Employee Advocacy at Confluence of Marketing & HR

September 27, 2017 | 224 views

You might call this the age of the leaky silos. Data and technology are helping close the gap between the marketing and sales siloes, through closed loop analytics that measure impact across the complete customer lifecycle. Cross-team collaborations are building bridges between the marketing team and line-of-business subject matter experts, resulting in more compelling and relevant content. And employee advocacy is having a significant impact on many companies’ attractiveness as employers.

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Novative SA, Human Capital Management

NOVATIVE is a Swiss company with more than 2 decades of HCM expertise, providing a global, easy-to-use HCM technology: NOVA Smart. We give companies of every size the tools to help them focus on their strategy, engage their employees, simplify HR and Payroll administration processes, optimize their investments and minimize their risk. NOVA Smart HCM Solution helps you optimize your workforce, enhance your employee performance, control your labor costs, make smarter business decisions based on flexible HCM analytics. NOVA Smart will guide you to set up your employee performance plan and company goals, recruiting and onboarding process, benefits management, payroll administration, time and labor management, training and employee development and much more.

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5 Elements to Retain Millennial and Gen Z Employees

Article | July 13, 2022

Talent retention is one of the biggest issues faced by firms that are expanding quickly. It's easy to neglect retention, soit's crucial to keep your existing workforce engaged while onboarding new ones. This is especially true of Gen Z and Millennial workers. These generations are more inclined to change jobs frequently, as the Great Resignation has brought to light. As a business grows and changes, it is also important to have younger employees who are dedicated and skilled. When it comes to retaining millennial and Gen Z employees, here are five elements to consider emphasizing in your organization. 1 Flexible Work Remote work, flexibility, hybrid culture aren’t just buzzwords for millennials and Gen Zers, it’s what they expect and what makes them consider staying or quitting. The business case for providing more flexibility is that it helps organizations reduce costs incurred from absenteeism, workplace accidents, and employee attrition. 2 Access to Mentorship A CNBC study revealed that 90% of employees with assigned mentors report that they are happy at their jobs. There’s no doubt that greater employee happiness causes higher retention. Both Gen Z and millennials seek mentorship at work as it allows them to pursue their self-development goals. Since virtual mentorships are not limited by geography, more employees are able to connect with a wider range of mentors. 3 Diversity and Inclusion Young employees value a diverse workforce, and diversity, inclusion, and equity are vital expectations to meet. It is one of the factors that help candidates choose their employers. 4 To Wrap It Up While hiring newcomers, it's crucial for growing organizationsto retain their employees. Additionally, since they have a unique set of values and are willing to change employment, your youngest employees deserve special consideration. When engagingthese employees and ensuring the long-term success of your firm, a flexible working style,mentoring programs, and an inclusive atmosphere are essential.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Benefits Software?

Article | July 20, 2022

Employee benefits is a crucial piece of the puzzle in the big picture of employee retention and engagement. Many organizations use benefits as a way to attract top quality talent and offer recognition. Not only this, but many more organizations use it to retain employees and provide a meaningful workplace experience. This is why delivering the benefits seamlessly is critical. There has been an exponential increase in the number of organizations adopting benefits software to optimize and automate the process. The ideal benefits software you’re using is efficient, cost-optimized, and sleek, but how do you know it’s time to upgrade. Here are three signs to identify whether it is time to consider a change. It’s No Longer Serving Its Core Functions Sure, when the first time you went digital, you sighed in relief at the amount of paperwork and repetitive tasks you didn’t have to do any longer. Now, as you continue using your current system, you spot gaps in the features, especially in areas that can be easily automated. If you’re wondering whether you need more automation, there’s probably a solution out there that can offer just that. As a human resource management process, this means it’s time to shop for more functionalities that address your concerns. The User-Interface Feels Stale Does your benefits system’s user-interface feel like it doesn’t meet your needs? Ideally, it should simplify the process of delivering benefits and maintaining accurate records, but if it feels tedious to use, this demonstrates that it needs an upgrade. Your benefits software should enable HR to access data in real time, pull up records in a jiffy and create reports on the dashboards. These are just some of the features that modern benefit software offers that make life easy for human resources professionals everywhere. It Isn’t Integrated with Other Systems in Your Technology Infrastructure Today HRM software come with integration-ready solutions. If your benefits software cannot be integrated with other software in your HR tech stack, it’s a clear signal to upgrade. It should also be integrated with your onboarding system, employee engagement, wellness, performance management, and vacation policies. Your tech stack should continuously share data to keep all of the systems and records updated. What’s Next? Now that you’ve established it really is time for an upgrade, what comes next? Whether you need more automation, better compliance or simply a more API-ready system, there are plenty of benefits software providers that offer an integrated solution. Start by identifying the areas that need to be optimized so you can not only address existing issues but overhaul how you deliver benefits. A good benefits software can help you contribute to a better employee experience.

