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ZenHR white papers feature a comprehensive list of trending topics, including but not limited to HR automation, recruitment and selection, and HR management.
These white papers have been authored by the ZenHR team using top sources and references in the HR and recruitment fields. This page will be updated regularly with new and fresh content, allowing you to get in-depth knowledge about the HR industry to help you make better and more informed decisions.
Revolutionizing HR: The Power of ATS and Cloud HRMS Solutions
In the dynamic realm of Human Resources, businesses are embracing cutting-edge solutions to revolutionize and refine their HR practices. Among the frontrunners in this transformative journey are Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS).
Mastering the Art of Onboarding in 2024
If you aren’t effectively integrating new hires into your company’s culture and workflow, then you need to revisit your onboarding process. In 2024, as the workplace landscape continues to evolve, and mastering onboarding is even more crucial for fostering employee engagement and long-term retention.
Top HR Trends for 2024
As we say goodbye to 2023 and step into 2024, Human Resources is buzzing with exciting new changes. Based on what HR experts and tech companies have been talking about all year, there are some big trends on everyone's minds, and they are on their way. Let's explore these key themes and trends that we predict will be the hottest topics of 2024, making a splash in HR.
How AI is Reshaping Talent Acquisition
The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) and Applicant tracking systems (ATS) is reshaping the landscape of recruitment and talent acquisition. Solutions like ZenATS leverage AI to automate, optimize, and elevate the recruitment process to make your life easier.
ATS vs. Recruitment Agencies: Which is Right for You?
Some companies turn to software solutions, and others turn to recruitment agencies to help them out. Which should you turn to? An Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or should you partner with a recruitment agency to help you fill your job openings?
Employee Engagement & Retention: A Complete Guide
Retaining your best employees isn't just about stability – it's the secret behind long-term success. And here's the deal: it's all about keeping your employees engaged. High engagement levels help combat the issue of employees constantly leaving. When you prioritize employee engagement, you'll see more productivity, happier teams, and fewer goodbyes.
Streamlining Payroll Management in Saudi Arabia
From handling sensitive employee information to calculating taxes and depositing salaries into your employees' bank accounts, payroll management can be complicated and full of possible liabilities. It’s essential to understand the right way to manage your payroll so you’re compliant with legal regulations and ensure the smooth functioning of the organization.
OKRs vs. KPIs: Achieving Success with Objectives and Key Metrics
Setting and measuring goals is a must for organizations aiming to thrive. The two most popular frameworks for this kind of process are Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You’re probably wondering, “Which is best for me to use?” So let's take a deeper look at OKRs and KPIs and highlight when each approach should be used.
Retention Checklist for Managers
Even though turnover is a natural phenomenon that is bound to happen in any organization, there are many factors that you can control. 52% of employees who voluntarily leave their jobs believe their managers could have taken steps to retain them. So, what can managers and employers do to prevent even more employees from leaving? Let's take a closer look.
The Benefits of Offering Employee Benefits: A Comprehensive Guide
As a business owner or manager, you may be wondering about the importance of offering employee benefits. After all, it can be a significant investment, both in terms of time and money. However, providing benefits can have a range of advantages for both your employees and your business. In this whitepaper, we'll explore the benefits of offering employee benefits and why it's worth considering.
Employee Morale: Everything You Need to Know
Do you know that feeling people get when they wake up in the morning and just don't feel like going to work? Or when they're stuck in a job they don’t like and can't wait for the day to be over? That is low employee morale, and it's a serious issue for both employees and employers. Whether you're a manager looking to boost productivity or an employee looking for more job satisfaction, understanding and improving employee morale is key.
What Gen Z Really Look For In the Workplace
Workplaces are constantly changing, and organizations are becoming more employee-centric as they realize that in order to win the marketplace, they have to win in the workplace first. We know that Gen Z and Millennials are the future of the corporate world. In fact, after millennials, Gen Z is the second-largest generation in the global workforce. As per predictions, it is estimated that Gen Z will contribute 30% of the workforce by 2030.
The Impact of Employee Self-Service (ESS)
Employee Self-Service (ESS) is becoming an increasingly popular system for organizations across various industries. The system allows employees to access their personal information and manage work-related tasks through an online portal, eliminating the need for manual paperwork and reducing the administrative load on HR and management
Top HR Trends for 2023
Over the past few years, human resource professionals have been tested like never before. With the abrupt shift to remote work, mass resignations, and much more, HR leaders were facing challenges on all fronts. What are the HR trends to expect in 2023? As we head into 2023, we’ll see many trends continue and evolve as organizations also take on a particular focus on communication, skills development, and relationship management.
Your Complete Guide to Employee Recognition
Recognition makes a strong impact, especially within a workforce, and can lead to a strong company culture. Employee recognition is the open acknowledgment and praise of employee behavior or achievement, and organizations use it to express appreciation, motivate employees, and reinforce desired behavior. Employee recognition is crucial because it boosts morale, increases productivity, and builds positive relationships.
