More than ever before, the C-suite is recognizing HR as a differentiator and a competitive advantage. To help HR professionals extend their reach and unlock their potential, Paycor created the HR Center of Excellence. Based on data and insights from more than 30,000 clients, the HR COE provides HR and finance professionals the advice, inspiration and actionable plans they need to make a real difference in their organizations.

The candidate you're dying to hire and that top performer you need to retain expect and demand more. The most successful HR teams leverage a modern, tailored benefits experience as a competitive advantage to attract and retain top talent.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

You know benefits are important to employees, but you might be surprised how big of an impact they actually have on employee turnover. After analyzing data from more than 30,000 medium and small businesses nationwide, Paycor discovered that as organizations add benefit plans, there is a significant decrease in turnover.In fact, organizations that offered the right mix of benefits saw turnover decrease 138%.The key is finding that right mix of benefits. Different generations want different things, and designing a benefits plan that fits a multigenerational workforce isn’t easy, but worth it in the long run in order to retain and attract talent.And that’s just the beginning. There are several factors to consider when designing competitive...

Open Enrollment Benefits Assessment

Open Enrollment Benefits Assessment

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Are Domestic Partner Benefits Mandatory?

Are Domestic Partner Benefits Mandatory?

A Brief History: Only What You Need to Know The roots of domestic partner benefits stretch way back to 1982, when the City of San Francisco enacted legislation to offer health insurance coverage to the same or opposite sex partners of its unmarried employees. “Domestic partner” soon became the official legal term used by insurers and private and public employers.Also, in 1982, New York City newspaper The Village Voice became the first private employer to offer domestic partner health care benefits. Many other companies and municipalities followed suit. Fast forward to more than 30 years later when, in 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that domestic partner benefits apply to both same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples....

People Management

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Manual processes and paper-based systems are the enemy of effective, modern people management. The more time HR can devote to the strategic (and measurable) aspects of people management, the better off everyone will be.

The HR Playbook: 10 Metrics That Prove the Value of HR

The HR Playbook: 10 Metrics That Prove the Value of HR

HR is sitting on a gold mine of data. But there’s a problem—HR professionals aren’t data scientists and they often lack the support, resources and budget needed to make sense of the data, let alone measure its financial impact.Paycor reviewed proprietary data from nearly 3,000 customers and found that many standard HR and recruiting metrics are tactical, in that they track project management, or, at most, basic dollar-in, dollar-out cost analysis. The most successful HR teams map people management metrics to business outcomes.Download our latest playbook to discover: Top challenges that keep the C-suite awake at night 10 key metrics HR teams must track How to calculate each metric Benchmarks to see how you stack up

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Is Holiday Pay Mandatory In Your State?

Is Holiday Pay Mandatory In Your State?

The FLSA Only Requires Employers to Pay for Time Worked Unlike most of the European Union, the United States has no federal law requiring private companies to pay for national holiday time off (by law, all employees in the EU also get a minimum of 28 paid vacation days). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires an employer to pay its employees only for time worked. This means that if an employee takes the day off for Christmas, you don’t have to pay them for time not worked. But Most Employers Offer Paid Holidays In practice, though, most private sector employers in the US give their employees the day off for national holidays, or they pay them time-and-a-half for working on the day. Some companies also offer a floating holiday,...

Webinar: October Web Summit - 5 Steps to Become a Strategic HR Leader

Webinar: October Web Summit - 5 Steps to Become a Strategic HR Leader

Enterprise growth requires executive leadership involvement to change the culture, focus, or services of an organization. To be successful, the growth strategy must focus on many things at once, including people. Every aspect of the organization has to work together, and here’s where HR is crucial. Whether it’s a new product, or a shift in competitive focus, HR is intrinsic to helping the company stay competitive.In order to drive growth and achieve optimal business results, HR and the leadership team must be on the same page with open lines of communication—which can be easier said than done. During this webinar, we’ll share proven tips and tricks to becoming an action-oriented, strategic HR leader. We’ll detail a 5-step process to help...

Compliance can be a stressful topic. If all goes well, HR rarely gets credit for avoiding a problem. But if things go poorly, HR gets the blame. To stay ahead of the curve and learn how to manage your risk, read our industry-defining thought leadership on ACA, EEOC, DOL and much more.

