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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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The Latest DOL Overtime Rules: Ready or Not, Here They Come?

May 30, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What a long strange trip it’s been. When it comes to the Department of Labor’s whiplash-inducing stance on overtime (OT) rules, perhaps the Grateful Dead said it best.

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Filed Under: HR News, Time Tracking, Workforce Management

Sexual Harassment Training for the Hourly Workforce

May 14, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s the best way to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, especially when you manage an hourly workforce? It remains a burning question—even though 94% of U.S. companies have anti-sexual harassment policies in place. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Balancing Workplace Monitoring and Employee Privacy Rights

May 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company keep a digital eye on employees throughout the workday? You’re not alone. According to an American Management Association survey, 80% of employers use some form of electronic workplace monitoring.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management, Performance Management

Mandatory Overtime Laws in Each State Across the U.S.

April 23, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Every state has certain laws regarding mandatory overtime. It’s important to understand what the overtime laws in your state are to help you avoid issues with payroll and remain consistently compliant in your management practices.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Time Tracking, Workforce Management, California

Make Workforce Safety Part of Your Company Culture

April 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

How often do your employees think about workplace safety? It’s not just something to ponder when the OSHA inspectors arrive. Ideally, safety is part of your everyday company culture, something employees are mindful of whenever they’re on the job.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Construction, Manufacturing

Fair Warning: Written Warnings Can Backfire on Employers

March 13, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment
Chances are, your company has a progressive discipline policy in place to address employee misconduct. Chances are, one key component of that progressive discipline policy is to issue written warnings to erring workers.

But written warnings...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management