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Leading the Way: Standing out from the Crowd (June 2015)

The job market for human resources and labor relations specialists has been highly competitive recently and shows no signs of slowing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for HR professionals will grow only 7 percent from 2012–2022, slower than the national average. How can HR professionals distinguish themselves in such a tight market?

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Special Report: EAP Providers (June 2015)

Today's benefit managers have their hands full. The Affordable Care Act legislation and its rapidly approaching deadlines and penalties have made issues such as compliance and exchanges top priority. It's no wonder employee assistance programs seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

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Human Capital Insights: HR Technology (October 2015)

In the ever-changing corporate HR and talent management domain, one of the most exciting developments occurring in recent years is the emergence and growing adoption of integrated talent management product suites. Traditionally the human capital management (HCM) technology market has been highly fragmented with a variety of point solutions, each focusing on individual talent management functions.

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Best Practices in HR Technology (October 2015)

With the explosion of new technologies, the way we work, collaborate, and interact has fundamentally changed. In this varied and diverse digital landscape, proper integration has taken a back burner. This aspect is nevertheless necessary especially when seeking to create an interconnected digital universe for employees. Integration is actually the foundation off of which you should build the rest of your digital edifice.

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The Technology Transformation: Benefits Expanding Despite Dissatisfaction

Today’s organizations have many different options regarding health and wellness programs. With so many health-care provider options and different programs to choose from, how do organizations choose which programs to offer and what are they getting out of their health-care benefits packages? This white paper takes a look at the state of the industry regarding health benefits programs and which programs are the most effective in attracting and retaining employees. Drawn from internal research by the Human Capital Media Research and Advisory Group..

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Workforce Scheduling Techniques to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is crucial to developing a loyal and productive workforce. However, companies of all sizes and across all industries struggle to maintain engagement among their employees; research from Gallup finds a staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are actively disengaged.1 Low engagement scores can have a range of bad symptoms, including increased absence, higher turnover, lower work quality, and elevated safety risks. Poor employee engagement also impacts the company brand, making it more difficult to attract and retain qualified talent needed to advance business goals.

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Maximize Your Workforce: Use the Most Effective Strategy for Managing Time, Labor, and Leave

So what exactly does effective workforce management entail? In the broadest terms, workforce management encompasses all the activities needed to maintain a productive and cost-effective workforce. This means tracking time and attendance, managing absences and leave, coordinating projects and tasks, and implementing schedules to ensure that the right labor mix is available at the right time to meet evolving business needs.

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Primed for Growth: Midsize Companies Embrace Modern HR in the Cloud

Midsize companies face the same HR challenges that larger enterprises do. The main difference? Midsize companies have fewer resources to address those challenges. Although you still need to maintain tight control over financial management and business performance, you are at the strategic heart of the organization and have a large stake in IT investment decisions to support the development of the most important resource: your people.

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Benefits that Matter: Five Ways Employers Can Get the Most Value from Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary benefits are becoming an increasingly integral part of the “new” employee benefits package. Because they come at no cost to you, they can be a great way to meet many of your HR goals with minimal effort. But where do you start? Purchasing Power’s latest white paper takes a look at the current state of the benefits landscape, employer and employee views on voluntary and ways you can help your employees make smart benefit decisions just in time for enrollment season. Download this whitepaper to help take your voluntary benefit strategy to the next level.

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Learn. Develop. Take Over.

Succession planning is necessary for a smooth transition as leaders leave the workforce and must be replaced. By involving L&D as a strategic partner, human resources can tailor succession plans to organizational goals and more easily identify high-potential talent, who can then be developed to fit organizational needs. By partnering with L&D, human re- sources will be better positioned to have complete succession plans in place, minimizing institutional knowledge loss and reducing the amount of outside recruiting to be done.

