HR Metrics

10 Basic HR Metrics You Can Crunch Out Now!

Nolan Gray Staffing

It’s time people! Big data is here to stay and if you’re not already being called on by company leadership to tap into all that information and provide some meaningful metrics, you will be soon. It’s time to dip your toe in the pool but there’s no need to jump into the deep end to start with. You can start …

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HR’s Hot New Job – Data Scientist Voted Sexiest Job of 21st Century

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If all the talk about big data is any indication, this is something that’s here to stay. Data analytics are the talk of the human resources community. We’re promised we can make better workforce decisions with the help of data analytics and even venture into predictive analysis of our workforce. It’s an exciting time to be a human resources professional!

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Drowning in Data – How HR Can Know the Metrics that Matter

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With all the talk about big data and predictive analytics, how’s a busy human resources manager to figure out where to start? A recent study of HR professionals showed that less than half are using objective data on talent to make either workforce or business decisions. That seems a high percentage – my guess is that fewer organizations than reported are using …

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3 Tech Trends That are Transforming Workforce HR

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It seems that every aspect of business is more rapidly evolving than at any other time in our modern history. Since the dawn of the computer age and the invention of devices that could capture data, we’ve begun accumulating reams of information. But for decades, it was all archival information that we weren’t tapping, just storing. Then in later years, …

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Making Better Decisions – How Data Analytics Are Empowering HR

Nolan Gray Staffing

For decades, human resources has been a rather “soft science” – it was more about massaging egos, comforting employees and sorting out squabbles. But now, leadership is demanding more from its HR professionals – they want their people-whisperers to use data analytics to make smarter workforce decisions. In our tight economy, businesses must make the most of limited resources – …

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Making Lemonade – 5 Ways to Tackle Workplace Negativity

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Even under the best of circumstances, work can be stressful. Deadlines, big projects, running late, work/life balance issues and misfiring printers can make you want to pull your hair out. But when unnecessary stressors are piled on by negative coworkers, the workplace can quickly become intolerable. Everyone knows that person – that colleague that never has anything nice to say …

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5 Genius Apps that Facilitate HR on the Go

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It seems everywhere you go these days, smartphones and tablets are the way we do business. One Miami restaurant has equipped each table with an iPad so customers order without the help of a waitress scribbling on a paper pad. Doctor’s offices are increasingly using tablets and smart devices to record health information and track your chart. So why not HR? Think …

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5 Tricks to Supercharge Employee Retention

Nolan Gray Staffing

We all know that recruiting can be a challenge – it’s tough to know how a prospective employee will fit with your existing team or to know if what you see in the interview is what you’ll see on the job. Combine this with training costs and the aggravation of transfer of knowledge and it becomes obvious that employee retention is important. …

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HR and Obamacare – 5 Factors You Must Consider!

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Looking ahead to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act we’ve all come to know as Obamacare, there are some crucial aspects that employers must be aware of. Now is the time to ensure you’re fully aware of all of the provisions, how it will impact your benefits, your record keeping and your company’s expenses.

Mine Critical HR Info in Exit Interviews – The One Question You Must Ask!

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When an employee turns in their resignation, depending on their performance and importance to their department or the company at large, there may be pangs of regret or a collective sigh of relief. But no matter the ripples from a planned departure among co-workers and managers, as a human resources professional, you must take advantage of this opportunity to glean …

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HR Professionals Want Robust Data Solutions to Improve Staff

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When you think of human resources software, your thoughts may tend more toward tracking, cataloguing and warehousing information. For many years, HRMS was a tool that simply replaced file cabinets and to-do lists – where you could track hours, attendance, benefits, documents and more. But more recent iterations of HRMS are adding functionality that allows human resources departments to improve …

Beware New Hires Abusing IT – HR Study Reveals Trend

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If your firm is one that hires recent college graduates for any type of position, a new HR study has revealed some behavioral trends you should be on the lookout for! York College’s Center for Professional Excellence revealed its most recent annual survey of human resources professionals that studies employer experience and satisfaction with recent college graduate hires. The results are informative, …

Reducing Employee Turnover with Predictive HRMS Software

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  Is your company finding it challenging to find and then keep good people? If you had a way of looking deeper into the reasons why candidates often struggle to get past the first few months on a new job, wouldn’t your HR department take action? It’s been said over and over again that “people don’t leave jobs, they leave management.” This …