Candice Belair – Social Media Coordinator, Ceridian
Nick Venturella – Customer Success Operations Manager, Ceridian
Writing isn’t just something for people in the publishing and marketing industries to benefit from.
Professionals across a wide variety of fields can – and should – take advantage of writing, including those in human capital management. We’re talking CPO’s, CHRO’s, HR/Talent Leadership, HR/Payroll Managers and more.
You don’t have to consider yourself a professional author to take advantage of this medium.
All professionals should be writing in some way shape or form, regardless of where they are in their careers – or where they want to go. Read more
James Arsenault – Director of Strategic Communications, Ceridian
Growing up is never easy, whether it’s getting through middle school or a technology platform. There are those periods that are full of things not working correctly and awkward moments.
When it comes to technology platforms, this process has been repeated many times. Before ERP platforms there were hundreds of start-ups solving supply chain problems. Before comprehensive financial software there were accounts payable, receivable and bookkeeping packages. But, eventually they merged into the platforms we know today.
Solutions that help organizations manage and develop their people have gone through the same process, with Talent Management, Benefits, Payroll, Workforce Management, and core HR all coming together to become single platforms. Granted, some of those “integrated” platforms aren’t really working together well yet, but the trend is clear that organizations are looking to have all their people processes combined in a real-time, one-version-of-the-truth solution. Read more
By Wendy Austin Lett, Senior Payroll Administrator for The SSI Group, LLC
Balancing work and personal life is challenging when you’re a dedicated mother and devoted wife; I’m often managing schedules and extra-curricular activities on top of an at times hectic work-life as a senior payroll administrator. Luckily, I have a great, understanding husband who helps out with a lot, but he can’t help me with my pressing work deadlines. From ensuring payroll is accurately delivered on time to the entire workforce to handling unexpected last minute payroll changes, my job is not easy. Thankfully, I’ve learned a lot and gained experience over my 20-year career. I want to share an important tip to avoid working late as a Payroll Practitioner – leverage modern HCM technology. Read more
By Jennifer Nuttall, Marketing Program Manager, Ceridian
Maybe it began with selling a few products over their Facebook page or monetizing a YouTube video gone viral? How ever they caught the entrepreneurial bug, our youngest adult demographic are grabbing the reins on their own businesses – and quickly changing many of the rules.
Although often stereotyped as spoiled and entitled, Generation Y’s or Millennials are proving to be very effective business owners. The 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report reveals they have launched about twice as many businesses as boomers have—nearly 8 companies each versus 3 to 4 for boomers. These ‘millennipreneurs’, as the BNP Paribas study calls them, are not only starting more companies, they’re also managing bigger staffs, and targeting higher profits than their baby boomer predecessors. Almost 75% of Millennials expected their profits to increase in the coming year as compared to just 42% of boomers.
What gives these Millennials the business edge? Here are five of their success secrets:
- Tech savvy – This is the generation that has grown up with technology. Tech is almost as intuitive to them as eating or breathing – and they are ultra-eager and fast to adopt whatever comes next then leverage it to benefit their businesses. 74% of Millennials say technology makes them feel more connected and makes their lives easier. When it comes to HR technology, nothing can help a small business more than tech that uses the cloud. Since paying your employees is your biggest expense, the cloud allows HR tech to have automated tax filing and receive updates on all the ever-changing government regulations. This is one tech that really helps free up your time to focus on your business.
- Optimistic risk takers – Although just half of older business owners say they would be willing to take a risk for their business – the percentage is far higher for Millennials. Nearly two-thirds of Millennials today take financial risks to grow their businesses. What’s more, 77% say they feel very positive about the future of their businesses and expect good things over the next year. Having the right tech will really help with risk taking. HR tech on the cloud will not only free up cash by helping you stay compliant and avoiding fees, but it can better predict cash flow so you know how much you have access to and when.
- Collaborative & innovative – No more silos. Millennials love to collaborate and working in teams on projects in order to accomplish goals. They are big fans of using wiki’s, social networks and other technologies to share ideas, solve problems and innovate. As leaders, they enthusiastically spread these collaborative behaviours and foster a team-oriented culture of innovation across their organizations. The newest HR tech fosters a collaborative environment with respect to Workforce Management. Employees can update their own data, request time off online, view their paystubs and more.
- Effective multi-taskers – Millennials tend to use many different devices and juggle multiple tech tasks at the same time. From document collaboration on Google Drive and social campaigns on Facebook, to web meetings on Skype, text and Twitter, Millennials have agile minds and nimble fingers. While past generations may have compromised the quality of their work by multitasking, Millennials have mastered it – and put it to exceptional use in efficiently managing their many entrepreneurial responsibilities and business processes. For small business owners, nothing helps multi-tasking more than a mobile phone. Being on the go and juggling work life and family life is just a regular occurrence. Processing your payroll and approving time off requests are just some of the items you can do on your mobile phone with the latest HR technology.
- Freedom & Purpose vs. $$$ – Millennials are more motivated by flexible work environments and their quality of life than they are about making the big bucks. While they are driven to be online working on their businesses 24/7 – it is generally through their mobile devices while they are on-the-go. Often they have altruistic goals – and take a creative, motivated and positive approach to meeting their personal and business objectives – with maximum profit generation not always a number one on their priority list. Technology is a great way to make your business more flexible – with the right HR software that is easily adaptable to your changing business needs as well as save you time and money, you could have more time to devote to your employees and what makes them happy.
Need help getting your small business up to speed with the latest HR technology? Contact Ceridian today!
This blog was originally posted on the Ceridian Canada HCM Blog.
Jennifer Nuttall is passionate about the inner workings of small to midsized businesses. She joined Ceridian in 2013 with a Masters in Communications from Carleton University and has a life-long love of education, in all its forms. When she’s not providing small to mid-sized businesses with concrete Human Capital Management tips to help reach their goals, you can catch her in Ottawa spending time with her son, playing video games with her husband, walking their crazy dog or snuggling the cat!
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