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5 Qualities to Look For in New Hires

By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Experience, Ceridian

The performance of your company hinges on your employees – so making sure you hire talented individuals while retaining your top performers should be an utmost priority. In this highly competitive job market, you need to make sure you are hiring the ideal candidate, not just for the position itself, but for your company as a whole. Your effectiveness in doing so plays a pivotal role in engagement levels, as well as retention rates.  Read more

How Will You Turnaround Your Engagement in 2017?

By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Experience, Ceridian

If you thought employee engagement was a hot topic in 2016, look out. The new year has begun and employee engagement remains one of the most pressing issues facing the American public and private sectors, as high turnover plagues organizations across the nation. Unfortunately, despite the fact that landmark studies have been released throughout the past five years that highlight the extreme need for high engagement, more signs continue to indicate that the workforce is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to being satisfied in their current employment. Read more

Networking: The Expected & Unexpected Benefits

Robert-Mattson-Headshot-2By Robert Mattson, VP of Content Marketing, Ceridian

There is a give and take to networking. Right before the holidays, I attended a 1-day conference on Digital Marketing.  I was a little leery on taking the time away from “real work”, but it was local and seemed interesting, so I decided it was worth the time.

When I try to decide whether or not to attend these events, I usually focus on the topics, and if there are going to be interesting speakers presenting.  Granted, I’m always aware that some sessions won’t cover exactly what I think they were going to address based on the description.  However, in my opinion, if you get one new idea or a different approach to a problem from a speaker then that session was worth attending. Read more

State of Retail Human Capital Management: Cloud, Compliance, and Collaboration

By  John Orr, SVP of Retail, Ceridian

Talking to peers about the challenges – and opportunities – they face with workforce management (WFM) is useful, and quantitative research can deepen these insights.  That’s why Ceridian collaborated with Innovative Retail Technologies to survey more than 150 retail workforce managers to better understand their most important HCM (inclusive of WFM) initiatives over the past year.

There are three high level insights I want to share from this research; I’ll take a deeper dive into the results in future posts. Read more

3 interview tips to ensure new hire success

From retention to compliance, there were a number of trending topics on the Ceridian HCM Blog this year. For the rest of December, we will be revisiting 10 of our most popular blog posts of 2016. Enjoy!

Workforce management is easier when the right team is in place, which means that hiring leaders should have processes and policies in place to ensure they’re choosing the right candidates.

Hiring the right employees is important for numerous reasons. Making calls like this is crucial. It affects morale, culture and productivity. Not to mention the cost of replacing any given employee can be significant. Josh Bersin, of Bersin by Deloitte, wrote about the various challenges that face employers who find themselves with high turnover rates. Read more

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself as Mentor

By Eugene Peters, Director Product Management (Workforce Management) at Ceridian

Whether mentoring millennials or another generation, taking on mentorship is a big responsibility.

Each of us takes on mentorship at different stages of our career and for different reasons. Reasons may include giving back, honing our people development skills through coaching or developing better insights into how others view their careers. Becoming great at mentorship is like all great arts – it takes time, focus and commitment. Read more

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