The CheckPoint HR Blog

Denise Bauwens

Denise Bauwens writes about HR technology, employee benefits and HR management for CheckPoint HR.

Recent Posts

Why manual PTO tracking puts you at risk [Video]

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Thu, May 25, 2017

Many small firms use manual processes for tracking their staffs' paid time off and attendance. They assume that because they have a modestly sized group, it's manageable.

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Topics: human resources

Keep calm and comply on: Preparing for HR change in the face of uncertainty

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, May 1, 2017

With a new administration come uncertainty, questions and concerns. Here's how to navigate those complexities and maintain compliance

The rapid shifts unfolding for employers this year are bringing concern, confusion and complexity to the human resources landscape. From policy changes to new litigation, these transformations greatly influence how employers and HR professionals approach all aspects of employee administration, talent acquisition and HR management. 

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Topics: employee benefits, Affordable Care Act, human resources, onboarding

It's time for HR professionals to stop doing administrative tasks

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, Apr 3, 2017

When HR professionals spend most of their days bogged down by tedious, time-consuming and tactical tasks, the organization as a whole suffers

It's hard to innovate and improve when you're drowning in dysfunction. 

Most employees crave meaningful work - jobs that give them a sense of purpose - and HR professionals are no different. Most HR leaders choose this field because they are passionate about the work and care deeply about talent and people management. As the staff members who work in such a central part of the organization, they likely have a lot of great ideas for how to best improve the company and suggestions and input on what changes should be made to better serve the organization and its employees.

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Topics: human resources, HRIS, hr software, connected HR, human capital management, administrative tasks

Why technology isn't enough for HR departments [Video]

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Mar 31, 2017

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Topics: human resources

6 Questions to Ask HR Technology Providers

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Mon, Mar 27, 2017

The strategic relationship you have with your HR technology provider can be as important as the technology itself. 

Are you thinking about investing in a new HR technology? You certainly aren't alone. 

More and more, organizations are looking to automate various business processes - with a lot of emphasis placed on HR functions. This makes sense, considering the pivotal role things like payroll and employee administration play in organizational performance and productivity.

In fact, according to research conducted by Deloitte, a whopping 92 percent of companies are trying to restructure in a way that enables them to better support a new digital culture. 

HR software and tools aren't a cure-all for the issues currently plaguing your company. Without a doubt, they can and should be used to help streamline operations, eliminate costly redundancies and improve the overall workflow. However, the simple act of purchasing and implementing a new HR technology system isn't, in and of itself, enough to guarantee you realize all these benefits.

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Topics: human resources, HRIS, employee engagement

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

[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

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