Mariah Hansen

Mariah Hansen

As the lead editor at SelectHub, Mariah edits and manages content for more than 40 different software categories, as well as writing for a couple of them herself. Primarily, she focuses on core HR and workforce management, always finding fun and humor in her work. Outside of business hours you can usually find Mariah sipping lattes at local coffee shops or dancing the night away to some live music.

Recruiting Metrics: How to Measure the Success of Your Recruitment System

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As many recruiters and HR managers know, the moment your top candidate accepts your offer letter is the moment when a huge weight is lifted. Now that the position is filled with a candidate you feel confident about, it’s time to celebrate — so kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and congratulate your team on its newest member. For many businesses, recruitment software makes the process of finding great talent easier than ever, making the celebration of filling an open position even sweeter. However, can you ever really be certain that your recruitment system is working for you? Let’s talk about how to use recruiting metrics to measure the success of your system.

Tracking the recruitment metrics of your system involves far more than just answering the question of whether or not the tools help you find a candidate to fill the open position within your organization. There are a variety of factors to consider, from how many interviews you conduct during the hiring process to how well the candidate performs after you hire them. Overall, there are many components that you can measure to determine if your recruitment product is as helpful as you need it to be.

Mariah HansenRecruiting Metrics: How to Measure the Success of Your Recruitment System
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Best Employee Scheduling Apps: Selecting the Right Scheduling Product For Your Business

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If you’ve ever had to build a schedule, then you know that the process is more of a marathon than a sprint. Unfortunately, very few of us are prepared to take our schedule creating skills to the HR Olympics. The majority of us still have years of training before we’re ready to bring home a gold medal. What if there was an easier way to take your scheduling building skills to Olympic levels? Luckily, there is. Scheduling software and the best employee scheduling apps can give you the boost you need to feel like a champion.

Mariah HansenBest Employee Scheduling Apps: Selecting the Right Scheduling Product For Your Business
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Top Online Payroll Software Vendors For Your Business

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In the past, processing payroll was a time-intensive process. Calculating hours worked, rates of pay, accounting for taxes and writing checks are just the basic tasks in order to accurately pay employees for their work. Fortunately, payroll software streamlines the process from start to finish, enabling HR managers of any skill level to complete payroll with just a few simple clicks. However, with so many products on the market, it can be difficult to determine which solution is the best fit for you. For many companies, online payroll software is an excellent option that provides the extra benefits of scalability and mobile capabilities.

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Small Business Payroll Software Solutions: Which Vendors Should Be On Your Shortlist?

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Much like building a skyscraper, building your company starts with a solid foundation. As exciting as it is to see the work completed on the tallest building you can construct, you’ll never be able to assemble the roof if the cement you build upon is cracked. In terms of business, the foundation you’ll want to build upon can include a variety of things, depending on the industry you work in. However, regardless of industry or the size of your organization, one thing must be considered when you look to build or maintain a successful business — your HR department.

Ensuring that your HR practices are effective provides a solid infrastructure for your organization. This is particularly important for small businesses, especially those with plans to grow. While there are a variety of HR tasks that you’ll want to focus on, payroll processes are key. For organizations with expectations of growth, there are a variety of things to consider when narrowing down vendors. Perhaps the best place to begin your search is by looking at small business payroll software vendors for scalable solutions that can serve as a strong foundational solution for your organization.

Mariah HansenSmall Business Payroll Software Solutions: Which Vendors Should Be On Your Shortlist?
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Cloud Recruitment Software: This Upcoming Year’s Top Picks

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At best, the process of finding and hiring new employees can feel a bit like looking through the pages of your favorite “Where’s Waldo?” book. Once the applications start to pour in, you have to sift through all of the resumes and cover letters to find the type of candidate you’re looking for. If you’re hiring for more than one position, then you’ll have quite a few pages of that book to search through. This kind of recruiting process is desperately in need of an update — cloud recruitment software is that update.

In the past, only large enterprises had the resources to implement recruiting software. However, thanks to advancements in technology, cloud-based software makes it easy for businesses of any size to implement a recruiting solution. If you’ve decided it’s time to streamline your recruitment process by implementing a new software solution, then you’ll want to have a solid foundation of knowledge about just what that software is and what it’s capable of doing. We’ll break all of that down for you, and then we’ll discuss who our top picks are to help you jumpstart your search.

Mariah HansenCloud Recruitment Software: This Upcoming Year’s Top Picks
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What is Workforce Planning? And How It Benefits Your Business

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Good planning is the secret behind any good business. You need to know what direction you want to take your business in, what your goals are and have a plan to make it all happen. This means having a plan for all aspects of your business — that includes a plan for the future of your workforce. That plan may lead you to update your human resource processes or implement a workforce management system to help with your planning. So, what is workforce planning and why should you implement it into your business practices?

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Top Full Service Payroll Solutions For The Next Year

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There are few things in this world enjoyed so unanimously that they’re worth naming a candybar after. There are understandably even fewer in the world of HR, with only one candybar deriving its name from this department: Payday. And although the joy of selecting a candybar at the supermarket diminishes as we grow older, payday is still an exciting term as an adult.

However, whether you realize it or not, there’s a lot of work that leads up to that sweet, sweet payday (and we’re not talking about the candybar). Payroll processing is an arduous process that only becomes more complicated as your business grows. This is why many businesses turn to full service payroll software to automate and streamline the payroll process. However, with so many products on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you (and even harder if you’re just generally unfamiliar with the software!). That’s why we’ve narrowed down our top full service solutions.

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Comparing the Best Performance Management Software: Which is the Winner?

