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5 Wage Garnishment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

March 08, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’ve worked in HR or Payroll for any amount of time, you’re undoubtedly familiar with employee wage garnishments—especially if you manage an hourly workforce.

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In-House Payroll Software - Why You Might Need To Rethink Your Current Solution

February 26, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

In-house payroll software can be comfortable solution for your company – you feel in control and you have the entire workforce’s info, records, and taxes at your fingertips, but your comfort blanket may be leaving you at risk. In-house payroll...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Payroll & Tax

Background Screenings: Issues to Watch in 2019

February 21, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Like many aspects of the HR world, pre-employment background checks have changed a great deal in a very short time.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring

Is This the Year of a Federal Paid Parental Leave Law?

February 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 2 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Is federal paid parental leave legislation finally having a moment? Because the subject keeps popping up. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Employee Benefits

Firing: Balancing Compliance with Compassion

February 12, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Firing is always a touchy subject for any employer or employee. But the separation process - whether firing, lay-off, or voluntary resignation - can be fraught with challenges and possible missteps. In an hourly work environment, turnover is...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Finding a Cure for Patchwork Paid Sick Leave Laws

February 07, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 1 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Juggling various state and local paid sick leave laws (PSLL) is sparking headaches and ulcers throughout the HR community in companies that operate in multiple jurisdictions.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

Why You Need a Smoking Cessation Program

February 01, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Perhaps your company already offers a formal smoking cessation program to employees. Perhaps you’re thinking about adding one to your wellness program. Either way, it’s a great idea. Helping workers quit smoking both benefits your workforce and...

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits

What is a Human Resource Information System?

January 29, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

HRIS, or “Human Resource Information Systems” refers to the digital automation of tasks and functions that were once performed by HR personnel. Most companies of 100 or more employees are choosing to streamline HR functions by implementing an...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Applicant Tracking and Onboarding: 10 Tips for Upgrading Your Hourly Workforce

January 24, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more employers are choosing full-suite HR software with integrated applicant tracking systems (ATS) and onboarding software. They’re looking for ways to ease and enhance their recruiting and onboarding efforts—which is particularly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding

3 Ways HR Can Boost the Bottom Line

January 17, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

While most companies don’t view Human Resources as a profit center, savvy HR practices can contribute mightily to profitability. For companies that operate in highly-competitive markets or on razor-thin profit margins, maximizing HR’s impact on...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management