The Role of HR in Risk Management

The Role of HR in Risk Management

HR Risks Covered:Recruiting Interviewing Drug Testing Background Check Employee Handbook Paying Employees Wage and Hour PenaltiesPay EquityHarassment PolicyTermination Where Are You Most Vulnerable? Tightrope walkers are kind of like human resource managers.You have big, long term goals and you want to make a difference. Yet day to day, you step carefully, balancing the complexities of the workplace.We love to talk to HR professionals about their strategic goals – for inspiration, check out Unlock the True Power of HR.In this article, however, we’re focusing on another aspect of your job: risk management, or risk balancing. We’ll walk you through some (certainly not all!) of the most common risks HR professionals need to balance...

Are Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote? (22 States Say Yes)

Are Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote? (22 States Say Yes)

“Voting is a civic duty” The United States was built on the principle of self-governance or autonomy, and the primary method most people use to exercise that right is by casting a vote for the people or the laws that most closely represent their personal values.While this right is a very important one, today there’s no federal law that requires employers to provide time off from work for voters. Further, Election Day isn’t considered a holiday the way it is in many other countries. On a positive note, though, many states require businesses to provide paid or unpaid time off so their employees can vote. Which states require employers to offer time off to vote? Providing paid time off (PTO) to vote is required in 22 states; unpaid time off...

I-9 Compliance: How to Verify Remote Employees

I-9 Compliance: How to Verify Remote Employees

What is Form I-9? The I-9 is a government form filled out by an employee to confirm their identity and verify they are legally able to work in the United States. It’s also known as an Employee Eligibility Form.The form dates back to 1986 during the Reagan administration, which passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). It was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Part of the act makes employers legally responsible for verifying whether their employees can legally work in the United States. Why is an I-9 required? In addition to being used to verify employment eligibility, Form I-9 as well as the IRCA are used to attempt to reduce...

Employee Experience

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If employees feel a connection to your organization and they can see a future for themselves there, they're far more likely to be engaged. And engaged employees are critical to the success of your company. Learn more about how to build and sustain a culture of engagement.

Achieving HR Excellence

Achieving HR Excellence

McKinsey found that the typical HR department still spends 60% of their time on transactional human resources. In today's world of dynamic and constant change, that just won't do.Why not?For starters, you can't recruit and retain top talent if you spend most of your time keying new hire data into payroll or processing administrative tasks.You can't discover new insights about how labor costs are affecting your bottom line if you're too busy manually tracking time and attendance.You can't optimize benefits for a multigenerational workforce if you're stuck hand-holding employees through open enrollment.Get to the next level of HR with a combination of technology and expertise.For nearly 30 years, Paycor has helped medium and small...

Webinar: October Web Summit - Synergy in the Workplace

Webinar: October Web Summit - Synergy in the Workplace

Everyone has a right to dignity and respect—but we sometimes lose focus of this, even in the workplace. When employees share a common understanding of the right ways to interact with and treat one another, employee synergy and business performance increase substantially.During this webinar we’ll explore the basic pillars of workplace behavior, how to encourage them, build a culture of civility champions and spend time reaping the benefits instead of fighting a retention problem.Speaker: Jamie BiermanJamie brings 13 years of strategic HR experience in retail, manufacturing and commercial organizations. She has focused on managing leadership development, coaching & training programs, performance management and strategic planning, as...

Employee Efficiency: 12 Tips to Increase Productivity

Employee Efficiency: 12 Tips to Increase Productivity

Disengaged Workers Generate Losses, Not Profits Labor costs are the number one expense for most businesses, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Disengaged workers cause massive losses in productivity – between $450 and $500 billion annually.You’ve Heard it a Thousand Times: Culture Affects Productivity Businesses that want their companies to prosper should focus their efforts on employee well-being and engagement to improve efficiency. It is also just as vital to look at ways to improve the overall company culture to help make everyone more productive.Looking to enhance the efficiency of your employees? Check out these tips you can implement today: 1. Consider allowing employees to work from home...

Labor Costs

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HR plays an important role in leading the C-suite’s thinking on how to optimize labor costs. To create your own action plan, explore our resources on this critical topic.