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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

The Anti-Checklist of Designing the Ideal Recognition Programme

Article | July 14, 2022

When employees feel they are valued in their workplace, they work better and stay longer. There’s no two ways about it. This is why recognition programs are so critical for performance and productivity. It has a proven positive impact on retention, and that’s just another reason why organizations need to cultivate a culture of recognizing and rewarding employees. Recognition comes in many shapes and forms and is demonstrated in tangible and intangible ways. But many companies get it wrong and then wonder why it isn’t delivering the expected impact. Here are just some things organizations shouldn’t do when designing a recognition program that leads to meaningful appraisals. #1 Leaving Equity Out of the Equation A recognition program isn’t mutually exclusive with your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives. It can either feel equitable and improve employee experience or highlight the bias within the organization. A Gallup and Workhuman survey revealed that only 25% of employees think that recognition is equitably given in their organizations. It is also found that recognition is highly impactful for black and Hispanic staff members. One way that companies can avoid neglecting the DEI factor in recognition is with the help of public recognition. It allows employees to feel seen and cement their place within the company. It also fosters the employees’ sense of belonging and helps build employee happiness through mutual recognition. #2 Separating Recognition from the Company Culture Many organizations treat reward and recognition programs as ‘nice to have.’ Without creating an environment of free-flowing appreciation, gratitude and praise, organizations will find it difficult to encourage and nurture employee morale. One way to embed recognition into the company culture is by aligning the principles and values of the company with the recognition program. This creates a meaningful understanding of the values and consistency in how employees identify with the company and its mission. #3 Making Recognition Impersonal and Generic Recognition cannot be one size fits all and many organizations neglect this simple fact. As individuals, your employees will have different ideas and opinions on what builds up the right amount of recognition and how, when and where they’d like to receive it. The best way to ensure you’re on the same page as your employees when it comes to recognition is to ask them. It will provide you with a starting point to design a flexible recognition program. A significant number of employees prefer both formal and informal recognition, which includes peer-to-peer praise and verbal appreciation from their managers and leaders. Incorporating a way to award badges and give shout-outs into the communication channels of the company is the simplest way to achieve this. Final Thoughts Organizations that put the time and care to understand their recognition initiatives are better able to maintain their competitive edge. This anti-checklist gives a glimpse of the many pitfalls that organizations fall into when designing recognition programs. Using it will equip your team to provide a better employee experience and increase the engagement that recognition programs generate.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Silent Meetings: A New Trend or Inclusivity at its Finest?

