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5 Ways Going Paperless Will Transform Your Organization

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Oct 16, 2014 9:00:00 AM

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It’s been a slow move, but HR departments everywhere are going paperless. Every aspect of the department from the applicant tracking system, payroll, onboarding, benefits enrollment and employee administrations can and will eventually go the paperless route. We are constantly working with organizations who are at first reluctant to take this process out of the filing cabinets. After all it’s been the same process for so long, and evolving tech can be intimidating.

Topics: Paperless, Paperless Onboarding

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Peer Assessments

Posted by Sara Pollock

Oct 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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There isn’t a manager alive who can get the full picture of an employee’s behavior, attitude or performance. A manager simply cannot be everywhere at once, nor do they necessarily get to see all sides of an employee. This can account for why more than 50% of surveyed employees see traditional performance reviews as inaccurate. CC-Click-ToTweetBird-01.png

Peer-to-peer assessments have become very popular recently because they have proven to be an effective tool to more accurately measure performance as part of a 360-performance evaluation process. When combined with self-assessments and manager reviews, peer evaluations round out the big picture of performance.

Topics: Employee Review, Performance Review

How to Keep the Ball Rolling During Holiday Vacation Time

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Oct 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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A whole new vacation season is about to be upon us—the holidays. Workers will be leaving the office left and right, for extended periods of time. Sick days are going to increase as cold and flu season hits and don’t forget about snow days. Leaders need to plan, prioritize and allocate effectively in order to keep the ball rolling while workers are in and out of the office. 

Time tracking software provider Toggl, conducted a study on productivity over the holidays. The study revealed a steady and dramatic decrease in work starting in mid-December, dropping by 52%, and not fully recovering until the end of January. Employers are looking at about 45 days of reduced productivity—that’s pretty significant. Leaders have to find the balance between facilitating a healthy work-life balance, and keeping the ball rolling in business during the holidays.

Topics: Employee Engagement, Project Management

The Macro Differences Between Leaders and Micromanagers

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

 

There is a lot of pressure on managements’ shoulders on a daily basis to walk that tightrope between being the liked facilitator, and the pressure-on, guy or gal who gets the job done. The line between being a driven leader and a micromanager is one that can get blurry from leadership’s standpoint. 

When the buck stops with you, and your team hasn’t fulfilled their responsibilities, or they have neglected to reach standards, it can be infuriating. This is when leaders are up until 3am finishing or redoing a project, or spending a frustrating amount of time fixing mistakes. That’s when the micromanaging tendencies kick in.

Topics: Leadership, Micromanagement, Leaders, Micromanagers

5 HR Game-Changers That You Need to Know About, Yesterday

Posted by Afton Funk

Oct 7, 2014 11:30:00 AM

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Everything about the Human Resources department has changed drastically in the last decade, and the evolution is still going on. The HR tech arms race, as some experts have called it, can be an intense one to keep up in. New and improved technologies are consistently hitting the market. The following are what we’re looking at right now as the game-changers in HR.

Topics: Recruiting, HRTech, Performance Reviews, Paperless Onboarding, #HRTechConf, Big Data, Mobile Recruiting