Webinar: October Web Summit - The Data you Need to Know to Win Over the CFO

Webinar: October Web Summit - The Data you Need to Know to Win Over the CFO

Paycor reviewed proprietary data from nearly 30,000 customers and found that many standard HR and recruiting metrics are tactical, in that they track project management, or, at most, basic dollar-in, dollar-out cost analysis. The most successful HR teams map people management metrics to business outcomes. And that gets the C-suite to pay attention.Paycor’s Tim Ruge will analyze the critical HR metrics that matter to the C-suite, so they can see HR in a brand new light. Plus, he’ll provide some tips to start benchmarking and implementing these metrics.Speaker: Tim RugeTim Ruge is Paycor’s Director of Product Marketing, focusing on the HR Center of Excellence and various compliance topics. Since joining Paycor in 2012, Tim has helped...

The Future of HR

The Future of HR

Paycor asked 500+ CEOS, CFOs and HR executives about their human resources challenges, the impact of artificial intelligence and big data and their priorities over the next few years. We compiled the results and are sharing the findings and key takeaways in our report, The Future of HR. Here’s a sneak peek. 45% of Human Resources Professionals Are Concerned About Recruiting & Retention With unemployment at an all-time low, companies are being forced to up their recruiting game or risk missing out on top talent. But it’s not just about attracting employees. The average worker will change jobs at least 12 times throughout their career, which puts pressure on HR to engage, train and develop talent so they’ll never want to leave. This is...

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary

With 20,000+ registrations, this was Paycor’s biggest and best web summit yet!Industry experts like Jennifer McClure offered actionable insights and advice on all things HR, from self-care for the HR pro to in-the-news compliance issues. If you missed the live webinars you can watch them on our on-demand webinar page.In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of each session. 5 Steps to Become a Strategic HR Leader | Speaker: Lori Kleiman In today’s business environment only 20% of HR professionals interact with the executive suite. Lori Kleiman says it’s time to stop waiting for your gold embroidered invitation and finally take your seat on the leadership team. Ready to become a strategic HR leader? Follow this 5 step plan: Engage...

Competition for talent is fierce and recruiting is a fast-paced game. And yet, if you move too fast, the cost of a bad hire can be substantial. The good news is, you can win the recruiting game with the right combination of technology and expertise.

The 7 Most Important Recruiting Metrics

The 7 Most Important Recruiting Metrics

Good data is the key to driving any good business decision, and the area of talent management is no exception. But with so much information to analyze, how do you know what it is you really need to know? Seven recruiting metrics that matter When it comes to recruiting, here are the seven metrics that should matter to HR professionals. Time-to-Fill Are your recruiters performing at a high level? Do you need to make improvements to your overall process? Time-to-fill tracks the number of days it takes to fill a job, from posting a job req to when a candidate accepts your offer. Time-to-fill can reveal important things about the effectiveness of recruiters and your overall recruiting process, including: if the hiring process is taking too...

Are Your Job Descriptions Driving Away Talent with Unconscious Gender Bias?

Are Your Job Descriptions Driving Away Talent with Unconscious Gender Bias?

Gender Discrimination in Job Descriptions Can job descriptions be sexist? Put another way: can the words we choose to describe jobs send the wrong message to female candidates? A great deal of academic research has gone into answering these important questions. Here’s what you need to know. Despite Progress, Women Are Still Blocked in the Workplace Not long ago, the business world was completely male-dominated. Executive suites, corner offices, and mid-to-upper-management positions were simply out of the question for women. Those women “lucky” enough to hold professional business positions were only allowed to do so in the most basic capacity, fulfilling stereotypical roles that the “working man” had deemed appropriate. Slowly but...

Interview Scorecards And Scheduling Tools

Interview Scorecards And Scheduling Tools

Interview Guides and Scorecards Paycor Recruiting’s Interview Guides and Scorecards improve new hire quality by allowing you to better prepare your team for interviews while also automating how you collect their feedback along the way. Interview scorecards help your team evaluate talent and predict the best hires in a variety of ways. Paycor Recruiting’s tools allow you to take a more strategic approach to hiring. Recruiters can better prepare their team for interviews and automatically gather hiring manager feedback. HR Directors can promote consistency in the hiring process and drive data-based hiring decisions. Executives can mitigate the risks of a bad hire and reduce turnover. Recruiters Improve interview skills Accelerate decision...