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Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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EPAY Eats: Food Recommendations for  #SHRM18 in Chicago

June 12, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

EPAY Systems has found its home in Chicago since 2001 and we are so excited to welcome SHRM to our city. With four packed days of seminars, sessions and walking the expo floor, if you're in town for SHRM you will likely get hungry. To help, our...

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2018 Tax Credits Every HR Pro Should Know

May 10, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You’re an HR professional, not a company accountant. So it’s not often you can directly improve your company’s bottom line. That said, there are three federal tax credits in 2018 that edge into HR territory—and they can save your employer some...

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Are Your Job Descriptions Effective at Recruiting Hourly Workers?

May 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Chances are, your company has been using the same job descriptions and job titles forever. But just because they’re familiar and easy to use doesn’t mean they’re as effective as they could be, particularly when it comes to recruiting hourly...

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Are These 5 Updates Missing from Your Employee Handbook?

April 24, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

When was the last time you updated your company’s employee handbook? If it’s been over a year, you’re due for an update. Employment laws keep changing; hot HR issues keep shifting. Today, savvy employers are treating the employee handbook as a...

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Is It Time to Update Your Company Drug Policy?

April 17, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Not long ago, maintaining a company drug policy was a fairly straightforward HR matter. But in the last few years, rapid changes to America’s social and legal landscape have left many employers feeling like they’re tracking a moving target.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance, Human Capital Management

9 Performance Management Best Practices for Hourly Workers

April 12, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Many employers seek ways to improve their performance management system—and for companies managing an hourly workforce, the challenge is even greater. How do managers connect with employees in a low-wage, high-turnover environment? How do...

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