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HR Article Roundup: May 3, 2016

Posted by Kit Dickinson on May 3, 2016 7:35:56 AM
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Human Resources and Payroll News May 2016

There’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources and Payroll. We’ll help you stay connected and informed with the latest news and developments. This month includes helpful information on timesheet practices and an update on the DOL’s overtime rule change.

Take a look at these latest articles.

8 Ways to Get People to Fill in Timesheets

Via SlideShare. There are many possible reasons why your employees aren’t filling in their timesheets. This slide deck outlines eight of them and provides solutions you can start implementing now.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Spreadsheet Abuse

Via QuickBase. Spreadsheets are handy for collecting and calculating all kinds of payroll-related data, but they’re also clunky and ripe with potential for costly errors. Here are five warning signs that you should quit using spreadsheets for payroll activities.

3 Mistakes Companies Make Implementing Time Tracking

Via CIO. Many data-centric companies make three common mistakes implementing time tracking, which lead to the creation of data taxes instead of data tools. These mistakes are easy to recognize and can be easy to address.

Negotiating an HR Technology Contract? Be Assertive

Via SHRM. Be sure you know the value of being assertive when negotiating service contracts with HR technology vendors. Take a proactive negotiating stance to make sure performance factors after the sale meet expectations.

One surprising upside to DOL’s overtime rule change

Via HR Morning. The new regulations have presented the opportunity to audit employees’ job duties against their job descriptions/classifications to make sure employees are still properly classified — and, if not, change their classifications.

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