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  • [Infographic] Uncover 6 ½ HR Habits to Help You Stand Out

    Embark on a path to HR success! Discover HR habits that will help you hone your skills and maximize your contributions to the organization.

  • Riding the Cs of Change - Communication

    Learn to embrace change with these principles of communicating during transitions.

  • Ready, Set, Engage. 6 Ways to Drive Engagement

    Boost employee engagement with insights on how to use technology to positively influence employee satisfaction, enthusiasm and productivity.

  • How to Give Performance Feedback Employees Want...and Need

    Unlock the true value of performance feedback with our tips on how to handle performance issues, ways to guide top performers and everything in between.

  • 11 CFO Tips Every HR Pro Should Know

    HR professionals must be able to speak the language of business, specifically a language focused on the organization's bottom line. Think more like a CFO with 11 tips on how to justify HR programs and connect your initiatives to the organization's bottom line.

  • [Assessment] Are You Using A+ HR Technology?

    What grade would you give your current HR technology? Take our assessment to rate your current HCM solution and determine how you can take your technology to the next level.

  • 5 Secrets of Campaigning for New HCM Technology

    Are you ready to advocate for new technology? Discover 5 ways to tap into your inner politician and successfully campaign for a new HCM solution.

  • 10 Steps to More Efficient HR Processes

    Are your HR processes costing the organization valuable time and money? Uncover 10 tips to help you streamline your processes and increase productivity.

  • Help Wanted: Harnessing the Power of HR Advisors

    Transform your HR strategies with effective advisor partnerships. Unlock the value of outside experts and gain tips for hiring the right partner.

  • Employees Need an Engagement Boost? Access These 5 Resources

    With the right resources and strategy, you can help ensure that employees are not only productive, but also happy at work.

  • Who Are You? 5 Tips to Humanize Your Company's Brand

    Infuse personality into your brand to standout and gain the competitive edge.

  • 4 INSIGHTS to Take HR to the Next Level

    Get an insider’s look at top sessions from Ceridian's INSIGHTS 2016 conference and gain valuable insights shared with attendees.

  • Art of Creating a Standout Culture

    Discover how to use learning and education, recognition and leadership development to develop a standout corporate culture.

  • Tips for Detecting & Preventing Payroll Errors

    Looking for help keeping your business compliant? Ceridian has tips for detecting and preventing payroll errors. View our whitepaper.

  • The Five Must Haves for Top Rewards Programs

    To attract and retain the best and brightest, you need to learn how to effectively engage, recognize and reward employees.

  • Three Secrets for Revitalizing your Performance Review Process

    So how can organizations create meaningful performance conversations that will serve both the needs of the business and employees?

  • Winning the War for Talent in Three Simple Steps

    Top organizations must be committed to investing in employees on a professional and personal level.

  • Money Matters: Is Employee Financial Wellness an Employer's Concern?

    Money stress — just like any other source of stress, and particularly if it’s prolonged and unmanaged —can be damaging to one’s mental and physical well-being, and have a negative impact on workplace productivity. Read on to learn seven ways financial stress can affect workplace performance and overall employee engagement.

  • Three Insights for Revamping your Engagement Strategy

    Employee engagement is one of the most difficult HR metrics to define, measure and master. Read on to learn three insights of how your organization can successfully revamp its employee engagement strategic efforts.

  • Making Connections That Count: Recommendations for Giving Back from Ceridian Cares

    Engaging Talent If you’re looking to boost charitable giving and kindle community spirit in your organization, be ready to execute in two key areas.

  • The Seven Keys To A More Engaged Workforce

    Maximizing employee retention and productivity requires more than just ensuring people show up to work and complete their required tasks each day. You have to build a workforce that is highly engaged and eager to do their best.

  • 4 Steps to Creating a Buzz-Worthy Wellness Program

    With the right culture and promotion, your wellness program can be viewed as a key benefit for employees working at your organization. Seem impossible? Read on….

  • Beyond The Boughs of Holly: Fun@Work Ceridian Style

    This holiday season generate good cheer at work with creative programs, appreciation events, décor and other celebrations. Read on to learn how Ceridian boosts morale and generates greater workplace positivity with it's Fun@Work program.

