9 Things HR Needs to Know About Auditing a PTO Policy | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

Whether reworking your organization’s time off benefits or making a few changes, find out what HR needs to know about auditing a company’s PTO policy

Return-to-Work Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

These tips and best practices help craft your message communicating a return-to-work plan to your employees during the coronavirus pandemic


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The Paycheck Fairness Act and its Impact on the Gender Wage Gap | BerniePorta


The Paycheck Fairness Act, which includes legislation that hopes to eliminate pay discrimination on the basis of gender, was passed in the House of Representatives on April 15, 2021. What is this legislation and how could it impact the gender pay gap. HR News

5 Essential Books for HR Professionals in 2021 | BerniePortal


Staying on top of your HR skills and knowledge isn’t always easy when there’s a lot on your to-do list.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

Paid Leave Updates in the American Families Plan (AFP) | BerniePortal


The Biden administration recently announced a new proposal that could reshape paid leave requirements for American employers.

Dependent Care FSA Limit Increase: What Employers Should Know | BerniePortal


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 introduced multiple provisions to provide assistance to organizations and individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19.


Restaurant Revitalization Fund: How To Apply for Grants | BerniePortal


The new COVID-19 stimulus bill includes a separate relief fund called the RESTAURANTS Act, which sets aside approximately $28 billion for a Small Business Administration (SBA) grant program that helps support the food and drinks service industry impacted by pandemic shutdowns.

Are Employers Legally Required to Pay Employees for Onboarding? | BerniePortal


When done right, onboarding is one of the most important and impactful first steps in an employee’s new position. While onboarding processes may vary at different organizations, do employers have to pay employees for the time spent during onboarding? Read on to find out. HR Recruitment & Retention

Is it Legal for Employers to Require Covid Vaccination Proof? | BerniePortal


According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker , nearly 146 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in the United States. After President Biden announced plans for the U.S.

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Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Template: Paid Parental Leave Change Best Practices | BerniePortal


As the benefits season rolls around, it’s always best practice to evaluate your organization’s current offerings to see what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to provide better value to your team members.

COVID-19 Stimulus Package: What’s Included in the New $1.9 Trillion Bill | BerniePortal


On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Congress passed new legislation dedicated to providing relief to Americans and industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first stimulus package to pass since December 2020 and is one of the most expensive pieces of legislation in American history.

New 2021 ACA Affordability Threshold Issued by IRS | BerniePortal


Each year, the IRS issues a new affordability threshold that ACA-compliant organizations must meet for employee health plans. Find out how this maximum rate works and what employers need to know to remain compliant when administering healthcare benefits. HR Benefits & Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement Details | BerniePortal


Members who were covered by certain Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance or administrative services plans between February 2008 and October 2020 might be eligible for a class action lawsuit settlement. Read on for more information. Benefits & Healthcare News


5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Form W-4 Tutorial: How to Fill Out 2021 Form W-4 | BerniePortal


The 2021 version of Form W-4 may have been released in December 2020, but the compliance document was completely overhauled the previous year. From what it is to a step-by-step guide, here’s what you need to know about how to fill out Form W-4. HR Taxes

6 Workplace Changes HR Should Plan for After COVID-19 | BerniePortal

Drew Gieseke

With a coronavirus vaccine still out of reach, what should HR expect for life after the pandemic—and how can it prepare now


Guide: How Do I Make an Onboarding Checklist? | BerniePortal


Crafting and following a comprehensive onboarding checklist ensures a consistent, streamlined process for each new hire. It also allows HR pros to better track the work and time associated with bringing on new employees.

How to Talk About Gender Identity in the Workplace | BerniePortal


A recent Gallup study reported that 5.6% of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), a more than 1% increase from data reported in 2017. Among this percentage of LGBT individuals, 11.3% identify as transgender.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Paperless HR and More: Make Your Office Eco-Friendly | BerniePortal


With the return to offices on the horizon, workforces have the opportunity to make their operations more efficient and environmentally friendly.


Employee Anniversary Recognition Ideas: How to Celebrate Employee Milestones | BerniePortal


It’s no secret that employees have had to adjust and adapt more than ever in the past year. For employers, the soft skills it takes to balance workloads with COVID-19 complications are invaluable, whether your employees have been with the organization for years or just a few months.

ADA Compliance and How it Relates to COVID | BerniePortal


With vaccinations becoming more available across the United States in the coming weeks, workplaces might be gearing up to return to the office soon.

What Should Employers Know About Bereavement Leave? | BerniePortal


One of the hardest parts of an HR manager's job is offering guidance and support when an employee loses a loved one. Bereavement leave is a topic that no one wants to dwell on, but it’s critical that employers are prepared with policies in place if it happens at your organization.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

3 Ways PTO Can Help Your Retention Efforts | BerniePortal


While some degree of turnover is expected in most organizations, experts are predicting a wave of widespread turnover after vaccine efforts help workers feel more confident about making career moves.

What HR Should Know on International Women's Day 2021 | BerniePortal


Women are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and companies could lose out on a generation of strong female leaders and the cultural and financial success that they bring to the table.

Applicant Interview Invitation Email Template | BerniePortal


During the recruiting process, every interaction matters when hiring managers communicate with job applicants. And how an organization interacts with candidates even before the interview stage can set the tone for how they perceive the company.

Seven Onboarding Trends and Tips to Know in 2021 | BerniePortal


A recent SHRM article reported that studies show “as many as half of workers intend to look for a new job” in 2021. For a growing business, onboarding new hires is a big responsibility that plays a key role in employee retention efforts.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Application Acknowledgment Template: How to Respond to a Candidate | BerniePortal


A good recruiting process allows you to find the top and qualified talent quickly and efficiently, and a large part of recruitment involves communication with applicants. Using email templates helps maintain a high-quality, consistent experience for candidates during the application process.

Employee Hiring and Onboarding: Whose Job is It? | BerniePortal


For a growing organization, hiring and onboarding new hires is a big responsibility and team effort. How well you onboard employees plays a key role in your employee retention efforts. This year more than ever, how well you onboard could impact how well you’re able to prevent—or withstand—turnover.

How to Retain Top Talent in 2021 | BerniePortal


As vaccination efforts ramp up across the country, a report indicates that a massive wave of turnover is expected once the pandemic is more under control and employees feel safe making a career move.

PPP Loans: Application Deadline Extended with New Law | BerniePortal


On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the PPP Extension Act of 2021, which adjusts the deadline for first- and second-draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications.


Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Made in America Tax Plan: What Employers Should Know | BerniePortal


The White House recently announced two major policy proposals that have the potential to completely restructure key components of the U.S. economy. The first, known as the American Jobs Plan , seeks to rebuild and preserve the country’s infrastructure and energy grid.