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  • Consider the following scenarios… Emily constantly shows up late for work.  She takes long lunches and frequently leaves work early on the days that she actually bothered to show up. However since Emily is a top performer when she is present, the supervisor neither tries to correct this behavior nor has the supervisor ever formally […]The post Looking for a better way to manage employees who arriv...

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  • Digital transformation is a top priority for any organization positioning itself for future success. Most people don’t need data to prove this – they simply feel it every day in their own work, and in their interactions with the organizations either serving them as customers or working with them as partners. But if you do […]The post Digital Transformation Hinges on the Least Digital Part of Your ...

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  • Perks. From gym membership to the company cars, it is these ‘extras’ that are perhaps more beloved and more lauded than our monetary remuneration. Okay so perhaps not more, but they are a starting point, a deal – breaker or maker – and given the current employment landscape and a certain predilection of some Millennials […]The post Benefits in kinda appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • Happy National Payroll Week! First off, I’d like to offer my deepest thanks to those payroll professionals who ensure that we all receive, in a timely and correct manner, the fruits of our labor, or the monetary ones at least! Secondly, on the subject of how to do payroll better, we’re hearing a lot these […]The post 3 Tips for a Better Payroll Process appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • 42% of employees want and expect feedback every week. Yep, every week. The question is, can current processes for performance reviews and forced ratings deliver and meet such expectations? In most cases, the answer is probably not. Recent Fosway Group research shows that only 44% of respondents believe their performance management process is ready for […]The post The annual review is dead. Long li...

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  • “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” -Anne Frank As trite and clichéd as it sounds, the harsh and brutal truth is life is tough. And during tough times it helps if there are people we can turn to and lean on for support. One such group is […]The post Amanda the Panda’s boxes of cheer appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • Even if you have never seen Fight Club you will no doubt be familiar with these now infamous and iconic lines: The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB. Sometimes, I think HR can be […]The post 5 Things You Need to Know About Managing Talent Today appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • Greetings from the newest member of the SumTotal Systems marketing team! I think I’m very fortunate to be joining the SumTotal journey at this stage and I’m excited about what the future holds as the SumTotal story unfolds. Coming from a background in CRM and e-commerce, you might wonder why I choose to move into […]The post What’s a CRM Guy doing at an HCM Company? appeared first on SumTotal Blog...

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  • You might be tempted to think that all this talk about workforce management doesn’t apply to you because it really only benefits the big guys. And yes, it does present massive and significant benefits and savings for large organizations [...]The post How do you do Workforce Management when you are a Small and Medium-sized Business? appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • It’s no secret that organisations are struggling to engage people’s interest when it comes to learning and development. Part of the problem is that companies are still running either day-long, generic training sessions or mundane webinars that fail to be effective because they focus on the subject, rather than the learner. The reality is that […]The post How to Achieve Effective Learning in the Ag...

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  • “HR must give value or give notice” – Dave Ulrich Okay, so we’ve been hearing this statement for some time now. This, and the fact that HR is facing change like never before: politically, economically, and socially. But what does it all mean to the person working in HR? When they go into the office […]The post What is the Future of HR and Talent Management? appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • Productivity losses linked to absenteeism cost employers $225.8 billion annually in the United States, or roughly $1,685 per employee. Such figures are alarming and should be motivating for organizations to take measures or they’ll end up needing to impose damage control. But what I’m finding, is that opportunities to address this issue are often overlooked; […]The post How Absenteeism is Killing ...

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  • Changes in the world of work, evolving employee expectations, and advances in technology are creating a perfect storm that is transforming today’s workplace. Pitched against a backdrop of growing skills gaps, the pressure on organisations to rethink their talent approach – and systems – is intense. The Fosway Group, in partnership with Skillsoft and SumTotal, […]The post Attracting, Developing, an...

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  • I recently had the opportunity to attend the American Payroll Association (APA) Congress in Orlando, Florida. It had been a couple of years since I last attended. It was great to see and interact with many old colleagues, industry analysts, partners, customers, and enjoy four days of being the unabashed time & attendance geek I […]The post Payroll Rocks the World! 10 Takeaways from APA Congress. a...

