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Your I-9 Forms Just Expired- But Here's Why That's Okay

September 16, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you haven’t noticed the expiration date on your latest I-9 forms, you’ve probably spared yourself some panic. The current version, as issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was marked to expire on August 31, 2019. And now that it...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News

11 Tips for Preventing Manufacturing Accidents and Promoting Worker Safety

September 12, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you work in manufacturing, you’re probably used to hearing about the many safety risks associated with your industry. But did you know that manufacturing sites average more than 300 deaths and 122,521 injuries each year? If safety procedures...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Manufacturing, OSHA

How to Simplify Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll Workflows for Successful Compliance

September 09, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re in construction, you undoubtedly know that successfully fulfilling federally funded public work projects means meeting labor-intensive compliance requirements. At the heart of it: prevailing wage and certified payroll rules. It can be...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Payroll & Tax, Construction

Getting Your Employees to Use Your New HR Technology... and Use It Correctly

September 04, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

When you invest in new HR technology, you want to make sure you get the best return on your investment. But how can you do that if your employees are using your new solution incorrectly—or worse, won’t use it at all? You need your employees to...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Performance Management, Learning and Development

The Pros and Cons of Pay Transparency

August 30, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re feeling the pressure of the pay transparency debate, you aren’t alone. As a result of tight labor markets, many employers are reevaluating their value proposition to employees and candidates, leading some to conclude they should no...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Payroll & Tax

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider EPAY's Cloud-Based Time and Attendance System

August 21, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Automated time and attendance systems offer a number of bottom-line benefits, especially when every dollar counts. From improved visibility, to lower labor costs and reduced compliance-related risk, workforce management systems can measurably...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking

5 Ways HR Software Can Improve Client Retention

August 15, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re managing an hourly, distributed workforce, chances are you’re also managing some sort of client relationships. Running a successful business requires maintaining and optimizing those relationships. When done correctly, it elevates...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Staffing, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Learning and Development, Scheduling, BSCs

Onboarding and Training for the Cannabis Industry: Turning New Hires into Experts

August 08, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

The surge of open jobs and hiring needs created by the widespread legalization of marijuana has left many employers ill-equipped to handle onboarding and training on such a large scale, especially those without an HR specialist.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, Cannabis

HR, Payroll & Workforce Management Best Practices for Staffing Agencies

July 31, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Managing essential HR functions such as benefits administration, time tracking, and payroll can be a real challenge for staffing agencies. Due to the ever-changing nature of both your industry and temporary workforce, you’ve likely witnessed...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Time Tracking, Mobile, Staffing, Payroll & Tax

Cannabis Industry: 7 Reasons to Onboard with EPAY

July 24, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Wanting the benefits of an HR specialist without the cost of hiring one? If your cannabis business is struggling with hiring and onboarding, chances are it’s affecting your compliance. Proper standards for hiring, I-9 verification, employee...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding, Cannabis