Employer Not Required to Provide Reason for Termination

December 27, 2021 | 161 views

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I am frequently asked by members if they must provide employees with a reason for termination. Employers often hope that they are protected under the at-will employment doctrine.

Providing a reason for termination is solely at an employer’s discretion based on their policies, past practices, and, for some employers, state law. Aside from the at-will doctrine, some states have service letter requirements by which employees must receive a document upon separation that includes information such as the reason for separation, date of separation, unemployment insurance benefits information, and more

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Revisiting 2022 in the HR Space: Tips for Creating a Healthy Workplace

Article | June 3, 2022

Contents 1 Create Psychological Safety 2 Drive Recognition 3 Make Communications Clear Companies cannotafford to take the role of a flourishing workplace lightly. A setting conducive to productivity and creativity can propel overall performance and deliver tangible results that directly impact the bottom line. A discussion about a healthy workplace would be incomplete without addressing the dangers of a toxic one. According to a study by Wiley Edge, 40% of employees leave their jobs due to a toxic work culture. A collaborative study by Workhuman and Gallup on wellbeing in the workplace found that poor wellbeing manifests itself in the workplace in the form of employee burnout, high turnover, and low productivity. This costs organizations more than $322 billion worldwide. One way organizations can build a better workplace environment is with performance management. Here are some areas to focus on in employee performance management. 1. Create Psychological Safety When employees feel mentally and psychologically safe in their workplace, they get an impetus to contribute more, share their ideas, voice their opinions, and participate in more meaningful ways. Organizations must reinforce employee wellbeing by creating a safe environment that makes employees feel seen and heard and fosters a sense of acceptance in the workplace. 2. Drive Recognition Recognizing employees for their workand contribution significantly contributes to emotional wellbeing in the workplace. It signifies that the organization values the employee and it gives them the incentive to not only work better but stay longer. Organizations must make employee recognition and gratitude integral to the DNA of the work culture. It enhances engagement and makes for an enriching employee experience in the workplace. 3. Make Communications Clear Keeping clear lines of communication between employees and their leaders promotes a culture of transparency. A lack of clarity can create undue uncertainty and conflict. When employees get honest feedback and their role is clearly communicated to them, it enables successful completion of projects and a feeling of accomplishment for the employees. At the end of the day, employees should feel incentivized to show up and do their best at work every day. Promoting employee wellbeing is not a one-time activity but something that needs to be consistently done and mapped. This ensures your employees will succeed, which will translate into success for your organization.

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Listen and act: how to get employee experience management right

Article | February 21, 2020

As the science behind employee engagement evolves, it’s become clear just how much businesses can gain from a happy and involved workforce. From improved performance, to reduced attrition, increased revenue and even a better customer experience, employee engagement is at the heart of business growth. Given these benefits, it’s no surprise that the role of HR departments is moving beyond just managing people and towards managing experiences.

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5 Things HR Can Do To Improve Employee Output

Article | May 4, 2022

Employees are companies most valuable asset – Without the talent, knowledge and expertise those employed bring to an organisation, it’s safe to say that the business world would be a very different landscape. Human Resources is often held responsible for owning the employee value strategy, where we’re now embracing tremendous improvements in how the value that employees bring, can be achieved. Here we’ll explore how data analysis, learning & development, employee engagement, 360 feedback and flexibility all offer a significant opportunity to improve employee output within every organisation in 2020.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Employee Onboarding In Your Organization

Article | February 10, 2020

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This holds particularly true when it comes to employee onboarding. It's a new hire's introduction to the organization and the experience has a significant impact on employee retention. Unfortunately, that's why it's rare to see many employees with years of tenure. Research by Future Workplace found that 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first year, according to SHRM, but almost 70% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 years if they experienced great onboarding.