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  • Change is good, but let’s face it, change brings disruption. And when it is government rules and regulations that are changing, such disruption can significantly impact HR operations. Now on top of everything else, HR must figure out how best to handle this new development, while simultaneously continuing to provide all the other myriad of […]The post How to handle a large, dispersed workforce and...

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  • When we were deciding the theme for this year’s conference we talked to both our customers and our team to try and get a sense of what’s ‘hot’ right now – what are the issues and the topics the industry is buzzing about. Turns out we are all looking to the future and there is […]The post 2017 APAC Perspectives appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • Stepping into the Future of Learning and Talent is the theme of our 2017 Perspectives conference this year. What does that mean and why did we choose it? Arguably, it could mean many things. But for us, as the leading provider of eLearning, we feel it is our duty to ensure our customers are prepared. […]The post Join Us at the 2017 India Perspectives appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein It is with great joy and pride that we say SumTotal entered the Leader quadrant in the Nucleus WFM Value Matrix 2017; a feat that was in no small part accomplished by the fact that the new features in our SumTotal […]The post SumTotal Advances in Nucleus Research’s Workforce Management Value Matrix to Leader Quadrant appeared...

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  • Sometimes lessons present themselves in unexpected places. During a recent live BBC interview with international relations expert Professor Robert Kelly, on the possible impeachment of the South Korean president, two children suddenly burst into view.  Despite the interruption, Professor Kelly tries to continue with the interview, but it is clear that the news anchor has […]The post Running with b...

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  • Ahead of his keynote session at EMEA Perspectives, David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR analyst, talks to us about transforming talent in the modern workforce. There is so much happening in the macro environment that affects what HR and learning professionals are doing within their organisations. And they are all pretty much […]The post How to transform talent in today’s modern workfo...

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  • “Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” - Alan Lakein I am a huge fan of planning, and yes, I admit it might be some sort of control issue thing, but I will say this – it has served me very well in my career. You […]The post Step into the Future of Learning and Talent at EMEA Perspectives appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • This month the National Living Wage increased and will continue to do so until 2020 when it is projected to rise to at least £9 per hour, as detailed in the initial 2016 agreement. This will result in a significant number of implications but the primary impact will be on hourly workers. Industries such as […]The post National Living Wage appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein It is with great joy and pride that we say SumTotal entered the Leader quadrant in the Nucleus WFM Value Matrix 2017; a feat that was in no small part accomplished by the fact that the new features in our SumTotal […]The post SumTotal Advances in Nucleus Research’s Workforce Management Value Matrix to Facilitator Quadrant app...

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  • “The doctor of the future will give NO MEDICINE, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas A. Edison About 7 years ago, while on a flight from Frankfurt to Orlando, I ended up sitting next to a gentleman who […]The post Why I believe we need to rethink how we measure Customer Support Services appeared first on SumTo...

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  • With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a hint of what to expect. Kyle Lagunas, Research Manager with Emerging Trends, Talent Acquisition & Staffing is one of those presenting. To get people in the right frame of mind, we sent him a couple of questions, almost a teaser if you will, of what […]The post Perspectives is just around the corner appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • When it comes to choosing a new HCM provider the stakes are high. Choose the wrong one and not only could this be a costly decision—it could cost you your job. Therefore, it is imperative that before you sign on the dotted line, you consider these six things: #1 The brand name. I’ve seen so […]The post The most important questions to ask of your HCM vendor appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • As a manager, I was often asked by my direct reports for help – to tell what them what skills they needed to develop so they could be eligible for a promotion or what they need to do to become a top performer in their current role. I usually encouraged them to work on those […]The post Competency Models and Employee Development – A Perfect Match! appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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  • We just unveiled a range of new features and additions to our SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite. What do these enhancements mean? As well as supporting our mission to deliver beautiful technology,The post Unified SumTotal Suite Enables Digital Workforce to Develop, Lead, and Achieve appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

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