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4 Reasons You Need a New HR System by January 1

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.
 

Namely Ranked No. 1 HR Software by Newsweek

The race to attract and retain talent has never been fiercer—and we’re passionate about building software that empowers companies to stand out from the competition. So when we heard that Namely was ranked as the top HR software provider in Newsweek’s Best Business Tools 2019, we took the result to heart.

Newsweek’s findings are based on a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 users of software and software service providers. Survey participants were asked about their willingness to recommend the software and to rate the provider in categories of trust, service promise, reliability, security, improvement, and satisfaction.

The survey identified Namely as the top HR software with a total score of 83.4. Namely led the category with the only ranking above 80 on the list. Below are some of the other vendors included in this year's survey. For a full listing of results, click here
 
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Our commitment is to deliver HR software that not only makes teams' lives easier, but empowers them to build a better workplace. To that end, we're thrilled to have been included in Newsweek's recent survey. To learn more, read the full press release here.

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The Secret to Equal Pay? Representation at the Top.

The secret to eliminating the pay gap could be more intuitive than you think.

It’s not news that America has a pay equity problem. Per the latest figures, women earn an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. Non-majority women are at an even steeper disadvantage. Hispanic women earn just 54 cents for every dollar earned by white men.

Nearly sixty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, federal and state regulators are still tinkering with potential solutions. This fall, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will require employers to report on employee demographics and compensation for the first time.

Over the last five years, one approach has come into vogue: banning salary history questions during job interviews. The theory here is that if future compensation is based on old (and inequitable) information, women and non-majority employees will always be at a disadvantage. As of this writing, 18 states and 17 cities have such a ban in place.

But while there’s certainly potential for these laws to turn the tide, they’ll need to overcome old habits. One anonymous survey found that as many as 80 percent of businesses still rely on pay history when determining what to offer a hire. And there’s some academic work that suggest that it isn’t the salary history question that perpetuates the gap, but inherent biases in how people react when discussing pay with men versus women.

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Meet Namely: Brett Berman

When Brett Berman first joined Namely in 2014 as a software engineer, the company only had 15 employees. At the time, he had no idea Namely would grow to become the company it is today. Five years later, Brett is now an engineering director and Namely has over 500 employees. When Brett isn’t helping his team enhance the product, he loves roasting his own coffee and training for marathons. 

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Striving to Do Transition Right: It's All About Balance

In any leadership transition there is a delicate balance to be struck:

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HR’s Guide to the Fourth of July: What Happens When a Holiday Falls Midweek?

The Fourth of July is a summer favorite for employees across America. Whether you celebrate the nation’s independence with family, friends, or fireworks, there’s no better way to celebrate than with freedom from the office. While most offices are closed in observance of the holiday, this year’s schedule is a little atypical—July Fourth lands on a Thursday.

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Leadership Lessons With UCLA Gymnastics Legend ‘Miss Val’

As many HR professionals know, our careers don’t always play out the way you’d expect them to. If you asked a young Valorie Kondos Field or “Miss Val,” if she would go on to become the award-winning head coach of UCLA gymnastics, odds are she would have never believed it. This year, Miss Val stepped down after 30 years of being UCLA’s head coach—but left behind a legacy that will last long after her departure. Under her guidance, UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team won seven NCAA Championships as well as 29 Pac-12 and NCAA regional titles. 

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Announcing Namely’s Integration With TripActions

We’re excited to announce our partnership with TripActions, the business travel platform trusted by the world’s most innovative companies. Our new integration streamlines travel policies and approvals for HR professionals while delivering a best-in-class booking experience to delight road warriors.

“TripActions and Namely have partnered to streamline a previously manual process, saving HR administrators time and eliminating the need to constantly update employee information within their travel system,” said Graham Younger, Namely’s president and chief revenue officer.

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Key Q3 Dates for HR

Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year and now we’re headed into the second half of 2019. With the start of Q3, departments across the company will be working hard to put the pieces in place to reach their end of year goals. In HR, Q3 is the perfect time to focus on employee engagement and your own career development before facing down the year end/year start tasks that come in Q4.

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Want to Be Happier at Work? Try This.

We all want to be happy, but why does happiness seem to come more naturally to some people? Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author and HR Redefined 2019 keynote speaker, says there’s hope for even the most negative-minded pessimists to find happiness.