10 Ways Cloud HR Software Is Changing The Way Human Resources Works

10 Ways Cloud HR Software is Changing the Way Human Resources Works

*This article has been updated on May 30th, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team* Today, Human Resources is no longer confined in the back-office attending to piles after piles of paperwork. Thanks to the Internet and modern technology, HR has completely transformed into a tech-savvy department that takes advantage of cloud-based software to hire, manage time-off, conduct onboarding and offboarding activities, and so much more. The human resources department is usually a place of frenzied activity. Thanks to technology, HR professionals now have the tools to reduce and simplify administrative tasks like payroll and record keeping. …

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See How 10 Leading HR Management Products Stack Up

See How 10 Leading HR Management Products Stack Up

One key ingredient of every successful business is great people. Even before they become profitable, businesses are built by people that put in the time, energy, and creative power to turn diffuse ideas into focused success. Human resources (HR) software is an essential tool for people-powered businesses. If finding either of these two things--great people or software that makes your life easier--were simple, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. Luckily, TrustRadius can help with the software part. And your HR Management, ATS, and Talent Management software will help with the people part. Finding the right HR software can be…

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Applicant Tracking Systems 101: How To Recruit And Manage Prospective Employees

Applicant Tracking Systems 101: How to Recruit and Manage Prospective Employees

Finding talent today can be quite the feat. When a job listing is posted online, hundreds of people will see the listing and apply even if they aren’t qualified. Filtering through all these resumes can be a headache for HR. This is why companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS). ATS and recruitment software solutions have changed how HR approaches the entire hiring process — making every step simplified, collaborative, and effective for finding the best employees for your company.  What is ATS Recruitment? ATS recruitment is the use of software to help streamline the recruitment and hiring process. ATS…

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6 Reasons Why Recruiters Should Focus On Content Creation

6 Reasons Why Recruiters Should Focus on Content Creation

When trying to source the best candidates for a role, recruiters sometimes forget that a well-planned content strategy can make their job a lot easier for them. This is because engaging and informative content attracts top talent in a way that saves time and effort. But this isn’t the only benefit of prioritizing content in your recruitment marketing strategy. If you can consistently deliver high-quality content, you can add value to your business in all sorts of ways. Indeed, there are six reasons why recruiters should pay more attention to content creation. 1. Positing Yourself as a Thought Leader One…

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Tips And Tricks To Prepare For Winter Recruitment

Tips and Tricks to Prepare for Winter Recruitment

The competition for recruiters is more demanding than ever, with 72.8 % of HR professionals “struggling to find relevant candidates.” Depending on your industry, the recruitment process can become even more difficult in the winter, when holiday travel and festivities slow everything down. Key stakeholders are often traveling, and it’s the end of a fiscal year, before new budgets are available. So how do you set your company and job openings apart as unemployment rates are falling? The number of recruitment tools promising success to HR professionals is, quite frankly, dizzying. But recruitment is, and always should remain, a human-centered…

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The Importance Of Company Culture And How To Promote It In Your Workplace

The Importance of Company Culture and How to Promote it in Your Workplace

”Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – Peter Drucker Having a good company culture relies on a variety of tangible and intangible factors. It is something that needs to be cultivated over time and practiced by managers and employees alike. And in today’s business world it is extremely important and can often be the “make or break” factor for your company. In fact, millennials–who make up around 35% of the US workforce–value company culture over many other things, including money. Additionally, company culture is important as it can have positive effects on your employee retention, engagement, and overall performance. Having good company…

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8 Unique Ways To Find Top Talent

8 Unique Ways to Find Top Talent

Whether you are a small business or a Fortune 500 company, hiring is an imperative part of running your business. Unfortunately, finding top talent in today’s job market has become more competitive than ever. Gone are the days of posting a simple job ad and watching great applications roll in. Now, candidates have the upper hand. According to a recent survey, over 40 percent of employees surveyed said they plan on changing jobs in 2018. To keep up, employers will have to adopt new recruiting strategies to attract the best candidates. To help out, we have put together a list…

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Ring, Ring, HR Calling: How To Handle The Calls No Manager Wants To Get From HR

Ring, Ring, HR Calling: How to Handle the Calls No Manager Wants to Get from HR

As a manager, a call from HR can be one of the most stressful calls you receive if you’re not prepared.  Even though most managers have a better relationship with HR than, say, Michael Scott does, there are still phone calls no one wants to receive from HR.  Let's look at five such calls, and how you can prepare for situations like these before they happen. 1. "You know Devon – as in Devon who you terminated two weeks ago?  We just got a letter from his attorney." It's easy for this kind of news to trigger an emotional response -…

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Employee Experience: The Importance Of Treating Your Employees As Customers

Employee Experience: The Importance of Treating your Employees As Customers

If you’ve spent any time in business you know about the importance of customer experience as a way to retain customers, reduce churn rates, and attract new customers. Similarly, in recent years top-performing companies have turned that kind of attention inwards. They've identified employee experience as a way to retain talent, make employees happy, attract new recruits, and ultimately be better at business. As a result, these top-performing organizations have started to dedicate significant resources to measuring and improving how engaged and happy their employees feel. Below we’ll explore why treating your employees with the same level of care as…

