Making Payroll More Strategic – by Catherine Honey

The payroll function is an essential part of any organization. After all, our employees don’t work for free. Payroll professionals are recognized as important, even essential. But strategic? Let’s be honest—most people wouldn’t use “payroll” and “strategic” in the same sentence. Perhaps they should. Maybe there’s more to payroll than meets the eye. Payroll has traditionally been thought of as ...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Morning After…..Delayed – by Bob Greene, Ascentis

“Failing to plan … is … planning to fail.” (quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin) On December 13, 1972, Irwin Allen’s arguably most famous disaster flick, The Poseidon Adventure, debuted. Ultimately producing $125 million in box office (that was BIG back then, second only that year to The Godfather), it also produced just one Oscar win, for Best Song, “The Morning ...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: What We’ve Learned So Far – by Bob Greene, Ascentis

“This virus is essentially malware aimed at the source code of humanity.” – Amy Webb, Quantitative Futurist On the last day of January, 2020, the average HR Information Technology professional in America was probably upbeat, working within a thriving economy, challenged by projects designed to harness the latest HR technology innovations, and focused on typical HCM tasks, such as: helping ...

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A New Era for HR, A New Human Capital Reporting Standard – by Jeff Higgins, CEO, Human Capital Management Institute

What if human capital could be valued and its contribution quantified in the form of productivity or return? What if the return on human capital could be definitively linked to business results? While intriguing, these questions are largely muted by the fact that no clear formulas or standards have existed upon which organizations could rely, for answers. Yet, why do ...

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