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HR Systems Integrations and APIs – What You Need to Know

Brian McDowell Uncategorized

What integrations does your system have? Do you have an open API? These are questions we’re asked a lot by new customers. Having your HR software talk to other systems your business uses seems to make sense. In theory. But is it really that simple, realistic or affordable? Most prospects we talk to in people management functions are not technical and don’t …

HR Systems Integrations and APIs – What You Need to Know was last modified: June 7th, 2018 by Brian McDowell

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GDPR & Staff Awareness – Free Wallchart

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One of the most important aspects of EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) relates to how aware your staff are on what constitutes a data breach – and what to do about it in the event of  a contravention.  If you’re in HR – especially in small businesses – then HR is one of the most sensitive areas of privacy protection and …

GDPR & Staff Awareness – Free Wallchart was last modified: June 11th, 2018 by Brian McDowell

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National Enterprise Awards 2018

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HRLocker were delighted to participate in the 2018 National Enterprise Awards. The 2018 competition marks the 20th year of the national network of Local Enterprise Offices supporting entrepreneurial activity in Ireland. The awards recognise and celebrate small business success stories nationwide and were held during a week of local enterprise events in every county. In addition to enjoying significant media …

National Enterprise Awards 2018 was last modified: March 12th, 2018 by Brian McDowell

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Staff Holiday Planner [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Struggling to manage who’s off on annual leave – and when? This graphic might help you create and publish a fair policy and implement a system to make sure everyone has their fair share of time off to relax and remain refreshed to do their job. Smooth operators Having a great system and clear guidelines on requesting time off in …

Staff Holiday Planner [INFOGRAPHIC] was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by Brian McDowell

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What is HRLocker? Is it Right for Us?

Brian McDowell Uncategorized

HRLocker Overview HRLocker is a cloud-based, online People management / HR platform designed mainly with, but not exclusively for, progressive Tech, Professional Services, Construction and Not-for-Profit companies in mind. Usually HRLocker customers are SMEs or small businesses, but several Enterprise-level clients also benefit from the efficient People Management automations that allow Users to focus on proactive HR functions, instead of …

What is HRLocker? Is it Right for Us? was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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The Best HR Software

Brian McDowell Uncategorized

What makes the best HR software? How do you define ‘the best’? Certain systems fit some companies better than others. But there are some underlying principles to consider as you weigh up what solution’s best for you. Here’s some points we think differentiate between a good system and a great system We think that the best HR software: Is simple to …

The Best HR Software was last modified: October 12th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Fight the System – Choose Your Weapon

Brian McDowell Uncategorized

Talking to a new customer today, that’s experienced significant growth in the last year, (their headcount shooting from 60 to over 150 in the past 12 months), I was surprised to hear that they wanted a cloud HR solution because they’d outgrown their ‘small business system‘. That small company system was in fact, no system. The usual spreadsheets or other …

Fight the System – Choose Your Weapon was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Storing Physical and Digital HR Records with GDPR In Mind

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So you’ve got a fancy new cloud HR software system. Excellent. Your staff are happy, You’re happy. But what about your legacy documentation? GDPR’s May 2018 deadline’s looming and, although you’ve likely addressed your digital data needs – have you done everything you need to about physical records? GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will require you to carry out a …

Storing Physical and Digital HR Records with GDPR In Mind was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by Brian McDowell

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Timesheet Software – Why You Need It

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Timesheet software allows employees to record hours they’ve worked on a weekly basis and have them swiftly approved by a manager without the need for chasing up. A ‘Clocking In and Out’ function that timestamps when staff started and finished work and records break durations is also useful and eliminates abuse of the system. With some systems you can even restrict certain staff …

Timesheet Software – Why You Need It was last modified: September 15th, 2017 by Brian McDowell

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Holiday Tracker – Who’s Off Work and When?

Brian McDowell Uncategorized

Without a holiday tracker system in place, going to request your time off’s often a hassle if your company doesn’t have any HR system to manage annual leave. How do you know who’s off and when? And if one of two staff of equal status always have to be present, how do you when you can or cannot request days …

Holiday Tracker – Who’s Off Work and When? was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Brian McDowell