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Managing PTO Requests During the Holidays

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

American Airlines, one of the largest airlines, is scrambling 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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5 Things to Know About Payroll and the Best Resources to Help

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Nov 17, 2017 10:13:02 AM

Payroll processing is an important aspect for every organization. It’s the way you reward and retain your people for all of their hard work. Failure to accurately pay your people can result in penalties, fines, and disengaged employees.

Without the right resources and knowledge, processing payroll can be frustrating, time consuming, and complicated. This is why many organizations choose to outsource payroll and tax management to a third-party provider. Whether or not your organization outsources payroll or performs processes in-house, here are 5 things you need to know and the top resources to help:

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Topics: HCM, payroll

Are You Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Nov 8, 2017 10:30:15 AM

The 60 accusations of varying degrees of harassment on Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein have sparked up conversations in the workplace.

Although each sexual harassment situation is unique, it’s critical that all employees closely review company handbooks, policies, and government laws to better understand their rights and what actions or behaviors are classified as sexual harassment.

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Topics: Compliance, Employee Rights, Sexual Harassment

PBJ Goes Public

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 18, 2017 2:18:13 PM

In this recent letter, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they will begin posting Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) public use files on November 1, 2017. You will be able to access the files at https://data.cms.gov.[i]

The first posting will include data that was submitted for the reporting period of the first two calendar quarters in 2017. These files are the raw number of hours that providers have submitted and will include:

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Topics: Compliance, Healthcare, Senior Care

‘Tis the Season- Open Enrollment

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 6, 2017 11:47:05 AM

It’s that time of year!

Open enrollment is right around the corner and HR departments are busy preparing to ensure that they can offer their people a great open enrollment experience.

Understanding eligibility and the details of each plan can be challenging. Your people may spend a significant amount of time researching plans and will likely have questions on the process to ensure they’re making the right selection.

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Topics: HCM

Does Your Organization Meet the CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 29, 2017 10:03:26 AM

Last September, the Federal Register posted the final rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. This rule went into effect on November 15, 2016 and will be implemented on November 15, 2017. [i]

The final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure healthcare providers and suppliers affected by the rule are adequately planning for both natural and man-made disasters and coordinating with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. In addition, the final rule sets guidelines for how providers and suppliers can adequately prepare to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters or emergency situations. [ii]

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Topics: Compliance, Healthcare, Senior Care

Top HR Tools to Invest In

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 20, 2017 10:08:23 AM

In addition to keeping an organization in compliance and managing people, HR leaders are expected to keep up with the latest workforce trends and new advances in technology to drive organizational efficiency and people productivity.

Adopting new Human Capital Management (HCM) technology doesn’t just lead to a more efficient and productive workforce, it also empowers HR departments to focus less on administrative tasks and more on tackling strategic initiatives. These benefits alone explain why cloud-based HR software will account for 50% or more of total HR technology spending in 2017.[i]

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Topics: HCM

Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 14, 2017 1:20:27 PM

National Assisted Living Week was established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995. The purpose of this week is to build awareness and recognize the role that assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors and individuals living with disabilities.

Assisted living is defined as housing for the elderly or disabled that provides nursing, meals, and/or housekeeping as needed. Assisted living communities are a great option for those who wish to remain independent, but still need some assistance with daily activities. Each assisted living community is unique and offers different levels of assistance and services.

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Topics: Senior Care

     

  

    

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