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Playing for the same team: How HR departments benefit from having dedicated managed service providers

Posted by David Ballinger on Nov 19, 2018 7:59:00 AM

While many employers assume that outsourcing a dedicated managed service like EMS means replacing their HR team. that is never a requirement.

HR and dedicated managed services are not mutually exclusive; they can — and often do — work together to support your company's bottom line.

Not only does the partnership between EMS and your HR team benefit your company, but it also benefits HR directly. Let's discuss how.

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Tags: Exclusive Managed Services (EMS), Human Resources, Workforce Management

What can Exclusive Managed Services do for your business?

Posted by David Ballinger on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's managed services, and there's Exclusive Managed Services (EMS). The difference is in the benefits — and there are a lot of them.

Let's take a look.

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Tags: Human Resources, Exclusive Managed Services (EMS), Workforce Management

5 ways to evaluate the efficiency of your workforce plan

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 24, 2018 1:31:45 PM

We've already established what strategic workforce planning is and why SWP is important. Now let's dive a little deeper into this concept and discover how you can accomplish strategic workforce planning in a way that's both effective and efficient.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

The consequences of not having a strategic workforce plan

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's a big difference between understanding what strategic workforce planning is and deciding that it's necessary for your company.

The concept of strategic workforce planning (SWP) didn't gain much attention until the 2000s, and career professionals have differing perceptions of and opinions on it. Some professionals find the idea of strategic workforce planning to be quite obvious while others view it as superfluous,

Whether you're leaning toward one of these extremes or you're living in no-man's-land and avoiding the idea altogether, it's time to take a closer look at strategic workforce planning and uncover the consequences of not implementing it at your company.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Understanding strategic workforce planning

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Strategic Workforce Planning is a common industry term among HR professionals. Often abbreviated SWP, strategic workforce planning is primarily about structuring your workforce in a way that helps you accomplish your company's mission and goals.

Let's take a closer look at what exactly that means.

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Should I be outsourcing payroll?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 20, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Do you ever ask yourself why you're doing payroll? Obviously, your employees depend on their paychecks, but why are you the one cutting those paychecks?

Many times, payroll falls into the lap of the most qualified person who has the least time to do it. Whether you're a busy CEO or an overwhelmed HR manager, payroll doesn't belong on your plate by default. In addition to having a heavy work load, here are some reasons you should consider outsourcing payroll to a professional payroll management service:

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Tags: Workforce Management

Payroll tips from an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 13, 2018 8:56:55 AM

Payroll can be the most complicated part of running a successful business, but it doesn't have to be. If your company does not have a payroll management service to handle payroll activities, then that means you're essentially juggling the job on your own, and we want to help.

Here are some tips and suggestions that will make all the tasks leading up to payday a lot less stressful.

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Tags: Workforce Management

What does a payroll service company actually do?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 6, 2018 9:25:14 AM

Payday — whether it's once a month or once a week, it's a day that every employee looks forward to and counts on.

For an employer that manages payroll independently, payday isn't necessarily enjoyable. Payday requires a lot of time — perhaps even more time than it's worth. 

If you're wondering what it would be like to have a payroll management service handle your company's payroll, let us tell you.

Here's what a payroll service company does...

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

What is Servant Leadership?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Leadership styles can vary as drastically as the individuals who lead. While some styles result in met goals, others fail miserably. Some leadership approaches spur employees toward success, and others shrink their confidence.

Regardless of your experiences under leadership or your typical approach to leading, it's time to learn about one leadership style that's both effective and often overlooked. It's called Servant Leadership. 

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

How to improve company morale without seeming superficial

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 5, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Let’s say you want to reduce high turnover, but you know your company has major issues with low employee morale. Or maybe you’ve got some great employees you’re determined to keep and you just want to be proactive.

Sure, you can try gimmicks like offering free coffee or installing a ping-pong table that employees can use after hours. But chances are if your employees are unhappy, these things will be seen as superficial.

So what steps can you take that will actually impact morale?

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management