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Reshaping Talent Management In The Millennial Era

Reshaping Talent Management in the Millennial Era

The war for talent is more intense than ever. Just when organizations are starting to adapt to the demands of millennials, their successors--Generation Z--are ready to stir up a storm. Satisfying these tech-savvy workers is notoriously tricky. Now, HR leaders aren’t just competing against other employers–they’re also battling demands from their potential recruits. Generation-based stereotypes are broad judgments, but there is often a lot of truth to the observations when it comes to recruiting and workplace culture. Younger generations demand convenience, and job-hopping doesn’t carry a stigma anymore–it is a way of life. If a role fails to fulfill their…

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New To Recruitment? Tips On How To Write A Great Job Post

New to Recruitment? Tips on How to Write a Great Job Post

With project deadlines and new products rolling out, many businesses tend to put recruitment on the back burner. The thought is that a quick job posting with a few sketched out details will be enough to find a suitable candidate. While some businesses may get lucky with this approach, the truth is a bit more complicated. If you want a great company, you want great people. If you want great employees, you’ll need a great job post to attract them. “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the…

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9 Tools To Support Your Mobile Workforce

9 Tools to Support Your Mobile Workforce

Mobile workforces are becoming increasingly common. As companies look to save money on office space and employees look for flexibility, remote teams have become a popular choice. This development comes with its own set of benefits and challenges. On one hand, a mobile workforce can arguably increase productivity, lower costs and increase flexibility. On the other hand, companies may find it challenging to manage these remote employees well and encourage teams to collaborate. But these challenges are not insurmountable! There are many tools in place to help small businesses and large enterprises manage their mobile workforces. These business apps can…

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5 Ways HR Leaders Can Help Humanize The Organization

5 Ways HR Leaders Can Help Humanize the Organization

Now, more than ever, people are clamoring for a humanized workplace — one where employees feel safe and respected, motivated to innovate, and inspired to get work done efficiently. Historically speaking, business strategies have always revolved around production and outcomes. And for the longest time, human capital was deemed a mere instrument to achieving those goals.   While some businesses may have managed to stay afloat by following such principles, the ones that can truly endure the tests of time are the organizations that provide the best conditions for employees to thrive and to innovate. Today, the workforce has been empowered…

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Effective Sourcing Strategies For Successful Hires

Effective Sourcing Strategies for Successful Hires

There’s mounting pressure on companies to build a thriving workplace and culture in order to stay competitive, and the people you recruit are at the heart of this. Finding the right talent for your company can be an overwhelming task with an endless number of platforms and job boards at your fingertips. Understanding who to target in the pool of passive and active candidates is tricky, and figuring out how to successfully reach them can be even trickier. A five-star candidate sourcing program requires developing a cohesive strategy. It can be tempting to dive into sourcing right away, but it’s…

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Improve Your Employee Satisfaction: 10 Best Onboarding Practices

Improve Your Employee Satisfaction: 10 Best Onboarding Practices

The rising trend of using office happy hours and free snacks as a way to keep employees engaged has continuously proven to be less successful than being a proactive employer. Although outside factors may ultimately drive employee satisfaction, the actions of employers—particularly within the first weeks of employment—have a statistically high correlation to team members’ lifetime success in the workplace. Despite those numbers, many companies still forgo thorough onboarding in favor of a meager orientation session or lightning-speed training—after all, when you needed a role filled yesterday, it’s hard to contemplate sacrificing precious time for drawn-out employee onboarding. However, investing…

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How To Create A Successful Talent Management Strategy

How to Create a Successful Talent Management Strategy

The secret to talent management boils down to one simple concept: hire (and keep) the right people. Of course, if it was that easy, you wouldn’t be reading this guide! A practical and efficient talent management strategy aligns with company goals and positions your business to recruit talented people that blossom into engaged, active long-term employees, eventually forming the next generation of company leadership. However, superior talent management programs go well beyond business buzzwords. In fact, they can be the key ingredient that transforms an organization into an industry leader. Because successful talent management strategies integrate cohesively with company culture,…

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Pump Up Your Productivity: 5 Of The Best Free Time Tracking Tools

Pump Up Your Productivity: 5 of the Best Free Time Tracking Tools

You know the old adage: time is money. And that’s why in a world that’s increasingly loaded with distractions everywhere (hello Facebook-Instagram-Twitter-Snapchat) it’s important to know where your time is going. This is doubly true of your employees, especially in a growing workforce of freelancers and remote workers (whom you may not even have met in person). Here are 5 popular free time tracking tools, listed from highest overall score to lowest, that you might want to look into if you’re looking to better track your or your team’s time. 1. TSheets TSheets offers time tracking and scheduling capabilities, replacing traditional…

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Amidst Change In HR Technology Market, Updated Guides Keep Buyers Informed