Article | July 5, 2022

Can a meeting be silent? Can something meant to exchange ideas and illustrate visions do away with verbal communication altogether? Popularized almost a decade ago by eCommerge giant Amazon, silent meetings are now taking Silicon Valley by storm. But what’s making them popular, and what happens when people in a meeting are forced to write down their thoughts before they can air them during calls? What Are Silent Meetings? According to a report by Fortune, senior executives are handed a memo at the start of the meeting that they must read in complete silence for over half an hour. They can make notes in the margin that they are encouraged to share and discuss once everyone is done reading the memo. In some companies, employees can make a note of their ideas and inputs in an online document shared by the whole team. Benefits of the Process The most significant benefit that this process yields is the inclusivity factor. According to a study by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, for 60% of a meeting, the same two people will talk more than other attendees. Silent meetings eliminate imbalanced conversations and create a much-needed diversity of opinions. They are known to increase engagement from participants and make the attendees’ time worthwhile. However, according to Oyster’s head of workplace design, Rhys Black, silent meetings foster deeper participation because attendees are required to be more present to provide written comments. In contrast, traditional meetings only allow one person to be vocal at a time. To Summarize When true collaboration is in order, silent meetings can be a great way to generate individual feedback with some adjustments from everyone in the team. An unsynced document can be shared with each member that aims to educate the team on the problem, propose solutions, and identify a deadline for the solution. This ensures that everyone attending the meeting is on the same page and looped in about possible developments that can then be discussed live in order to maximize the creativity of the people attending the meeting.

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Novative SA, Human Capital Management

NOVATIVE is a Swiss company with more than 2 decades of HCM expertise, providing a global, easy-to-use HCM technology: NOVA Smart. We give companies of every size the tools to help them focus on their strategy, engage their employees, simplify HR and Payroll administration processes, optimize their investments and minimize their risk. NOVA Smart HCM Solution helps you optimize your workforce, enhance your employee performance, control your labor costs, make smarter business decisions based on flexible HCM analytics. NOVA Smart will guide you to set up your employee performance plan and company goals, recruiting and onboarding process, benefits management, payroll administration, time and labor management, training and employee development and much more.

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Paycor Doubles Down on Leadership Mission with New Tagline

Paycor HCM, Inc | July 12, 2022

Paycor HCM, Inc. ("Paycor") (Nasdaq: PYCR) unveiled a new mission-driven tagline that aligns to their focus on supporting HR and business leaders. Paycor recognizes the disproportionate impact leaders have on employee engagement and retention. The company's mission, offerings, and business model are designed to empower leaders to develop winning teams. Paycor is now enhancing its messaging to better encompass the company's mission and what business leaders need now more than ever. In Paycor's recent survey, HR in 2023: Insights & Predictions, retention was the primary priority amongst company and business leaders, with many struggling to address this concern. The workforce has undergone tumultuous times, with nearly 33% of employees in the U.S. considering quitting their jobs. Additionally, expectations of work and definitions of culture have all dramatically changed since 2020. Now more than ever, leaders are desperate for tools and information on how to attract and retain talent, which continues to be top of mind as we enter bear market territory. In response to these market needs, Paycor has been focused on their mission of setting up companies for future success and empowering front-line leaders with insights, solutions, and tools purpose-built to improve employee engagement and retention. Paycor is adopting a new tagline to better align with their mission and offerings. "By introducing our new Empowering Leaders tagline, our mission is clearer than ever before, As we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing business needs, we are committed to helping empower frontline leaders to be more effective so they can deliver enhanced business results for their organizations." -Raul Villar Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor. The new tagline debut follows Paycor's recognition as a Nacha Certified status for a second consecutive year. Additionally, the thriving company was named a winner of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Top Workplaces 2022 Award in February. About Paycor Paycor's human capital management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding and payroll to career development and retention, but what really sets us apart is our focus on leaders. For more than 30 years we've been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: a unified HR platform, easy integration with third party apps, powerful analytics, talent development software, and configurable technology that supports specific industry needs. That's why more than 29,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

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HR ANALYTICS

Virtual Vocations Spotlights 50 Remote Enabled Employers Known for Positive Company Culture

