January 18, 2017
Remember Fred and Barney’s punch clock at the gravel pit? Workforce Management (WFM) hasn’t been around for quite that long – but it may surprise you to learn it does go back over a century. It was in 1888 that Willard Bundy, a New York jeweller, invented the first mechanized time recorder controlled by a clock movement (called the Bundy Key Recorder) which revolutionized hand-written time sheets. Over a century later, WFM solutions have advanced by leaps and bounds, especially in the last decade.
January 6, 2017
There’s the adage that two heads are better than one; this sentiment definitely applies to business when relationships are key to success, especially for small businesses. Considering that Canada’s small business sector is responsible for over three-quarters of the new jobs in the past decade and almost 90% of the private-sector labour force1, it is essential that small business owners continue to build strong, lasting partnerships that fuel the business.
January 3, 2017
This year resolve to have a better payroll system in place
When it comes to putting money into the business, small business owners may be extra cautious about any kind investment. After all, their business is their livelihood. But what about an investment that can help grow and secure the business? A new online payroll system may be the answer to help propel your small business forward and set you up for a successful new year.
December 20, 2016
How to avoid holiday scheduling headaches
The holiday season is the time for taking well-deserved time off, spending it with family and friends. However, for small businesses, it could be your busiest time of year; scheduling your employees’ time off while ensuring coverage can produce huge headaches for your company.
December 20, 2016
The HR function has been transformed by technology. It began long ago with the first application to impact the department – payroll software. As anyone who has been in the industry for a while already knows, the modern era of payroll is a far cry from the manual entry, paper-based filing systems that seldom involved any non-HR employee.
Today, digitization, automation, and consumerization have combined to force companies into a much different position. Employees expect seamless access to their payroll information and businesses must be able to offer it in a controlled, accurate, and efficient fashion.
Recently at the 19th annual HR Technology Conference, I was invited to speak on a panel that looked at how Payroll 2.0 impacts the various individuals in a given organization. Here are just a few of the ways I shared with the audience.