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UKG Workforce Institute

Five Ways to Encourage Internal Mobility in Your Organization 

Advisory board member, Sharlyn Lauby, shines a light on the often-overlooked gold mine of talent within companies—their current employees. In response to the latest UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In on how to mine your organization for internal talent she writes that promoting from within not only boosts the company's recruitment strategy but also lifts the spirits of its workforce. By advocating for a fresh approach to career development that embraces upward moves, sideways shifts, and even the occasional step back, The HR Bartender encourages organizations to openly discuss and support career growth opportunities from day one, thereby aligning individual aspirations with the company's success in a way that feels personal and purposeful.
Employee Experience

3 Ingredients for Successful Employee Retention Strategies

Looking beyond the traditional enticements of large salaries and extensive perks, the real magnet for top talent today involves cultivating a company atmosphere enriched with purpose, pride, and fun.
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Life at UKG

To Celebrate Women's History Month, U Krewers Share Their Experiences at UKG

Get a glimpse into life at UKG as we celebrate Women's History Month through personal experiences and reflections shared by three inspiring U Krewers from the FIRE Up community, showcasing their journey, challenges, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
Employee Experience

Three AI Functionalities that Help Build Workplace Trust, Retention, and Satisfaction

With proper privacy and security, AI can positively impact workforce productivity and employee experience.
UKG Workforce Institute

UKG HR Megatrends and the Public Sector — A Roadmap for the Future

In his analysis of the post-pandemic public sector workforce, Bob Lavigna underscores the transformative shift in employee expectations for flexibility, voice, and well-being, against a backdrop of widespread vacancies and high turnover rates.
Employee Experience

8 Strategies for Navigating Office Politics and Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Explore what office politics entail, why they matter, and learn practical strategies for navigating them with finesse.
Employee Experience

From Exhausted to Fired Up: How to Prevent Employee Burnout

Follow these four steps to retain top talent, prevent employee burnout, and create an engaged and passionate workforce.
UKG Workforce Institute

Unlocking AI’s Potential in HCM and Workforce Management

Advisory board member Bob Clements sheds light on why companies are hesitating to embrace AI in areas like managing people and scheduling work, even though AI is everywhere in our personal lives. A mix of not really getting how AI works, wondering if it's really worth the hype, and not having clear rules on using AI at work are holding things back. To get past these roadblocks, Bob suggests taking baby steps with AI projects, asking for advice from those in the know, and trying things out bit by bit. This way, companies can start to feel more comfortable with AI and begin to see its real value in making work life better.
Employee Experience

What Does it Take to Create an Engaging and Empowering Work Environment?

Learn how to contribute to a supportive environment using modern communication tools while at the same time closing the gap between virtual and in-person work environments.
UKG Workforce Institute

Talent Intelligence Platforms Use Deep Learning to Close Skills Gaps

From Advisory board member, Alex Levit, AI and deep learning are transforming HR by improving talent sourcing and hiring in tight labor markets. By analyzing vast data, these technologies identify transferable skills, enabling talent intelligence platforms to match potential candidates with job openings beyond traditional criteria. This focus on a candidate's potential rather than current skills allows companies to adapt more flexibly to future needs, revolutionizing hiring practices.
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Life at UKG

How to Best Prepare for a Behavioral Interview: 4 Easy Steps

This interview technique is a way for interviewers to get to know you and how your experience matches with the job you are interviewing for.
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Life-Work Trends

9 Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace and How to Get Started

As the modern workplace looks to focus on culture, incorporating a practice that supports mindfulness, helps to relieve stress and anxiety, and boosts creativity is a natural fit.
UKG Workforce Institute

Weigh-In: How to Mine for Internal Talent

The UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In for February 2024: What’s one way that organizations can successfully mine for talent internally? 
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Workforce Management

7 Ways to Build a Better Manager and Employee Relationship

Learn how HR teams can create a work environment that cultivates strong manager and employee relationships. 
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Talent

Great Leaders are Both Introverts and Extroverts

How individuals can demonstrate leadership using their own qualities of introversion and extroversion.  
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Talent

Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment with Community Hiring Initiatives

Is your organization looking to create a diverse and inclusive workforce? With the right mix of stakeholders, community hiring initiatives can source talent while also improving economic mobility and regional outcomes. Learn how to drive diversity and inclusion in recruitment with these tips for engaging leadership.
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The Top ACA Requirements for Employers in 2024

What your smaller HR team needs to know about ACA requirements for employers to manage it accurately and minimize noncompliance risk.  
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What Does UKG Do? 9 Questions for a Leading HR Software Company

We answer your questions about what UKG does, what UKG software is used for, and how partnering with UKG can make your workplace even better. 
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Life at UKG

Celebrating Black History Month at UKG: Reflections from Three U Krewers

Highlighting resilience, courage, and the profound impact of diversity within our vibrant workplace.
UKG Workforce Institute

Former BLS Commissioner Dr. William Beach Joins the UKG Workforce Institute

The UKG Workforce Institute is pleased to welcome our newest advisory board member: Dr. William Beach, labor economist and former Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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