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Technology has never been more critical than it is now, especially for the current job market, given that companies still need to hire employees for their businesses and that many organizations are still operating remotely. As the CDC and government have asked that we continue to social distance, it has become critical for both human … Continue reading Virtual Interviewing and Hiring – The New Frontier
After 30 years in the payroll industry – 29 of them working for a payroll service provider (PSP) – I thought I had heard it all. I thought that three decades had given me the opportunity to wear every hat possible: customer service advocate, tax deposit accountant, penalty abatement petitioner, employee handbook author, benefits consultant, … Continue reading PPP and PSP: Does Changing Your Payroll Service Provider Impact Your PPP Loan? The 3 Things You Must Do When Switching PSPs During PPP
Loan forgiveness. Over the past weeks, these two simple words have become all-consuming for millions of small businesses who received vital funding under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Though PPP loans have been an essential lifeline for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, complexity surrounding loan forgiveness presents a formidable challenge. Employers are anxious to put … Continue reading The Ever-Expanding Road to PPP Forgiveness
Open enrollment – the time when employees can elect their benefits for the year … and the time that many HR professionals dread. Are you making benefits enrollment and management harder than it has to be? While some HR teams have moved benefits administration online, many are still following outdated, manual processes that make enrollment … Continue reading Are You Making Benefits Administration More Complicated Than It Has To Be?
Professional sports have a funny way of telling a compelling story. Being an avid sports fan who grew up in the ’90s, I was immediately drawn into the 10-part ESPN television documentary series called “The Last Dance.” The documentary highlights the legendary career of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, who was the best player on a … Continue reading What “The Last Dance” Documentary Can Teach Us About Group Dynamics and Leadership
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all in so many ways – physically, emotionally, financially, and socially. As we try our best to adapt to the circumstances and what has become the new normal, it’s good to take a step back and analyze what improvements can be made to your organization’s emergency preparedness and business … Continue reading How to Keep Payroll Running During Emergencies
Reducing turnover and retaining employees requires addressing a variety of areas and starts on day one. That very first experience with onboarding, alongside other important factors, such as culture, compensation, job security, manager behavior, and growth opportunities, can influence whether an employee will stay long-term. So, what if you did all of that perfectly and … Continue reading Could Your Company Benefits be one of the Major Reasons for Employee Turnover?
“Looking forward to benefits enrollment season!” – said no one ever. I used to be a certified application counselor and remember dreading the days prior to open enrollment. Dealing with the healthcare.gov website, keeping up with all the new ACA regulations, and seeing the major impact that it could have on people was not something … Continue reading Why it’s Time to Upgrade From Manual to Automated Benefits Administration
What the current COVID-19 crisis has taught us all is that we are not always fully prepared for long-lasting emergencies, especially when it comes to business continuity. And it’s not surprising – events like this pandemic do not happen as often as, say, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. If your business doesn’t already have one, a … Continue reading Crafting Your Business Continuity Plan
When we think about two of the most powerful words, “Thank you,” we automatically go back to our childhood. We think about our parents and grandparents reminding us – “Did you say thank you?” We think about some of our notable role models, like Mr. Rogers, Walt Disney, Bob Ross, and Shell Silverstein. “We live in a world in which we … Continue reading Thank You Health Care Heroes