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How HR Can Help Executives Get the Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite
Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands

picture hr  Executives Get the Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite. There is one key factor within HR’s control, however. Employee engagement. Improving engagement can help organizations transcend poor economies, attrition, and skill gaps by creating a rich employee experience, one that

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The Big Picture: A Comprehensive Approach to Talent Management


Talent management is an ever-evolving challenge for HR professionals. Acquiring the best talent from the largest candidate pool in history is a difficult task, and competition is fierce, while the traditional performance review cycle is no longer adequate for evaluating the roles and needs of employees. Managers must ensure that not only are they able to find the right individual for the job, but that they are also proactively retaining, engaging, and preparing top performers for leadership roles.

Meanwhile, talent demographics are changing dramatically. In 2015, members of Gen Y, or “millennials”, will outnumber baby boomers in the workplace for the first time. Generation Y employees thrive under adaptive talent management that utilizes social collaboration and recent technological advances, something that talent tactics of the past may not be adapted to.

Talent management is thus more complicated than ever, and it’s no wonder HR professionals need help to find the right people with the right skills at the right time and keep them engaged. Talent management systems can help HR professionals create and sustain a competitive advantage. This white paper looks at some factors for talent management success in today’s challenging talent landscape, including how talent solutions can leverage business intelligence and analytics to create and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Getting a More Exact Picture of, Well, Exact Software Americas - Part 1


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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.


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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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Getting a More Exact Picture of, well, Exact Software Americas - Part 2


Part 1 of this series talked about my long-standing coverage of Exact Holding, and in particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas division. My post concluded with the vendor’s intent to go back to its local roots and push its well respected North American manufacturing and distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) products, especially Exact Macola ERP.

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With a shortage of skilled workers looming throughout the western world, it's more important than ever to manage your human resources effectively...

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The HR FIRST Aid Kit CD contains ready-to-use templates, guidelines, and software tools for busy Human Resources (HR) managers. All functional areas of HR are covered, including: organizational structure recruiting HR administration orientation and training compensation and benefits employee retention HR auditing Each section contains step-by-step guidelines, as well as forms and templates. This release includes a bilingual (English and Arabic) user interface, and many other new features requested by clients.    

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How HR Organizations Thrive During a Talent Revolution


Tracey Racette from Oracle’s business transformation consulting practice discusses themes relevant to the new human resources (HR) landscape.

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The Multidimensional Manager of Tomorrow


10 years ago, only a few people believed that human resources (HR) would rise to such a prominent position within organizations. This document discusses the changing role of HR, as well as current and future challenges for HR professionals. It synthesizes findings from 40 interviews with HR leaders and executives from 25 North American and European organizations in a variety of major corporate sectors.

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Best Practices: Six Questions to Ask Before Moving Core HR into the Cloud


Mergers and acquisitions, decentralization, and globalization are putting enormous pressure on HR to standardize systems and processes. The lack of a single global system of record for core HR data prevents companies from operating effectively and efficiently. As companies race to expand into new markets quickly, HR leaders must understand the opportunities and challenges that exist with core HR today. The cloud allows for global reach and scale, but you must ask the right questions to determine the cloud solution that is right for you.

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