VIRTUAL VOCATIONS | July 11, 2022

A new report from one of the web's leading all-remote job boards highlights 50 remote enabled employers known for their dedication to fostering positive company cultures. Founded in 2007, Virtual Vocations is a family-owned, 100% virtual company that has worked to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings from expert-vetted employers for the last 15 years. For its latest report, Virtual Vocations took a deep dive into Comparably’s “Best Company Culture 2021” list to identify the top firms for jobseekers who not only value flexibility, but also want to work for an employer whose values align with their own. "Comparably’s ‘Best Company Culture 2021’ report is an important resource for any jobseeker who wants to feel confident and experience their values reflected at work, so we were curious about which of these best-of company culture employers are also remote enabled,” Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn “Across large and small/midsize companies, 50 businesses stood out as remote enabled companies known for hiring telecommuters. Our ‘50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders’ report outlines these companies and connects jobseekers to any available fully remote openings with those businesses," Spawn added. Published Tuesday, Virtual Vocations’ report on “50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders” puts the spotlight on companies large and small that ranked among the best for company culture in Comparably’s 2021 analysis, which examined sentiment ratings from current employees who offered their opinions anonymously. The top 50 remote enabled employers from Comparably's list span more than a dozen industries, including healthcare, education, human resources, marketing, and information technology (IT), Virtual Vocations’ report reveals. Virtual Vocations’ report also serves as a resource for jobseekers interested in learning more about current openings with top remote enabled company culture leaders. “At Virtual Vocations, we encourage value-based remote job searches,” Spawn said. “In fact, jobseekers have reported to us that poor company culture is one of the top workplace confidence killers”—suggesting strong values play a pivotal role in ensuring employees are satisfied in their roles and performing at their best. ABOUT VIRTUAL VOCATIONS Founded in 2007 by CEO Laura Spawn and her brother, CTO Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission: to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings. To date, Virtual Vocations has helped more than four million jobseekers in their quests for flexible, remote work. In addition to providing a database of current, hand-screened, and 100% remote job openings, Virtual Vocations offers jobseekers a number of tools to aid in their job searches, including exclusive e-courses and downloadable content, and resumé writing services. Virtual Vocations also releases several data-driven reports each year on current trends in remote work. Virtual Vocations, Inc. is a private, family-owned, and 100% virtual company incorporated in Tucson, Arizona.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

Argyle Enables Frictionless Identity Detection and Fraud Protection Through Integration with Ping

Argyle | July 04, 2022

Ping Identification, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, and Argyle, the top employment data platform that gives businesses access to user-permissioned employment records in real time, have announced a new connection. With the help of payroll information, the alliance will include Argyle into PingOne DaVinci's no-code identity orchestration tool, increasing Know Your Customer (KYC) and fraud prevention. "Partner solutions designed to integrate with the PingOne Cloud Platform are helping organizations compete in a new digital era where user experience is increasingly important, and security cannot be sacrificed.” -Brian Geary, Chief Commercial Officer, Argyle Argyle’s pre-built integration with PingOne DaVinci enables customers to implement employment data into an identity orchestration layer without a single line of code. The frictionless process creates an additional line of defense against fraud,” stated Geary. “Payroll systems are an alternative and valuable source of immutable data such as employer, social security number and pay allocations that further strengthen identity verification and allow lenders to double-check the paycheck distribution against the account they will use for ACH transactions. “Ping Identity is committed to expanding our technology partner ecosystem to deliver better, more frictionless customer experiences. Our partnership with Argyle leverages PingOne DaVinci's seamless orchestration to ensure dynamic user journeys are delivered quickly and efficiently at every stage of the user journey." -Loren Russon, the SVP of Product Management, Ping Identity

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Paycor Doubles Down on Leadership Mission with New Tagline

