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Category: Human Resources

Five Signs it's Time to Use a Human Resource Management System – Things to Watch For

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012 by Unicorn HRO

There's a reason that well over half of all small businesses and virtually all larger ones use a human resource management system of some kind. Few things can boost your business quite like a human resource management system. While most smaller companies rely solely on payroll solutions, there are a wide range of other HR functions that a human resource management system can help your employees with. Knowing when to invest in a human resource management system can be easier than you think, as well. There are clear signs that it's time you upgraded your business with a human resource management system. Here are five of them. Continue reading...

How to Pick the Best HR Software for Your Company – Factors to Consider

Posted Monday, December 19, 2011 by Unicorn HRO

In today's competitive marketplace, your business needs all of the help that you can give it. From marketing to attracting the best employees, there are a variety of different tools that can boost your profits. HR software is one method that you can employ to help increase productivity, reduce errors, and use to devise better strategies to lead your company into the future. There are a number of different features that HR software should have, and keeping the different features in mind can help you select HR software that exceeds your expectations. Here are some things that can help you pick the best HR software for your company. Continue reading...

Secrets of Great Talent Management – What You Should Know

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by Unicorn HRO

Every business is only as good as its employees, and the process of attracting and managing those employees is known as talent management. While it is at its most basic level a fairly straightforward process, talent management is actually a very complex system that relies on a huge variety of different tools and skills to truly master. From the efficiency of your HR department to the skills that your managers and supervisors bring to the table, talent management is a system that involves your entire company. To truly master talent management, you'll have to understand the basic fundamentals of it. Here are some of the basic secrets behind effective talent management. Continue reading...

Surprising Steps for Retaining Employees – What they Really Care About

Posted Monday, December 05, 2011 by Unicorn HRO

Retaining employees is going to be one of the single most important aspects of doing business over the next few years. The main reason for retaining employees is important is obviously that you've invested a lot into your current employees and that turnover can cost you as much as thirty percent of an employee's annual salary – more if they've got serious tenure. But another reason retaining employees matters is that there will soon be far fewer of them. Baby boomers are set to start retiring, and their numbers approach seventy six million. Compare that to the forty four million 'generation X' workers out there, and you'll see the importance of retaining employees immediately. Continue reading...


The Real Reasons that Workforce Management Can Boost Your Bottom Line – The Basics

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by Unicorn HRO

Workforce management first rose to prominence in the business world back in the early 1980s but has quickly become a common strategy in most companies today. The basic principal of workforce management is to effectively calculate strategies to help satisfy your employees and boost their productivity. In theory, it's a simple matter but in practice it can extend to virtually every aspect of your company's operations. A broad definition of workforce management can include a wide range of different factors including motivation, training, monitoring, and much more. There are some very real benefits from workforce management that help make the effort well worth it. Here are a few of the reasons that workforce management can have such a significant impact on your company's bottom line. Continue reading...

The Three Main Reasons that You Need HR Solutions – The Three Ps of HR Solutions

Posted Monday, November 21, 2011 by Unicorn HRO

Your business is your baby, no matter how old or how large it is. And every business needs an HR department. Whether it's a single person or an entire team of individuals, your HR department handles numerous tasks within your company. Today, many companies are searching for HR solutions to help their HR departments move forward in different ways. Whether your idea of HR solutions involves outsourcing certain tasks or simply implementing HR solutions software, each company will reach a point where they find that they need some form of HR solutions to help their HR department. Here are three main reasons HR solutions matter. Continue reading...

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