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November 4, 2019

How to Break up with your HR Tech Vendor

Not too long ago, our consultant and internal HR Christine Peters wrote a blog titled 5 Signs it’s Time to Break up with your HR Technology. It’s never an easy decision to have to move on to a new system, but once you make that decision, how do you properly go about converting? Here’s some advice on what the transition from one HCM system to another should look like and how to properly make that move (while optimizing your data and leveraging your new technology).  

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October 28, 2019

Supporting Employees Through Life Changes

We all have numerous things outside of the workplace that greatly impact our lives. I wanted to share a topic that is near and dear to my heart: supporting your employees through life changes.  

Earlier this year, my mom, unfortunately, passed away. I was deeply touched by how the entire Willory team supported me through this difficult time. They showed many kind comments and thoughts with my family and supported me while I had to attend to affairs on my family's behalf. 

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October 15, 2019

HR Like a Boss headed to Pittsburgh

Next week I'm headed out to The 'Burgh to present "HR Like a Boss" at the 2019 PHRA Annual Conference & Exhibition on October 22 (and the conference continues on October 23). The 71st event, put on by PHRA, is focused on boosting your professional and personal potential. I'm excited for the chance to meet talented HR professionals as well as reconnect with clients, candidates, and friends in the area.

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September 30, 2019

Accountability, is it an essential part of your culture?

As the owner-leader for Willory, accountability has been an area of focus for me, and it’s been inspiring to see how our team members have flourished since creating more structure. I firmly believe that by implementing a culture of accountability, organizations can see improved employee satisfaction and tangible business results. It’s been a tremendous journey for Willory as we develop our people with these practices.

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September 13, 2019

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September 9, 2019

Five for Five:  NorthCoast 99 includes willory for fifth consecutive year

We never take our spot on the NorthCoast 99 for granted – even as we attend our fifth award ceremony this week. In honor of making the list in each year of our eligibility, the Willory team has created a series of five blogs highlighting the impact NorthCoast 99 has on our organization and its employees. These blogs will be unveiled each day this week at 5 pm. 

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June 20, 2019

Creating Freedom & Fellowship Through a Virtual Workforce

Over the last nine years, Willory has been recognized as a leader in creating a positive organizational culture, in large part due to our virtual work environment. Our entire team works out of their home offices the majority of the work week, but we do still get together regularly for meetings and social gatherings. As a result, our culture supports flexibility and freedom for our team, and we've learned a lot about the benefits of virtual work along the way. As the world continues to virtualize, it's crucial to think about the impact on HR and payroll professionals.

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June 10, 2019

HR Like a Boss: Building a Plan to Meet with Your CEO

Are you ready to elevate your yourself as an HR or payroll professional? Sometimes taking the next steps in your career isn’t by finding a new job. It could be staying at your current company and taking things to the next level. Over the last few months, I've been exploring the idea of how HR and payroll professionals can perform their responsibilities "like a boss." The result has been a well-received series of presentations encouraging professionals to build a boss-like plan and how to discuss your plan with your boss. 

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April 22, 2019

Relationship building with your HCM vendor partner

Due to Willory’s work  in the HCM market place we often get asked how to create an effective relationship with an HCM vendor partner. At Willory we work with optimizing our clients' current HCM technology, helping them select a new HCM technology through our vendor selection process, and implementing the new HCM technology that is selected.

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August 10, 2018

I Promise...I'm Not Going Anywhere

It hit me this past weekend as the Firestone golf tournament (officially called the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational) was ending – another “icon” was leaving Northeast Ohio. Next year’s tournament will no longer be practically in my backyard, but in Memphis. The Firestone tournament was something my father took me to and something I’ve continued the tradition with my own kids. I just assumed it would come every year… but now it’s gone. Sort of like a certain basketball player… many just assumed he was Northeast Ohio’s. Now he is in Los Angeles.

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