Dovetail Blog
Rayanne Thorn
February 2, 2017

The Employee Portal

Dovetail Software was very excited to launch our updated employee portal last September. As we continue to help organizations with employee communications and interactions, we understand the need to listen to what is important to employees because this assists our clients, the employers.

Empower Employees

Does it make sense to empower the workforce with “self” access to information? We think it does. Making  knowledge readily and easily available, they are able to get answers quickly and easily. I have always felt that an informed and smart workforce is a productive and loyal workforce. The information shared with employees becomes another notch toward employee engagement, which we know leads to less attrition and retention of talent – obviously quality talent because they have chosen to become or stay informed about their own employment and ask questions they need


Rayanne Thorn
January 11, 2017

Nature vs. Nurture?

The on-going discussion: the naturally-gifted vs. the manufactured.  Are those who are naturally talented less likely to work hard to achieve success?  Does hard work drive success, whether you are talented or not?  I have often stated, “Hard work pays off. Always.” But does it really? How about the kid who studies her heart out to maintain a C+ average versus the one who never studies and maintains a 4.0 or better?  I grew up with kids like both representations. Personally, I endlessly studied and in my case, the hard work paid off with good grades. But was it my natural inclination toward the subjects I studied – those I selected or was it the hard work which resulted in good grades?

We can argue incessantly about how success is achieved.  But I think Winston Churchill said


Rayanne Thorn
January 5, 2017

“Synergy… it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.”
~Stephen Covey

The Team

Being a part of a team can be a wonderful, exhilarating, delightful, excruciating, debilitating, and/or harrowing experience. Navigating the roads to a successful internal partnership can be dangerous and filled with trepidation that must often be cajoled with tenacity. But without the stubbornness that must be honed as business partners/owners, we may become nothing more than corporate doormats; laid out for all to wipe their feet on.

Weakness or Strength?

I have been in numerous meetings which have resulted in, “I told you so” moments. I’m sure we all have. One meeting in particular?  It wasn’t actually said out loud but it was felt by all in the room.

Knowing when to utilize strength in


Dovetail HR
December 8, 2016

CEO Stephen Lynn, “We think about data security all day long.”

Stephen Lynn, Chief Executive Officer – Dovetail Software
Stephen Lynn - Dovetail Software

 

“We (at Dovetail) have people who live and breathe thinking about security. What we do at the core is storing, transmitting customer / employee data. So that is what we have to live and breathe and think about.” – Stephen Lynn

 
 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Stephen’s mind: Cloud-based Software Security Wellness: a big part of Employee Engagement The heart of HR technology is still the people Why Dovetail? The Dovetail Culture Are the employes at the the tech vendor you are speaking with happy? Proving Company Culture


Dovetail HR
December 6, 2016

Dwane Lay, “There’s Nobody Busier than the HR Practitioner”

Dwane Lay, VP – Customer Experience – Dovetail Software

Dwane Lay

“I think that everything after the sales process, you are building the relationship upfront, but it’s the management piece after that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. We hear a lot of people talk about their relationship with vendors never gets better than right before they sign the contract. The whole, You’ll do anything to get me as a customer, why won’t you do anything to keep me as a customer? We try to make sure we do everything to make our customers happy.” – Dwane Lay

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Dwane’s mind: Customer Experience


Dovetail HR
November 22, 2016

Kane Frisby, “Using data to improve HR processes”

Kane Frisby, Chief Strategy Officer – Dovetail Software

Kane Frisby

 

“The majority of HR teams are probably running unhealthy and getting fit can take a bit of effort. We like to help HR departments run themselves and we keep our product up-to-date.” – Kane Frisby

We can help you get your HR department in shape and keep it in shape. Dovetail’s new employee portal will have significant impact on the engagement and experience of your employees.

 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Kane’s mind: #HRfit Employee Portal, HR Help Desk, Knowledge Management, and Reporting Analytics Helping HR engage with Employees with a convenient Employee Portal


Dovetail HR
November 4, 2016

Matt Yunker, “Ethics and Integrity in Sales”

Matt Yunker, Director of Sales with a Focus in Healthcare

Matt Yunker“One of the reasons I came to Dovetail was the integrity of the organization. Ethics is a big deal to me. You just can’t lie to a customer. I see it over and over. And I  think ‘Lies by Omission’ is a big issue in sales, where you just don’ tell them and you let it go and you deal with it later. If I were the customer, how would like to be I like to be sold to? What would I like to know up front? I need to know so that I can make an educated decision.”
– Matt Yunker


Dovetail HR
November 3, 2016

Russ Resslhuber, “We can posit that change is constant!!”

Russ Resslhuber, Senior Sales Engineer with Dovetail Software

Russ, what is the best part of your job?:

Russ Resslhuber“It’s never the same — every prospect we meet with – though they may have the same fundamental needs, will have a different perspective on them, on what matters the most , on how they want to tackle solving them. And sometimes, you do encounter new problems you haven’t seen before, new questions that haven’t come up. And that is what keeps it interesting, it is never the same thing twice.  I’m also really pleased that the produce we have, Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite, designed as we like to point out ‘Designed HR, for HR‘ –


Dovetail HR
October 20, 2016

Charlie Judy talks Culture on intrepidHR!

Charlie Judy, Founding Partner with Work XO, LLC, talks about the work he does at Work XO – a “culture shop” – at a genetic level providing data and intelligence to helping clients align culture with potential and growth.

“Human doesn’t happen organically, it is a little ironic and – but it doesn’t happen when its enveloped in this institution we call work.” 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Charlie’s mind: Being Intentional about Your Culture The Right Culture The reinforcement and clarification of Culture The Evolution of Culture The Institution of Work Remaining Relevant in the World of Work Tuning Out the Noise Unleashing Human Potential

Charlie Judy

 

On Culture: “You can’t


Dovetail HR

Stacey Harris on intrepidHR!

Stacey Harris, VP of Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar, talks about the work she does at Sierra-Cedar, as well as the research they have been doing for the last 19 years.

“Some great thought leadership research called The Annual HR Systems Survey, with results launched every year at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition.”

**Check out this year’s results here.

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Stacey’s mind: Nine years ago, we weren’t even talking about “the cloud” Are we making employees’ lives better? Payroll in the Cloud Globalization of Business Today “Paying it Forward” – is the HR industry more connected than others? New to the Survey – Social Responsibility The Benefits of Diversity The true impact of real data

Stacey Harris


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