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Does Your Employee Experience Match Your Employer Brand?

employee experience
November 1, 2017 Is HR Broken? What do you think? I've heard and read it often that HR is, indeed, broken. Human Resources and Talent Management are supposed to assist employees (ranging from high-ranking executives to the newest and most subordinate player) in their experience at work, making it better.  HR should, most definitely, listen to and be responsive to every employee on payroll. Human Resource Professionals have fought for years to get a seat at the table. But, what exactly does that mean? We should be tired of the excuses given for why bad employment experiences exist. If employees are taken care of, basic needs met, if they are heard, if managers are doing their jobs? Perhaps lawsuits and attrition would drop and those tremendous employer branding efforts would be a little less necessary. Do Employees have a Voice? It may be…

The Challenges Faced by Human Resources in Higher Education

Higher Education Human Resources
April 12, 2017 HR in Higher Ed Facing unique financial pressures, colleges and universities must have HR departments that operate efficiently and at a high level. They must move past basic administrative roles and become a major organizational influence. In order to combat these pressures effectively, it may help to identify some key challenges that cross the path of human resource professionals at institutions of higher learning. What are the Key Challenges? Budget - HR budgets in higher education have tended to be 50 - 75 % lower than those found in other industries, according to a study by Aon. In addition, state budget shortfalls have made it necessary for all departments to cut back. Rising Healthcare Costs - The same Aon study found that increasing healthcare costs are a top concern for Higher Ed HR. Recruiting - Attracting and Retaining new employees…

2016 Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey

SIerra-Cedar HR Systems Survey
June 30, 2016 Dovetail Software is Proud to be Part of this Tradition We invite you to discuss the "fitness" of your HR system and processes (anonymously, of course) by participating in the Sierra-Cedar 2016–2017 HR Systems Survey, 19th Annual Edition, now available at www.Sierra-Cedar.com/hrssv60, until July 8, 2016. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results. Sierra-Cedar has incorporated survey feedback to include new questions which explore how organizations are transforming their HR technology environments, choosing services to support those transformations, and preparing for the Future of Work. The Sierra Cedar HR System Survey continues to investigate: Strategy, process, and structure Adoption of all HR Technology applications Deployment roadmaps, resourcing, and budgeting Implementation, maintenance, and integration Emerging and innovative technology Outcome-driven HR As a Thank You Participants will receive the following: A personalized data snapshot filtered by size, industry, or region…

The Carnival of HR Returns!

Carnival HR
June 15, 2016 It's Back! Carnival of HR: I feel like we just finished sweeping up the popcorn and peanut shells from last time, and yet here we are! I'm always excited to get to host the carnival.  It's a great chance for us to stay connected to the HR community that means so much to us, and to share our platform with great authors in our space.  Thanks to all of you for visiting and reading.  Please take a few minutes to check out the links. Theme: Conferences Our theme, loosely applied as always, is around conferences.  We do a lot of them, and we were very much looking forward to SHRM16 this month.  We've realized, though, that the show starts on Father's Day this year.  That's happened in the past, and it usually kills off any chance of attending for me. …

The Software Sales Pro Dilemma: What Do You Need from Me?

May 18, 2016 What do you need from me? As a professional salesman, I understand that my clients and prospects are busy. Sometimes, they don’t have time for a meeting, to talk on the phone, or even respond to an email. So the question is what do you want from me? How can I help you? You want and need to know what we do, how our product works, how it will benefit you and your organization -  so you can call on us when you need us, but you just don’t have the time to meet and learn about what it is we do. "I want..." That being said, it’s coming from the wrong point of view. Essentially it is a selfish statement right? I want to show you, I want to tell you, I want, I want, I want. How about…

Why HR Needs Lean, and Lean Needs HR

Lean HR
April 19, 2016 Lean HR In case you didn't already know, I kinda like Lean.  I've dabbled a little in the idea of tying Lean and HR together, and at times, have been known to talk about it out loud.  But sometimes, I think it makes sense to go back to the beginning and talk about how these two topics work together, and why you need them both. Simplicity Lean is, at its heart, all about reducing waste.  That's as simple as it gets.  Find where you are losing time, money, or other materials, and then stop doing that.  It could be as simple as finding out the report you work on for two hours each week is no longer read by anyone.  It might be as complex as a complete warehouse redesign.  But every step is with the specific goal of spending…

It’s not a question of IF – It’s a question of WHEN!

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April 8, 2016 Change is Inevitable In today’s ever changing marketplace, everyone knows there will be changes. Changes to your career, changes in your management team, changes within your organization. Having spent the better part of 10 years in the recruitment world, selling recruitment services, as well as placing executives in new roles, the one thing I have come to realize is that change is inevitable. Healthcare HR What I am seeing now in the healthcare market, and in different industries as well, is a wholesale shift in process and procedures in organizational workflows. What do I mean by that? Mostly, that organizations have traditionally been very slow to make changes to the core functions within the architecture of their organization. Today, I see that it still takes time for organizations to make significant changes, but when they do decide on the direction…

Learning to Recognize HR Shared Services Waste

HR Shared Services
March 9, 2016 Why is money left on the table for HR Shared Service Initiatives? "The classic excuse is ineffective or inadequate change management, and that’s certainly on the list." - Jim Scully Jim Scully, Founder and President of the HR Shared Services Institute, has been entrenched in HR shared services for more than 20 years, both as a corporate executive with Georgia-Pacific Corporation and consultant. He places causes for waste in three categories: 1. Waste-for-Less models focus on performing current activities cheaper, usually through a combination of labor consolidation and geographical relocation of activities (offshoring, nearshoring, “ruralshoring,” etc.). Little attention is paid to identifying process waste, much less eliminating it. As a result, waste activities continue to be performed albeit by less expensive resources. 2. Less-Waste models are a step in the right direction. To varying levels of success, these models have…

What Is HR Case Management?

February 25, 2016 Do you know what HR Case Management is? In the customer service sense, case management speaks to tracking interactions with customers, making sure their purchasing and product acquisition experience is the best. If we were to address case management in a healthcare environment, we would see the tracking of the life cycle of a patient, through their interactions with a healthcare provider or healthcare facility/system. HR Case Management can be viewed similarly, in that reporting and tracking employee interactions with HR allows for a greater understanding of the employee experience with the employer, and vice versa. Data collected using HR Case Management creates opportunity to efficiently handle questions, requests, and problems without losing any information, or letting issues or challenges to be mishandled, mismanaged or not managed at all. Recap The use of an HR Case Management system ensures that…

Dovetail Reporting – When You Need ROBUST HR Reporting

January 29, 2016 Dovetail HR Reporting We recently upgraded our reporting engine to deliver the robust experience HR needs when it comes to understanding the data they gather and store. I know, I know -- there's that word: data. Guess what? It is part of business today and HR, being a contributor to the success of an organization, knows that numbers and metrics with the analysis of all the data collected is imperative to recognizing what works, what hasn't worked, what is no longer working,  as well as when it's time to shift and change, or implement a new process. What does ROBUST mean? It means that Dovetail's upgraded HR Reporting Engine provides: Out-of-the-Box Report Writing Templates Tight Security Integration Multiple Languages and Cultures "Get Help" Function Familiar Report Creation Interface Report Scheduling Password-protected Export of Reports What does all of this mean?…