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10 Benefits of Unified Workforce Management Software

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

A unified workforce management system ties together all of the core elements of a talent management system, including payroll, scheduling, leave management, time and attendance, and other essential HR services. 

When all of these pieces are pulled together in one centralized platform, you can improve efficiency, do more with workforce data, and provide a positive employee experience.

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How to Manage Overtime Costs with Real-Time Pay Rules

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

Whether you have a few non-exempt employees earning overtime or many more, managing overtime costs is essential to keeping track of your payroll spending.

By establishing rules for overtime, scheduling, and employee attendance, you can manage overtime in real time and stay informed when costs approach or exceed your budget.

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What is FLSA Status and How to Classify Employees with It

Posted on Mar 31, 2021 8:30:00 AM by John Duval

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5 Time and Attendance Rules for Your Mobile Workforce

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM by John Duval

When you have a mobile workforce, some or all of your employees perform their duties outside of a traditional work location. Employees may be working from home or—in the case of rideshare workers, traveling nurses, or construction workers—conducting their work activities in the field.

Managing a mobile workforce requires efficient processes for tying employee pay to work hours. Whether your employees are located at home or remote work sites, you can benefit from setting rules for accurate scheduling, time and attendance reporting, and payroll.

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How to Write a Payroll Processing Error Letter (with Examples)

Posted on Mar 15, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

Even with a solid payroll process in place, payroll errors still happen. Miscommunication between HR and payroll systems, record-keeping mistakes, or a single missed deadline can result in overpayments, underpayments, or incorrect payroll deductions.

Though the best solution is to avoid payroll errors altogether, you should still have a plan in place for what you will do when errors occasionally occur. Having the appropriate communication and follow-up with employees not only shows your commitment to making the necessary corrections, but it can also give employees peace of mind in knowing that they won’t be left to sort out the error alone.

Follow these tips for communicating payroll processing errors to employees.

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12 HR Metrics to Track in 2021

Posted on Mar 8, 2021 11:15:00 AM by John Duval

Reliable HR metrics help you understand the success of people initiatives, as well as their associated costs. With good metrics, you’ll also have better insight into what’s working and what needs improvement, so you can establish priorities and track your progress. In 2021, tracking key HR metrics will also help you understand the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your workforce.

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Your Payroll Management System is Broken. Here's How to Fix It

Posted on Feb 18, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

Errors and delays in payroll can be frustrating for everyone—payroll staff, HR, and the impacted employees. The problem can often be traced back to an inefficient, manual process or a payroll platform that doesn’t fully meet your needs for accuracy or integration. The good news: There are steps you can take to fix a broken payroll management system and keep your payroll processes humming.

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6 Benefits of Connected Time Tracking and Payroll Systems

Posted on Feb 3, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

Having an accurate count of employee hours enables you to manage what is likely your organization’s largest expense: payroll. Whether you’re managing nursing shifts in a healthcare organization or tracking employee working hours in a retail or manufacturing setting, time and attendance tracking impact the accuracy of your entire payroll function.

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How to Tell if an Integrated Payroll System is Right for Your Organization

Posted on Jan 28, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

Getting payroll right is essential for delivering an exceptional employee experience and staying in compliance with tax and labor laws. Employees expect accuracy in pay, and when something goes wrong, they can lose faith in your ability to get it right or, worse, they experience financial hardship. 

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2021 Payroll and HR Compliance Calendar

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 8:15:00 AM by John Duval

For busy HR and payroll professionals, every month of the year brings new deliverables, and there are specific payroll and tax filing deadlines you just can’t miss.

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