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Can Your Company Benefit From Mindset Training?

21 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employees feel better equipped on the job when they are confident that they can handle crises that arise in the workplace. When stressors in the workplace add up, they can easily burn out even the best of employees. Add that to the stresses that employees face outside of the workplace, and you may f...

How to Avoid Workplace Burnout

18 April, 2017

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

No matter how much you enjoy your job, it can’t be denied that workplace burnout happens. We spend over half of our waking hours at work, which can become taxing on our minds and bodies. When you’re dedicated to your job, it’s sometimes all too easy to put your own needs aside in order to succeed at...

Why HR Technology Has Never Made More Sense

28 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Raise your hand if you feel both exhausted and optimistic. You’re not alone. The pandemic wreaked havoc on the business world. By upending strategic plans and the concept of business strategy, the resilience of organizations was repeatedly tested. To maintain some semblance of well, organizat...

The isolved Partner Award Goes To….

27 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

isolved Connect 2021 may have ended, but we are still reflecting on the spectacular highlights from this year’s conference – including recognitions for some of our top Network partners. isolved’s Partner Awards were presented on the first day of isolved Connect to show our wonderful partners just ho...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on FMLA

28 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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There are many employee-specific laws and regulations that employers need to be aware of – ranging in scope from EEO-1 reporting to processing I-9 forms and much more. Every month, isolved’s People Services team tackles topics like these in a Compliance Corner Q&A. This month, HR Bu...

4 Things Great Managers Never Ask Their Employees to Do

24 July, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

As a manager you ask a lot of your employees. You set goals for them to work towards and guidelines for them to work by. But as a manager, there are just some things you should never ask your employees to do.  Here are four things that belong on that "Do Not" list that would not only b...

4 Steps to Developing Better Leadership Skills

07 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Being in a leadership position can sometimes make you feel like you have a target on your back. Your ability to lead effectively has the power to propel your team to success or drag it down into failure, so it can often feel like the stakes are much higher for only you. But the responsibility should...

3 Tips for Maximizing Cloud Security in the Office

27 September, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Cloud-based software is everywhere. However, so are cloud-based security issues. Unfortunately for most businesses, security breaches occur on a regular basis, and a surprising number of breaches go unnoticed. Many are caused by employee carelessness or as the result of a lack of knowledge. Here are...

How to Use Assessments for Better Talent Acquisition

21 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

When you hear the phrase "hiring assessment," what comes to mind? More than likely, you're thinking of long, boring multiple-choice questionnaires that all seem to ask relatively useful questions but never really give you the right answers. For many years, that's exactly what an asse...

How to Boost Your Employee Retention Rate Without Busting Your Budget

24 April, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

With the job market becoming increasingly more competitive, many companies are scrambling to provide unique benefits to employees in an effort to decrease their turnover rates. Through offering better benefits packages, higher salaries and expensive perks, some companies have even succeeded in drawi...

Addressing Compliance Challenges and Opportunities for Hybrid Workers

26 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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As the coronavirus pandemic eases, organizations are increasingly returning employees to physical worksites. While the details may vary, one thing is certain: The future for many office employees is a blend of flexible on-site and remote work. While organizations may be ready to take the step to fu...

How Technology Helps Employees Stay Informed

25 October, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

If there was any doubt in your mind, now is the time to clear your apprehensions about technology. Paperless offices are the way of the future. Technology is how businesses stay relevant and efficient. Tech also helps your employees to stay informed about their careers, including benefits, perks, an...

Is It Time To Hire A Consultant?

13 September, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Hiring a consultant can be a beneficial investment for your business. But how do you know when a consultant will truly make a difference? There are a few things to keep an eye out for when considering the intervention of a consultant. Let’s take a look at those important aspects to look for before y...

What is a Strengths-Based Culture and How Can You Create One in Your Company?

08 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

According to a 2018 Gallup Poll, employees who say they use their strengths every day are 15% less likely to quit their job and search for a new opportunity. Therefore, it’s not unreasonable to assume that in order to decrease your employee turnover rate, you’ll need to understand and im...

Paid Sick Days – What’s the Magic Number?

23 December, 2014

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

The US DOL found that employees with at least one year experience receive an average of eight paid sick days per year.  That number jumps to eleven days for employees with over 25 years of service.  While providing paid sick days for employees might seem costly to employers, not having sick leave av...

Top 4 Benefits of a Better Onboarding Process

03 November, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

For many new employees the onboarding process is their first chance to really see how a company operates. Does the company provide clear instructions? Is HR and management responsive? Are new hires filling out the same form three times because it keeps getting lost in a sea of paperwork? This not on...

Managing Talent for Long-Term Growth and ROI – What Executives Need to Know

01 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In a recent Forbes article, Why CMOs Need to Manage Their Talent For Long-Term Growth and ROI,  Steve Olenski shares insight on how human capital management platforms are helping companies focus on their talent, leading the companies to success. “Gone are the days of HR as more organizations unders...

The Number 1 Reason You Aren’t Productive At Work

19 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Productivity is about more than getting as many projects finished as possible. Productivity involves efficiency, quality, and completion. You might have a lot of work on your plate, and you continue to accept new assignments. After all, you are the best choice for the job. But you may start to notic...

Taking the Sting out of Performance Reviews

14 October, 2014  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

It is annual performance review day at the office. The sales reps are sitting in their cubicles getting very little accomplished, as they watch the parade of colleagues enter and leave the boss’s office. Those nervously awaiting their turns feign nonchalance while trying to read the latest victim’s...

5 Things You Should Discuss With Your Team

23 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Every HR manager across the globe knows that feedback is what makes or breaks a business. Without feedback, we’d probably still believe that manual labor is the most efficient way to accomplish any task. Since you already know that feedback is important, we’re going to go over five important things...

People Management Must-Haves for Manufacturing

15 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Fifty-seven percent of human resources (HR) departments in the manufacturing industry are receiving budget increases this year according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report. While there is a long list of technology that HR leaders plan to invest in, one thing is clea...

The Ripple Effect of Employee Engagement for Professional Service Organizations

25 January, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Consultants, advisors and accountants are skilled at focusing on their clients. After all, client satisfaction is the foundation of success for professional service organizations. Not only are happy clients likely to continue seeking services, but they may also share their experience with others – a...

Technology Helps Manage Mergers and Acquisitions

07 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Mergers and acquisitions are important to the business world, leading to company growth, venturing into a new field, getting that much needed technology or even reducing the competition.During the process, the organization may gain a larger presence in their field, increase profits and/or efficienci...

How to Improve Your Company Culture

01 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

As a manager or leader, it’s important to recognize the value of company culture and its impact on the success of any team. A negative environment can breed more negativity, lethargy and general apathy that will impede forward progress. Alternatively, a positive environment can inspire, motivate and...

Learning from Your Mistakes: How Leaders Can Impact Positive Change

27 February, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

As a leader in your company, the culture you create for your team should be a top priority. A positive work environment promotes productivity, healthy working relationships and an overall sense of satisfaction. But despite your best efforts to cultivate a positive environment, it is very common to e...