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PeopleGuru Blog

‘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

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 coaches and teams wrap up preseason and prepare to kick off the 2017 NFL regular season, football fanatics are busy researching players, teams, and comparing stats to create the ultimate fantasy football team.

Building a championship team of any kind is not an easy task, but a well thought out strategic plan can help to ensure you’re recruiting the best of the best. A solid strategic plan begins with building 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

Tips for Successful Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Aug 7, 2017 3:22:20 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has put in place PBJ as a way to ensure consistency of care and to develop higher standards throughout the industry. The next PBJ Reporting deadline is February 14, 2018.

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Topics: Compliance, Healthcare, Senior Care

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