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IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 7, 2018 2:47:58 PM

In early 2018, the IRS took the first step to reflect the Tax Cuts and Job Act by releasing the new withholding tables. PeopleGuru implemented the 2018 Withholding Calculations immediately following the release that reflected in payroll as early as Saturday, January 13, 2018.

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Topics: Tax, payroll, Now Trending

Ask an HR Guru- Why HR?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 5, 2018 3:43:43 PM

 

HR Gurus are the ones on the frontline that directly interact with your people and continuously work to make a difference in your organization day in and day out. The tight-knit HR community is comprised of passionate HR Gurus who are committed to grow as independent professionals, but also dedicated to learning new ways in which they can help improve their people and organizations.

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Topics: HR, Leadership, Ask an HR Guru

3 Reasons to Automate Timekeeping

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 21, 2018 10:11:02 AM

Your people are your most valuable asset and often your largest expense. This is why investing in the right workforce management technology should be a top priority for any organization.

According to a Software Advice study, 43% of employees admitted to falsifying their timesheets, costing organizations $400 billion annually in lost productivity.[i]

In addition to time theft, a countless number HR and Payroll managers are still chasing down employees and supervisors for missing punches, approved time sheets, and accounting for shift differential and overtime pay. Once the time capture is complete, managers then have to ensure that all of the clean data ultimately finds its way into the payroll system for successful payroll runs. 

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Topics: Workforce Management, HR, HCM, Time and Labor

Staffing in Senior Care

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 14, 2018 3:35:47 PM

Senior Care organizations strive to attract and retain top talent to ensure their residents are always receiving the highest quality of care. However, due to the rising demand of services, increased costs, and high turnover rate, the Senior Care Industry is now facing staffing shortages.

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Topics: Senior Care, Recruiting, Staffing

IRS Releases Income-Tax Withholding Tables for 2018

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 12, 2018 5:52:45 PM

On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. The new table reflects the changes in the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017 that was enacted by legislation last month.

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Topics: Tax, payroll

Do I Need to Comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 9, 2018 1:46:03 PM

2018 is off to a start and the next big question many employers are facing is: Should we adhere to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, or go under the assumption that the law will be repealed and no longer enforced?

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Topics: ACA, Compliance

Top 5 Blogs of 2017

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 13, 2017 12:18:49 PM

As we wind down towards the end of 2017, we invite you to countdown to 2018 with our top 5 blogs of the year:

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Topics: HCM, Now Trending

Managing PTO Requests During the Holidays

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 6, 2017 11:46:06 AM

Last year, American Airlines, one of the largest airlines, scrambled to find staff to cover 15,000 flights after a bug in the pilot scheduling system allowed too many pilots to request time off around the holidays. 

Managing PTO requests during the holiday season can be a slippery slope because no one wants to tell an employee that they can’t have the time off to spend time with family. However, the holiday season serves as a very busy time for many businesses and requires appropriate staffing levels to take care of their clients.

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Topics: PTO, Holiday Hours

Top 5 Scheduling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Nov 28, 2017 5:14:12 PM

Managing schedules for a diverse workforce can be complicated. Between creating a schedule, filling open shifts, and handling call-offs, scheduling is no easy task. Here is a list of the top 5 scheduling mistakes and tips on how you can avoid them:

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Topics: Employee Scheduling

10 Ways to Thank Your People

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Nov 21, 2017 1:28:36 PM

This busy time of the year serves as a reminder to reflect on what you’re most thankful for. However, it’s often too easy to forget to show your appreciation and gratitude towards your people. To help you out during this hectic time, we have put together 10 easy ways in which you can boost morale and thank your people for all that they do this holiday season: 

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