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Taking Action with HR Data: What People Analytics can Actually Achieve

People analytics can't work in a vacuum - see how to align your HR data to actions that matter for your organization's goals.
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HRIS, HRMS, HCM: What's the Difference?

The number of acronyms commonly associated with HR software can send many into a tailspin as they begin a search for new technology to help them attract, manage, and retain an engaged workforce. What’s the difference between HRIS, HRMS, and HCM anyway?
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What is Succession Planning? A Beginner’s Guide

Succession planning is a crucial aspect of strategic HR management that ensures the long-term success and stability of an organization. Without an effective plan, organizations put themselves in a position to face significant turmoil and uncertainty. 
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3 Tips for Getting your HR Technologies Approved

Struggling to get your HR technology plans approved? Here's how to build your business case.
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Hush Trips: How to Minimize Remote Work Compliance Risks

If your company is considering allowing employees to work from anywhere, or if you discovered an employee took a hush trip, consider addressing these compliance implications.  
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The Importance of Self-Care at Work for HR Professionals in Small Businesses

Smaller businesses today are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of self-care at work for HR — because if HR is overwhelmed and burned out, it’s harder for them to promote a healthy work-life balance for the rest of the company. 
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Using GenAI in HR for a more Efficient and Ethical Workplace

The application of GenAI can lead to more data-driven decisions, personalized employee experiences, and significant gains in operational efficiency.
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Beyond PTO: How to Embrace These 5 Types of Paid Leave

Learn more about what is required, the types of paid leave, and questions you should consider when crafting your leave policies. 
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Six Keys to Trustworthy AI and Seven Clear Ways to Build It

It is essential for people to understand where AI is being used and how, because they have a responsibility to act: do they accept a prediction or reject it? 
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How to Prepare for the Summer Time-Off Surge Fairly and Efficiently

Summer is a time of relaxation and rejuvenation when employees can step away from their usual routines to bask in the sunshine, embark on adventures, and create cherished memories with loved ones. It's essential everyone gets a fair opportunity to take the time off they deserve, but managing summer time off fairly can be a challenge. 
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HR and Payroll Technology for Small Business: Making Adoption Easier and More Affordable

In recognition of National Small Business Week, we take a deep dive into the uniquely pivotal role HR and payroll technology plays in small business. Learn about its multiple benefits to your business and the key steps for making its adoption easier and more affordable, ensuring your smaller business can thrive in today's competitive landscape.
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What is Innovation? Exploring Public and Private Sectors

The once clear distinction between how the public and private sectors have traditionally leveraged innovation is blurring.
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Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: How to Enhance HR's Relationship with Employees

Focusing on ways to enhance the employee experience and contribute positively to organizational growth can bridge the relationship gap between HR and employees and reinforce the value of HR.
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Partnership Principles: 6 Strategies for Successful Workplace Collaboration

Explore the benefits of collaboration, some successful collaboration examples, and strategies for developing a company culture with teamwork at its core. 
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How to Enhance Efficiency in the Workplace Through Adaptive HCM Experiences

Investing in the right people technology platform should meet your people where they work, providing better employee experiences that help enhance efficiency in the workplace and improve business outcomes. 
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Aligning Shared Values in the Workplace: 8 Strategies for Success

Looking to attract and retain employees who genuinely align with your company's values? It all starts with getting crystal clear on what matters most. Collaborate with your team, employees, and stakeholders to define your core values and focused principles that resonate. 
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2024 Megatrends and Workforce Predictions

Take an in depth look at the HR Megatrends and Workforce Predictions that we forecast will shape the world of work for millions of people in the year ahead.
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Top Resources for Small Business HR Teams Evaluating New Software

Looking for the right HR software? Our expert resources for small business HR teams will help guide your way to the right choice — all from one convenient place. 
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Building Great Workplaces: The Power of a UKG Partnership

Customers share how their UKG partnership brings to life their great workplace mission and inspires employees to have the time of their lives at work.
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How to Create Safe Spaces for Difficult Conversations at Work

Conversations at work about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be accessible and equitable for all employees, regardless of their position — dismantling the barriers that prevent open dialogue and ensuring everyone feels empowered to speak up.
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