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State of the Market: HR
More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This

hr initiatives  HRIS offerings keeps your HR initiatives in mind while ensuring you reach your strategic goals. Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of best-of-breed HRIS in the SMB space. Some Facts about Best-of-breed Solutions Best-of-breed usually provides richer functionality than traditional on-premise solutions. In a best-of-breed environment, IT staff must be trained to use and support multiple systems with diverse interfaces (e.g., hardware platforms, operating systems, databases, and programming

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Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Two: Retail and Professional Service Initiatives


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hr initiatives  of $730,000, compared with twenty-three new customers at an average selling price of $333,000 a year ago. The company signed four software licensing agreements valued at more than $1 million. Significant or strategic wins included: Catholic Health Initiatives , Trinity Health , and Sherman Health in the health care vertical, W. S. Badcock in the retail vertical, and Orange County Transportation Authority in the public sector. The still recovering financial results might indicate that Lawson's vertical Read More

Conference Note: 2014 HR Technology Conference Takes On HCM Big Data


This year’s HR Technology Conference was all about leveraging big data for improving HR practices, such as talent acquisition and employee retention. TEC HCM analyst Raluca Druta was there to capture all the details. Read her take on the conference’s major sessions—the welcome and opening keynotes, the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, the Sierra-Cedar 17th Annual Survey, the vendor presentations, and more.

hr initiatives  as these vendors’ key HR initiatives and offerings. (My apologies for not having the time to meet with everyone.) Some developments in HR data analysis IBM —organized an analyst and press briefing on Wednesday at 7:30 AM that offered an overview of what is new with the Kenexa Talent Suite and dedicated much space to IBM Kenexa Talent Insights powered by Watson Analytics. The Talent Insights software product is not a predictive tool, but rather a cognitive tool that continuously learns and responds to Read More

Five HR Technologies You Should Know


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hr initiatives  and employees Managers and HR administration will be more agile than ever in response to changing circumstances, workforce initiatives and executive priorities. Need to know how many smokers are on staff? What about the frequency of smokers versus nonsmokers using sick leave? Are smokers raising health premiums? These metrics could quantify the justification for an internal stop-smoking campaign. In today's human resources environment, complex questions like these require a query to the time and Read More

Making the Business Case for HR Investments during Economic Crisis


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hr initiatives  in determining whether many HR system initiatives get funded. There is a key reason to invest in automated and integrated HR processes. HR needs to consider both the benefits it directly realizes from good systems practices and those that the business derives from having automated HR processes that provide insight and visibility into the workforce. All too often, HR requests for systems investments are declined because HR doesn't build a convincing business case around the technology, opting to emphasize Read More

The Always-On Enterprise: Mobilizing the HR-Workplace Connection


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Six Critical HR Best Practices to Gain Insights with Workforce Analytics


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Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives


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hr initiatives  notes, it operates on three levels: strategy, tactics and execution. Supply chain strategy (inventory plans and policies), tactics (individual inventory target setting down to the SKU level), and execution (ERP) are like separate gears that mesh together to perform the work of managing your inventory wisely. But they should not be thought of as three facets of a single entity—strategic course setters take the long view, while those who care about day-today decisions need a dedicated, easily adopted Read More

Improving HR through Business Process Outsourcing


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10 Things HR Can Do to Help Align an Organization’s Goals


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hr initiatives  Things HR Can Do to Help Align an Organization’s Goals In this white paper, you’ll learn the ten most important things to consider before you embark on organizational alignment project, how to position HR in the process and what role HR professionals should play and best practices for avoiding common pitfalls, such as planning a multi-tiered rollout to help goals work their way down an organization. Read More

Selecting an HRIS: Finding the Right HR System for Your Organization


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Ensuring your company has the best people onboard is not a trivial task. Find out how Infor HCM Suite's core HR capabilities allow your team HR team to focus on strategic opportunities, while its embedded predictive talent analytics tool, Infor Talent Science, allows you to only evaluate good candidates, but also put the right people in the right roles for your company's success.

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