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Too much sitting? 4 ways your office can create a healthier workday for employees

employee wellnessAs every savvy HR leader can tell you, there’s a lot more to managing human capital than simply paying people to come in to work each day and do their jobs. If you’re really on top of your game, you’re monitoring the day-to-day while also keeping one eye on the big-picture ideas that matter most to your organization – including employee engagement and corporate health and wellness.

The truth is that worker wellness risks are everywhere – even in jobs that you might expect to be perfectly safe. Even a simple task like sitting at a desk or working a checkout counter at a retail store can be harmful to your employees’ health. Read more

4 ways to benefit the bottom line by propping up health and wellness

wellness programIn the area of corporate health and wellness, leaders understand that it may cost money to build a healthier workforce, but the idea is that every dollar you invest should yield a few bucks more in the form of greater overall productivity.

This makes sense for a lot of reasons. One is based on simple attendance and the opportunity cost of not showing up to work. According to Hub Connects, there’s a definite connection between companies neglecting the wellness of their employees and having to deal with the absences (and workers’ compensation claims) of those who fall through the cracks in the system. Read more

Helping your employees grow, and 5 other ways to be a great boss

leadershipIt goes without saying: If you can do a better job managing people, you’ll be more likely to keep your staff members engaged and focused on their work. In the long run, this should translate to higher levels of productivity and, ultimately, a healthy bottom line.

So where do you begin? Many believe that the first step to a strong workforce is strong leadership at the top. If you’ve got a good boss, you’ve got someone who will always know how to steer the ship in the right direction. Read more

4 ways to show employees you care on Employee Appreciation Day!

employee recognitionKaren Huss, VP of Corporate Relations at Ceridian.

Friday, March 6 is Employee Appreciation Day, the perfect day to show your employees you couldn’t do it without them. The good news is showing your appreciation doesn’t have to be time-consuming or costly – it only needs to be sincere.

Here are four inexpensive and almost effortless ways to show you care:

1. Seize the day

Have a leader in your organization send a heartfelt note of thanks to all employees. It doesn’t take long to write and can be sent electronically at no cost. Little things go a long way and employees will, no pun intended, appreciate the gesture. At Ceridian, our President writes a personal note of gratitude that is sent to the entire workforce. It’s always well-received and meaningful to employees. Read more

5 elements your payroll provider needs to be a ‘Hot Vendor’

ventana researchby James Arsenault, Director of Dayforce Product Marketing at Ceridian.

In order to be one of the best in the business in managing your human capital, one thing that every organization needs is a first-rate solution for payroll processing. Compensating employees is one of the most vital aspects of HR – the paycheck is often the primary reason that people get out of bed each day and come in to work. Give people a check that is accurate and on time, and they’re more likely to stay engaged – a slip-up, however, can damage the employee-employer relationship. Read more

7 things that your organization can do to show employee appreciation

employee appreciationAt most organizations human capital management is about a whole lot more than just setting schedules, handling payroll and taking care of other HCM logistics. In an effort to keep employees satisfied and engaged over the long haul companies need to show their employees genuine appreciation. If you let the staff know that you care about them, they are much more likely to stick around, and keep putting out high-quality work.

We are always interested in discovering better ways to attract, retain and engage employees and truly value our customers insight. So, we reached out through our XOXO Customer Success Program to see what we could learn by asking a simple question: What does your organization do to show employee appreciation? Here is a nice variety of examples for consideration: Read more

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