Salary Scales: Everything You Need to Know
Every employer has given a fair amount of thought to employees’ salaries and what percentage of salary increase you should give your employees. Perhaps you've also talked with managers about what salary to offer a candidate they want to hire or what a new salary should be for someone who has shifted into a new role within the company. These are all common compensation conversations that happen in every business over time.
Employer Branding: Everything You Need to Know
Every company has its reputation. Whether it includes thoughts about your products, services, or your leaders and team members, a reputation can really inspire a specific perception of your company. Why does a company's reputation matter? Simply, it can affect the perception of people who see your ads, use your products, and how people talk about your company as a whole. That reputation is known as your brand, and it can be powerful.
Your Guide to Creating an Effective Employee Referral Program
Recruiting can take a lot of time and effort, but one way to save hiring resources and improve the quality of your new hires is to implement an employee referral program. Employee referral programs produce candidates who perform better and stay with companies longer. In fact, according to a survey, 74% of employers said candidates sourced from employee referrals were highly qualified for the role.
Wages Protection System (WPS) in the UAE
Setting up a business in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the wider UAE can be quite demanding. It is vital that you fulfill all legal requirements, especially when it comes to your company’s most valuable resource – your employees. WPS system is an innovative electronic mechanism that tracks whether salaries are being paid on time or not and impose penalties on employers when necessary.
High Potential Employees: Why They Leave & What You Can Do
Losing employees to turnover is never fun, but it’s especially painful when one of your top performers decides to leave. This has become an increasingly common issue in the modern workforce. Every organization wants to retain its high potential employees for the longest period of time because retaining great employees is crucial to the success of any team.
Metrics to Master Your Recruitment Funnel
A recruitment funnel is a valuable tool to visualize every step of your organization's talent acquisition process and think holistically about hiring. Once you’ve created a recruitment funnel it’s crucial to take a step back and ask, is it effective? Can it be measured and improved? If so, which stages of your recruitment funnel may need attention?
Your Guide to Remote Recruitment
There's no way around remote recruitment these days. More and more companies are going semi-remote and instilling a hybrid work environment as the ‘work from home’ movement is on the rise, partly thanks to this pandemic we're all so familiar with. Though many companies offered remote work prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all agree that since then, the trend of remote work has been in overdrive. With that said, there has been over a 173% increase in the number of people who work remotely.
Employee Experience: Everything You Need to Know
Every company invests in customer experience, but as organizations increasingly recognize people as their greatest assets, they're beginning to see the importance of investing in employee experience as well. In 2022, competition in all major industries is at an all-time high and it has become that much more important to provide a decent work experience for employees, or they may leave, causing you to lose valuable talent.
Why You Should Invest in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Recruitment is a constantly evolving and changing industry. One of the most significant changes has been the rise of recruitment technology for talent acquisition. Companies around the globe have begun investing in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and have transformed their recruitment process.
Your Guide to Employee Satisfaction
Employee satisfaction has become more important than ever. Whether you are trying to reduce turnover and retain your top talent, or you’re looking to recruit new talent to the company, prioritizing employee satisfaction is a key factor in doing so.
Why You Need To Invest In a Cloud-Based HRMS
The human resource department is undoubtedly a vital element of any organization. With many responsibilities on their shoulders, it is often overwhelming for an HR team to manage multiple processes, especially when they’re part of a large team or organization.
Employee Retention Strategies For 2022
It wasn’t uncommon to stay at the same job, with the same employer, for your entire working career back in the day. However, nowadays, specifically due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s workforce trends have shifted significantly.
Your Guide to Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment employees feel towards the organization they work for and their actions to ensure its success. Employee engagement is based on trust, integrity, two-way commitment, and open communication between an organization and its employees.
Make Employee Well-being a Priority
Employees are the most valuable asset for businesses. The success of any organization is directly related to the health and well-being of its people. Taking the time to prioritize employee vitality helps foster a productive work environment and gives your company a competitive advantage, and helps position you as an employer of choice in today’s competitive job market.
Your Complete Guide to Navigating Vaccines and a Safe Return to the Workplace
The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm. No one had a pamphlet on navigating a pandemic, so the whole world was trying to figure it out day by day. Over the past year, the COVID-19 situation has taken a toll on companies, local businesses, families, and the global economy.
Workplace Trends in 2021
The past year has brought on many changes and challenges. Covid-19 has officially left its mark on the way we live and work. With that said, HR priorities have shifted and progressed to accommodate the new world we live in. In this guide, we will reflect on the top HR trends you should follow in 2021.
Your Ultimate Guide to New Hires Onboarding
They say first impressions make a big difference and this applies to the onboarding process as well! Your employee onboarding process is your chance to make a great first impression on your new hires.
هل تعلم ما يكفي عن أهمية امتثال الموارد البشرية لأنظمة وقوانين العمل في بلدك؟
يقصد بامتثال الموارد البشرية مجموعة الإجراءات التي تتبعها الشركات لمطابقة سياساتها وأنظمتها مع أنظمة وسياسات وقوانين العمل في الدولة أو الدول التي تمارس العمل فيها.