Amidst Change in HR Technology Market, Updated Guides Keep Buyers Informed

  In 2015 - 2016, HR cloud technology vendors have continued to receive massive, increasing amounts of funding from venture capital investors—so much so that the media has dubbed it an on-going “love affair.” Though legacy HR systems like PeopleSoft are still fairly common, these investors are banking on a mass migration to the cloud—and in fact, Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report estimates that over 40% of companies are already working to replace their on-premise software with cloud-based HR technology. The influx of funding is largely feeding new, tiny startups that aim to solve small HR pain points, holes in the status…

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For Replicon, Time Is Its Own Pillar: Interview With Replicon Co-Founder & Co-CEO Raj Narayanaswamy

For Replicon, Time is its Own Pillar: Interview with Replicon Co-Founder & Co-CEO Raj Narayanaswamy

We talked to Replicon co-founder & co-CEO Raj Narayanaswamy about his perspective on time. Narayanaswamy explained how Replicon tracks time as an enterprise asset, which he sees as unique compared to other HCM vendors, who offer time as a module or add-on within a suite.  Replicon integrates with payroll, HRIS, ERP, and project management systems to unify company records and streamline the end-user (employee) experience of tracking time. Narayanaswamy also updated us on compliance-as-a-service, or how Replicon delivers location-specific legal expertise.  He sees this as increasingly important, since states like California are passing new compliance laws that change how time…

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The “un-ERP”: Interview With Donna Ronayne, VP Of Marketing At Halogen Software

The “un-ERP”: Interview with Donna Ronayne, VP of Marketing at Halogen Software

Donna Ronayne, Vice President of Marketing at Halogen Software, explained Halogen’s focus on the talent management functionality most important to the mid-market, and why they’ve avoided enterprise bells and whistles and complex customizations.  Ronayne said Halogen strives to be the “un-ERP,” prioritizing easy configuration and usability. Ronayne also described the new style of conducting employee performance reviews, which will be increasingly important as the workforce becomes younger and the talent pool becomes more competitive. Rather than functioning as a system of assessment, the next generation of performance review is about employee engagement and development—a shift supported by the Halogen platform.…

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Scaling The PEO Model For HR: Interview With Pravin Kumar, VP Of Product Management At TriNet

Scaling the PEO Model for HR: Interview with Pravin Kumar, VP of Product Management at TriNet

TriNet is an HR software and service provider focused on the professional employment organization (PEO) model, meaning TriNet takes on the HR risk for employees at customer companies. We talked to Pravin Kumar, VP of Product Management, about the company’s tri-fold growth, in terms of revenue, geography, and verticals. Kumar also explained how policy changes like the Affordable Care Act make the HR landscape more complex, motivating TriNet’s technology + services approach. TriNet offers three packages—TriNet Ambrose, TriNet Passport, and TriNet SOI—to serve of private firms, office workers in white-collar industries, and “mainstream USA." Introduction to TriNet Give us an introduction…

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On-Premise HR: Interview With George Brady, VP Of Sales And Business Development At PDS Software

On-Premise HR: Interview with George Brady, VP of Sales and Business Development at PDS Software

We talked to George Brady, VP of Sales and Business Development at Personnel Data Systems (PDS) Software, about his perspective on safe data transmission, the development benefits of having an active user community, and why PDS customers call their bundled solution “the best-kept secret in HR.” Brady explained that PDS Software caters to HR departments at mid-sized companies, and is unique in that it continues to focus on on-premise deployments—although they do also have a licensed-hosting plan and a SaaS offering, which requires a 3-year commitment. Brady also said that PDS handles complex use cases well, by offering features like…

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HR + ERP = The Key To Institutional Knowledge: Interview With Epicor’s Malcolm Fox, VP Of Product Marketing

HR + ERP = The Key to Institutional Knowledge: Interview with Epicor’s Malcolm Fox, VP of Product Marketing

We talked to Malcom Fox, VP of Product Marketing at Epicor, about the benefits of deep integration between HR and ERP technologies. Fox explained that with this approach, Epicor can help the mid-market improve knowledge retention and transfer across the company. Epicor uses a social collaboration network, embedded in their legacy ERP product, to build a knowledge library. Constructing such a repository for skills and processes enables a company to more efficiently train new employees. According to Fox, as younger generations (who are less likely to remain with the same company longterm) become the majority in the workforce, it is important…

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Top-To-Bottom Recruiting: Interview With Matt Singer, VP Of Marketing At Jobvite

Top-To-Bottom Recruiting: Interview with Matt Singer, VP of Marketing at Jobvite

Matt Singer, VP of Marketing at Jobvite, discusses the company’s focus on best-of-breed recruiting software, including how they handle social and trends toward mobile and predictive analytics. Singer also talks about the “recruiting funnel,” methods for building the talent pipeline, and the increasing importance of recruitment marketing to build interest in a company’s brand. According to user ratings on TrustRadius, Jobvite was a Top Rated recruiting product for mid-sized companies in 2015. Introduction to Jobvite Give us a brief overview of Jobvite, who you are and what you offer. Jobvite is a top-to-bottom recruiting platform; recruiting is all we have ever done and…

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