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Assess Employee Engagement as Frequently as Your Finances

By Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer, Ceridian

According to research conducted by Gallup, about a quarter of employees worldwide are actively disengaged – and actually outnumber those who are engaged. And the people responsible for managing them are, at least in part, to blame for this disengagement.

In years past, engagement was a measurement HR leaders looked at once – maybe twice – a year after the completion of a lengthy survey. In today’s world of work, these annual or bi-annual measurements no longer fit, and can even hinder true engagement from being achieved.   Read more

The Top 3 Benefits Retailers Find in the Cloud

By  John Orr, SVP of Retail, Ceridian

While most retailers have given some thought to cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, the underlying needs and anticipated benefits varies. In a previous blog, I shared high-level insights from Ceridian’s collaboration with Innovative Retail Technologies to survey more than 150 retail workforce managers. I want to hone in on the specific benefits our respondents felt cloud-based applications brought to their business. Read more

Keeping Up With Compliance

By Julie Palmer, Technical Writing Manager, Ceridian

Sometimes, I feel like my brain is constantly on a treadmill that’s maybe moving a little faster than I’d like. There’s just so much to keep up with: work, family, school, trends, the Kardashians… it never ends. Now that I’m also blogging about compliance, there’s a whole new world of content to keep on top of, particularly with all the changes coming in the wake of the recent US election. Read more

The Hard-Hitting Data: Employees Need Real Vacations

By Kelly Allder, VP of HR Programs, Ceridian

In early December three years ago, I was sitting in a hotel room in Mexico, on a conference call trying to convince a senior leader about an appropriate go-live date for a project I was leading. As the call moved into the second hour (after promising that it would only be 30 minutes), my spouse became irritated and left to go to the beach. I felt stressed, resentful, and ineffective. After the call, I fretted: maybe I shouldn’t have gone on vacation at all. Maybe I should have stayed home to ensure the project stayed on track. But I needed this vacation, didn’t I?

A research study conducted by Staples Advantage recently revealed that 40 percent of workers today feel burnt out, due to a wide range of factors, including pressure from managers, fear of job security, tight deadlines, and too heavy a workload. The majority of survey respondents agreed that they felt overworked, with 65 percent saying stress in the workplace negatively affects them on a personal level. In addition, HR Bartender reported that another study found that top performers are 66 percent more likely to leave if they work for a company with high burnout rates and that, in 67 percent of employees, burnout has hurt their work productivity or quality.  Read more

Transact or Transform? Take HR to the Strategic

Register today for the November 10 webcast “Transact or Transform? Take HR to the Strategic,” to gain a better understanding of how cloud technology is transforming the HR function enabling it to drive and validate business outcomes.

Join guest speaker Paul Hamerman, Vice President, Forrester Research on Thursday, November 10 at 2 pm ET as he examines how leading organizations are becoming more strategic about HR by leveraging enterprise-grade Human Capital Management (HCM) technology. Paul will also speak to how HCM solutions are driving employee engagement and the resulting benefits that can be achieved across the organization from proper implementations and change management. Read more

Fair and Predictable Scheduling: Seattle Edition

By James Arsenault, Director of Strategic Communications, Ceridian

Seattle, following San Francisco, has become the second major US city to approve new regulations for the scheduling of retail and food-service employees.

Last year, San Francisco passed a landmark piece of legislation known as the San Francisco Workers’ Bill of Rights. The bill was created with the following goals in mind: Read more

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