3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review

3 Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review

In the past few years, several leading HR publications have discussed the downward spiral of the annual performance review. SHRM’s “Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?,” and HR.com’s “The Slow Death of Annual performance Reviews,” are just a couple of examples.  However, while many thought leaders and experts are quick to downplay the effectiveness of the annual performance review, seldom…
3 Ways to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

3 Ways to Improve Interdepartmental Communication

We’ve all heard the famous saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” However cliché it may sound, it rings true in the context of an organization. For projects to go off without a hitch, managers need to make sure that all team members are on the same page, and be in constant communication until the project is complete. Communication is also…
Top 5 HR Metrics to Track in 2018

Top 5 HR Metrics to Track in 2018

Organizations are constantly measuring employee success by keeping tabs on specific performance metrics, assessing their quality of work, and monitoring their contribution to organizational goals. With that said, it is equally important to routinely observe HR’s productivity, and hold them accountable for the results they deliver. Like how sales professionals are responsible for meeting quotas, organizations should be setting measurable,…
The Evolution of the Chief Human Resources Officer

The Evolution of the Chief Human Resources Officer

Blogs and thought leaders are always discussing how HR is constantly transforming, and reminiscing on just how far HR has come. Just a couple months ago, DATIS released a blog titled “The Future of HR Positions” that highlighted the growth and potential of HR professionals, and how they’ve transitioned from administrative agents to influential members of boardroom decision making. With…
5 Tips for Nonprofit Recruiters

5 Tips for Nonprofit Recruiters

For recruiters and managers alike, there is nothing more satisfying than filling a vacant position with a qualified candidate that perfectly aligns with their organization’s culture. Vice versa, there is nothing more frustrating when they get it wrong. This is especially true for nonprofit recruiters, who fully understand the impact of a bad hire on their organization’s bottom line, productivity,…
3 Reasons You Need a Unified HR and Payroll System

3 Reasons You Need a Unified HR and Payroll System

Unified HR and Payroll systems are changing the way organizations operate. Processes that would take countless hours of manual data entry are now completely automated, and can be accomplished just a few simple clicks of a button thanks to a single platform that handles an organization’s HR and Payroll needs. Trouble is, not too many organizations that currently use separate…
The Value of Position Control for Nonprofit Organizations

The Value of Position Control for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations currently employ over 11.4 million workers in the United States, making up at least 11% of the country’s modern workforce. These numbers continue to rise as nonprofits continue to recruit and retain more employees. According to the recent DATIS 2018 State of Workforce Management survey report, 89% of nonprofit executives revealed that it was likely that their organization…
Understanding the Virtual Organizational Chart

Understanding the Virtual Organizational Chart

Change is exciting. Change can be scary. Let’s face it, change is a lot of work. As organizations continue to grow and add new employees the organizational landscape continues to change.  We all have experienced it.  One person leaves, a position is added, or someone is promoted, leaving you with a new organizational structure.  We are all trying to figure…
Don’t Fear Your Software Implementations

Don’t Fear Your Software Implementations

When we speak to health and human service agencies, we’ve found that the idea of implementing new technology is quite intimidating to many executives. Uncertainty and hesitation arises when faced with the costs, length, and resources often associated with implementations. With that said, it’s quite common for the executive staff to ask themselves questions before undergoing their software implementations. Is…
Digital Investment: Effectively Equipping Your Organization

Digital Investment: Effectively Equipping Your Organization

In today’s business world, organizations need to invest in themselves to keep up with their competition. We live in a time where executives are under pressure to continuously innovate their internal processes, and implement digital tools and strategies to modernize their workforce. Unfortunately, executives don’t seem too confident in their digital investment strategy. From our recent State of Workforce Management…