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When it comes time to conduct annual performance evaluations, most managers find themselves filled with dread. The task of reflecting on an employee’s performance throughout the past 12 months and trying to remember goals set a year ago is challenging — especially if you don’t see your employees every day. That’s one reason why many businesses now use performance management software. But that’s not the only reason businesses are turning to software solutions. Performance management software can do a lot to help your company succeed. If you’re looking for software, then it’s time for you to conduct a performance management software comparison.

Mariah HansenComparing the Best Performance Management Software: Which is the Winner?
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Cloud Based Employee Scheduling Software: Who Are The Leaders?

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Building a schedule every pay period can be a daunting task. Much like a quarterback preparing to call the next play, you have to be aware of a variety of factors that could affect the final outcome. You must account for individual employee needs and reconcile those with the needs of your business — factors which can be in constant movement. Fortunately, the days of building out a schedule with pen and paper are gone thanks to cloud based employee scheduling software.

In the past, only massive corporations with a big budget could afford to implement employee scheduling software. However, with ever-advancing technology, scheduling products are far more accessible than they have ever been in the past. The rise of cloud-based scheduling systems have led to an increase in software implementation — but why? Let’s start by looking at what scheduling software is, and then assess why you might choose a cloud-based system. Then, we’ll discuss which vendors are leading the industry in the current year.

Mariah HansenCloud Based Employee Scheduling Software: Who Are The Leaders?
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What Is Payroll Software and Why Should Your Business Use It?

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While it may not be the most exciting part of running a company, processing payroll is an essential part of any business. Payroll processes have been around a lot longer than any of us may realize, dating all the way back to the 14th century. Any business need with that kind of staying power isn’t going away any time soon. So how can you tackle your payroll needs efficiently? By understanding your specific payroll demands, you can determine if payroll software can help.

Mariah HansenWhat Is Payroll Software and Why Should Your Business Use It?
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Payroll Software Vendors Best Dressed List of 2020

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The storied past of payroll processing is long, and unless you’re a payroll history buff, it’s mostly very boring. Perhaps the only fun fact hidden in the history of payroll is that ancient Egyptians were paid in beer — among other things like bread. We’ve come a long way from paying employees in bread in beer, mostly due to the invention of paper money. A more recent development is the introduction of payroll software. If you’ve decided it’s time for you to introduce a new system into your business, then you’ll want to choose from the best payroll vendors.

Mariah HansenPayroll Software Vendors Best Dressed List of 2020
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What’s Happening in the Workforce Management Software Market Right Now

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As technology advances, workforce management software becomes an increasingly more important tool for business processes. Data analytics now play a bigger role in determining future business plans than they have in the past, and web-based software solutions make it easier for businesses of any size to obtain these insights. Software solutions are growing in popularity as an addition to HR departments in various industries — and, not surprisingly, the workforce management software market is expected to see significant growth over the next few years.

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Mobile Workforce: How to Transition And Manage It

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Throughout history, we’ve seen a handful of major shifts in how a workforce exists. For example, the industrial revolution brought factories, lowered labor costs and poor working conditions. Fortunately, the workplace has changed since then, giving employees far better working environments and improving workplace attitudes. Some of the modern revolutions include the addition of technology, such as workforce management software, which helps to streamline HR practices. Currently, we’re living in the early stages of yet another workplace shift with more and more businesses prioritizing a mobile workforce.

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Workforce Automation: Managing It To Enhance Your Business

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Whether you realize it or not, you’re likely using some form of automated software. Most workforce management software already uses artificial intelligence features that help you to automate some of your daily HR tasks. So if you’re part of the growing number of professionals considering transitioning to workforce automation, you might be closer to your end goal than you think.

Mariah HansenWorkforce Automation: Managing It To Enhance Your Business
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Employee Performance Management System Requirements and Features

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If you’ve ever seen an advertisement for a pizza shop, then you’ll likely have heard them say something about how they use the best ingredients. That’s because we all know that using high-quality ingredients is how you make the best pizza. When it comes to enterprise operations, your individual employees are the ingredients you’re cooking with, and the performance of your business is the pizza. High performing employees will result in better overall business performance — but how can you ensure that your employee performance is the best it could be?

The overall performance of your organization depends solely on the performance of your employees — but it can be very difficult to track employee performance using paper-based systems. That’s why many businesses turn to employee performance management software. However, selecting the right product for your company can be difficult. You’ll need to determine your own performance management system requirements to help guide your search.

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10 Employee Scheduling Tips to Help You Build A Better Schedule

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Schedule building, while an important business function, is a thankless job. You spend hours developing a schedule that works for all of your staff, and at the end of the week, you’re left to do it all over again. The most effective scheduling will work with each employee’s availability, cut down labor costs and reduce absences. There are plenty of employee scheduling tips, tricks, techniques and other scheduling ideas to guide you when it’s time to look at the calendar and assign employees to shifts in conjunction with your employee scheduling software.

Mariah Hansen10 Employee Scheduling Tips to Help You Build A Better Schedule
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Workforce Management Integration Takes Your Business To The Next Level – Here’s How

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No business runs smoothly without proper management. That involves being aware of how efficient your staff is and whether or not you’re meeting your objectives as an organization. Knowing how many people to schedule, when and for which tasks is a big job with many moving parts. It’s time to face the music. All of the little tasks involved with running your business add up to be one big, time-consuming mess. What if there was a solution that would make that dizzying mess a bit easier? Workforce management software is the solution, and WFM integration will take your software to the next level.

Mariah HansenWorkforce Management Integration Takes Your Business To The Next Level – Here’s How
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