4 Things HR Leaders Should Be Thankful For

4 Things HR Leaders Should Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is time to reflect on things we are thankful for. There are a lot of things to be thankful for such as family, friends, love, food, job, and so on. As HR and Payroll professionals, there are specific things we should be thankful for, things that make our daily lives easier.

Tips to Prepare for Year-End 2017

Tips to Prepare for Year-End 2017

Year-end is here, and for the most part, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday sales are up, employees are being festive and morale is high, holiday parties are happening left and right, and then there’s those of us who work in payroll. Year-end is one of the most stressful times of the year for those who do payroll for a business. There are 3 main areas that are involved in year-end:

    The Risk of Using Paper Time Cards & How to Replace Them

    The Risk of Using Paper Time Cards & How to Replace Them

    It is 2017 and surprisingly, some businesses still rely on paper time sheets for their employees to track the hours they work. There have been many studies that show the risks of using these, but for some reason, some businesses are still doing so. I am here to reiterate how risky it is for your business to use paper time cards, and what you should replace them with. The truth is that there is technology to make the life of HR staff easier, particularly in the area of time and attendance. Your HR staff should be able to focus on more important tasks rather than have to spend hours deciphering time cards and manually entering the data into a software. There are ways to track employee hours without having to do all this. The following are a some of the main risks of using paper timesheets.

    Tips for Building Your Onboarding Program

    Finding the best talent has become one of the main challenges businesses have because the competition is growing larger and larger every day. Companies are attending career fairs, posting their job openings on LinkedIn, or even using social media to attract talent. So what do you do once you have attracted and hired talent? Reducing turnover should be a goal for every company, and one of the best ways of doing this is by making the first days for new hires as smooth and welcoming as possible. This is called Onboarding. Onboarding is intended to make new employees familiar with the company and to support them as they start working on their first handful of projects. The Onboarding process is a great way for companies to make a good first impression on their employees. Like mentioned before, the ultimate payoff of onboarding is reducing the company’s turnover rate. According to business.com, research shows that a good onboarding program can boost retention by 50% and productivity by 54%. As simple as onboarding may sound, there are many aspects that are involved in the process, and planning is necessary to have a successful onboarding program. If you already have an onboarding program in your company but are looking to making it better, then you’ve come to the right place. The following are some tips you can utilize to build your onboarding program.

    3 Ways Time & Attendance Can Help Your Business Grow

    3 Ways Time & Attendance Can Help Your Business Grow

    By now you may have noticed that I write a lot of blogs about how having a time and attendance software can make your life at work easier. Today, I want to tell you how a Time & Attendance software can help your business grow.

    The Pros and Cons of Offering Unpaid Time Off

    The Pros and Cons of Offering Unpaid Time Off

    When it comes to time off policies, no two businesses seem to do things the same way. Some offer unlimited PTO while others don’t offer anything at all. That’s because every business is run differently, so their policies have to be adjusted accordingly. For instance, industries such as food service and retail have a number of employees who do essentially the same job, so if one needs a shift covered, he or she simply has to get an associate to cover them. However, most office jobs don’t function this way, which is why they typically offer some form of paid time off. But what happens when that PTO bank runs dry well before the reset date? Perhaps the employee got a little overzealous with her PTO early on, or maybe she got sick and had to take PTO that she hadn’t anticipated. Many factors can result in an employee running out of PTO, but the fact of the matter is many supervisors or managers will end up having to confront an employee requesting unpaid time off at some point or another, so it’s a good idea to have a policy in place.