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Paylocity Boosts Third-Party Integrations for Increased Employee Data Usage

Paylocity | January 19, 2023

Paylocity, a technology innovator in the HR industry, recently announced that it has fully integrated Cloudsnap, a flexible, low-code solution for integrating different business applications, into the company’s extensible and open platform. This increases Paylocity’s ability to create new integrations faster, adding more flexibility to the platform. Clients can use this platform to build a single source of employee information that can be used across the organization. The Paylocity’s Marketplace, hundreds of integrations are already available, and many more have recently been added to connect business data and applications for optimizing business agility and efficiencies. Paylocity’s acquisition of Cloudsnap in 2022 and subsequent development of integration capabilities have simplified access to data and allowed for innovative use cases such as: Faster onboarding by automatically importing data from earlier providers, enabling clients to begin using Paylocity quickly and effortlessly Embedding third-party data and services directly within the Paylocity user interface so employees can increase efficiency by accessing more information and functionality from one place rather than switching between multiple systems Flexible Platform make Businesses HR-centric Paylocity’s modern architecture enables a single employee record system to support the entire employee lifecycle, connecting HR data with other business services and solutions to achieve greater overall efficiency and consistency. For most companies, the biggest asset and cost center is their workforce, so efficient sharing of precise, real-time employee data is essential for better decision-making and compliance. Across all industries, the capability to automatically sync employee and general ledger data enhances collaboration between HR and Finance teams to improve compliance and automate more ERP processes. Oracle NetSuite and Sage Intacct are Paylocity's most recent ERP integrations Integrating employee data with Point-of-Sale (POS) systems eliminates the need for manually entering data into two separate systems, improving efficiency and regulatory compliance in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Square and Clover are two of Paylocity's most recent POS integrations Enterprises of all sizes need effective processes and systems to collaborate, communicate, and facilitate ease of decision-making. Modern HR technology that goes beyond streamlining HR processes can help HR teams bridge those gaps and become a hub for the entire organization hub. Paylocity helps HR teams achieve better business results through a single employee record system by accelerating their ability to integrate with critical applications and processes. About Paylocity Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, Paylocity is an award-winning cloud-based HR and payroll software provider. The company provides clients with comprehensive support and easy-to-use, innovative solutions. Paylocity delivers an intuitive, user-friendly product suite that assists businesses in automating and streamlining HR and payroll processes, attracting and retaining talent, develop a winning culture and connections with their employees.

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Hireology Extends Technology Partnership with UKG

Hireology | January 20, 2023

On January 19, 2023, Hireology, all-in-one hiring and HR software provider, extended their partnership with UKG, a leading provider of payroll, HR and workforce management solutions provider. In the Human Capital Management (HCM) industry, UKG offers one of the largest, culture-focused ecosystems of partnerships, with 315 service and technology partners, to improve employee experiences and business outcomes. With this partnership, companies that use both Hireology and UKG Pro solutions can automatically send new hire information from Hireology to UKG Pro as soon as a hire is made. This gives users the ability to get new hires onboarded faster. Also, the integration will make it possible to view end-to-end system data and reporting. Hireology gives businesses the tools they need to find and bring talent while also making the hiring process easy for candidates. Hireology is the only provider that has full lifecycle integration capabilities. It integrates employee data into its employee referral program management solution. The platform also promotes internal mobility and passive candidate re-engagement to boost retention. Adam Robinson, CEO of Hireology, said, “Hireology is committed to helping businesses connect with better talent through the right channels, hire faster, and effectively manage their teams all within one centralized, intuitive platform." He added, "When integrated together, Hireology and UKG Pro do just that. The two world-class platforms turn hiring, HR, payroll, and workforce management into an all-in-one process that hiring teams and candidates will love." (Source - PRNewswire) This integration extends the capabilities and benefits of Hireology's existing UKG Ready partnership to a wide group of UKG and Hireology customers. All Hireology + UKG Pro users can now leverage the capabilities of this integration. About Hireology Hireology is a recruiting and human resources platform that helps decentralized businesses attract and retain talent. Hireology combined the manual and disconnected recruiting and hiring processes into a single platform. It assists businesses in attracting and hiring their best teams and quickly integrating them into the rest of the organization. With specialized knowledge in various industries, including automotive, hospitality, health care, fitness and wellness, and professional services, over 9,000 businesses now rely on Hireology to build their strongest teams and put people first. The company supports HR and business leaders across the employee lifecycle in one platform, from pre-hire to post-hire.

