Posts written by: MJ Craig

Employees are High-Risk Assets: Protect Your Investment

Employees are High-Risk Assets: Protect Your Investment

Employees are most commonly referred to in financial terms as an organization’s largest expense.  While it is true that employee-related costs often account for 50-80% of operating expenses, this categorization ignores the true value of employees. In fact, human capital is an organization’s most valuable asset. Without employees, an organization lacks strategy, productivity, and ultimately, revenue. Executives that treat their…
What Pro Sports Can Teach Us About Culture and Collaboration

What Pro Sports Can Teach Us About Culture and Collaboration

It is hard to talk about the topic of motivation or leadership without using a quote from a famous athlete or coach. Long has the corporate world taken inspiration from professional sports to drive employee motivation and teach leadership lessons. However, many overlook the critical lessons that can be learned from a professional team’s deep-rooted collaboration and culture. Members of…
Simple and Scalable: The New Management Mantra

Simple and Scalable: The New Management Mantra

Last year, the “overwhelmed employee” came to the forefront of business challenges for executives and managers. This development was driven largely by complex processes and information overload caused by an always connected, 24/7 work environment. Employees are over-stressed and over-worked, resulting in widespread inefficiencies and lack of employee engagement. Now, organizations must embark on a mission to revolutionize the work environment…
A Quick Guide to Fringe Benefits

A Quick Guide to Fringe Benefits

A fringe benefit is an additional benefit supplementing an employee’s salary. When any type of service is performed for you, you are classified as the recipient of a benefit. On the other hand, when you perform a service for another party, you are classified at the provider of a benefit. Fringe benefits are a complex concept that often leaves employers…
Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance

Using Unified Data to Ensure ACA Compliance

New regulations and workforce challenges in today’s business environment can make it feel like we are driving at full speed through a rapidly shifting landscape. In particular, the ACA is proving to be a major roadblock for many organizations. Although we have received many warnings, it seems that the ACA reporting requirements have caught organizations off guard. Many organizations have…
Cultivating Creativity in a Changing Industry

Cultivating Creativity in a Changing Industry

As competition rises and change becomes constant, organizations are searching for new ways to improve processes. This is driving the need for more entrepreneurial leaders that can implement creative approaches to process improvement and service delivery. Now, the imperative for leaders is to gain a better understanding of the creative process, and realize how creativity can be applied to solving…
Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

This blog was inspired by the Becoming an Employer of Choice preconference university led by Holly Green, CEO and Managing Director of The Human Factor at the 2015 National Council Conference. In recent years, we have witnessed a fundamental shift in organizations across the globe. The way we work is changing. Our business environments are evolving rapidly as four generations…
9 Fundamental Talent Imperatives

9 Fundamental Talent Imperatives

A recent study published by Bersin by Deloitte has produced innovative new insights into how to adapt your organization to the rapidly changing world we live in today. At the heart of the study is a fresh look at the concept of talent management- its role in the organization in the past few years, and the role it needs to…
The Way We Work is Changing

The Way We Work is Changing

In our current business environment- the only thing constant is change. Inevitably and irrefutably, the way we work is changing. There are no more 9-5’s and no more cubicle walls to maintain departmental silos. Organizations today are made up of cross-functional teams that search for dynamic, innovative solutions through information sharing and strategy development. Over the past two decades or…
The Super Powers of Position Control

The Super Powers of Position Control

Position Control is not a very familiar term in the HR Software world. Most HR Software is employee-based, meaning that each time an employee comes on board their position details need to be coded. Position Control is different. It allows organizations to budget at the position level, independent of employees. This functionality is important for all organizations, but especially for…