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5 strategies for building a truly exceptional company culture

culture fitAt all places of business, large and small, there’s a growing understanding of the HR office’s role – at all times, they should be working to increase employee retention and productivity. A productive workforce is the lifeblood of a successful company. If your employees are willing to stay in their positions and work hard, your business is far more likely to make money.

The trick is that building a productive staff is a lot more difficult than simply throwing big paychecks and bonuses at your employees. Read more

Top 9 Tweets from #CeridianINSIGHTS

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

If you follow @Ceridian or any HR analysts on Twitter, you will have noticed over the last couple of weeks that the Twittersphere was buzzing with the hashtag #CeridianINSIGHTS. From July 14-17, nearly 2000 HCM professionals and Ceridian customers gathered in Las Vegas for Ceridian’s annual customer forum, INSIGHTS. The conference gave attendees the chance to network with other professionals, hear stories from Ceridian customers, and attend hands-on product training taught by our experts. Here are the top 9 Tweets from #CeridianINSIGHTS, that really showcase the event’s most popular insights – why 9? Because it is not 10.

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4 ways to improve employee engagement and retain your valued people

employee engagement 2It’s sad to say, but it’s true – it’s becoming more and more difficult in today’s business climate to ensure employee retention and productivity. Staff members everywhere are becoming disengaged. They’re less motivated by their work than they’ve been traditionally, and they’re increasingly open to leaving their current jobs to find new opportunities.

In short, the challenge for employers is to increase engagement. If you can get people passionate about their jobs again, you can reverse the worrisome trends that are currently spreading across the business world. Read more

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 strategies for balancing work with caregiving responsibilities

CaregiverOne of the primary areas of focus for every human resources office is the challenge of maximizing corporate health and wellness. Complicating this challenge is the fact that some employees aren’t just worried about their own health. They’re also focused on caregiving responsibilities – taking care of both their younger and older relatives in addition to completing their work assignments each day.

Now’s the time to talk about what these members of the workforce can do better. July is Sandwich Generation Month – it’s dedicated to that demographic of employees who are “sandwiched” between caring for their children and their older family members. Read more

5 ways to help employees improve their financial wellness

employee healthAt many places of business today, the HR office has a high level of focus on corporate health and wellness. This has become a major point of emphasis as business leaders have realized the value of wellness. People who are healthy are far more likely to remain engaged and productive than people who aren’t.

However, promoting wellness is not as simple as merely doling out advice about eating well and exercising. Physical health is certainly important, but it’s only one small piece of a much larger puzzle. Read more

Coping With Changes in Overtime Pay (Part 2: The Right Tools Help)

mobile payrollBy Howard Tarnoff, Senior Vice President, Ceridian.

Yes, I do have a life, yet one of my favorite past-times is tracking Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and how they impact employers. (There is no accounting for taste). I’m interested in the FLSA because the rules promulgated under the act are always changing, the courts are constantly finding new ways to interpret the law, and employers are left to cope with the change. A case in point is the recently proposed change to the overtime exemption salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,444. Read more

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