Apps have changed the way we interact, shop, run errands and generally go about our days and nights – so much so, we likely pay no mind to it. But consider how transactions have been eased in: grocery stores, with self-checkout lanes pharmacies, through online prescription refills theaters and concerts, by bypassing ticket lines In […]