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Why Aren't More Companies Using Employee Scheduling Software?

June 13, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

It’s puzzling, really. While 90% of employers use time and attendance software to capture the worktime of their hourly workforce, only half of them—45%--use scheduling software to ensure their workforce is deployed to its best advantage,...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking, Scheduling

How Do You Pay Your Employees- and Is It Your Best Choice?

June 06, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’re like many employers, you pay most of your employees by direct deposit, and a small percentage by paycheck. If your workforce includes low-wage workers, you may also offer pay cards.  

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Filed Under: Payroll & Tax

The Latest DOL Overtime Rules: Ready or Not, Here They Come?

May 30, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What a long strange trip it’s been. When it comes to the Department of Labor’s whiplash-inducing stance on overtime (OT) rules, perhaps the Grateful Dead said it best.

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Filed Under: HR News, Time Tracking, Workforce Management

Tailoring Open Enrollments to Engage an Hourly Workforce

May 24, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Annual open enrollments are stressful for employees, managers, and HR alike. And when you’re enrolling an hourly workforce, the challenges are even greater.     

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

4 Recent Court Cases That May Reshape HR Policies

May 16, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If it seems like you’re reading about one employment law court case after another, it’s because you are. For one thing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed 199 workplace discrimination lawsuits last year, nearly a 10%...

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Filed Under: HR News

Sexual Harassment Training for the Hourly Workforce

May 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s the best way to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, especially when you manage an hourly workforce? It remains a burning question—even though 94% of U.S. companies have anti-sexual harassment policies in place. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Balancing Workplace Monitoring and Employee Privacy Rights

May 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company keep a digital eye on employees throughout the workday? You’re not alone. According to an American Management Association survey, 80% of employers use some form of electronic workplace monitoring.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Performance Management

6 Ways to Tell if EPAY's HCM Is a Good Match for Your Business

May 03, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’re one of the many employers shopping for new HR and payroll software, you have an overwhelming number of choices--and EPAY’s HCM system is one of them. However, we’re the first to admit: it’s not for everyone. How do you know if it’s a...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

TMI: Balancing HR Data and Employee Privacy Rights

April 25, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

HR data offers employers a powerful tool that can facilitate enhanced productivity, drive talent acquisition, fuel performance management, and more. However, that treasure-trove of valuable employee data also carries a weighty responsibility: to...

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Filed Under: Compliance

Make Workforce Safety Part of Your Company Culture

April 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

How often do your employees think about workplace safety? It’s not just something to ponder when the OSHA inspectors arrive. Ideally, safety is part of your everyday company culture, something employees are mindful of whenever they’re on the job.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Construction, Manufacturing