كل ما تحتاج معرفته عن الذكاء العاطفي في مكان العمل
الموظفون هم جوهر أي شركة وأساس نجاحها، لذلك تهتم الشركات بشكل كبير باختيار مرشحين مؤهلين يتمتعون بقدر عالي من المهارات والخبرات، إلا أن الدراسات الحديثة أثبتت أن هناك عامل أهم من المهارات والخبرات السابقة ويؤثر بشكل مباشر على نجاح الشخص في مكان عمله وهو الذكاء العاطفي.
Burned out employees is a physical and mental state that employees feel due to increasing work demands and not having enough time to recover and fully regenerate. Burnt out employees start losing the motivation to excel at what they do, leading to feelings of depression or stress.
Workplace Flexibility: What, Why, and How
Flexibility in the workplace is all about how and when work gets done. A flexible workplace caters to the needs of both the employer and the employ- ee. Introducing flexible work arrangements is often used as a retention and engagement tool, as it allows employees to have control over when, where, and how they want to do their jobs.
Everything you Need to Know About Becoming an Employer of Choice
An Employer of Choice is a company that has a strong brand in the job market and can attract and retain the best talent as it has a very desirable culture, environment, and a top-notch leadership style. Employees who work for an Employer of Choice are highly engaged and productive and fully aligned with their vision and values.
Everything You Need to Know About Employee Net Promoter Score “eNPS”
eNPS stands for Employee Net Promoter Score, which is an employee-focused metric that is originated from the NPS. Since satisfied, loyal, and happy employees are key to the success of any business and have a direct impact on the satisfaction of clients, NPS is now used to measure the loyalty and satisfaction of employees using the eNPS version.
The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best HR Software for your Business
The most important element for the success of any company is its employees, so having a structured process for welcoming and onboarding new hires is very important to the success of the new hire and is...
Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
One of the biggest challenges that companies are facing today involves man- aging a multigenerational workforce in which five different generations are working alongside each other, each at different life and career stages, with different preferences...
Improve your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Studies have proven time and time again that diversity in the workplace has a direct impact on the overall success and performance of any company. Diversity and inclusion help companies achieve a competitive...
ساعات عمل أقل تعني إنتاجية أكثر … ما صحة هذه النصيحة؟
العمل لساعات طويلة يمكن أن يكون خطرا على الصحة العقلية والبدنية. وقد تم ربط العمل لساعات طويلة بمجموعة من السلبيات بدءا من ضعف مهارات الاتصال وانخفاض الإنتاجية إلى قلة عدد ساعات النوم والاكتئاب. وعلى الرغم مما سبق، هناك العديد من الشركات التي تشجع موظفيها على العمل لساعات...
Top Deal Breakers
Employee retention is very important to the growth and success of your company, and every time a good employee leaves, your company suffers. Did you know that the cost of replacing an employee can go up to the total yearly...
Interview Biases and How to Eliminate Them
Whether you work in HR or not, almost all managers become interviewers at some point in their careers. While we all like to believe that we’re good at being objective in selecting candidates during the interview, most of us actually form unconscious biases...
Retaining Great Employees
There are many obvious financial benefits that are associated with employee retention. In fact, retaining top employees is a key pillar of your HR department’s success. The good news is that most of the reasons why employees leave their jobs are within your...
Designing a Buddy Program
The Buddy Program is a great tool that helps you enhance the onboarding process of your new hires. By matching a new employee with a ''buddy'', you will be able to accelerate the onboarding process of your new hires while...
Your Simple Guide to Payroll
Payroll is an integral part of any business and it is an important HR / accounting function that needs to be handled with the utmost caution and confidentiality. While payroll processing is known to be very time consuming and hectic.
Go Green with these Top HR Management Practices
A rising number of forward thinking companies are starting to put efforts into promoting sustainability in their workplaces by adopting environmentally friendly practices that go in line with the rising pressure to be more environmentally sensitive.
Your Mini Guide to Ace a Job Interview
The basics of a good interview are obvious. Research the company and the job, prepare your answers, give examples on previous work situations, and dress to leave a great first impression.
Your Mini CV Guide for Online Job Applications
Applying to jobs through online recruitment websites such as Akhtaboot or even by email can be a very competitive process as you are actually one of the hundreds - or even thousands - of candidates who are looking to land the same position.
Women at Work
Despite the legal obligations that companies need to follow to ensure gender equality in the workplace, many organizations to this day are unaware that for many female employees the reality is different. Women have been used to getting the short end of the stick...
How to Motivate Millennials
Millennials have been changing the workplace ever since they stepped into the scene nearly a decade ago. Now, millennials are growing older and are climbing up the corporate ladder.
Forget Spreadsheets Let's Automate your HR
Why HR professionals should forget about using spreadsheets and resort to using an HRMS that will help manage the recruitment process for them.
HR & Recruitment Trends for 2018
The success of your company’s HR department in 2018 depends on how you can employ the top trends to identify potential hires, engage employees and even evaluate performance.
How an HRMS Like ZenHR Can Impact Your Bottom Line
Are you tired of managing your organization's workforce all by yourself? An HRMS like ZenHR can definitely simplify this process by providing you with a holistic HR software that can automate and manage the Human Resources process...