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Virtual Teams, Real Results – 5 field-tested methods for managing virtual employees

virtual 2By Jayson Saba, VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian.

The world of work is changing. Employee preferences for more flexibility and need for a better work-life balance have led companies to adapt by allowing their employees to work virtually or to telecommute. The evolution of technology – phone, email, instant messaging, VPN, laptop, mobile email – has also allowed companies to provide that flexibility. In addition, more companies have teams in which managers and their employees work in different offices around the world. HR needs to recruit and retain the best talent and maximize performance and development. For virtual employees, the goals are the same, but the challenge is relationships and inclusion. Companies need to ensure that these employees understand and live the company culture, feel part of their respective teams, and get support from their supervisors. It’s less of a question of whether they are working or slacking off and more about whether or not we are enabling them to be successful. So how do we make these colleagues successful? Read more

5 ways to claim ownership of your company’s employee engagement

employee engagementJust about everyone who works in HCM understands the importance of maximizing employee retention and productivity. Your people are your greatest asset in business, and the best companies look to get a strong return on their staffing investments. They work hard to keep their employees around, keep them focused and push them to achieve. To do this, though, you need strong levels of employee engagement. Read more

5 ways that technology can make your life easier in human capital management

If you want to run a business that’s first-rate when it comes to human capital management, you’ll quickly learn that it requires being on top of countless little goals and tasks. HCM greatness is a combination of top-notch payroll processing, benefits administration, employee engagement strategies, retention tactics, corporate health and wellness and so on. You’re always busy, always working on something. It never ends. Read more

Moving beyond the annual survey for better employee inspiration and engagement

By Lisa Sterling, Vice President Of Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian

Winning in the new “war for talent,” requires a lot more than just finding the right talent and placing them in the right role as quickly as possible. It’s equally, if not more important, to inspire, motivate and engage your employees over the long haul. Creating an experience of bringing new individuals into the organization and inspiring them is the key to building a highly engaged workforce that can help deliver business impacts. In short, what you need is a new strategy for employee inspiration and engagement. Read more

4 ways to support SAD employees this winter

A healthy workforce is one that’s more engaged, more efficient and less likely to run up steep health insurance costs. But if you’re focusing solely on basic physical health, you’re missing the boat. Read more

7 elements that might kill productivity in your work environment

When you work in human resources, a big part of the job is to find better ways to maximize employee retention and productivity. A productive staff is the key to a profitable business, but as you quickly discover on the job, you’re faced with an endlessly difficult challenge. There are countless factors that can get in the way of this. Read more

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