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Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for HR Solutions Provider, Insperity

Insperity | January 23, 2023

Insperity, Inc., a provider of business performance and human resource solutions, has recently been recognized with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, making it on the Best Places to Work in 2023 list with the 28th rank. The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award is exclusively based on the input of employees, who provide voluntary, anonymous feedback by filling out a company review about their work environment, job, and employer on Glassdoor. Glassdoor allows employees to rate their overall satisfaction with the company and key workplace factors such as compensation and benefits, career opportunities, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management, and work/life balance when they share a company review. Furthermore, employees are asked to share the best reasons for working at their companies, as well as any drawbacks. Glassdoor's Best Places to Work winners were chosen based on company reviews submitted by US-based employees from 19 October, 2021 to 17 October, 2022. To be eligible to make it on the list, employers must have gained a minimum of 75 ratings for all of Glassdoor's nine workplace attributes during the year-long period. Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, led by the company's Economic Research Team, compiles the final list and accounts for the quality, quantity, and consistency of reviews. Insperity is consistently recognized as a top workplace on a local, state, and national level, with more than 4000 corporate offices in the US. Since 2001, when the company began engaging in best places to work programs, it has appeared on respective lists more than 160 times, demonstrating Insperity's ongoing commitment to being an employer of choice. Steve Arizpe, President and COO of Insperity, said, "This honor is a testament to our long-standing commitment to supporting the needs and desires of our workforce so they can achieve individual and corporate success." He added, "The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award further shows the same work we do for our clients to help them create an amazing employee experience while providing a positive and strong company culture." (Source – Business Wire) About Insperity Headquartered in Texas and founded in 1986, Insperity provides HR solutions across the US. The company is distinguished by the breadth and depth of its services, providing the most comprehensive suite of scalable HR solutions in the market. It offers administrative relief, reduced liabilities, and better benefit solutions businesses require for long-term growth through an optimal blend of premium HR services and technology. With a revenue of $4.3 billion in 2020 and more than 80 offices across the United States, Insperity is making a difference in thousands of communities and businesses across the country.

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Paylocity Boosts Third-Party Integrations for Increased Employee Data Usage

Paylocity | January 19, 2023

Paylocity, a technology innovator in the HR industry, recently announced that it has fully integrated Cloudsnap, a flexible, low-code solution for integrating different business applications, into the company’s extensible and open platform. This increases Paylocity’s ability to create new integrations faster, adding more flexibility to the platform. Clients can use this platform to build a single source of employee information that can be used across the organization. The Paylocity’s Marketplace, hundreds of integrations are already available, and many more have recently been added to connect business data and applications for optimizing business agility and efficiencies. Paylocity’s acquisition of Cloudsnap in 2022 and subsequent development of integration capabilities have simplified access to data and allowed for innovative use cases such as: Faster onboarding by automatically importing data from earlier providers, enabling clients to begin using Paylocity quickly and effortlessly Embedding third-party data and services directly within the Paylocity user interface so employees can increase efficiency by accessing more information and functionality from one place rather than switching between multiple systems Flexible Platform make Businesses HR-centric Paylocity’s modern architecture enables a single employee record system to support the entire employee lifecycle, connecting HR data with other business services and solutions to achieve greater overall efficiency and consistency. For most companies, the biggest asset and cost center is their workforce, so efficient sharing of precise, real-time employee data is essential for better decision-making and compliance. Across all industries, the capability to automatically sync employee and general ledger data enhances collaboration between HR and Finance teams to improve compliance and automate more ERP processes. Oracle NetSuite and Sage Intacct are Paylocity's most recent ERP integrations Integrating employee data with Point-of-Sale (POS) systems eliminates the need for manually entering data into two separate systems, improving efficiency and regulatory compliance in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. Square and Clover are two of Paylocity's most recent POS integrations Enterprises of all sizes need effective processes and systems to collaborate, communicate, and facilitate ease of decision-making. Modern HR technology that goes beyond streamlining HR processes can help HR teams bridge those gaps and become a hub for the entire organization hub. Paylocity helps HR teams achieve better business results through a single employee record system by accelerating their ability to integrate with critical applications and processes. About Paylocity Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, Paylocity is an award-winning cloud-based HR and payroll software provider. The company provides clients with comprehensive support and easy-to-use, innovative solutions. Paylocity delivers an intuitive, user-friendly product suite that assists businesses in automating and streamlining HR and payroll processes, attracting and retaining talent, develop a winning culture and connections with their employees.

