Ever work in a company when you don’t know someone who works on the same floor? Or show up to a company meeting and ask “who is that?” In a company of 50 or more employees, you can be sure not everyone knows their colleagues’ full skill set, experience, or maybe even what they do every day...
According to recent research, 77% of the US workforce regularly experiences physical symptoms caused by stress and the top reason is job pressure. Stress is a big economic factor because it costs employers over $300B annually in stress-related health care expenses and missed work.
In my own non-scientific-only-anecdotal-but-still-real-research from conversations with a diverse collection of current CEOs and C-suite leaders, the demand for HR to play at a higher, more strategic level has never been quite so strong. My big question is – are you ready?
When Evelyn died last year, I decided to set a goal of spending half of my time with people half my age. I got into the habit of gathering groups of young people for dinners, coffee, and even a trip here and there.
Recently I have heard from more and more business contacts as they continue to plan and/or execute their mobile strategy, and get ready to cut the tethers to desks and cubicles unleashing some of their key employees into this totally mobile world. I thought this might be a good time to share a little bit about my experience.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to deliver a webinar based on a presentation I put together for the ASUG event in Canada last month. The webinar was called “The Five Pillars of True ESS & MSS” and my goal was to share some compelling use cases I’ve seen where companies took a hard look at ESS and MSS and made it exactly what it’s intended to be – true self services.
Sitrion recently attended, spoke, and sponsored the 2014 ASUG HCM Canada Summit. There was one common theme, senior HR IT managers have spent years reaching a level of process maturity, and those processes are locked in a system users no longer want to use. They are being pushed to “one-size fits the biggest client” cloud solutions and faced with considering the impact of resetting their process maturity to accommodate a cloud solution.
The case for promoting employee self-services and manager self-services in HR has been well made over the last 5 years: reduce operational costs in HR and duplication of work by using technology to allow employees and managers to access core HR systems directly in order to update personnel records, request leave, check payslips, record time, etc.
Look at your paycheck and you see a lot of it going to the government. Some of your tax money goes to really good use, but unfortunately some of it gets used in ways that you don’t agree with. Regardless of the net positive contribution to society, who doesn't want to lower his or her own taxes?!
I know September is the last chance I will have to see any of you as October marks the beginning of our beloved “silly season.” We start with open enrollment, kick off the year-end performance review and compensation planning process, begin business planning for the coming year, and then we try really hard to squeeze in a tiny bit time with family and friends for the holidays.