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HR Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit
Every so often we hear about companies being sued by their former employees for alleged unfair or illegal HR practices. Whether the claims relate to sexual

hr regulations  of the most important HR compliance regulations affecting small to midsized companies in the United States (US). For a comprehensive list of regulations, visit the United States Department of Labor Web site .  Don't let these norms scare you. Here are four things your company should do to comply with the appropriate HR regulations.  Know the laws and regulations Prepare and be ready for audits Maintain up-to-date documentation Provide compliance training to managers and employees   1. Know the laws

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Core HR

Core human resources (HR) includes the HR system of record that combines HR transactions, processes, and data. Main capabilities also include payroll management, benefits management, workforce management, and training management.  

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State of the Market: HR


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

The products covered in this guide address the management of a company’s workforce, including hiring, payroll, benefits, training, health and safety, and more.

While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM), for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems—in one way or another—encompass core HR functionality.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how the various HR solutions have helped companies like yours solve personnel, payroll, and benefit management problems.

For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies looking for an HRIS, whether it’s an end-to-end on-premise solution, an on-demand or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, a third party solution, or a best-of-breed solution.

We hope you’ll find this guide a useful tool in determining which HRIS is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Introduction

State of the Midsize HR Marketplace

Executive Summary: Core HR

Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better

Customer Success Story: Core HR

Nikon Reaps Benefits from Ultimate Software’s Ultipro

Executive Summary: Human Capital Management

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management

Customer Success Story: Talent Management

Commerce Bank is Counting on Lawson

Vendor Spotlight

Auxillium West

Ceridian Canada Limited

CheckPoint HR

Lawson

NuView Systems, Inc.

Sage Software

Ultimate Software

Unicorn HRO


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State of the HR Marketplace


For many years, HR management has been viewed as the enterprise function responsible for staffing and personnel-related issues, such as recruiting and hiring, establishing employment policies, handling pay and retirement plans, and administering benefits. Today, company executives see the HR function in an entirely different way. From recruiting, hiring, and training new staff, to the transfer of key functions from the back office to the front line, it is evident that executives are looking to transform HR from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic and vital part of the business.

What is fueling this transformation is that SMB executives are beginning to understand the critical link between their people and the bottom line. To remain competitive as an SMB in today’s job market, employers need to know what their employees are doing, what skills they have, their ambitions, how they are progressing, and how they fit into the future of the business.

SMBs that continue to view HR as strictly a department or administrative service and that fail to infuse HR functions throughout the organization will inevitably limit their ability to compete and grow.

We’ll review some of the trends in the HR space, as well as some of the challenges facing SMBs in the wake of globalization and the changing HR landscape.


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Making the Business Case for HR Investments during Economic Crisis


Automation of human resources (HR) processes and integration across various functions can provide visibility into and analysis of the workforce. Having a single reliable source of information is key to enabling this visibility, which in turn can enable your company to align skills with business objectives. Learn more about how you can optimize your HR systems to meet your current—and future—human capital management needs.

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Global Data Privacy Ensuring International Compliance for Your Organization


In an increasingly global and interconnected economy, many companies are moving to cloud-based, global HR solutions. But for multinational and other large organizations, this means meeting stringent region-specific rules and regulations governing data privacy. It’s important to understand not only the applicable policies for the region in which your company is headquartered, but also for each jurisdiction where your company has employees.

Each employer has the responsibility to learn and follow the relevant international regulations regarding data privacy. Learn which of these provisions applies to your organization and what you can do to ensure compliance in this white paper.

Privacy is likely to be a critical topic for multinational organizations for years to come. Therefore each multinational organization must seriously consider these data handling rules and regulations. Laws and regulations such as the EU Data Protection Directive, Safe Harbor, and PIPEDA, to name just a few, have hefty fines and potentially even criminal penalties for organizations that fail to follow these guidelines.

This white paper looks at data privacy in the European Union and elsewhere around the world, and provides a list of questions to ask about a potential solution when choosing a human capital management (HCM) solution provider, information that can help you avoid the risks surrounding data handling and ensure all of your employee and customer data remains safe, secure, and compliant into the future.

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HR Technology Tools: What You May Be Missing


Human resource (HR) managers face a dilemma. They’d like to spend more time improving the work environment, or helping management reduce workforce related costs, hire better talent, and improve existing talent through training and development. But most days, they’re stuck doing paperwork. Learn how human resources management systems (HRMS) can help your HR department improve results, increase efficiency, and lower costs.

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Time Management for HR: 5 Tips for Getting it All Done


Every time an employee calls a human resources (HR) department to check a company policy, change benefits information or obtain a form, this is time spent on administration that could be spent on strategic, goal-oriented activities.

It’s time to target and destroy the traditional HR distractions that may keep your teams from reaching their full potential. This guide outlines five practices and ways to leverage new technology. By streamlining or replacing old processes, going 100 percent paperless, and more, you can potentially save money and time as well as reducing your risk of costly compliance errors.

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PDS Software Vista HRMS 4.1 for Human Resources Certification Report


PDS's human resource management system (HRMS), Vista HRMS 4.1, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Improving Business Performance with HR Technology


Time and money. Two things most entrepreneurs need more of on any given day. And the surprising thing is that there are new ways to get more of both: through technology applied to human resources (HR). The most advanced HR technology providers can streamline the processes for managers and employees, offering total access anytime and anywhere to the most important elements of their HR data. Read this guide to learn more.

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Smart e-HR


ePower solutions include personnel administration and performance management. It also offers training and tools in HR help desk, personal development, job descriptions, organizational charts, and 180 or 360 degree feedback.  

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10 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.

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Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection


Many food companies are investing significant funds in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity markets. One highly publicized recall, however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability.

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