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5 Alternatives to Holiday Parties

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 2, 2020 3:47:36 PM

Holiday gatherings are a great way for employees to connect, relax, and celebrate a year’s accomplishments. However, holiday celebrations are very likely to look a bit different this year. 

2020 has tested our ability to adapt, and shown us that innovation is our greatest strength. So as 45% of organizations remain unsure, yet hopeful, on holiday celebrations, HR leaders are channeling their inner creativity on ways to keep the holiday spirit alive, build comradery, and reward their people while adhering to social distancing and other safety protocols.

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Topics: HR, Culture

The Costly Employee Classification Conundrum: Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 22, 2020 1:06:56 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers across the U.S. to implement work-from-home policies as a way to help stop the spread of the virus and resume daily business operations. Work-from-home policies might include a 14-day quarantine for individuals that have recently traveled to hotspots, flexible work shift schedules, or even the strict direction to work-from-home until further notice.

With so many employees working remote, it’s essential that employee time is being accurately recorded and that employees are compensated in compliance with local, state, and federal wage and hour laws. However, properly classifying employees is one of the most challenging aspects of HR compliance.

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Topics: Employee Law, Workforce Management, HR

Recognizing Payroll Professionals

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 14, 2020 8:50:51 AM

In honor of National Payroll Week last week, employees at organizations throughout the U.S.  spread the payroll love by taking a few moments to nominate and share some kind words about payroll professionals that continuously go above and beyond for their people and organization.

Please help us in celebrating and giving kudos to the following payroll professionals:

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Topics: payroll, HR

Workforce Management Impacts from COVID-19

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 9, 2020 11:46:18 AM

While what we care most about during a crisis are very human issues such as emotions, safety, and family, it’s technology that is going to be the first and best way to stay connected with your people.

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Topics: HCM, Technology, Disaster Plan, Workforce Management

Employee Onboarding Checklist

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 19, 2020 10:34:46 AM

Once a candidate accepts a job offer, it is time to begin onboarding the new hire. Onboarding is the process of helping new hires adjust to their new role, learn job responsibilities, adapt to an organization’s culture, and complete all new hire paperwork within a time frame.

Organizations are recognizing the importance of employee onboarding, as a SHRM study states that turnover during the first 18 months on the job can be as high as 50%.

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Topics: HR, Culture

PeopleGuru HCM and Verify Every Applicant Integration Streamlines Recruiting Processes

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 29, 2020 2:07:11 PM

PeopleGuru HCM, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, is pleased to announce that it is now fully integrated with Verify Every Applicant (VEA!®), Capital Associated Industries’ background check technology.

This integration will help mid-market organizations streamline their recruiting processes, eliminate duplicate data entry, and mitigate the risks associated with a bad hire.

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management

PeopleGuru Introduces Expense Management to Its Single Database Human Capital Management Solution

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 18, 2020 2:39:58 PM

PeopleGuru, a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) software, has released its Expense Management solution as part of its full HCM offering to help agile, mid-market organizations automate the expense management process, control business costs, and simplify the employee experience.

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, HR

How to Rehire Furloughed Employees

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 7, 2020 10:55:20 AM

In times of economic downturn, employers may choose to furlough employees vs. laying off employees, but what does it mean to be furloughed?

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Topics: Leadership, Staffing, Workforce Management, HR

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 30, 2020 10:29:40 AM

COVID-19 has its own set of physical symptoms, but with 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some form of mental illness, this period of uncertainty is not the time to let mental health take a back seat.

A recent study shows that nearly 7 in 10 employees report that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career. These high stress levels are reflected in the increase of prescriptions filled in mid-March with 78% of all anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia prescriptions being filled as new prescriptions.  

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Topics: Leadership, Healthcare, Disaster Plan, HR

Break Activity: HR Word Search

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 14, 2020 10:10:15 AM

Many employees around the world have made the overnight transition to working remote. Some employers show concern about maintaining employee productivity while other employers fear the opposite reality- job burnout.

Working remote can be challenging for those that are not accustomed to the lifestyle and individuals often have a difficult time separating work-life from home-life, as they now feel that they're "always on the clock".

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Topics: HR

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