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In today’s day and age, enterprise resource planning (ERP) is incredibly vital to every organization. Workday’s ERP implementation can create lasting benefits to an organization’s business strategies, structures, and time savings. Why is it important to have ERP systems in the workplace?

We spoke with Alenoosh Baghramin, ERP Manager at 9Dot Education Solutions, an HR company that specializes in education and nonprofit organizations, to discuss the benefits and importance of ERP systems like Workday. She said that, “Workday is a centralized system that is integral to our business. …


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Diversity recruiting should be a core part of your organizational hiring strategy and company philosophy. According to Forbes, “50% of current employees want their company to commit more energy toward promoting diversity.” This means that diversity is a key element of employee engagement and support. Employers need to use Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives to promote diversity in the workplace.

It is important to ensure that your management and HR team can build cultural competence and inclusive decision-making while addressing implicit bias when hiring or onboarding new employees.

According to SHRM, there are four main phases when developing diversity…


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are some of the top priorities in the workplace for 2021. It is so important to create safe and inclusive workplaces for your employees, including your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees. Investing in DEI has been shown to increase productivity, employee satisfaction and retention. When employees can bring their authentic selves to work, more time and energy is spent focusing on their jobs and creating healthy relationships with coworkers. (Gay Alliance)

According to SHRM, here are effective practices to help employers build a culture of inclusion in the workplace:

1. Update policies⁠…


For the public sector, the fiscal year ends June 30, 2021. While your organization is finalizing all reports and documentations, it is also a good time to prepare for the new fiscal year. Here are some practical tips to get ready for FY21.

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Get the right people involved

To run a smooth planning process, the right people need to be involved in the conversation. This includes the full executive team, department directors and processors, revenue coordinators, strategic planners, and much more. An inclusive model of planning can bridge the connections between different departments and hierarchies. …


Pride Month is one of the biggest events in the LGBTQ+ community. According to the Library of Congress, “The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan” led by Black and Latina transgender women, Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera .” The event marks the “tipping point” for the Gay and Transgender Liberation Movement. The movement continues to grow, especially in the workplace.

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…


It is without a doubt that 2020 has changed the way we work and work with our clients. With organizational shifts such as the switch to remote work and social distancing, the workforce is in need of a major change. How can businesses best use the limited resources and personnel in 2021? One way is outsourcing.

Outsourcing is the business practice of contracting with an outside party to take care of certain tasks instead of hiring new employees or assigning those tasks to existing staff. …


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Why employee recognition matters:

As humans, we are goal-striving beings who are always going to seek advancement. However, we are also wired for connection and we seek the same fundamental needs as everyone else: recognition and appreciation.

According to Worcester Business Journal, “When employees believe leaders are actively trying to create a more human workplace, overall culture metrics improve, including 89 percent of employees who said they felt their company cares about them as a person. This is compared to only 31 percent of employees who did not feel their leaders were creating a more human workplace.”

This continues to…


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According to History, “Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.” The celebration has been designated on February by every American President since 1976 with a theme. This 2021 year’s theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

How can we celebrate Black History Month at work? Here are a few suggestions:


The job market is always changing, and finding a job during a pandemic can be quite challenging. Here are some tips and advice from Floralyn Melendez-Daley, Recruiter at 9Dot Education Solutions, an organization that supplies HR, accounting, and back-end services for charter schools and non profit organizations.

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1. What are some things that you look for in a candidate’s resume?

  • Keywords and titles on the resume that relate to the role. Are duties transferable?
  • Work history (gaps, tenure, job descriptions/roles for each)
  • Education — (if required for the role)
  • A good resume format is always helpful for presentation. If they…

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The year 2021 is the perfect time to restart and refresh. With so much stress, chaos, and tragedy in 2020, we have dealt with a lot of issues and situations. We have also had time to reflect on ourselves and what matters. Your time is valuable. Here are some ways to make it count in 2021.

9Dot Education Solutions

We are a full-service company specializing in providing back-office services for charter schools and nonprofit organizations. https://www.9dot-es.com/

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