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Is This the Year of a Federal Paid Parental Leave Law?

February 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Part 2 in a Series on Pressing Paid Leave Issues

Is federal paid parental leave legislation finally having a moment? Because the subject keeps popping up. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Employee Benefits

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

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

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

When Is an Employee’s Final Paycheck Due?

April 19, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Every employer knows that it’s critical to pay employees correctly, down to the penny—and that includes a departing employee’s final paycheck.    

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Filed Under: Compliance, Employee Benefits

4 Ways Performance Management Software Can Be Used to Motivate Hourly Workers

February 28, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

It’s a fact: unmotivated workers hurt the bottom line. In a study by HR research firm McLean & Company, it was determined that unmotivated, disengaged employees cost companies an average of $3,400 per year for every $10,000 in annual salary.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

6 Things to Look for in a Performance Management System

December 08, 2017 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

According to a number of industry surveys, many employers are eager to upgrade their performance management systems. They’ve concluded that their existing systems—which often revolve heavily around annual performance reviews—are both laborious...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

5 Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Seasonal Employees

November 27, 2017 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Talent acquisition can be particularly challenging for companies that hire a seasonal workforce. Whether your busy season is the winter holidays (i.e., the retail and hospitality sectors) or the summer months (i.e., the construction and...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits

4 Key Aspects of Employee Performance Management Software

September 28, 2017 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Many employers are seeking a more effective approach to performance management than the cumbersome processes of the past—processes that often left management exhausted and employees unenthused.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Employee Benefits