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6 exciting perks that can enhance your company’s next recruiting pitch

employee perksWhen HR professionals dive headfirst into the world of recruiting, usually one of the first strategic tools they rely upon is money. Simply put, the more compensation you can offer a candidate, the more competitive you’ll be.

This has always been the case. But lately, people’s opinions of what makes an enticing job have evolved quite a bit. Money still matters, but it’s not the only factor. Candidates today have a more sophisticated approach to finding the best possible job offer. Read more

4 key facts about the next generation of employees entering the workforce

generation zFor good reason, many talent management leaders in today’s business world are focused primarily on recruiting. It’s not hard to see why – if you can recruit superior talent compared to your competitors, you can build a more productive and engaged workforce. For this reason, companies put a lot of time and energy into learning what candidates want and how to woo them.

For the most part, they’ve got the process down when it comes to the current working population. With Generations X and Y, the HR community has a good understanding of the types of benefits offerings, work styles and corporate cultures that appeal to candidates. But one question still remains – what about the next generation? Read more

10 HR professionals share work-life balance hacks

work life balanceRaise your hand if you have ever worked through your lunch hour, or responded to an email while sitting down at the dinner table. If you’re like most working people out there, then I’m sure you have. In these modern times when our smart phones don’t turn off and we can work from virtually anywhere, the elusive work-life balance is harder to find then ever.  At Ceridian, we know that achieving that balance is part of our employees’ overall wellness, so we asked our customers to share their tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Read what they had to say: Read more

3 ways to make employee loyalty a bigger part of your corporate culture

5 ways to build a stronger corporate culture at your place of businessIt’s been repeated many times in HCM circles that one of the keys to human capital management is being able to build a strong, vibrant company culture. We’ve heard this sentiment so much that it’s now bordering on cliché. But what does it mean, anyway? What is a “culture,” really, and what makes it so valuable to a given company?

It’s a vague term, and you can potentially define it in just about countless ways. But here’s one definition that just might stick – according to Entrepreneur magazine, you can measure company culture simply by gauging people’s loyalty. How devoted are people to their employer? If they’re loyal employees, they’ll indicate a willingness to stay for a long time and recommend employment to their friends. If they’re not, you may have a problem. Read more

5 ways to take the ‘back to school’ spirit and bring it ‘back to work’

Back to schoolFor children and teenagers, the first day of a new school year is always a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it represents the end of their freedom. They had the whole summer to enjoy their vacation and have fun with their friends in the sunny weather outdoors – once September rolls around, the fun stops and it’s time to hit the books again. That can be a rude awakening.

On the other hand, there’s something exciting about the start of a new year. Read more

5 strategies for improving your company’s employee review process

One of the most important aspects of human capital management is being able to examine your staff closely and find the common strengths and weaknesses among your employees. What skills do your people have in spades? In what areas do they still have room for improvement?

Perhaps the most common way of gauging these things is with the employee review. Managers take a few minutes to sit their employees down in a meeting room, go through a list of questions and systematically paint the complete picture of the worker’s performance, piece by piece. Read more

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