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HR Planning for 2024: Business as Unusual

15 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds


For some, the end of the year is a time of relaxation—but not for business leaders and HR teams. As we head toward the end of the year, businesses are feverishly working to put a bow on 2023 while preparing for next year. What can they expect in 2024? If the last few years have been any indication,...

Contemplating the Surprisingly Near-Future of AI in Payroll

14 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds


At some point in an organization’s approach to human capital management (HCM), HR’s relationship to HCM changes. There is growth, and with that growth comes an eventual pivot. As HCM becomes streamlined, more automated, HR shifts away from survival mode—fixing problems, babysitting operational proce...

How to Ensure a Smooth Switch to an HCM Vendor

13 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds


In today's dynamic business landscape, HR professionals grapple with challenges such as adapting to remote work, retaining top talent and enhancing the employee experience. To confront these issues effectively, HR managers need to meticulously evaluate HR vendors and identify technology solution...

Benchmark Your Way to Workforce Success

12 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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As the war for talent rages on, organizations are constantly facing the challenges of acquiring good people while also protecting their own top performers from being poached. To stay ahead of the competition, it’s essential to have good workforce intelligence and the confidence to act on it. This in...

New Year, New HR: What to Prioritize in 2024

29 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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It’s the holiday season, and for many organizations, that means it’s also budget season. As teams assess needs for 2024, it’s important to consider investments in employee experience (EX). Excellent EX is top of mind in today’s workforce. Ninety-one percent of HR leaders say it’s the main priority t...

November Compliance Corner: Employee Experience - the Key to a Thriving Workforce

21 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The employee experience begins from the moment a job seeker reads a job posting through the time they leave the company and every aspect of the life cycle in between. Taking a holistic approach to the employee experience leads to higher employee engagement, job satisfaction and retention. Here, Lisa...

Sapient Insights Share SMBs’ Picks for HR and Payroll Tech

20 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Providing a positive employee experience starts with human resources (HR) management. Trusting the right tools to optimize HR strategy and administration can make all the difference in reaching organizational goals and retaining a satisfied workforce. Making Informed Decisions Resources like Sapient...

A Leader in Payroll: Find Out Why isolved Ranked High with Nelson Hall

15 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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In a climate where payroll mistakes are a top reason employees start looking for new jobs, easy-to-use payroll and access to knowledgeable support can make the difference between maintaining a happy workforce and losing valuable talent. Without a reliable system for paying employees, companies risk...

The SECURE 2.0 Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know

14 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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In a tight labor market, employers need all the help they can get to attract and retain the best talent. In addition to salaries and work/life balance employers would be wise to focus on providing better retirement plans. According to our 2023 Voice of the Workforce report based on a survey of 1,100...

They Said. We Said: Employees and HR Leaders Sound Off

01 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Think you know what your employees want when it comes to engagement, motivation and retention? Think again! isolved released its third annual Voice of the Workforce Report, results of a survey of 1,100+ full-time employees, during our annual Connect Conference in Palm Desert in October, 2023. While...

October Compliance Corner: The Value of Conducting Stay Interviews

31 October, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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We are used to hearing the term exit interview where HR surveys departing employees regarding the reasons why they left—maybe this was money, benefits, career progression or something else. The goal of the exit interview is to collect this data not to save that employee, but to improve the experienc...

Nucleus Confirms—isolved is the Solution that Pays for Itself!

30 October, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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According to isolved’s third annual HR Leaders report, 91 percent of HR decision makers plan to invest in some form of HR technology this year. From benefits enrollment and scheduling to analytics to learning management, organizations look to technology to help boost their employee experience and ge...

People Heroes Unite in Palm Desert: 6 Takeaways from isolved Connect

26 October, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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It’s not uncommon for superheroes to come together – whether they meet up at headquarters to strategize, a fortress to train or a lair to simply enjoy each other’s company. People Heroes are no different. Most recently, People Heroes – which is what we call HR, payroll and benefits professionals – u...

The Experience Era: How AI Can Turn Staff into Swifties

19 October, 2023

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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Let’s talk about Taylor Swift. The entertainer has monopolized headlines, made economies stronger and merged football fans with Taylor Swift fans (Swifties). Who would have thought? AI likely could have predicted it – maybe not the relationship (although…maybe?) but definitely the impact of dating K...

September Compliance Corner: The Exposed Culture of Engagement and Motivation

25 September, 2023

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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As we look across the work environment we see empty cubicles, dim lights, empty parking lots, and quiet space. The last several years, the pandemic, the office environment, culture and workforce, made significant changes to the type of employee, workspace and culture of many companies. Even before M...

HR Barbie™: What Can’t She Do?

31 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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Human resources (HR) professionals are the ultimate role models for their organizations. From keeping processes running smoothly to developing strategic programs and goals, HR is all about supporting their people and helping them grow. The Barbie™ Movie has been making a lot of headlines, getting pe...

Compliance Corner: How to Handle Accommodation Requests Effectively

31 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Not every employee has the same needs—and employers have an obligation to provide an equitable workforce to ensure everyone has the tools they need to perform their jobs at a high level. In this month’s Compliance Corner, isolved’s Senior HR Consultant Michelle LiButti discusses accommodation reques...

Hear from HR Heroes: HR Services

29 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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The scope of your HR needs is based on many contributing factors. While some businesses may need a full HR team, others may find more value in augmenting HR with outside services. Organizations that do employ internal HR may still find strategic HR tasks hard to prioritize along with their administr...

4 Reasons to Join isolved in Palm Desert for isolved Connect

29 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

We’re trading in our cowboy boots for flip flops this year at isolved Connect 2023 in Palm Desert, CA! Following the success of isolved Connect 2022 in Nashville, we’re gearing up for what seems to be the biggest Connect to date. Congratulations to the early birds who have their tickets already! Nee...

Build your Best Solution: An Employee Marketplace Roundup

28 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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No two businesses are alike, so why would your HR solutions be? As HR software systems are rapidly growing, organizations are now able to customize their services, choosing to augment existing platforms to build an HR strategy tailored to their needs and business growth. Along with scalability...

Get Connected: Maximize Your HCM Investment at Every Stage

09 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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As your organization grows and evolves, chances are your human capital management (HCM) needs will also shift. In our 2023 HR Leaders Survey, 63 percent of participants were unhappy with their current HCM solution and plan to switch in the next 12 months. A top feature they are seeking when switchin...

Compliance Corner: How HR & Employees Can Help Each Other to Combat Workplace Burnout

24 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Over the past few years, rates of more severe stress, anxiety, and depression have skyrocketed, contributing further to the ongoing workplace crisis of employee burnout. In fact, we found that 69% of employees have experienced burnout over the last year. With such an increase in severe burnout sympt...

3 Reasons to Automate Open Enrollment with an Intelligently Connected Platform

24 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Of all the reasons to invest in an intelligently connected human capital management (HCM) platform, open enrollment might be the most relatable. After all, the process can be a significant source of stress for employers and employees alike. It’s time-consuming and tedious, but it’s essential to your...

People Analytics Technology: Navigating the Market

18 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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The demand for people analytics is growing. According to our recent survey of HR leaders, 40 percent of organizations plan to invest in HR analytics technology this year—up from 33 percent in 2022. HR departments have access to a treasure trove of employee data. Oftentimes, that data is overlooked b...

AI in the Workplace: What Will Employees Allow—And How Far is Too Far?

13 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Conversations surrounding AI tools in the workplace are nothing new. For years, we’ve heard speculative questions posed about the power, limitations, ethics and scope of AI. Each question was posed in the future tense. How will employees respond to this powerful tech? When AI arrives, how useful wil...