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How Manufacturers Are Filling Jobs- and What's Often Overlooked

July 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Call it a labor shortage. Call it a skills gap. Call it the thing that keeps you up at night. If you work on the HR or management side of manufacturing, chances are, unfilled jobs on your production floor are an anxiety-inducing reality. While...

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Filed Under: Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Manufacturing

Payroll Compliance Checklist: Your Guide To Not Getting Sued

July 16, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

There's no shortage of struggles when it comes to payroll. For most employers, it falls on them to withhold, deposit, report, and pay federal employment taxes for their employees correctly. But without guidance, you run the risk of missing...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Payroll & Tax

Beyond ADA Compliance, Employers Are Actively Recruiting Workers with Disabilities

July 12, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you’re struggling to fill open positions within your hourly workforce, you’re not alone. More than 7.3 million jobs are going unfilled, according to the latest BLS jobs report. As a result of the labor shortage, some forward-thinking employers...

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

For Staffing Companies: How to Evaluate Payroll Software

July 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Staffing companies are in the business of keeping people happy. They need to keep their clients happy, or clients will take their business elsewhere. They also need to keep their employees happy, or workers won’t be productive and won’t stick...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Staffing, Payroll & Tax

6 Ways to Optimize Manual Timekeeping Compliance

July 02, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Automated timekeeping systems offer an impressive payroll solution for even the most complex workforces. However, one-in-three companies still use manual timekeeping methods. In 2017, a study showed that 38% of employers were still using paper...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Must-Have HR Tools for the Hourly Workforce: Swapping and Bidding

June 28, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Managing an hourly workforce comes with a lot of unique challenges, but few can be as complicated or frustrating as scheduling. As many businesses extend their hours and expand their workforces to meet industry demands, scheduling has become a...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

BSCs, Keep an Eye on these Trending Labor Compliance Issues

June 27, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Ask any HR professional in the building service industry for their company’s three greatest workforce challenges, and labor compliance is likely to be on their list. 

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Filed Under: Compliance

Independent Contractor or Employee? It Depends Who You Ask

June 21, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees has always been challenging for employers. But as the gig economy explodes—and more misclassification-based lawsuits wind their way through the courts—the lines are only getting...

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Filed Under: Compliance, California

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

Cannabis Series: Banking for an "Unbankable" Industry

June 12, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re in the cannabis industry and have yet to find a bank willing to partner with your operations, you aren’t alone. Thousands of distributors and growers are still operating on a cash-only basis, managing payroll, sales, and income taxes...

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Filed Under: Payroll & Tax, Cannabis