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Nonsmokers Ask For Additional Days Off

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 17, 2018 10:20:32 AM

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. 

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

The Power of a Single HCM Application

Posted by Steve Cohen on May 2, 2018 11:05:55 AM

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.  

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Topics: HCM, Now Trending, Technology, HR

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: Now Trending, payroll, Tax

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

National Payroll Week: It Pays to Know the Facts

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 6, 2017 2:31:06 PM

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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Celebrating National Payroll Week

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 5, 2017 11:41:50 AM

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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Drafting a Championship Team

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 30, 2017 12:00:08 PM

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.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending

How to Handle a Gender Transition in the Workplace

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 2, 2017 9:43:46 AM

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.

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Topics: Compliance, Now Trending

Would You Hire OJ?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jul 25, 2017 2:07:22 PM

 

For OJ, and the millions of other ex-felons, transitioning back into society is challenging to say the least. Any hope of building a normal lifestyle often begins with securing a job, but burying a criminal record isn’t easy, even for an ex-felon.

Employers have a difficult time looking past that check box marked “yes” for being convicted of a felony. Although it’s natural to have reservations, hiring an ex-felon might be one of the greatest things an employer can do for their organization and community.

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting

The Next Generation: Generation Z

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 8, 2017 9:46:06 AM

Millennials have been the main focus point for the past few years, but now, there’s a new generation ready to take the spotlight.

Generation Z is comprised of individuals born between 1995 and 2010. This generation accounts for 25.9% of the U.S. population and contributes $44 billion to the American economy.

2017 marks the first full year that Gen Z will settle into the workplace. Although there are many similarities between Gen Z and their predecessors, the Millennials, it's critical for leaders to understand the unique characteristics of this generation. 

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting

     

  

    

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