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performance management

February 15, 2017

Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?

In human resources departments everywhere, leaders are rethinking the way they evaluate employee performance. In fact, 79 percent of executives rate redesign of performance management a high priority – 8 percent more than three years ago, according to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Trends Capital report.  Is your performance management system outdated and in need of […]

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employee engagement

February 13, 2017

7 Ways to Strengthen Employee Engagement with Recognition

In recent years, employee engagement evolved from what was largely considered an ‘HR issue,’ to become a crucial element of the broader business conversation in many organizations. CEOs and senior leadership of all stripes adopt engagement as a valuable strategic initiative because while its potential for impact on areas like employee retention is clear, we’re […]

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Best HR Management Software

February 10, 2017

Zenefits’ HR Management Software Wins PCMag’s Software Showdown

Zenefits’ human resources (HR) software “has a clear and flexible pricing model and a collection of cool integration partners that your business will love,” making it PCMag’s top recommendation among the best HR management systems. PCMag’s recent side-by-side comparison evaluated HR platforms on pricing, features and functionality, and integrations. Ultimately, “only one is built to […]

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Employee Goal Setting

January 20, 2017

How to Increase Employee Efficiency in 2017 with Goal Setting

Now that January’s more than half way through, how are you feeling about the resolutions you made on the first? Can’t quite remember what you aimed to achieve? Didn’t quite get around to setting any goals? That’s okay — it’s not too late for you to optimize 2017 to improve employee productivity. To get started […]

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January 19, 2017

New Worker: Employee or Independent Contractor?

As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? To answer this question on small business compliance, we’ve created a three-part blog series on classifying employees. First, we’ll look at how to apply the common law test to avoid negative tax consequences.   There are important distinctions between an […]

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PHR practice exam

January 10, 2017

Test Your HR Skills with Our Free Practice PHR Exam

This post was originally published on October 9, 2015, but content has been updated to include the most current version of our free PHR practice test.  Many HR professionals consider taking the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) exam, but question whether it’s worth their time and money. The PHR exam is a 175-question test, administered by […]

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