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.
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:
There will be a number of improvements and adjustments made to our software with Dominion’s latest product update, which will take into effect on the evening of Thursday, November 9th. Read below to see what has changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dominion will be releasing a product update that will improve two main areas of our software: supply ordering and our report scheduler. These changes will take effect on the evening of Thursday, October 19th.
In order to have a successful and productive team, it is important to unite your employees by working on their strengths and weaknesses as well as boosting their morale. Having a strong workplace culture has become a main concern for businesses, so as a manager, it is your job to help make this happen. The most successful team building activities can not only help your team get stronger and closer, but it can also help them get away from the monotony of work. A team that communicates effectively and is on the same page while being positive and having great energy are the main parts of building your company culture. If you are not sure how to build your team to improve your company culture, here are some fun and creative ideas.
Holiday season is quickly approaching. Do you have an effective, organized way to manage your employees’ time off requests? Depending on the industry you are in, it might be inevitable to have staff work during holidays. Let’s face it, no one wants to skip Thanksgiving or Christmas because they have to be at work, so be prepared to receive many time off requests from your employees. Handling employee time off scheduling conflicts can be a nightmare, but some planning and clear policies can make it easier for you.