Stop Using Spreadsheets, part 2

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How do you keep track of employees’ hire date, training renewal date, what company property they’re using, and when their benefits begin, their sick and vacation balance? What about employee documents – a disciplinary note, a performance review, the job description. HR plays a key role in keeping the company compliant, managers trained, and employees […]

HRnetSource in the Private Cloud

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With the rise of cloud computing, many businesses are now looking to utilize the cloud over housing their own servers. Having these decisions in mind, HRnetSource HRIS may be deployed on-premise (in-house server) or in a private cloud (virtual private server). Companies may choose their best option while still having affordable HR software available to use. Read below to […]

HRSource Supports PPACA Compliance

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA a.k.a. “Obamacare”) is getting management attention. Organizations must accurately track the data and file new reports.  Compliance is a must.  Benefits may have to change.  Cost impact is a given.  Does your HR system support you with features to address these needs?  HRSource does.  Here’s how: Track […]

How HR Departments Help Companies Reduce Costs

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“Healthcare costs continue to rise.”  This is true not only for individuals but also for companies, whose employees’ well-being directly impacts productivity, output, and cost. Everyday there is a risk of an accident happening or an employee getting sick. Hence, the need for insurance.  Workers Compensation Insurance (WIC) and Employee Benefits (EB).  But what if […]

How to Know When it’s Time for an HRIS

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Question: “How do you know when it’s the right time to use an HRIS?” This question was posted on a LinkedIn group.  Below is a summary of comments received as well as our own thoughts on the subject. Answer: “It’s time to use an HRIS, when…..you cannot answer YES to the following questions:” For top management who […]

How to Stop Key Employees From Quitting

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Let’s face it: hiring is expensive. First, you spend time (months?) and resources finding the right person.  Let’s say you found her: Sarah. You transition Sarah to her new work environment, make her feel welcome, and provide her with what she needs to start contributing to the organization such as the right tools, technology, and training. […]

How to Get Your HR Initiatives Approved

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Cathy, an HR Manager at a company with 500 employees felt that it was a perfect time to do an internal survey to gather feedback from employees. After all, a survey had never been done in the past, and the company had doubled headcount in the last 2 years. However, Cathy knew that the CEO’s attention […]

The Problem With HR Data

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Data is good.  It gives leaders and managers a logical base from which to make decisions.  “Big Data” has become a buzzword as new tools are now available to tackle the tremendous wealth of data companies have about their organizations.   However, it can seem intimidating when you hear of PhDs doing deep-dive analysis and modeling […]

The Secrets to Training Success

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Training is an important HR responsibility. Recently I attended an excellent the “train the trainer” session conducted by Carolyn Sorensen Balling. I and the other HR professionals who attended, gained not just from what she said, but how she said it. Carolyn “walked the talk”. Not only did she cover the “how to’s” for a […]