Today’s workforce isn’t tied to a desk. Whether they’re working remotely or traveling the globe, employees are always on the go—making it harder than ever for HR to stay connected. Luckily, one of the best tools for reaching employees is already in their back pockets.
With all the talk of artificial intelligence in the press, it’s only natural that some professionals are worried about becoming obsolete. From driverless cars to chatbots and everything in between, there’s no shortage of emerging technologies that could make businesses more efficient than ever—and potentially lighter on headcount.
Whether you’re new to HR or a veteran, you’ve probably noticed that there’s an abundance of HR technologies out there and the landscape is continuing to grow at an exponential rate. Part of the reason for this growth has to do with the evolving workforce and the need for modern software to help companies keep pace.
For those wanting to see what cutting-edge HR looks like, this year’s HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas was the place to be. Boasting over 400 vendor booths, 150 sessions, and thousands of attendees from every industry and company size, the annual event offers something unique to the HR conference circuit.
While we believe in the value of all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits software, we understand how critical it is to integrate with the existing business solutions HR teams use. It’s for this reason that we built Namely with an open API, and why our platform connects seamlessly everything from popular applicant tracking systems like Greenhouse and retirement platforms like Vestwell.
Buyer’s remorse is never a good feeling, especially when HR software is involved. With the amount of time and energy spent on making a switch, teams will want to be absolutely confident that they’re making the right choice.
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Where does the time go? When it comes to managing HR and payroll, losing track of time is never a good thing. Accurately recording employee hours consistently ranks as one of the most stubborn compliance changes companies face.
If safety is the best policy, IT security follows closely behind. Out of all the policies in your handbook, few are as critical. While security policies don’t get much fanfare when they work well, botching them can have dire consequences. Look no further than the latest high-profile data breach in the headlines for an example of what can go wrong.
Where can you find cutting-edge HR? According to a new industry report, look no further than the mid-market. In #HRWINS’ new 2018 Future of HR Technology Report, over 1,100 U.S. businesses with 5,000 employees or less were surveyed on the state of HR technology. The report’s authors asked about everything from HR teams’ biggest pain points to long term plans, revealing a number of surprising insights.
For most HR and payroll professionals, the beginning of the year is marked with dread, not confetti or champagne. It’s when the most pressing IRS deadlines are scheduled, new regulations take effect, and W-2s need to be squared away.