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By: Matt Ingold

March 15th, 2018

Benetech HCM Gets Analytics Boost with analytic.li

Human Capital Management | Strategic HR

Through a recent partnership between Kronos Inc. and analytic.li, Benetech now offers a new suite of analytics dashboards that combines the robust employee-performance, time and labor, and payroll data of Benetech’s HCM suite with business data from outside the system to gain clear insights into how business initiatives impact business performance. The new analtytic.li dashboard simplifies the effort and investment traditionally associated with launching a workforce analytics program.

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By: Matt Ingold

September 26th, 2016

Why Growth Cannot Occur Without Scalability in HR

Strategic HR | HR Technology

Assuming the market conditions are right, the internal requirements for business growth are unchanging—scalability of resources, profitability for capital reinvestment, and the right team makeup and vision to propel you to the next level. That being said, while the recipe for growth hasn’t changed, the ingredients are becoming scarcer. In today’s workplace, mid-market employers encounter ever-increasing regulatory burdens, high talent-acquisition costs, and bolting healthcare prices. It’s difficult to recruit top-talent and be scalable when health coverage is more expensive to offer and regulatory burdens tie up HR and executive staff with transactional work. In other words, rising healthcare costs and regulatory requirements are eroding effective staff utilization, killing scalability and recruitment, and depleting profitability for capital reinvestment. When growth happens, at best, it’s at a slow pace. What’s the solution?

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By: Matt Ingold

June 8th, 2016

15 Soundbites From the 2016 North Country HRA Conference

Workforce Management | Strategic HR | HR Best Practices

Had the pleasure of attending the North Country Human Resource Association (NCHRA) 2016 One-Day Conference. Hats off to President Cherie Moore and her team for another job well-done. Let's check out some quick notes from the legal updates.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 25th, 2016

How Tactical HR Drives Strategic HR

Strategic HR | HR Best Practices

Benetech recently hosted a webinar entitled Improving Strategic Decision-Making: The Unsung Case for Human Capital Management Software. For those who attended I enjoyed our time and appreciate all the great feedback. There was a question posed by one of the attendees that I received after the fact, and saw it as a great question worth sharing with regard to the relationship between tactical HR and strategic HR.  Question: How does this (improving tactical decision-making) relate to strategic decision making? You are talking about tactical things. Strategic thinking is longer term, for instance, what kind of employees will we need for our new product line.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 15th, 2016

Reducing Overtime Costs with Lean Strategic HR Thinking

Strategic HR | FMLA | Reducing Overtime

We’ve been writing a lot about reducing overtime costs over the past few months. While it’s unrealistic to believe that overtime can be completely eradicated, with the application of Lean Thinking, employers can find some immediate overtime cost savings by changing a few environmental conditions. Let's see how applying some Lean HR thinking to overtime costs can help us deliberately forge environments that curb excessive overtime scheduling.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 28th, 2016

Capital Region Human Resource Professionals Show Up in Force at Annual CRHRA Conference

Workforce Management | Strategic HR | HR | Leave Management

What a great conference! The Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) boasted its greatest turnout to date for its annual one-day conference. Hosting more than 250 attendees made up of the Capital Region’s Human Resource professionals, CRHRA offered a dynamite lineup of speakers and courses aimed at inspiring, educating, and taking the Human Resource profession to new levels of strategic impact.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 4th, 2016

3 Steps to Tying Strategic HR Initiatives back to Strategic Company Objectives

Workforce Management | Strategic HR

Coming from the Marine Corps, an organization that, despite its massive size, maintains an incredible adherence to organizational culture and alignment, my assumption coming into the private sector was that all organizations enjoyed such harmony, leadership, and trust.

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By: Matt Ingold

February 1st, 2016

What's the Secret to Predicting Payroll Customer Service?

Strategic HR | HRIS | Payroll

Any sales associate will tell you, nine times out of ten it’s emotion that drives an employer to dump one payroll vendor for another. When we dig into the dissatisfaction, we get responses like the following: “I don’t feel like I’m valued.” “I can never get ahold of anyone.” “Every quarter I’m assigned a new rep.” "I'm sick of taking a ticket and waiting in-line for my rep." Pricing can be pretty compelling, but more so than cost, employers are changing payroll vendors because they can’t stand the impersonal customer service. So, how can your payroll vendor’s average client size be a telltale of the type of service you’ll get?

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.