Human Resources & Payroll Blog

Getting FMLA forms right

Posted on May 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

If administering the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives you an enormous headache, you’re not alone. From deciphering medical certification information and assessing employee eligibility to completing required paperwork and submitting notice, it’s certainly no simple task.

But FMLA doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Below, we’ve shared a few actionable tips you can use to streamline your processes and get FMLA forms right.

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5 common HR manager interview questions and how they can guide your career

Posted on May 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

As an HR expert, your hiring decisions often hinge on a candidate’s performance in their job interview — especially when they’re applying for a leadership position. However, when it comes to your own career advancement, it can be challenging to determine what to say.

But, as you know, taking the time to research popular interview questions and rehearse thoughtful responses ahead of time can increase your chances of earning a coveted leadership position.

Whether you’re currently interviewing for a new role or simply considering pursuing new opportunities in the future, here are several popular HR manager interview questions and tips for formulating the best responses:

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[HR Roundup] LinkedIn’s Top 50 Companies, Employees are rushing benefits decisions + more HR news

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

As we kick off the second quarter and resurface after a strenuous tax season, HR leaders are looking ahead to new initiatives—and several emerging trends and insights could shape employers’ efforts for the remainder of the year.

From newly proposed protections for LGBTQ individuals and workers organizing against climate change to the DOL’s response to mental health concerns and employee confusion over benefits packages, a lot is happening in the world of human resources.

To help you stay up to date, here’s a recap of the top stories from April affecting HR departments across the country:

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How Companies Can Support Remote Workers

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

Unsure how to best manage your remote workforce? You’re not alone.

As communication technology evolves and productivity tools become more robust, jobs that allow employees to work remotely are quickly becoming the standard rather than the exception. In fact, 65 percent of organizations have a combination of office-based and remote employees, according to a recent global survey by Buffer Inc.

And given work-from-anywhere policies can help organizations save on facilities costs, increase employee satisfaction and attract and retain top talent from around the globe, it’s likely to become even more prevalent.

But for companies used to having their entire workforce on-site, adjusting to more flexible work arrangements requires a management paradigm shift. From your culture and technology to your performance metrics, you’ll need to address several aspects of your organization if you want to set your remote workers up for success.

Here are a few ways you can support your remote employees.

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What employers need to know about employee arbitration

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

When legal conflicts arise between employees and employers — such as misconduct or a breach of contract — they’re generally settled one of two ways: via lawsuit or arbitration.

And because lawsuits can be lengthy and exhausting for both parties, many employers prefer to resolve disputes through arbitration. Plus, preventing lawsuits can help a company protect its public brand identity.

However, as organizations like Google have recently discovered, forcing arbitration can jeopardize an employer’s reputation and undermine employee trust.

Here are several things you need to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to include an arbitration clause in your employee contracts.

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