The workplace and general office environment, whether we are aware of it or not, is always changing. New policies come into vogue and both political and social movements force either welcome or unwelcome change upon employees and owners alike, and HR specialists need to adapt to the demands and requests of a constantly changing staff.
We may be far from a Terminator/Skynet future, but developments in artificial intelligence have prompted the latest round of concern about how technology will put us all out of work. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a range of articles in the press – including The Guardian, Business Insider, and CNBC – stating that robots may take our jobs but they’ll also create new ones.
Although the percentage of American adults that smoke has dropped significantly from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.5% in 2016, smoking-related illnesses are still costing businesses more than $156 billion in lost productivity each year.
The awareness on the negative effects of smoking has drastically increased over the past decade. As a result, many organizations have taken action like creating designated smoking areas, enforcing a smoking distance from the building, and even so much as to becoming a completely tobacco free campus in order to promote a healthy working environment.
Multi-generational, virtual, and global workforces have added a new layer of complexity to the traditional functions of HR, Payroll, Benefits, and Talent Management. Attempting to manage all of these functions via disparate solutions is proving to be a major challenge for HR leaders, yet many organizations still operate off of 3-4 systems.
In response to the SMB client driving up the demand for a single system of record for all things HR, both traditional service bureaus and HR technology vendors began developing and promoting an all-in-one, unified, single HCM platform.
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.
As we wind down towards the end of 2017, we invite you to countdown to 2018 with our top 5 blogs of the year:
National Payroll Week is a time to show appreciation for your people and payroll professionals. In addition to celebrating your people, this week long celebration serves as an opportunity to educate your entire organization on the importance of payroll processing.
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National Payroll Week (NPW) was founded by the American Payroll Association (APA) in 1996. Coinciding with Labor Day, National Payroll Week is a time to celebrate and appreciate the hard work of your people and payroll professionals.
As an HR, Payroll, and Talent Management software provider, PeopleGuru will be celebrating all of our hard working Gurus with various team activities. We encourage all employers to do the same by taking the time to show your appreciation for the people that continuously contribute to your organization’s success. Here are a few ways ways to participate:
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As we prepare for the Super Bowl, we all have a tough decision to make- which team should I root for?
The two teams playing in the Super Bowl are arguably the best two teams in the NFL this year. However, there is a lot of time, coaching, and leadership that goes into building a championship team.
Behind all great teams is a well-thought-out strategic plan and leaders that have a proven methodology to attract, retain, and engage top players.
The same holds true in the workplace, and a solid strategic plan starts with establishing your employer brand through mobile apps, social media, and career sites such as Glassdoor and CareerBuilder. These are just a few ways in which you can reach more individuals to expand your talent pool.
In the United States, .06% of the adult population identify as transgender. [i] As awareness for these 1.4 million American adults continues to grow, it’s important that employers understand this group of employees, the laws, the potential impact on the workplace, and what HR can do to proactively manage employees undergoing a gender transition.