  • Why Developing Your Leadership Pipeline Needs to be a Priority

    With shifting workplace dynamics and increased on-the-job transparency, employees are beginning to demand more and more from their employers.

  • Technology Detox: Protecting Against Excessive Use or Addiction

    Technology has fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we communicate, and the way we connect.

  • Avoid the D.I.Y. Approach - Three Benefits of Outsourcing your Payroll Function

    Increasing compliance burdens, long work weeks and manual account reconciliation don't have to be the norm.

  • Four Simple Steps to Ease the Pain at Tax Time

    If your office is full of paperwork and pressure is on to meet tax time deadlines, this article is for you!

  • 5 Reasons Why Conducting a Payroll Audit Makes Sense

    If you have ever conducted an internal audit at your company you know it can be tedious and time consuming.

  • Hiring a New Employee? Five New Hire Pet Peeves to Avoid

    Read on to learn how you can minimize turnover by avoiding new hires' top pet peeves and creating a successful onboarding experience.

  • Top 5 Payroll Practices for Multinational Organizations

    Read this article and learn how multinational organizations face even greater challenges when it comes to paying employees because of the increased complexity.

  • The 10 Steps to More Efficient HR Processes

    For business leaders looking to improve quality and lower costs through synergies among their people, processes and investments, understanding existing HR processes is crucial.

  • What HR Isn't

    Across North America and around the world, human resources professionals have taken up the banner of a powerful concept: Strategic HR. Try looking beyond the traditional definitions of HR at your company. Consider a new perspective.

  • Finding the Right Recruitment Partner to Help You Find Talent

    Leading organizations are recognizing that recruitment has evolved. Just as other services and products—from software to movies—are being delivered on-demand and in a highly configurable form, so are recruitment services.

  • Managed Payroll Services: An HR Partnership that Pays Off

    When it comes to streamlining business functions in your organization, the question you often face is whether to keep tasks in-house, or outsource the ones that do not generate revenue or add value to core business initiatives. The answer is not so straightforward when it comes to human resource services.

  • Mobile Technologies and Payroll? You Bet!

    Industry analysts predicted that mobile enterprise applications would be one of the biggest business trends in recent years as organizations looked for new ways to streamline operations and stay ahead of rivals. The reality is that mobile enterprise apps could change the way companies do business – and that includes managing payroll.

  • How Accurate Job Descriptions Can Improve HR Functions

    Maintaining accurate job descriptions may seem an unwise use of an HR professional's or manager's valuable time; but for many businesses, it is well worth the investment.

  • Training and Development: Think Outside Your Business

    Training and development have always been necessary to help employees acquire the skills and tools they need to do their jobs and to enhance an organization's overall resources. But there's a much broader upside to supporting employee growth. Training and development are strategic means of overcoming many of the challenges and trends that organizations face today.

  • When Hiring Term Employees Makes Strategic Sense

    Thriving progressive companies recognize the strategic importance of hiring, and understand that finding the right staffing solution is one of the most important things they can do to ensure success. They understand that every hire is a strategic opportunity. But finding the right staffing solution is more challenging than ever before.

  • Motivate Your Managers

    Great managers do much more than simply offer your employees instruction and guidance. They ensure your employees are motivated, which is key to the success of your business. Motivated employees are more enthusiastic, effective, productive and resilient. Share these top keys to motivation for managers and others who have a supervisory role in your business.

  • Workplace Wellness: Ways to Bolster Your Work Environment

    Greater emphasis is being placed on human capital as the most important determinant of business success. Government, corporations and small business owners alike, are recognizing that wellness and work-life balance play a critical role in maintaining a productive workforce. Just like healthy financials, contingency planning, and coming out on top in the fierce competition for qualified talent, workplace wellness is a business-critical issue.

  • The Mentor: Role Model, Coach, Broker, Advocate

    Whether you're seeking to shape future leaders, provide career-building or managerial opportunities, or leverage the experience and expertise of senior-level staff before they opt for retirement, mentoring can strengthen skills within your organization and provide an excellent boost to people performance.

  • Making the Business Case for Training

    Directly or indirectly, most Canadian businesses invest a significant amount of time and money training employees. Is your business training employees effectively?

