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Does Your Company Accommodate New Mothers? It's Not Optional

December 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Undoubtedly, your employee handbook covers quite a bit of ground. But if it doesn’t include a formal lactation accommodation policy, it’s not be as complete as it could be.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

7 New California Labor Laws HR Pros Should Know

November 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your business operates in the Golden State, you know that California labor laws are among the most complex and rigorous in the U.S. Unfortunately, that isn’t changing anytime soon. In fact, things are about to get even more challenging for...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, California

Employee Exit Interviews for Hourly Work Environments

November 27, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

An exit interview is a valuable tool that can identify ways a company could achieve a higher level of productivity, profitability, and retain top talent.

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

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: Compliance, Human Capital Management

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: Human Capital Management, Workforce 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: Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

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: Time Tracking, Workforce Management