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5 Old School HR Methods That Still Hold Street Credibility

05 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Human resource management (HRM) has changed a lot in recent years. Human resource (HR) departments used to be their own separate entities from the corporations in which they existed, often with completely different goals. With focus on employee experience and company vision, the function of many hum...

Who’s the Boss? The Difference Between Leaders and Managers

16 February, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

A very fine line exists in the differences between leaders and managers. Good managers are also leaders, but not all leaders are good managers. Grace Murray Hopper simplifies the base difference: “You manage things, you lead people.” Managers have employees. Within any company, people show up wh...

Better Communication in the Workplace: The How and the Why

02 February, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Without effective workplace communication, businesses cannot reach their full potential because of time wasted on misunderstandings. Productive employees need effective workplace communication. Four things motivate employees: compensation, a sense of belonging, understanding their environment and...

The 5 Best Ways to Maximize Productivity

19 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

For employers, time is money. As a result, organizations need their employees to be as efficient and productive as possible. In their quest to increase productivity, many employers fall into the trap of pressuring their employees to work harder and faster. However, adding pressure to a workforce do...

How to Maximize Employee Benefits While Minimizing Cost

15 September, 2015

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

In an age of doing more with less, it’s easy to assume that cutting employee benefits will lead to greater profit margins. But more and more studies seem to suggest that simply isn’t the case. The logic: Overall job satisfaction rates are higher among employees who have a good understanding of all...

Bad Weather and Pay Practices: Should workers be paid if they can’t report for work in a storm?

26 January, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Bad Weather and Pay Practices: Should workers be paid if they can’t report for work in a storm? Severe weather can have businesses grappling with two crucial questions: Should we close our doors? And, should we pay our employees if they can’t safely make it in to work? Under the Fair Labor Standar...

What’s your company’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy?

01 September, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Should employees be allowed to use their own smart phones, tablets and laptop computers at the office? What type of guidelines or restrictions should there be, especially concerning utilization of company resources and transmission of information from/to these personal mobile devices? How much remot...

Understanding today, tomorrow, and how to get there, with isolved Predictive People Analytics

03 November, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

A few weeks ago we launched isolved Predictive People Analytics as part of our end-to-end human capital management (HCM) platform, isolved People Cloud. Its job is simple – to help businesses of every size, from small to large, better understand their workforce today, and help them plan for the work...

Three Key 2016 Compliance Concerns Driven by 2015 Policy Actions

09 February, 2016  |  6 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Three very different hot-button HR concerns in 2016 have one thing in common: All three were catapulted into prominence as a result of legal or political actions taken late last year—actions that employers may have overlooked at the time. Here’s a closer look at each one. Paid Sick Leave 2016 is sh...

5 Ways Morning People Achieve More Success

29 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" is a saying we’ve all heard a thousand times over the years. But as it turns out, Benjamin Franklin may have actually been on to something. It is likely that you very well know which side of sleeping schedules you fall o...

Compliance Corner: OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Reinstated

20 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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President Biden announced an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic back in September, which included a vaccine-or-test proposal for employers with 100 or more employees. Although the proposal was temporarily blocked, it is now back in effect after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “lifted the st...

HR Effects of Same-sex Marriage Legalization

08 September, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, employers need to be aware of the effects on employment laws and regulations. The June 26, 2015, decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case specifically ruled that the denial of marriage licenses and recognition t...

Understand the Needs and Interest of Millennial Employees

13 October, 2015

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

For several years now Gen Zers, aka Millennials (those born between the mid 1980s and early 2000s), have been dubbed “the worst generation.” They have been labeled with character traits such as lazy, needy, entitled, unwilling to work hard, and disrespectful. These are some harsh accusations and are...

Follow These 3 Easy Steps for Better Work Life Balance

05 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

While scrolling through Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites, it is easy to think that everyone around you has attained the elusive work-life balance. You see that crisp photograph of the immaculate living room, kids playing on the floor as the parents sit down with a cup of coffee. The...

HCM Trends Legal Professionals Can’t Ignore

12 January, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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The verdict is in—employee experience is critical now more than ever. According to isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience Report, 92 percent of the 500 HR leaders surveyed said employee experience (EX) was a top priority for them. And for good reason—a favorable EX is what gives an organization...

5 HR Takeaways from 2021

20 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

There were big expectations for 2021, with many hoping the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines would help the world return to some sense of normalcy – including within the workplace. Heading into 2022, vaccines are widely accessible and a portion of the workforce has returned to the office...

Compliance Corner: 2021 Wrap Up

27 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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One of the toughest parts of running a business is ensuring compliance with labor legislation and regulations. Whether that means staying in the loop with government proposals for the COVID-19 pandemic or simply making sure labor law posters are displayed correctly, there are many compliance-related...

Attention Educators: Here are 4 Reasons You Need an HCM Solution

25 January, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Once a nice-to-have, HCM technology moves to the head of the class. Human capital management (HCM) solutions have evolved over the years from systems of record to sophisticated tools that play a vital role in managing employees and HR functions. Gone are the days of using technology that is good eno...

HCM vs. HRIS: Demystifying the differences

29 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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When you’re putting together your HR tech stack, you’ll probably find yourself wondering about the differences between a human capital management (HCM) system and a human resource information system (HRIS).  The terms are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differenc...

How isolved is Handling COVID-19 and Serving Customers

24 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented situation, leaving employers scrambling to keep business moving while keeping their employees safe. At iSolved, we’ve been working diligently to provide employers with the resources they need to maintain some sense of normalcy through the unique situation.&n...