Paycor HCM, Inc | July 12, 2022

Paycor HCM, Inc. ("Paycor") (Nasdaq: PYCR) unveiled a new mission-driven tagline that aligns to their focus on supporting HR and business leaders. Paycor recognizes the disproportionate impact leaders have on employee engagement and retention. The company's mission, offerings, and business model are designed to empower leaders to develop winning teams. Paycor is now enhancing its messaging to better encompass the company's mission and what business leaders need now more than ever. In Paycor's recent survey, HR in 2023: Insights & Predictions, retention was the primary priority amongst company and business leaders, with many struggling to address this concern. The workforce has undergone tumultuous times, with nearly 33% of employees in the U.S. considering quitting their jobs. Additionally, expectations of work and definitions of culture have all dramatically changed since 2020. Now more than ever, leaders are desperate for tools and information on how to attract and retain talent, which continues to be top of mind as we enter bear market territory. In response to these market needs, Paycor has been focused on their mission of setting up companies for future success and empowering front-line leaders with insights, solutions, and tools purpose-built to improve employee engagement and retention. Paycor is adopting a new tagline to better align with their mission and offerings. "By introducing our new Empowering Leaders tagline, our mission is clearer than ever before, As we continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing business needs, we are committed to helping empower frontline leaders to be more effective so they can deliver enhanced business results for their organizations." -Raul Villar Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Paycor. The new tagline debut follows Paycor's recognition as a Nacha Certified status for a second consecutive year. Additionally, the thriving company was named a winner of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Top Workplaces 2022 Award in February. About Paycor Paycor's human capital management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding and payroll to career development and retention, but what really sets us apart is our focus on leaders. For more than 30 years we've been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: a unified HR platform, easy integration with third party apps, powerful analytics, talent development software, and configurable technology that supports specific industry needs. That's why more than 29,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

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Virtual Vocations Spotlights 50 Remote Enabled Employers Known for Positive Company Culture

VIRTUAL VOCATIONS | July 11, 2022

A new report from one of the web's leading all-remote job boards highlights 50 remote enabled employers known for their dedication to fostering positive company cultures. Founded in 2007, Virtual Vocations is a family-owned, 100% virtual company that has worked to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings from expert-vetted employers for the last 15 years. For its latest report, Virtual Vocations took a deep dive into Comparably’s “Best Company Culture 2021” list to identify the top firms for jobseekers who not only value flexibility, but also want to work for an employer whose values align with their own. "Comparably’s ‘Best Company Culture 2021’ report is an important resource for any jobseeker who wants to feel confident and experience their values reflected at work, so we were curious about which of these best-of company culture employers are also remote enabled,” Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn “Across large and small/midsize companies, 50 businesses stood out as remote enabled companies known for hiring telecommuters. Our ‘50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders’ report outlines these companies and connects jobseekers to any available fully remote openings with those businesses," Spawn added. Published Tuesday, Virtual Vocations’ report on “50 Remote Enabled Company Culture Leaders” puts the spotlight on companies large and small that ranked among the best for company culture in Comparably’s 2021 analysis, which examined sentiment ratings from current employees who offered their opinions anonymously. The top 50 remote enabled employers from Comparably's list span more than a dozen industries, including healthcare, education, human resources, marketing, and information technology (IT), Virtual Vocations’ report reveals. Virtual Vocations’ report also serves as a resource for jobseekers interested in learning more about current openings with top remote enabled company culture leaders. “At Virtual Vocations, we encourage value-based remote job searches,” Spawn said. “In fact, jobseekers have reported to us that poor company culture is one of the top workplace confidence killers”—suggesting strong values play a pivotal role in ensuring employees are satisfied in their roles and performing at their best. ABOUT VIRTUAL VOCATIONS Founded in 2007 by CEO Laura Spawn and her brother, CTO Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission: to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings. To date, Virtual Vocations has helped more than four million jobseekers in their quests for flexible, remote work. In addition to providing a database of current, hand-screened, and 100% remote job openings, Virtual Vocations offers jobseekers a number of tools to aid in their job searches, including exclusive e-courses and downloadable content, and resumé writing services. Virtual Vocations also releases several data-driven reports each year on current trends in remote work. Virtual Vocations, Inc. is a private, family-owned, and 100% virtual company incorporated in Tucson, Arizona.

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Argyle Enables Frictionless Identity Detection and Fraud Protection Through Integration with Ping

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