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For Human Capital Management How Real is Real-Time?

By BP Gallucci, Communications Manager, Ceridian

People that are demanding real-time HR information are missing the point. It may sound great to have a human capital management (HCM) solution provide you data about your people and your business in real-time. Because it doesn’t get any faster than that, and getting something you want faster is better than waiting. But dig a little deeper into what real-time means to your HR department and you’ll see it is at best a ‘nice to have’, possibly plain overkill, and at worst an expensive distraction diverting your attention from differentiating HCM solutions from metrics that truly matter. Read more

To drive engagement, focus on career development

By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Engagement, Ceridian

Employee engagement is a cornerstone of successful organizations. Numerous studies have shown that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from higher retention rates and productivity. However, according to Dale Carnegie, only 29 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged and almost just as many are actively disengaged.

It is a lot easier to understand and, therefore, improve employee engagement when you break it down into specific components. Some of the top drivers of engagement include work-life balance, strong communication from management, performance feedback, and career development and training. In fact, a 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce study found that the two biggest factors that influence engagement are base pay and career advancement. Read more

2 reasons why it’s important to give back at work

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About to get a pie in the face for charity!

By Kelly Allder, VP of HR Programs, Ceridian

Fall is slowly making its way into our lives.  The temperature has dropped, baseball wild-card conversations have begun, my neighbors’ front doors are decorated with colorful wreaths, and Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations have appeared in Wal-Mart and Michaels Craft Stores.  All of a sudden my flip flops seem out of place.

This time of year also brings Ceridian’s Annual Fundraising Campaigns – in support of our own Ceridian Cares charity in Canada and the United Way in the US. Read more

Payroll Across Borders, or How to Deliver Payroll Like a Dabbawala

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

How many companies are international today?  What does it mean to be international?  I’d say one employee in a foreign country and an organization qualifies.  The problem is, even if a company only has one employee, they still have many of the challenges of a company with a whole division over a border.  Read more

How to communicate your company culture to candidates

By Maurice Fernandes, Manager of Employment Brand & Social Media at Ceridian.

If you take the time to read any industry blog or news site, you already know how important your corporate culture is.

However, after you establish what your company culture is, there is still the problem of presenting it to candidates. Your employees (hopefully) embody your culture. But how do you communicate it to those who have never worked for your organization or are curious about joining your company? When it comes to recruitment, it is important people are able to get a feel for the type of experiences they will have if they were to work for you – what their workdays would generally be like and the kind of environment they’d spend their week in. Put simply, before committing to your company, candidates want assurance that it is a good fit, an engaging and positive workplace. Read more

Hibbett Sports: Driving Innovation Through Change

By Kim Edwards, Director of Customer Success – Enterprise Retail, Ceridian

The retail industry has gone through massive changes over the past couple years. Companies that have faced the biggest challenges have been those who have failed to leverage the technological tools available that provide a competitive advantage. One of the most valuable and effective solutions retailers today can use to optimize operational performance, drive revenue, reduce costs, and enhance both associate and customer satisfaction is investing in their workforce with human capital management software. A company that is a perfect testament to the profound benefits of adopting this innovative approach is Hibbett Sports, Inc. – which is currently up for a Constellation Research 2016 SuperNova Award under the “Future of Work – Human Capital Management” category. Read more

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