  • Social Recruiting: Plunge into the Largest Talent Pool

    Canadian businesses are investing more time and money in recruiting high quality talent – talent that’s increasingly willing to shop around in pursuit of better opportunities. But savvy organizations are finding suitable employees by diving into the largest talent pool there is – social media. Are your social recruiting efforts as successful as they could be?

  • Level the Playing Field: Have a Game Plan for Your Interview Process

    Get savvy about interview techniques to make the most of your interview time and increase the likelihood that you get the right person for the job.

  • Getting Along With Coworkers

    Getting along with coworkers takes compromise. The workplace brings together people of different ages from different backgrounds, each with a unique personality as well as talent, skills, values, and work habits. It’s important to be tolerant of individual differences.

  • Payroll Project Management: Ensuring Year-End Success

    Fazed by the whirlwind of year-end activities? By adopting a project-management approach for managing payroll processes, you can weather the storms of payroll project management and breeze right into a successful new year.

  • Employee Recognition Programs: Get the Most Out of Yours

    Consistent and accountable Employee Recognition Programs (ERPs) have a proven positive impact on employee satisfaction. Read more about ways to improve your ERP.

  • Career Planning for Employees

    Resourcing. Recruiting. Succession planning. Internal promotion. Career development. All these critical HR functions fit under the broader category of talent management. What does talent management mean to you as an employee, and what are your roles as a business owner or HR professional?

  • Summer Students: Enable Them to Have a Positive Impact

    Hiring summer students can be a beneficial and rewarding experience for employers and employees. Read our tips to help make the most of summer students.

  • Strengthen Your Employer Brand

    Successful businesses understand the key to recruiting and retaining employees with the highest potential is branding. Recruitment and retention rely on your business’ ability to be a first-tier employer that can meet the needs of high performance employees – and to be recognized as such.

  • Resolving Workplace Conflict

    Conflict in the workplace can be devastating for your employees, destroying their morale. Being involved in or witnessing conflict can destroy enthusiasm and negatively impact health and wellness. It will also impact your bottom line through reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. Follow these five key steps to address conflict in the workplace.

  • Top 10 Principles of Privacy for Payroll & HR Information

    Ensuring Payroll and HR information remains private and confidential is a best practice for businesses of all sizes in every industry. These Top 10 Privacy Principles are an excellent starting point for your business to implement best practices.

  • Planning for Birth or Adoption

    Are you expecting? Are you currently finalizing the details of an adoption? If so, once you can predict the approximate date your parental leave will begin, you may have months to work out the details. Here are some guidelines you can use to help plan the kind of leave that will work for you and your employer.

  • Managing Substance Abuse in the Workplace

    The abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications costs Canadian businesses billions each year. There are many ways businesses can reduce the likelihood of substance abuse in the workplace. One of the most effective is to educate supervisors about what to look for and what to do when they suspect a substance abuse problem.

  • Managing and Supporting Employees in the Face of Grief

    Two people's lives are cut short everyday in Canada by preventable work-related injuries. Companies must be able to prepare and respond compassionately and professionally to the loss of an employee. A caring, professional organization can take some well thought out steps to ensure that all employees are supported throughout the aftermath of a workplace death.

  • Leadership and Motivation: Ten Keys for Your People Managers

    Your managers' ability to lead and motivate people is critical to your organization's success. You count on them to navigate your group through change, make tough decisions, and focus efforts productively on the most important tasks. Motivation is an equally important responsibility of management. It translates directly into productivity and team effectiveness.

  • Tips on How to Be an Effective Manager

    One of the top reasons that employees leave an organization is not money or benefits, but poor management. Poor management leads to disengaged employees, which results in decreased productivity and higher rates of turnover. And that's bad news for the bottom line.

  • Effectively Bring New Hires on Board

    Businesses spend thousands of dollars and wait weeks to recruit new employees. Studies have shown that having an effective onboarding plan in place is a low-cost solution to protecting this investment, as well as recruiting and retaining the best of them.

  • Managing Stress: The Key to a Great Day’s Work and a Great Night’s Sleep

    Do you lie awake at night worrying about the ever-expanding to-do list waiting at your desk? Are you feeling pressured by tight deadlines and tall orders? If so, you’re not alone! Stress may be a sign of the times, but there are both simple steps and comprehensive programs to manage it effectively. Here are some tips to help employers and employees cope with the pressures of a busy work environment.

