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How to navigate holiday season workplace issues

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

The holiday season can be a tricky time for HR professionals and company leaders. Everyone on your staff is likely to feel the crunch of additional professional and personal obligations at the end of the year, and mass burnout may always feel imminent. Throwing a fun holiday party to show appreciation for your staff is a good idea, but it can also be a logistical nightmare. And while hiring additional seasonal staff can help increase productivity, it may also cause confusion about compliance with employment laws.

But fear not! We’ve pulled together a few pointers to help you make the holiday season as smooth as possible in your workplace this year.  

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[HR Roundup] Predictive scheduling, a unanimous Supreme Court vote, the HQ2 decision + more HR news

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

We’ve officially entered the holiday season, and we’re within striking distance of the new year. Just in time for the holiday rush, Walmart adopted a predictive scheduling system—a big move for the retail giant that may help set the standard for other retail employers. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of firefighters in a unanimous vote, work stress has continued to increase in the last five years, and employers shudder at the thought of competing with Amazon’s HQ2 in the already-tight talent pool. That’s what we’re covering in this month’s edition of the HR Roundup, a collection of the top news HR professionals need to know.

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How an HCM system can improve productivity for HR, part eight: retention

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval


Read part 7: How an HCM system can improve productivity for HR, part seven: Compliance

The grass is greener on the other side. Employees with this mindset could be close to quitting—if they haven’t already.

When employees leave their jobs, HR managers have to restart the costly dance of recruitment, hiring, and onboarding all over again. With today’s hiring market, evolving labor laws, and overflowing HR tasks, the consequences of employee churn are heavy to bear. Turnover doesn’t just increase onboarding and training costs—it also reduces employee morale and productivity.

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2019 HR and Payroll compliance calendar: key dates HR and payroll managers should know

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

If you’re in HR or payroll, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you’re equipped with the right information to keep everything on track year after year, from ACA to FLSA.

That’s why we put together the HR and payroll compliance calendar every year, to bring you an important list of dates and deadlines you need to know to help keep compliance on track for your workplace. Check out our latest calendar for 2019.

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How an HCM system can improve productivity for HR, part seven: Compliance

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

Read part 6: How an HCM system can improve productivity for HR, part six: Benefits Management

Maintaining compliance is a messy and often immense endeavor.

The ever-changing web of regulations and laws have HR professionals balancing benefits management, payroll runs, and leave reporting among other HR policies. At the same time, HR professionals have to stay on their toes with laws like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and more.

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