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Why Payroll and Workforce Management Belong Together

Combined with the right workforce management technology, processing payroll doesn’t have to be a complicated, error-prone, manual process. Find out how.
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An Olympic-Sized Event Could Emerge Across America This Summer: Missing Work to Watch the Games

Millions of U.S. workers plan to skip work or watch during work hours to catch the 2024 Summer Olympics, potentially impacting productivity.
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UKG Payroll University: What Are Payroll Garnishments and Deductions?

Learn how to navigate the complexities of payroll garnishments and deductions - including your responsibilities as an employer - and best practices for managing them.
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5 Ways AI can Drive Employee Learning and Development

While there are limitless uses for AI in enhancing workflows, making predictions, and solving problems, one important application is using the technology to drive learning and development.
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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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Bring Back a Rumble (or Two) to Support Culture-Based Leadership

Rumbling can help navigate conversations that require open and honest discussion, which may take employees to messy and uncomfortable places and potentially cause friction. 
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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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How UKG Can Help You Achieve Your Nonprofit Mission

There will always be a need for nonprofit organizations to assist people and communities in need, but who helps the helpers? Embracing the right technology is the key to navigating today’s challenges to nonprofit missions. 
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Why Reskilling Should Be a Pillar of Your Corporate Culture

As AI and other technologies redefine roles, it’s imperative that employees and businesses pivot and grow. Learn how reskilling can be a long-term strategy that promotes retention, boosts engagement, and gives individuals and their organizations an edge on innovation.
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Navigating Workforce Trends: Strategic HR Leadership in Higher Education

Higher education faces major challenges in recruiting and retaining staff. HR and campus leaders must innovate, focusing on more than pay and flexibility.
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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 Top 7 Benefits of Payroll Automation Software for Small Businesses

Payroll automation software is becoming a must-have for delivering accurate, on-time payroll and ensuring compliance with tax regulations and payroll laws. Here’s how to leverage an automated solution to streamline and improve the accuracy of your payroll processes so you can focus on growing your business.
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Life at UKG

Celebrating Pride Month at UKG: Stories from Our LGBTQIA+ Community

This Pride Month, UKG is proud to spotlight the voices and experiences of our PRIDE employee resource group (ERG) members. 
Employee Experience

How to Support Mental Health at Work Through Communication

From team meetings to one-on-one interactions, navigate the importance of mental health at work and reveal the profound impact that clear, empathetic communication has on our wellbeing.
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5 Steps Toward Repairing Workplace Trust Once It’s Broken

Trust is key to organizational culture. When broken, repair it by admitting mistakes, reversing roles, seeking feedback, listening, and holding accountability.
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4 Keys to Better HR and Payroll Management: Kickstarting Collaboration

HR and payroll can partner effectively if they keep their people at the heart of what they do. Here are four practical ways to get there.
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8 Soft Skills that Matter More Than Ever in Today’s Job Market

Discover the pivotal role of soft skills in today's job market with insights from an experienced recruiter. Explore the top eight sought-after qualities that set candidates apart in a competitive landscape.
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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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Life-Work Trends

KPIs Reinvented: 5 Ways to Keep People Inspired

The secret to success isn’t to track key performance indicators—it’s to keep people inspired.
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