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Oh No, Not That: Managing HR Software Transitions

August 23, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Want to spark fear into the collective heart of an entire workforce? Just say these five words: “we’re getting new HR software.” Then, stand back as panic ensues.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

EPAY Systems CEO, Frank Ruffolo, named to top 50 SaaS CEOs list

August 22, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

CHICAGO – EPAY Systems' CEO Frank Ruffolo has been named as one of the top 50 SaaS CEOs in the country according to The SaaS Report. And it’s easy to see why, in less than a decade he has grown a small, SaaS-based, niche time and attendance...

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Filed Under: EPAY News

What Makes a Good Manager When You Have a Distributed Workforce?

August 16, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Who’s managing your managers? It’s a serious question, because when it comes to day-to-day company leadership, your frontline managers play a key role in the success of your business— especially when you operate a distributed workforce. When...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Mental Health in the Workplace: Yes, It’s Your Business

August 07, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Depression…anxiety…panic attacks…substance abuse. Despite ongoing initiatives to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, these words retain the power to make many of us squirm. Mental health remains a delicate subject in many circles,...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

How Well Do You Connect with Your Multilingual Workforce?

July 26, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

One of the largest growing challenges facing U.S. employers is how to best manage multilingual employees, especially when it comes to the hourly, blue-collar workforce.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Recruiting Hourly Workers in a Gig Economy

July 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

These days, employers are hustling to adapt their recruiting and HR practices to fit the exploding gig economy. After all, the gig-oriented workforce—i.e., temporary workers, staffing employees, contingent workers, contract employees—has grown by...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Employees with Criminal Records: Is It Time to Rethink Your Hiring Practices?

July 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you struggling to fill open positions within your company? If so, you’re not alone. More than 6.6 million jobs are going unfilled in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent jobs report. With the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management