The CheckPoint HR Blog

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Paper-based processes and outdated technology slow down HR departments.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

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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

Offering Student Loan Repayment Benefits

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Apr 29, 2016

A tweak to the tax code could allow employers to pay back employees’ student debt. Two bills making their way through Congress (H.R. 1713 and H.R. 4363) could give companies tax incentives for helping employees repay their student loans.

Currently, if employees receive money from their employers to pay off student debt, it is considered taxable income. The bills aim to expand the tax code, allowing up to $5,250 per year to be treated as nontaxable income.

The average college graduate has $30,000 in debt. Since many young people prioritize paying off debt over saving for retirement, this could be a benefit that employers can use to attract talent. Although the bills are not expected to be passed during an election year, supporters are cautiously optimistic. Read More

Topics: employee benefits, human resources, Business Trends, Insurance Trends, student loans

2016 HR and Benefit Trends: Compliance gains urgency and support

Posted by Jim Pugliese on Tue, Feb 23, 2016

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HR and benefits continue to lead the list of challenges facing employers in 2016. Benefit costs, compliance hurdles and technology decisions loom large for companies of all sizes, and the changing workforce will force managers to rethink long-held standards and processes. 

In our recent white paper, CheckPoint HR identified five trends that offer a glimpse of what’s coming, along with actions you can take now to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in 2016. 

This week, we'll take a look at the second trend we identified: Compliance Gains Urgency and Support. 

 

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, 2016 hr trends, 2016 business trends, Business Trends, Insurance Trends, 2016 Trends, 2016 employee benefit trends

How Technology Can Streamline your Onboarding Process

Posted by Denise Bauwens on Fri, Feb 5, 2016

Almost a third of new hires begin looking for another job within the first six months. Yet, new employees who attended a well-structured onboarding orientation program, are almost 70 percent more likely to remain at a company up to three years. So, why do less than 30 percent of companies say they have a highly successful onboarding process? The fact is that onboarding can be time and resource intensive. With so many legally-required forms and compliance-related tasks, HR managers may neglect the important steps of welcoming the employee and preparing them to succeed in their new position.

The good news is that today's technology can help  make the onboarding process easier and less tedious for HR managers so they can focus on job requirements, goal setting and other employee development tasks. 

Ideas for improving onboarding with technology include:

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, employee onboarding, onboarding, onboarding technology, employee onboarding technology

2016 HR and Benefit Trends that Actually Matter

Posted by Jim Pugliese on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

HR and benefits continue to lead the list of challenges facing employers in 2016. Benefit costs, compliance hurdles and technology decisions loom large for companies of all sizes, and the changing workforce will force managers to rethink long-held standards and processes. 

In our recent white paper, CheckPoint HR identified five trends that offer a glimpse of what’s coming, along with actions you can take now to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in 2016. This week, we'll take a look at each trend, why we selected it for the white paper, and its implications for employers in the year ahead. 

Let's start with our first trend: Flexibility Rules the Workplace

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, 2016 hr trends, 2016 business trends, Business Trends, Insurance Trends, 2016 Trends, 2016 employee benefit trends

Legislative Update

Posted by Ralph Spagnuola on Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Last week, President Obama signed into law an omnibus spending appropriations bill, and contained in this were several significant changes to the “Cadillac Tax” section of the Affordable Care Act. 

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Topics: PPACA, aca