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Changing With the Times

As workplaces become more complex, the role of the human resources department has evolved from a tactical to a strategic one. No longer tasked with only ensuring compliance, today’s HR has a seat at the executive table, with CHROs being asked to take on more bottom-line responsibility.1 tasked with both improving workplace culture and increasing innovation within the organization. Aided by the latest technology, today’s HR aims to help the business achieve its operational goals.

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Mobile Classroom

With the rise of mobile technology — and especially smartphone technology — users are driving adoption and seeking out new ways to learn and gather information. Adapting mobile technology to fit the needs of the HR realm, organizations need only to embrace the devices people already carry in their pockets. Companies must remain vigilant to keep their data safe by taking proper precautionary steps they can harness the power of mobile learning and educate their employees anytime, anywhere.

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The Changing Landscape of Employee Learning and Development

In this eBook, we’ll explore the shifting landscape of corporate learning and development. Specifically, we’ll explore the rapidly changing dynamics of the corporate workplace, investigate the learning needs, desires and demands of tomorrow’s workforce, and examine the emerging tools, technologies and methods that aim to meet these new demands.

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Leveling the Playing Field

This paper explores why the visa immigration process is ripe for disruption and how integrating — not replacing — legal experience with technology can help human resources play a leading role in helping their companies innovate and grow.

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Break Through the Noise

If you’ve ever heard your employees say they “weren’t aware” of a benefit or “didn’t hear” about a meeting, maybe what you have is a “failure to communicate.” It’s time to try something different. Download our ebook of tips and best practices and get practical advice about communicating more effectively with your workforce.

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Managing The Healthcare Crisis

Are you struggling to take control of your enterprise healthcare spend? If so, you’re not alone. In this report from Forrester Consulting, you’ll learn why leading U.S. companies rank healthcare cost management a top priority for 2015 and discover the innovative new solutions they’re adopting to help solve the healthcare crisis.

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Reinventing Employee Behavioral Health

Each year, U.S. employers give up more than $100 billion in lost productivity from employees experiencing behavioral health disorders. Fortunately, new technologies are improving employee access to treatment and enabling companies to optimize their healthcare investments. In this paper we explore just how big the behavioral healthcare problem is and the new solutions forward-thinking companies are adopting to address it.

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Attracting a New Generation of Membership

The business world is undergoing dramatic change, and it is impacting the way associations operate and serve their members’ needs. Organizations that cling to traditional methods of communication, learning, networking, and certification will find themselves challenged in their ability to deliver value to an evolving membership profile.

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The Gig Economy

There are unique issues facing companies in the growing “on-demand” or “gig economy.” The gig economy describes employment opportunities typically created on a contract basis, often through web-based applications. They feature flexible or short-term work arrangements for consumer services such as ride sharing or food delivery. Companies in the gig economy, thus far, have relied on an independent contractor employment model to fill these positions. However, this new employment relationship presents human resources with new challenges. This Bloomberg BNA white paper offers HR guidance on how to manage a workforce that increasingly demands autonomy and customized work arrangements, while offering best practices for HR professionals working in the “gig economy.”

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Online Recruiting

More than 20 years into the age of the World Wide Web, online recruiting long ago replaced the print newspaper help-wanted ad as the venue of choice for recruitment. But many employers are still struggling to figure out the optimal way to use the Internet and the fragmented world of job boards, job “aggregators” and social media sites so they can source the best candidates at the least cost. Recruiters and consultants experienced in these spaces suggested some answers in a series of interviews in late 2015 conducted by Bloomberg BNA.

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Nurture Great Leaders

Overcoming barriers to learning and development: Most organizations strive to develop the skills of their employees to prepare future leaders, execute business strategies and initiatives, and retain high-performing individuals. And yet, most leaders shy away from having discussions about performance and, in particular, conversations about learning and development. In this white paper, Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Halogen Software take a closer look at what prevents leaders from around the world from learning and applying new skills and behaviors. The white paper explores ways to overcome these barriers, as well as best practices in developing and executing learning plans.

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