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Ensuring Equity

Reducing the gender pay gap remains an important business consideration, but organizations should watch out for red flags and red herrings when conducting their analyses.

By Allison Hoeinghau

Recent headlines have been filled with issues related to pay equity, both in the U.S. and abroad. Many companies pay their employees without regard to gender, but issues at a small number of high-profile companies have cast scrutiny on this matter. Companies have begun to realize the steep yet oftentimes hidden costs of unequal pay.

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The New Frontier

Technology and analytics are among the main drivers shaping the future of HR.

By Karen Crone

What challenges do leaders face and what steps are they taking to best position their organizations for success? These are the questions a recent survey from Paycor was looking to answer when it asked leaders of U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), or those with less than 1,000 employees, to share their thoughts about the present and future of HR. While the feedback from the front lines confirmed and amplified the findings of other researchers, several new and telling details have emerged.

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The World of Benefits

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Organizations are expanding the scope of their benefits offerings to attract and retain top talent.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Faced with increased competition for talent and a diverse labor pool, organizations are pressured to provide benefits programs that meet the needs of all their workers. While health and retirement benefits are still the norm, SHRM’s 2019 Employee Benefits survey reveals that today’s top employers are moving beyond standard offerings in order to attract and retain a competitive workforce.

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Building Brand Resonance

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For recruitment and retention, communicating a brand proposition that engages all talent populations is the key to success.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s job seekers care as much about the way a company conducts its business as they do about the business it’s in. With Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report indicating that two in five employees plan to leave their organizations in the next 12 months and 97 percent of C-suite executives predict an increase in competition for talent, it is more important than ever for companies to create and communicate an employer value proposition (EVP) that resonates with top talent.

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Reaping the Rewards

Five trends to consider when designing a recognition program.

By Debbie Bolla

Today’s organizations invest heavily in recognition programs, according to a WorldatWork study which found that some spend as much as 10 percent of payroll on employee recognition. While the average investment is two percent of total payroll, organizations that are incentivizing their workforce do it with good reason. Their return on investment includes happy, loyal workers who are productive and more likely to stay—factors that are critical in today’s tight talent market.

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Mobility Market Update

Annual research shows that organizations continue to leverage relocation to fill talent gaps.

By Debbie Bolla

For organizations aiming to have the right person in the right role at the right time, mobility programs can provide a valuable opportunity to fill key skill gaps. And these programs also benefit the workforce; relocation offers employees the chance to develop additional skills and gain sought-after experience. Companies are adopting a variety of approaches to relocation, often driven by market factors. For example, many are considering short-term assignments, international transfers, and rotational programs to hit their business goals.

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Small But Mighty

Small businesses face four major challenges when hiring in a competitive talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

For any business, hiring the right people is critical. But for smaller businesses that have to compete with enterprise companies, it can be particularly challenging to attract top talent from a limited talent pool.

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Technology Disrupted 2020

The 2020 TekTonic Awards finalists are redesigning human capital management in every way possible.

By The Editors

For years, we have been recognizing the power of HR technology with our annual TekTonic awards. The industry is growing, with G2 Crowd reporting that there are more than 21 types of HR software, including platforms that help deliver employee wellness, employee benefits, and recruiting, among many others. This year’s finalists empower HR and the workforce alike by delivering insightful talent analytics, creating employee ambassadors that can drive referrals through the power of social media, and providing the knowledge and actions necessary for an inclusive culture.

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Delving Into Data

Three organizations share how they use people data and analytics to amplify business strategy.

By Marta Chmielowicz

“People analytics” has been a hot catchphrase in the business world for years, with data promising to revolutionize recruiting, talent management, and myriad other HR processes. But while organizations have embraced data collection and reporting, data analysis remains in its infancy for all but the most sophisticated companies.

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