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The DOL PAID Program: Thanks or No Thanks?

November 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would extend its fledging Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program for another six months, to April 2019. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Avoid Holiday Havoc When Managing a Seasonal Workforce

November 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

700,000 seasonal employees—that’s how many will be needed this holiday hiring season, according to job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re in retail or a related field, have you hired your share of those seasonal workers yet?...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

7 Tips for a Smoother, Happier Open Enrollment

November 01, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What would you rather do: walk barefoot across hot coals, have a conversation with your ex, or complete open enrollment forms?   

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits, Human Capital Management

EPAY’s Workforce Analytics: A New Way to Save Employers Money… $1,000,000 at a Time

October 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Chances are, your company would love to find clever new ways to cut labor costs. And improve labor compliance. And shorten payroll processing time. And while you’re at it, you’d love to start leveraging workforce analytics, if only it wasn’t so...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

5 Recruiting Ideas for Staffing Firms Stung by the Labor Shortage

October 18, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Finding—and keeping—dedicated workers has always been a challenge for the staffing industry. It’s the nature of the beast. But in the wake of the current labor shortage, it’s become an increasingly pressing problem.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Seasonal Stress: The Struggle for H-2B Guest Worker Visas

October 11, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

For businesses that rely on foreign guest workers to staff their seasonal workforce, hiring has become a year-round headache. Recently, demand for H-2B visas has eclipsed supply, leaving jobs unfilled and companies caught short.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Advantages of RFID Time Clocks for Employers

October 09, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

While an employer must maintain a system for accurate recording of employee work hours, advances in technology have greatly simplified the process. With an RFID time clock system, business owners can monitor employee hours with RFID (Radio...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Time Tracking

FedRAMP Compliance: Why it Matters for Workforce Management

October 04, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the federal government determines if cloud products are secure enough for use by federal agencies. Certification is a sign of a dedicated commitment to security for...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

The Performance Review: Basics and Best Practices for Blue Collar Workers

October 02, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

The annual review is a tired function as beige as the cubicle walls its typical employees sit in. But in the current struggling labor shortage means that reviews need to be brought to life in every industry, from the dusty scaffolding to the...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 9 Elements of an Ethical Workplace Culture

September 27, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you ever witnessed a coworker doing something unethical—or worse, illegal—on the job? 51% of employees in large companies claim they have, according to a National Business Ethics Survey. Common forms of workplace misconduct include theft (of...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management