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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“Moving the Needle” with Limited Resources – by Roy Altman

A recent survey by Raven Intel (see article this issue) concluded that, due to COVID 19, at least 60% of companies surveyed said that they were cutting costs where they can or will completely cease all investments in HR technology. While we’re dealing with the virus, and for the foreseeable future afterward, HR technology investment will doubtless suffer. Courtesy of ...

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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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Rethinking Workforce Planning in Times of Uncertainty – by Mick Collins, Chair, IHRIM

The phrase “getting the right people, in the right place, with the right skills, at the right time, and at the right cost” is synonymous with the most common type of long-term forecasting: strategic workforce planning. The methodology, in which HR and their business partners forecast – in time horizons ranging from 3-10 years – the demand for, and supply ...

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The New World of Ultimate Kronos Group – by Dan Vander Hey

Author’s Note: Greg Swick, Chief Sales Officer, and Jody Kaminsky, Chief Marketing Officer, both of Ultimate Software, were interviewed and contributed to this article. Representing the largest merger of employees and shared customers in the HCM market in over a decade, the merger agreement by Ultimate Software and Kronos sets an aggressive pace for HCM market growth and opportunism in ...

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