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Technology and Trust: Why Your Values Matter More Than Ever

Posted by Mathew French on 2 July 2020

Deloitte recently published a fantastic article about the increasing importance of applying your company’s values in relation to people, processes and technology. The take-away: "In a time of perpetual technological disruption, earning (and keeping) the trust of all your stakeholders is a 360 degree challenge as well as being a massive opportunity." Ensuring that you apply and use technology in an ethical manner, especially if you're an NFP, NGO or charity, is a trend that is predicted to increase in relevance (and necessity). As we discussed in our last Blog about Edelman's 2020 Trust Barometer report, trust is hard to gain and easy to lose, so let's take a look at what this evolving trend around technology means for HR best practice in your business.

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Topics: Culture and Values, Building Trust, deloitte, Cloud HR Software, NFP, Technology and trust, Charities, Edelman, NGO, #hrtech


Let's Talk About Trust and Transparency

Posted by Mathew French on 23 June 2020

Edelman has been publishing their annual Trust Barometer Report for 20 years now, and the 2020 report illustrates what you might call an 'epic fail' in trust across the board. No institutions are seen as being both competent AND ethical. Only business is seen as being competent and only NGOs are seen as ethical. Add to that the fact that 56% percent of respondents believe that capitalism as it currently operates today is doing more harm than good and you can see that there is both a significant need for change as well as a tremendous opportunity for transformation. It shouldn't surprise anyone to hear that trust and transparency are more critical to success than ever, especially given current circumstances. So let's take a look at the highlights from the 2020 Trust Barometer Report and how they matter to you.

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Topics: Values, Building Trust, NFP, Edelman Trust Barometer, Edelman, Charity, NGO


Global Human Capital Trends 2020 - Deloitte's Annual Report

Posted by Mathew French on 18 June 2020

Every year, Deloitte conducts an extensive study on the emerging and prevailing trends in human capital and the future of work. Each year, the post we write on our HR blog about that report is always one of the most popular. In 2020, the Human Capital Trends Report highlights an intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues impacting HR and business leaders. These factors continue to put pressure on businesses to operate in a more socially oriented manner (a continuation of 2019's trend, which we covered in a previous HR blog post), and to reinvent their organisations around a more ethical and human focus. Let's take a look at the highlights of this year's report and how to follow HR best practice as you prepare for the future of work.

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Topics: HR Metrics, Human Capital Trends, deloitte, HR blog, The future of work, Global human capital trends, Human automation collaboration, hr statistics, metrics & trends


How Configurable Is Your HR Software?

Posted by Mathew French on 11 June 2020

Configuration is King. This is especially true for commercial / business solutions (as opposed to those we use for our personal needs). Like most things in life, they're designed fit within the bell curve so as to meet most of the needs of most of the businesses that use the product. The problem with that is, the majority of organisations have a unique operational fingerprint and a 'one-size-fits-all' solution just doesn't work for them. That's where the 'configurability' of the software you use comes into play. Pay attention, because going forward - software configurability is going to play a critical role in the things that matter most to business: time, money, user experience and future-proofing your organisation. In this week's HR Blog we unpack what configuration means and why it matters.

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Topics: hr software, Cloud HR Software, HR software configuration, Software configuration, configurable, Fully configurable, Easily configurable


Remuneration Modelling in Times of Change

Posted by Mathew French on 1 May 2020

Ensuring that you've got the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with a compensation or fee structure that works for your business is an ongoing challenge for many organisations. Aligning all those factors in times of rapidly evolving circumstances is even more difficult. Especially if you also have to juggle compliance or regulatory changes. That's a recipe for high levels of stress and a greater margin for error. Especially if you're trying to model multiple different scenarios with multiple different employee types in very short timeframes. A sudden change in economic circumstances (or restrictions on working conditions), makes it abundantly clear; you need tools that make it easy for you to model and report on remuneration efficiently, without needing to resort to spreadsheets or paper shuffling. This week's HR Blog explores remuneration modelling in times of change.

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Topics: Compensation model, Remuneration, Remuneration modelling


Better Decision Making With HR Dashboards and Data Visualisation

Posted by Mathew French on 14 April 2020

HR Dashboards are an indispensable tool for HR professionals. They provide critical data visualisation for relevant metrics across the entire employee lifecycle, including hiring, retention, onboarding, performance, and more. Today's #HRTech makes it possible to purchase dashboard apps to integrate with your other business systems. Or if you have developers within your organisation you can build your own dashboards using excel or by developing your own system. But really, what you want is an HR system with customisable Dashboards built in to your HR software itself. In this HR Blog we look at the benefit of using dashboards to get a real-time overview of your data so that you can gain valuable business intelligence to run an agile and successful organisation using HR best practice.

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Topics: HR Metrics, HR technology, HR blog, HR dashboards, Data visualisation


Productive HR Reporting: Essential Metrics For Your HR Dashboard

Posted by Mathew French on 14 April 2020

Productive HR reporting is critical to the ongoing success of every business. Developing an HR Dashboard that visualises your HR data in a way that tells the story of your business to the right people in the right way, is your pathway to growth and success. However, it is incredibly difficult for anyone in a business to make informed decisions when HR business partners and other stakeholders lack insight into their own operations and employees. To ensure that leadership and management have the information they need to make informed decisions, HR Professionals need to provide HR data in a way that informs, engages, inspires and persuades. In this week's HR Blog, we explore how to build the right Dashboards for productive reporting on your HR Metrics.

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Topics: HR Data, HR Metrics, HR Reporting, Data Analytics, HR dashboards


Managing HR & IR Compliance Risks

Posted by Mathew French on 10 March 2020

Bullying, harassment, discrimination and injury all pose a significant risk to your organisation. And yet, you might be surprised to hear that many businesses don't have adequate HR and IR compliance training in place for their employees. Compliance training helps employees understand their rights and responsibilities as well as explaining relevant laws and regulations. Under the Australian regulatory framework, employers have a legal obligation to take all ‘reasonably practicable’ steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Tailored HR and IR compliance training is the most practical and effective way for your business to meet such obligations. In this week's HR Blog, we explore the importance of keeping compliance training up to date for your employees by following HR best practice..

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Topics: HR compliance, HR and IR compliance training, Compliance training, Managing compliance risk


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