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How Barnes & Noble solved their scheduling challenges with a single HCM solution

StressBy John Orr, Senior Vice President of Retail at Ceridian

Scheduling employee shifts can be a challenge for many organizations – especially large employers such as retailers. When retailers use manual processes or outdated systems for scheduling store associates, they often don’t fully understand nor have visibility to the business implications of their planning and scheduling decisions.  Ceridian customer Barnes & Noble recently shared their success in overcoming this challenge in the webcast “A Tale of Workforce Management: How Barnes & Noble Solved Their Scheduling Challenges.” Read more

Paid sick time – Should your organization get ahead of the trend?

sickLet’s face it – even if your staff is loaded with the most talented people in the world, they’re still inevitably going to be sick sometimes. Illness happens, even to the best of us, and talent leaders need to find ways to adjust and accommodate people’s needs.

This should be a key area of focus for HR. While ensuring high levels of employee retention and productivity is a major part of the job, you also need to concede that sometimes, people aren’t in the best shape to be productive, and you’d be better off giving them time to rest and recuperate. This is where paid time off enters the conversation. If employees have days to rest for which they’re compensated, they’ll be able to get healthy without making their illnesses worse. Read more

5 benefits of integrating your organization’s EAP with your wellness program

wellness programby Jennifer Piliero, Senior Product Manager, Ceridian LifeWorks

If your employees are healthy, it is safe to say they’ll be more likely to stay focused and productive at work: reasons why many business leaders implement wellness programs to support individuals in developing good habits with respect to diet, exercise and sleep.

The savviest of employers go one step further. By integrating that wellness program with an additional layer of help for their workers – in the form of an employee assistance program (EAP) – companies can truly maximize the potential of their people. Read more

5 ways to keep your employees satisfied with their current jobs

employee satisfaction It’s clear these days that recruitment services are a very important aspect of human resources – perhaps more so now than ever. Because people can search for jobs and get interviews at a rapid pace, we now have a culture of frequent job-hopping, much of it coming with little warning. Your most loyal and trusted employee today could be gone tomorrow.

What’s especially alarming about this trend of employee turnover is that you can’t predict who’s liable to leave next based solely on employee engagement. Even people who like their jobs and appear satisfied still might be considering breaking away. Read more

Taking a closer look at two major trends in the workplace

Taking a closer look at two major trends in human capital managementIn 2015, there are numerous trends taking the business world by storm, many of them related to ongoing trends in employee demographics and business technology. For example, we’re seeing a constant shift in who dominates the workforce – while previously, boomers had greater numbers and more power, they’re now beginning to drift away into retirement and millennials are taking over.

Meanwhile, technology is becoming more pervasive, and this has led to a way of doing work that’s more fast-paced, more automated and more globalized than anyone previously thought possible. An employee today can begin a work task in New York and it can be completed minutes later by a co-worker in Tokyo. Read more

5 ways to build a stronger corporate culture at your place of business

5 ways to build a stronger corporate culture at your place of businessPart of the challenge of human capital management is that it requires a focus on both the short-term aspects and the long. On a daily basis, you’re tasked with handling logistical challenges like processing people’s paychecks, administering their benefits and scheduling shifts. But there’s also the long game to consider – namely, the challenge of building a strong company culture.

Culture is important to any organization for a wide variety of reasons. In the present day, employees who feel a strong bond with one another are more likely to work hard, be productive and contribute positively to the bottom line. Also, down the road, companies with a solid culture can better position themselves to recruit elite talent. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Read more


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