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Hireology Extends Technology Partnership with UKG

Hireology | January 20, 2023

On January 19, 2023, Hireology, all-in-one hiring and HR software provider, extended their partnership with UKG, a leading provider of payroll, HR and workforce management solutions provider. In the Human Capital Management (HCM) industry, UKG offers one of the largest, culture-focused ecosystems of partnerships, with 315 service and technology partners, to improve employee experiences and business outcomes. With this partnership, companies that use both Hireology and UKG Pro solutions can automatically send new hire information from Hireology to UKG Pro as soon as a hire is made. This gives users the ability to get new hires onboarded faster. Also, the integration will make it possible to view end-to-end system data and reporting. Hireology gives businesses the tools they need to find and bring talent while also making the hiring process easy for candidates. Hireology is the only provider that has full lifecycle integration capabilities. It integrates employee data into its employee referral program management solution. The platform also promotes internal mobility and passive candidate re-engagement to boost retention. Adam Robinson, CEO of Hireology, said, “Hireology is committed to helping businesses connect with better talent through the right channels, hire faster, and effectively manage their teams all within one centralized, intuitive platform." He added, "When integrated together, Hireology and UKG Pro do just that. The two world-class platforms turn hiring, HR, payroll, and workforce management into an all-in-one process that hiring teams and candidates will love." (Source - PRNewswire) This integration extends the capabilities and benefits of Hireology's existing UKG Ready partnership to a wide group of UKG and Hireology customers. All Hireology + UKG Pro users can now leverage the capabilities of this integration. About Hireology Hireology is a recruiting and human resources platform that helps decentralized businesses attract and retain talent. Hireology combined the manual and disconnected recruiting and hiring processes into a single platform. It assists businesses in attracting and hiring their best teams and quickly integrating them into the rest of the organization. With specialized knowledge in various industries, including automotive, hospitality, health care, fitness and wellness, and professional services, over 9,000 businesses now rely on Hireology to build their strongest teams and put people first. The company supports HR and business leaders across the employee lifecycle in one platform, from pre-hire to post-hire.

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Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for HR Solutions Provider, Insperity

Insperity | January 23, 2023

Insperity, Inc., a provider of business performance and human resource solutions, has recently been recognized with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, making it on the Best Places to Work in 2023 list with the 28th rank. The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award is exclusively based on the input of employees, who provide voluntary, anonymous feedback by filling out a company review about their work environment, job, and employer on Glassdoor. Glassdoor allows employees to rate their overall satisfaction with the company and key workplace factors such as compensation and benefits, career opportunities, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, senior management, and work/life balance when they share a company review. Furthermore, employees are asked to share the best reasons for working at their companies, as well as any drawbacks. Glassdoor's Best Places to Work winners were chosen based on company reviews submitted by US-based employees from 19 October, 2021 to 17 October, 2022. To be eligible to make it on the list, employers must have gained a minimum of 75 ratings for all of Glassdoor's nine workplace attributes during the year-long period. Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, led by the company's Economic Research Team, compiles the final list and accounts for the quality, quantity, and consistency of reviews. Insperity is consistently recognized as a top workplace on a local, state, and national level, with more than 4000 corporate offices in the US. Since 2001, when the company began engaging in best places to work programs, it has appeared on respective lists more than 160 times, demonstrating Insperity's ongoing commitment to being an employer of choice. Steve Arizpe, President and COO of Insperity, said, "This honor is a testament to our long-standing commitment to supporting the needs and desires of our workforce so they can achieve individual and corporate success." He added, "The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award further shows the same work we do for our clients to help them create an amazing employee experience while providing a positive and strong company culture." (Source – Business Wire) About Insperity Headquartered in Texas and founded in 1986, Insperity provides HR solutions across the US. The company is distinguished by the breadth and depth of its services, providing the most comprehensive suite of scalable HR solutions in the market. It offers administrative relief, reduced liabilities, and better benefit solutions businesses require for long-term growth through an optimal blend of premium HR services and technology. With a revenue of $4.3 billion in 2020 and more than 80 offices across the United States, Insperity is making a difference in thousands of communities and businesses across the country.

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