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Encouraging a Bond Between HR and IT

Harbor America - Sep 10, 2019 2:15:05 PM

Productivity and efficiency have brought technology to paper-only departments, including human resources. This new technology gives businesses the opportunity and power to take on additional security and responsibility while innovating new and better ways to improve business operations and administration. As more technology is added to the HR team’s available stock of resources and tools, their relationship with the IT department will become even more relevant.

New HR platforms will add an immense amount of power and functionality to the team; however, the security and base integration requirements will have to come from IT. Working closely with IT is one of the only ways to verify the company’s data remains secure and protected.

A lack of mutual understanding can cause issues in HR and IT collaboration. If both teams have independent goals for a project and are not on the same page, the project will not likely meet the timeline or budget. Top-performing companies make this inter-departmental collaboration a focus and goal.

Questions that need to be considered when reviewing a new HR technology platform from an IT perspective include:

Topics: Human Resources- HR Tips- Workplace Culture- IT

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The Multi-Gen Workforce and Why It’s Critical to Your Business

Harbor America - Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When gauging the direction and growth of your company, consider also evaluating the staff you've charged with steering the 'ship.' The experience, motivation, and loyalty of your employees will determine the pace of your company growth. Each generation of workers presents variable facets and strengths that you could be leveraging. Today we're discussing how to take a closer look at what your current teams are bringing to table and why it's essential to incorporate multi-generational staff into your growth plan.

Topics: Recruitment- Gen Z- Millennials- Hiring- Workplace Culture- Baby Boomers

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4 Huge Signs Your Business Could Really Benefit from Partnering with a PEO

Harbor America - Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do run a small or mid-sized business? Do you get frustrated with all you must accomplish each day? Maybe you're wondering if you should hire a PEO but aren't quite sure. Simply put, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a company that provides outsourced services to employers. These PEO services include Human Resources, payroll, employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee recruitment, and more.

Topics: PEO- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Streamlined Operations- Workplace Culture

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Should Your Company Offer Bereavement Leave?

Harbor America - Nov 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Benefits packages often highlight health insurance, parental leave, and retirement options. These are important, but bereavement leave is an often overlooked benefit that can boost employee morale and, ultimately, improve your company's productivity.

Topics: Human Resources- HR Tips- Workplace Culture

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What Should Be Included in Your Employee Handbook?

Harbor America - Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Your employee handbook is the go-to literature for your new hires, and it serves as a handy reference for long-term employees, as well. It's an essential document in any company, and it's important for you to ensure it's thorough and easy-to-understand.

Topics: Human Resources- HR- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Risk Management- Workplace Culture

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Cultivating a More Respectful Workplace Environment

Harbor America - Oct 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You may be highly trained and proficient in all the aspects of your business, but if your employees are rude or simply don't respect one another, your company will suffer from a high turnover and absenteeism. A hostile work environment negatively affects productivity and can be quite costly. In fact, one study showed that American employees devoted 2.8 hours each week resolving conflicts, which cost $359 billion in lost work time.

Topics: Human Resources- HR Tips- Workplace Culture

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