  • Managing a Diverse Workforce

    Canada is a richly diverse country and home to people from every imaginable background – from Aboriginals to newcomers. Canadian businesses are able to draw strength from employee diversity as it ensures they can take advantage of the broadest possible spectrum of knowledge, experience and perspective.

  • Plan Ahead for Backup Childcare

    It can be tough to balance your obligations as an employee and a parent, especially when childcare is a concern. These great tips will help you plan ahead for back-up childcare and ensure you know what to do if there is a sudden change to your childcare routine.

  • The Downside of Multitasking

    How many times have you responded to emails while talking on the phone? Or made a work call while you were driving home? Or planned a presentation while sitting in on another meeting? Unfortunately, even though it seems like you're accomplishing more when you multitask; the truth is that you're short-changing each task.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Canadian winters are infamously long and arduous. While we pride ourselves an our ability to hold out long enough for spring to arrive, the reality is more than 600,000 of us suffer from the appropriately named Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Employees living with SAD can be profoundly impacted by the condition, resulting in decreased productivity and increased absenteeism. Read what you can do to lessen the impact of SAD on your employees.

  • Maintaining Mental Wellness

    With the increasing recognition that a healthy workforce – both emotionally and physically – is integral to an organization’s success, people managers need to appreciate the importance of their role in the maintenance of employee mental wellness and productivity. An Employee Assistance Program can provide valuable support – both to troubled employees and their managers – through suggested resources, counselling and professional consultation.

  • The First Step to Productivity Gains: Examine HR Processes

    In a recent Towers Watson survey, nearly half of the organizations reported that they intend to change their HR structure either this year or next. Business leaders who commit to such changes are motivated to increase productivity — but they struggle to create efficiencies within HR, where existing processes can be especially convoluted.

  • Small Business – Consider Compliance

    Small business owners are faced with numerous regulations that govern their day-today operations. One of the biggest challenges of owning a small business, besides wearing multiple hats and trying to find more hours in the day, is staying compliant with government rules and regulations. While small business owners are passionate about their business, they may not feel the same way about regulation and can often feel overwhelmed with the thought of staying compliant.

  • Does Brand Really Matter for a Small Business?

    How does a small business owner stand out in a competitive market? Does a strong brand really increase return on investment? Read this article to learn the answers to these questions and to find out how a strong brand strategy can be a big competitive advantage.

  • Tips for Developing a Corporate Social Media Strategy

    The popularity of social media use among corporations is soaring with many actively using it to engage customers, promote products and/or services. A SAS Canada survey of more than 1,000 Canadian Executives revealed, "almost 90 per cent of private executives admit that their business uses social media." One in six executives believe social media is the most important means for their organization to engage with the public about their brand, while 31 per cent think it plays a major role.

  • Simplify your Life: Find Work-Life Balance

    Today we tend to work longer hours, involve our children in more activities and are, generally, busier than ever. Add cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail and smartphones into the mix and many of us are available to our office and families 24/7. If you're looking for ideas on how to simplify your life and ways to reduce the clutter so you can focus on what's really important, you're not alone.

  • Eight Benefits of Integrating and Aligning Your Performance Management Strategies

    Employers and employees alike dread paper-based performance reviews. Yet this awkward and ineffective exercise forms the foundation of talent management at far too many organizations. Find out how you can align individual goals with overall business strategy to create a lean, performance-oriented culture.

  • Make this a Great Year for Your Small Business

    A year is more than enough time to make or break a small business. The smart decisions you make and the good habits you develop now can help make the months ahead a time of success and growth.

  • Who Owns Employee Engagement?

    Business leaders know low employee engagement hurts productivity and their bottom line—yet many still believe engagement is solely the responsibility of HR. However, new research suggests building and sustaining employee engagement should be a shared responsibility.

  • The Three Benefits for an Effective Performance Management Solution

    Sometimes it seems there as many strategies for managing employee performance as there are Canadian businesses to implement them. The sheer number of competing practices, processes, systems and solutions to choose from can overwhelm employers. The good news is, whether by design or chance, similar best practices guide all the most successful performance management strategies. Is your strategy performing well and meeting your needs?

