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2022 HR and Payroll Calendar

Posted on Feb 9, 2022 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

A key component of effective workforce management is staying on top of critical dates and deadlines. In addition to payroll and tax filing dates, you also need to plan for federal and workplace holidays affecting your workforce, such as National Employee Appreciation Day and Employee Health and Fitness Month. 

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DEI in the Workplace: 6 Tips for Creating an Environment of Openness and Mutual Respect

Posted on Feb 2, 2022 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

Building a culture that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical to maintaining a positive employee experience. After all, you want to create an environment in which your employees feel welcomed and respected, no matter their differences.

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The Great Resignation: What Organizations Need to Know

Posted on Jan 27, 2022 8:45:00 AM by John Duval

When the pandemic began, many organizations were forced to send employees home, whereas others had to cease operating altogether, resulting in layoffs and furloughs. Since then, massive numbers of employees have continued to leave their jobs. Only this time, they are doing so voluntarily as part of the “Great Resignation.”

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If Your Employee Onboarding Was Designed by Your Favorite TV Characters

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 9:03:00 AM by John Duval

Employee onboarding is so much more than the old-fashioned notion of orientation. Unlike a single day of introductions and paperwork, onboarding is a collection of resources, activities, and touchpoints that help new hires get to know the people and processes they will interact with at work.

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How to Write a Performance Development Plan (PDP), With Examples

Posted on Sep 9, 2021 7:45:00 AM by John Duval

Helping employees reach their full potential and career goals is essential to support a positive employee experience. That’s why a performance development plan (PDP) is such a valuable tool in your talent management toolkit, as it elevates employee performance and lays out plans for individual growth.

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How to Conduct an Effective Manager Performance Review

Posted on Sep 2, 2021 7:15:00 AM by John Duval

Performance reviews—whether conducted annually, quarterly, or on some other schedule—are an effective way to ensure employees understand how their performance aligns with expectations. 

Managers are always in the position to give feedback to their direct reports, but they also need to receive feedback in performance reviews. When done well, performance reviews can help managers at all levels improve performance and earn recognition for their accomplishments.

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How to Write a Performance Improvement Plan to Boost Employee Growth

Posted on Aug 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM by John Duval

Though you probably offer a combination of constructive feedback and coaching to employees, there may still be instances when performance falls below expectations and requires formal follow-up. To help employees make desired improvements, a performance improvement plan (PIP) is a useful tool for communicating performance concerns and showing employees what they can do to address them.

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How to Determine if Employees Qualify for FLSA Administrative Exemption

Posted on Aug 19, 2021 7:15:00 AM by John Duval

When classifying employees according to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, there are several possible criteria for exemption, so you must consider each position carefully. 

Unfortunately, there is no shortcut for determining FLSA classifications. But when you understand how to apply the relevant criteria to your workforce, you can make more accurate decisions about employee eligibility for overtime and other FLSA entitlements.

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Levels of Engagement: How to Build a More Engaged Workforce

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 9:15:00 AM by John Duval

Creating a highly engaged workforce has been a longtime goal for many organizations, as engaged employees are deeply committed to achieving critical company goals. However, understanding what it takes to engage employees can be challenging. There is an entire spectrum of engagement—from fully engaged to actively disengaged—and it can be difficult to meet employees where they are.

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ACA Tracking and Compliance: What Employers Need to Know

Posted on Aug 5, 2021 10:30:00 AM by John Duval

 

Affordable Care Act (ACA) tracking is a must for employers, but what are the key components that go into completing the required annual IRS reports?

By understanding which elements to track—employee hours, benefits plan participation, and other information—and the best system for tracking them, you obtain the data you need to meet ACA reporting requirements and maintain your organization’s regulatory compliance.

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