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Examining the cost of low employee engagement, and how to fix the problem

employee engagementThe basics of how to build a profitable business are well understood – if you can put together a talented workforce and ensure employee retention and productivity, you’ll be in a good position. But this is easier said than done. Even if your staff is loaded with good people, you also have to make sure they’re continually engaged.

Engagement is tricky because it can vanish at a moment’s notice. One day, your staff might appear focused and highly motivated – the next, they might lose that passion for what they do. It’s nearly impossible to predict people’s engagement from day to day. Read more

4 benefits you can get out of upgrading your HR technology

hr technologyBelieve it or not, in 2015, there are still a great many companies out there using primitive, disjointed processes for taking care of their human capital management needs. They’re trying to log people’s hours, process their paychecks, administer their benefits and even look after people’s health and wellness, but most of these tasks are handle separately, and often using outdated technologies.

According to Business 2 Community, this is even an issue among larger employers. The news source recently shared some revealing data on the subject from Software Advice – 56 percent of today’s companies still use “traditional” methods of tracking benefits, like pen and paper or maybe spreadsheets. Only 27 percent have more advanced HR software. You might think it’s only tiny organizations doing it this way, but you’d be surprised – the most represented employers in this survey were those with between 101 and 250 employees.
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6 insights from Ceridian’s Sara Hill on HCM, women in business and more

Sara HillOur Chief Human Resources Officer, Sara Hill, oversees global HR functions across Ceridian. She’s responsible for enhancing the employee experience, increasing engagement and developing innovative new talent management strategies. As part of Huffington Post’s “Women in Business” series, Laura Dunn spoke with Sara about human capital management, achieving success as a woman in business and much, much more.

Here are a few highlights from Sara’s interview: Read more

Unpaid Interns: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?

internBy Howard Tarnoff, Senior Vice President, Ceridian.

What do MGM, Armani, Fox Entertainment and Tommy Hilfiger USA have in common? They have all made use of unpaid interns and they have all been hit with unpaid intern class action law suits. In fact, many companies in the entertainment and fashion industries make use of interns and are also being sued by them. Given the spate of recent law suits is the risk of having an unpaid internship program worth the reward? Read more

What’s more important, cool perks or a strong company culture? It’s no contest

5 ways to build a stronger corporate culture at your place of businessIf you’re looking to keep your employees engaged and highly motivated to achieve every day, you need to dangle some kind of “carrot” – an incentive that will give them a reason to work. But in HR circles these days, there’s a lot of debate about this topic. What’s the best incentive to give people? How can you really deliver what your employees demand?

This is a fundamental question in human capital management. Your company is doomed if it doesn’t have a productive workforce, and effective motivation is obviously a driving force. So what will you use? Read more

6 key factors that motivate recent college grads entering the workforce

3 strategies for delivering a better recruiting pitch to recent college gradsIn an effort to build a more talented and productive workforce, many employers have justifiably turned their attention toward recruitment services. Developing people into fantastic employees is one way to build a staff, but the other strategy is simply to recruit the best possible people from day one.

Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. How do you find the best possible people waiting out there on the open market? If they were let go by their old employers, does that mean they’re inherently flawed? Or if they left voluntarily, does that indicate a certain lack of loyalty? Read more

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