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HR Risk Management Part 4: How to Spot the Risks You Don’t Even Know to Think About

In our first post in this risk management series, we discussed how important it is to identify HR-specific risks. Then, in our next post, we laid out the three foundational steps to managing those risks. But comprehensively protecting against HR risks requires ongoing monitoring, which we covered in our third post in the series. Today,[…]

4 Ways to Distinguish Hype from Reality in HR (or any) Technology

People just get so excited about technology. They’ll get hyped about the intended results: you’ll be able to predict the future with Big Data!! They’ll rave about specific functionality and its implications: you’ll automate X activity and save Y hours and Z thousands of dollars!! They’ll exclaim about the emergence of what they believe to[…]

How Not to Lose Your Small Business After a Data Breach or Cyber-Attack

The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60% of small businesses closed their doors within six months of an attack. That’s a shocking statistic, but it makes sense. Huge enterprises like Equifax, Capital One, and Yahoo! have the resources to weather the storm. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) often do not. The major reason[…]

Evidence-Based HR 103: Why Modern HR Organizations Need Data Science

In our “Evidence-Based HR 101” (EBHR) article, we introduced the idea of using evidence to support HR decision-making. We described EBHR as the idea that HR should make decisions based on proven evidence, hard data, and experimental studies in order to eliminate subjectivity, uncertainty, and risk. In our follow-up “102” post, we discussed best practices,[…]

Why Outsource your Human Resources? Here are a Dozen Benefits.

The decision to outsource all or part of an organization’s HR work can be difficult to make. Many business owners and executives are understandably leery of whether the investment in an HR vendor or professional employer organization (PEO) will really pay dividends. That said, HR outsourcing can be an incredibly powerful tool for boosting business[…]

4 HR Outsourcing Trends Heating up in 2019

Focusing on Growth and Value Over the past several years, the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry has focused intensively on value generation. That’s what employers want; for example, 80% of employers indicate that their recruitment strategy should emphasize value creation over cost savings. Four out of five recruiters are aiming for their work to have[…]

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Labor Law

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies reign supreme in today’s workplaces. Nearly nine out of ten (87%) companies expect employees to use personal devices for work purposes. In fact, at many organizations, using a smart device is a necessity. Nearly two-thirds of organizations use some kind of in-house app related to critical enterprise systems. With BYOD, companies don’t have to[…]

The Measurable Value of “Integration” in HR Technology

A pair of studies from The Aberdeen Group found that integration between HR systems generates significant benefits and that “Best-in-Class” companies are more likely to integrate than others. For example, a 2017 study found that Best-in-Class companies that integrate HR systems are 27% more likely than “All Others” to improve the accuracy of operational reporting.[…]

Evidence-Based HR 102: Best Practices

Evidence-based HR (EBHR) can offer a powerful mechanism for organizations to make better workforce-related decisions; and better decisions mean better results. Yet transitioning to an evidence-based way of tackling HR objectives can be tricky. Here’s how to make that move successfully, step by step. 1: Articulate your goal. Imagine that your organization is considering a[…]