  • Navigating the Generational Transition

    Businesses across Canada are facing one of the most significant transitions in memory. With baby boomers reaching retirement age, organizations are struggling to hold on to their experienced, loyal employees and hire young workers who some experts claim can be more difficult to recruit and retain.

  • Optimize the Deployment of Your Workforce

    Workforce management has come a long way since the days when Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) were a competitive edge for only the most progressive Canadian businesses. Advancing technology and business process outsourcing have made HRMS a universally accessible tool, encouraging successful employers to demand more than just workforce management. They expect workforce optimization.

  • Top Tips for Building Top Teams

    Canadian business leaders recognize the importance of hiring and retaining top talent, consistently identifying it as one of their most critical concerns. However, it is equally important to build a strong workforce with efficient, effective teams that enable top talent to reach its full potential.

  • Top Five Challenges When Running a Family Business

    A number of workers in Canada are employed by family-owned businesses. Many have been passed down from generation to generation, others are family-run startups. These companies range in size, however because small businesses have fewer resources available, they face the greatest number of challenges.

  • Maximize Your Vacation

    Maximize the benefits of your vacation and minimize the risk of post-vacation blues by following our Top 10 Vacation Tips.

  • Eating Healthfully at Your Desk

    The phrase "lunch hour" isn't really accurate for most workers, who typically eat lunch in less than 30 minutes and often do it sitting at their desks. But eating lunch at your desk may cause you to miss out on important social and nutritional benefits that can help you re-charge and make it through the day with increased energy and enthusiasm.

  • Be Safe in the Sun

    While summer is a time for fun in the sun, too much exposure can be harmful. To help protect against the harmful effects of the sun's rays, read these important sun safety tips from Ceridian's Employee Assistance Program.

  • Future of Payroll

    Only ten years ago, web-enabled payroll solutions were a payroll game-changing innovation. And today, biometrics, payroll on-demand, web-based applications and analytics are upon us. That's how fast the world of payroll has changed and how far it has come. In order to anticipate the pace and nature of the changes still to come, it's critical to understand the three major trends shaping the future of payroll.

  • Risky Business: Technology Risks (Part 2)

    Today's organizations are operating in a time of unprecedented crises precipitated by rapidly shifting demographics, breakneck technological changes and ever increasing regulations and legislation. This article focuses on external risks: challenges posted by changing technology.

  • Managing Holiday Stress

    For many of us, the holidays are an opportunity to spend quality time with the people we love and cherish. However, even the most joyous occasions can evoke conflicting emotions. During the holidays, we often feel stress because of increased responsibilities and a tighter schedule.Stress is a big part of the holidays so avoid getting overwhelmed by keeping these few suggestions in mind.

  • Building Personal and Organizational Resilience

    Resilience is a valuable quality. Through all the challenges and change we experience, we still have to focus at work and take care of ourselves and the people we love. The stronger and more resilient we are, the easier this is to achieve.

  • Risky Business: Workforce Risks (Part 1)

    As organizations come to grips with this new economy, they must also cope with rapidly changing technologies, world-changing global events, the complexity of international markets, and the demands of national and international legislation. This new world of work means new opportunities, new products, new markets and new ideas. But it also means new risks—risks that can seriously impede or destroy an organization’s ability to function.

  • Time and Productivity

    For most employers, collecting time data is a necessary part of the payroll process. But for those who manually collect time and attendance data, the process can result in duplicate effort, delays in processing, and even overpayment or underpayment to employees. Is it time to change your approach to time?

  • Building Culture – Building Success

    Organizational culture is comprised of the shared assumptions, beliefs and norms of behaviour that bind an organization together. Successful organizations understand that culture is much more than having a “nice” or “fun” place to work.

  • Rewards and Recognition Go a Long Way

    Studies have long indicated that reward and recognition increase engagement, productivity, revenue and employee satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover. In fact, research has shown that a lack of praise is consistently high on the list of reasons for leaving a job. And yet, the annual Hewitt 50 Best Employers in Canada survey shows that the average level of the Recognition driver is just 63 percent.

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