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Successful HR Technology Transformations Begin Well Before Implementation

SHRM 2015By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian.

As usual, Ceridian once again took over #SHRM15 last week. Lines of HR practitioners and executives flocked to see Dayforce in action, and get pampered with a makeover and/or a shoeshine. The exhibition floor was dotted with hundreds of providers from human capital management (HCM) technology vendors to shoe providers (Yes – I noticed at least 2). Once again, more than three quarters of the technology providers are promoting cloud/SaaS offerings in all flavors from best of breed talent management solutions to complete end-to-end HCM suites. And that’s for a good reason. Research and market traction are clear indicators that HR executives have bought into the value of SaaS applications to their company. Read more

4 great reasons to invest in better HR technology

4 great reasons to invest in better HR technologyBy Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian.

It’s never been a better time to work in human capital management. Thanks to the rise of innovative HR technology and the arrival of newer, more creative ways of doing work, it’s now easier than ever to manage employees. Everything from handling payroll and benefits logistics to more complicated endeavors, like ensuring people’s health and wellness, is now simpler.

Not everyone is gung-ho for new HR technology, though. There are unfortunately still a few stragglers. Some HR leaders are simply non-believers, who don’t see any reason to bother with new tech solutions. Others have some interest, but they’re worried about the cost of purchasing new tools or the disruption that might happen during the transition. Read more

5 tips for making retention a key priority in 2015

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

Before the calendar turned, I had blogged about why 2015 will be the year of the Employee. HR professionals will be looking for high levels of employee retention and productivity in 2015 and in some way, shape or form, this has always been their job. But this year, there’s been a lot of buzz about approaching this goal with a new-found focus. Especially when it comes to retention, is there more that can be done?

The market for labor is currently hyper-competitive. Businesses everywhere are looking to expand and open new positions. This means that, from an HR perspective, there’s a great deal of pressure for companies to keep their most talented performers. There are a great many opportunities out there today, and people are sure to jump ship from their current jobs if they think they can find something better.
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2015: The Year of the Employee and More

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

Earlier this week, I blogged about the buzz we saw this year in HR Tech. But what’s coming in 2015? As HR continues to embark on the journey to the holy grail of proactively enabling business and vendors stay the course to data-driven insight-based decisions, there will be another shift happening. That shift will be closing the gap between company and employee. I predict that 2015 will be the year that this shift will start being most noticeable.

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Looking back at the 2014 buzz in HR Technology


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

As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top.

  1.  Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Thanks to the ACA, compliance was and remains a hot topic.  Key employer mandates hit in 2015, and avoidance is no longer an option. Companies are looking for help to understand the challenges of ACA and for vendors to help them. Most vendors are providing reporting tools and capabilities for the new year end statements, but few are enabling customers to manage employees in accordance with the law. The most effective vendors will be those who are able to offer a single HR application that combines workforce management, payroll and benefits on a single database and one rules engine.

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Searching for ‘a single source of truth’ in HR data

hr technologyIncreasingly in 2014, human capital management is becoming known as a data-driven industry. We collect so much data at the transactional level from payroll and attendance to compensation and performance appraisals, and we go wide across the cycle from sourcing to retirement and everything in between.  We should now be thinking about harnessing this data in a way that makes sense for the decision makers.

At Ceridian, we have a passion for HR data. We’ve made it a central focus of our business model, helping businesses tap into more information and learn more from it. As part of educating the market, we held a webinar to discuss the ongoing search for more and better data. The talk, entitled “HR’s Never-Ending Data Quest: A Single Source of Truth,” discussed companies’ struggles to collect, analyze and derive meaning from HR information.

Lisa Rowan, research vice president for HR and talent at IDC, discussed these challenges. She noted that because talent managers are often forced to cope with disparate systems and fragile interfaces, their offices have introduced manual workarounds to overcome these obstacles. Rather than smooth things over, these “solutions” tend to introduce doubt, delay and ultimately reduced credibility. The real answer may be a better HR technology system that puts data to use in a more efficient way.

Here’s what we discussed in the comprehensive webcast.
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