The CheckPoint HR Blog

3 Ways HR Impacts your Organization's Bottom Line

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, Mar 20, 2017

HR functions play a pivotal role in the performance and success of an organization.

When it comes to meeting your business goals and moving the organization toward its bottom line, it's important to make sure you are optimizing the appropriate processes and tracking the right metrics.

It's no news that human resources is a critical aspect of any company. HR ensures staff gets paid on time, your organization maintains compliance with various and ever-evolving industry regulations and that you're attracting and retaining top talent. Without HR, many major aspects of your company would collapse. And while few would dispute the importance of HR, many businesses tend to overlook the monumental role it plays in the organization's bottom line.

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Topics: human resources, HRIS, employee engagement

5 Ways for Non Profits To Control Employee Benefit Costs

Posted by Paul Jones on Mon, Mar 13, 2017

As not-for-profit organizations are increasingly scrutinized for their finances and fundraising efficiency, many seek to control administrative costs. Since employee administration, including benefits, is among the top expenses for organizations, it should be a key focus area for nonprofits.

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Topics: employee benefits, non-profit, not-for-profit

[VIDEO] The 3 Benefits Employees Want Most in 2017

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Sat, Mar 11, 2017

With the recruitment landscape growing increasingly competitive, it's important for employers to offer employees the benefits they want most. Discover the three benefits employees want most. 

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Topics: Benefits, benefits broker, benefits education

Optimizing the onboarding experience

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Onboarding is not a one-time process - it needs consistent and continuous improvements.

Improve onboarding to increase retention

Employers shouldn't just view onboarding as something that happens within the first few weeks of someone being hired. It should last, at least to some degree, the individual's entire first year. Consider that, according to the Harvard Business Review, most employees don't reach full productivity until eight months into their roles. 

Furthermore, research conducted by Equifax found that, over the past year, the majority of employees who left their jobs did so within 12 months of their start date. Clearly, there's room for improvement - especially since only 28 percent of businesses consider their onboarding program highly successful, according to HBR.

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Topics: onboarding

Creating a more connected, integrated HR environment

Posted by Tim Padva on Wed, Mar 1, 2017

The world of human resources is constantly changing and expanding. As it does, it is also growing more complex.


HR professionals have no shortage of concerns to deal with on a daily basis. From payroll to compensation, to employee administration and compliance, HR services and functions play a critical role in the performance and success of a business. So it's critical to ensure that the practices, methods and policies pertaining to these operations are as accurate and efficient as possible.

Over the last decade, the digital revolution has ushered in a new era of managing and conducting business both internally and externally. These technology-driven solutions have helped streamline workflows, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. However, they can only do so much when run in disparate systems. In today's increasingly complex, competitive and digital landscape, the biggest mistake organizations make is operating in siloed environments.

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, connected HR

Why decluttering your employee data is so important

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Some companies are still trying to figure out how to streamline HR administration with payroll technology, which leaves little time for more strategic initiatives like workforce planning and employee engagement.

Understand the need for digitization

Paper-based processes and outdated technology slow down HR departments. When employee information is strewn throughout various files, it becomes a hassle to complete even the most elementary tasks.

Take benefits administration, for example. It's tough to identify which benefit offerings employees are selecting or to ensure the correct payroll deductions are being taken when important information is stored on separate systems, or even still recorded with pen and paper.

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Topics: data

Give your HR department a digital universe [Video]

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Every company is excited to incorporate technological solutions for HR administration that they seemingly gloss over a crucial component—the digital universe.

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Topics: hr, video

Aligning HR with Organizational KPIs

Posted by Tim Padva on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Data-driven decision-making. It’s a term that has been thrown around a lot in recent years, but how exactly does it apply to human resources?

Aligning HR with information relevant to key performance indicators can lead to intuitive, actionable insights that could potentially transform the company—but you need the right tools in place to make it work.

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Topics: human resources, hr, key performance indicator, kpi, hr planning

New year, new strategy: 3 HR resolutions for 2017

Posted by Tim Padva on Wed, Jan 4, 2017


The new year promises to be a tumultuous one for human resources departments across the country as a new presidential administration takes a seat at the table in Washington, D.C.

 Just because there are a few clouds ahead doesn’t mean you can’t weather the storm, though. With various issues and opportunities on the horizon, the beginning of 2017 is an excellent time to take another look at your HR department's short- and long-term strategies.

Here are three resolutions that, with an altered approach to HR, should be easy to keep in the following year:

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Topics: hr

Retaining Millennials: A How to Guide

Posted by Natale Benkert on Wed, Jul 13, 2016


Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are the generation that will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. Millennials are rapidly entering the workforce in large numbers and they are here to stay. They are the largest generation in US history, 92 million of which 61 percent are college educated, compared to the baby boomer generation with 77 million of which only 46 percent are college educated.

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Topics: hr, Employee Morale, employee engagement, millennials