The CheckPoint HR Blog

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

Outsourcing Functions, Not Jobs

Posted by Steve Gerrard on Wed, Jan 9, 2013

“Outsourcing” is a highly charged word for most Americans, synonymous with heartless cost-cutting tactics taken by large corporations. But a recent article on outsourcing in describes how small companies are now beginning to outsource. 

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Topics: small businesses, hr spend, hr, hr strategy, hrms, payroll, Human Resource Management Software, hr outsourcing, hr department

Happy National Payroll Week!

Posted by Shannon Cortina on Tue, Sep 4, 2012

Following Labor Day, this week is National Payroll Week (NPW), which celebrates American employees and employers. National Payroll Week was created in 1996 by the American Payroll Association to celebrate the partnership between the workers of America, their companies, and the payroll professionals who pay them. Additionally, NPW recognizes importance government programs including Medicare, social security, child support, and fair labor standards.

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Topics: Benefits, payroll services, checkpoint hr, hr, hrms, payroll, human resource management system, Human Resource Technology, National Payroll Week, benefits administration

Are You LinkedIn?

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Thu, May 26, 2011

While Twitter and Facebook both provide employers and employees alike with the ability to connect and share content, LinkedIn is different in that it is geared towards business professionals and hopeful college students. Acting as an online resume, LinkedIn offers users the opportunity to professionally connect with others and actively participate in industry-related groups.

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Topics: hr, hr functions, hrms, hr department, linkedin, recruiters

CheckPoint HR Celebrates Earth Day by Encouraging Companies to Adopt “Eco-Concious” HR Solutions

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Thu, Apr 21, 2011

Have you taken the time to evaluate the use of paper in your day to day tasks? This year, consider taking the necessary steps to go paperless. Pay stubs, payroll reports, employee reviews, handbooks and tax forms can all be processed electronically, which saves your company money and helps the environment. In honor of Earth Day, we have compiled a few suggestions for companies to reduce office waste, decrease energy emissions and become more eco-friendly.

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Topics: hr, hr department, earth day, direct deposit

Keep Your Employee Handbook Up to Date

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Mon, Apr 18, 2011

Employee handbooks are an integral part of any organization. When properly composed, the handbook serves as manual for employees on workplace information such as organizational processes, orientation and training, compensation and benefits, employee conduct, contact information and company policies. By providing every employee with an employee handbook and ensuring they thoroughly read and understand its content, you are setting mutual expectations between you and your employees from day one.

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Topics: human resources, hr, employee handbook

5 Tips to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Posted by Jennifer Camacho on Fri, Mar 4, 2011

March 4th is Employee Appreciation Day and in celebration, CheckPoint HR is offering tips to help encourage employee appreciation.  A company’s employees are its greatest asset and key to the success of their business strategy. Employee recognition and appreciation is important for organizations of all sizes. Satisfied employees tend to be more motivated and productive. Effectively communicating recognition and appreciation can create positive work environments, which lead to greater retention rates for many companies. 

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Topics: Benefits, human resources, checkpoint hr, hr, employee appreciation day, employee relations, health and wellness