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Finding a Cure for Patchwork Paid Sick Leave Laws

February 07, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 1 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Juggling various state and local paid sick leave laws (PSLL) is sparking headaches and ulcers throughout the HR community in companies that operate in multiple jurisdictions.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

Why You Need a Smoking Cessation Program

February 01, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Perhaps your company already offers a formal smoking cessation program to employees. Perhaps you’re thinking about adding one to your wellness program. Either way, it’s a great idea. Helping workers quit smoking both benefits your workforce and...

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Filed Under: Employee Benefits

What is a Human Resource Information System?

January 29, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

HRIS, or “Human Resource Information Systems” refers to the digital automation of tasks and functions that were once performed by HR personnel. Most companies of 100 or more employees are choosing to streamline HR functions by implementing an...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Applicant Tracking and Onboarding: 10 Tips for Upgrading Your Hourly Workforce

January 24, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more employers are choosing full-suite HR software with integrated applicant tracking systems (ATS) and onboarding software. They’re looking for ways to ease and enhance their recruiting and onboarding efforts—which is particularly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding

3 Ways HR Can Boost the Bottom Line

January 17, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

While most companies don’t view Human Resources as a profit center, savvy HR practices can contribute mightily to profitability. For companies that operate in highly-competitive markets or on razor-thin profit margins, maximizing HR’s impact on...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

A Manager Must-Do: FMLA Training

January 15, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

They say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, what you don’t know can hurt you—and that applies to your managers, too.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, FMLA

2019 Minimum Wage Updates Plus Our At-a-Glance Chart

January 11, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Effective January 1, 2019, 19 states and more than 24 cities and localities have raised minimum wages, with other states planning increases later in the year. These minimum wage increases could effect an estimated 5 million hourly-paid workers,...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Michelle Lanter Smith, EPAY's Chief Marketing Officer, Named One of "The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence

January 08, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Rolling Meadows, IL – Michelle Lanter Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of EPAY Systems, was recently named one of “The 10 Leading Businesswomen Moving Beyond Excellence” by Beyond Exclamation, a media company focused on outstanding leadership in...

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Filed Under: EPAY News

2019 HR Books to Make You a Better Business Leader

January 03, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Human resource managers are never bored – there is always a new problem to solve. The most effective way to advance your skills is to get tips from the masters. We have culled the best HR books on the art of managing people. Even a single insight...

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ACA Ruled Unconstitutional—What Does That Mean for Employers?

December 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ruled unconstitutional. Few of us saw it coming, including employers and HR professionals.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News, Employee Benefits, Affordable Care Act