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Is a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy the Right Move for Your Business?

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If a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available this year or in 2021, your business needs to consider whether or not having a mandatory vaccination policy makes sense.

Employee Turnover During the Pandemic

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As if a global pandemic isn't enough to handle, companies still have to continue to address employee turnover. Turnover is expensive, and can be daunting to deal with but there are ways to turn it into an opportunity to learn more about your company, and use it to improve the way you do things.

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Leading During a Pandemic

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No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action from Congress is uncertain.

6 Tips for Managing Workplace Stress

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We’re all supposed to feel stress from time to time. It’s the way the body responds to demands and dangers. A stressful event triggers the release of hormones.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Back to School FAQs for Employers

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Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( FFCRA ). hr Compliance COVID19

4 Key Terms From the ADA That Every Employer Should Know

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If you hadn’t engaged with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before the pandemic, you probably have by now. The ADA comes up a lot these days, both with respect to confidentiality of medical information (like employee temperatures) as well as with reasonable accommodation for those who are at high risk for a serious case of COVID-19. In this article we’ll tackle some of the key terms in the ADA that every employer should be comfortable with. hr Compliance Employment Law

Remember to Document, Document, Document

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With all of the changes everyone has had to make over the past few months, not to mention the heightened stress we’re all feeling, it may be tempting to let certain practices slide or be less strict about following particular workplace policies. Flexibility during crisis situations may make sense in certain situations, but there are some areas where you don’t want to fall short of your usual standards. Documentation is certainly one of those. hr Compliance risk management

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to support their mental health are currently unavailable due to social distancing. hr COVID19

Benefit Spotlight: Long Term Disability Insurance

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When a worldwide pandemic upends the financial security of people all over the globe, it's natural to want to examine your own financial security, or lack thereof, and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family. This is likely why there is currently an increased interest in various types of insurance coverage. This week we take a deeper look at long term disability insurance, and how it can help protect your financial future.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Is Your Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up?

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Right now, organizations across the country are asking themselves what they can do to make their workplaces more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, particularly for Black employees. They’re hosting conversations, acknowledging areas where they’ve fallen short, and identifying opportunities for improvement. hr company culture

How to Help Your Managers Communicate Better

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Here’s a startling statistic: Nearly 70% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees. That number comes from a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Interact, and it indicates that managers may at times shy away from doing basic management duties. hr training

How to Boost Employee Morale

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When an employee's feelings towards their workplace go sour it can negatively affect not just their productivity but it can also be toxic to the team, ultimately impacting the company's bottom line. company culture retention

Working With Summer Scheduling Challenges

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With summer underway employees have more scheduling challenges than usual. Vacations, summertime child care concerns, and the desire to take advantage of nice weather with an afternoon (or day) off all contribute to employees missing more work in the summer months. hr company culture retention

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

FAQs on Short Term Disability

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Short term disability insurance is an affordable way to protect your income when you are unable to work due to illness or injury. Percentage-wise, people with disabilities comprise approximately 13.1 percent of the U.S. population.

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective Jan. 1, 2020

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The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white collar employees. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020. hr Compliance Employment Law

Why Training Your Employees is Good for Retention

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There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?”. hr training

Effective Tactics for Dealing with Under Performing Employees

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There are a lot of reasons why an employee or a team may be under performing, and sometimes it takes a little digging to get at the root of the problem. Under performance could be due to a skill gap, unclear expectations, or a lack of incentive to perform. It could also be due to obstacles in your organization that prevent people from completing their assignments or getting their work done on time.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Cyber Attacks Often Aimed at Small Businesses

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It seems every month we are reading about another cyber attack at yet another large corporation. Because the stories we most often hear about involve big names like Equifax, Marriott or Yahoo it is common for people to consider cyber attacks a "big business" problem. The reality, however, is quite the opposite. Outsource risk management

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How To Make Meetings With Remote Employees More Effective

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According to the latest telecommuting, mobile work, and remote work statistics from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, regular work-at-home, among the non-self-employed population, has grown by 159% since 2005. And yet, despite advances in technology including video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team company meetings still remains a challenge.

Four Keys to Improving Your Culture

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There’s no easy formula to fixing all cultural problems because each workplace is unique. The rules and traditions that lead one team to success might bring a different team to ruin. Some teams will thrive in a highly centralized environment, while others will reach new heights through delegated decision-making. Much depends on individual situations and circumstances. Nevertheless, successful groups have something in common: their people work well together. hr Recruiting company culture

The Truth About Hiring Your 50th Employee

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About to hire your 50th employee? Congratulations! Reaching 50 employees is an important milestone for any organization. Now you need to make sure you’ve got the following four HR bases covered so you can celebrate with confidence. hr Compliance Employment Law risk management

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Federal Law Alert

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New I-9 Policy Due to COVID-19. hr Compliance Employment Law COVID19

10 Reasons to Immediately Review Your Employee Handbook

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While your employee handbook should receive a regularly-scheduled review to ensure compliance with state and federal law, there are some events that may require additional policies or updates to be added to your employee handbook sooner than your next scheduled update. Most notably, many state and federal employment laws only become applicable to an employer once it reaches a certain size, such as 5, 15, 25 or 50 employees. hr onboarding Benefits Compliance company culture

Washington Law Alert

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee Creates Protection for High-Risk Employees During COVID-19 Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation creating certain job protections for employees in Washington who are at a high risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. Employees are considered high risk if they are 65 years or older, live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or have certain chronic underlying health conditions, as listed on the CDC’s website here.

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EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized

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The hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. The data that has been required in years past was still due by May 31, 2019.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

3 Tips for Effective Employee Coaching

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The performance of your company is directly tied to the performance of your employees, so one of the best ways to develop your company is to develop the people who work for you. While you can motivate your employees by rewarding success and disciplining failure, these incentives and disincentives will only get you so far. If your employees only perform well to get a reward or avoid discipline, they’re not truly invested in your company’s success.

FAQs for PEO Clients on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

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Q: I have heard that only businesses with fewer than 500 employees (outside of limited exceptions) can qualify for a PPP loan. My professional employer organization (PEO) provides services for over 500 co-employees. Does that mean I can't qualify for a PPP loan? COVID19

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Understanding the New CARES Act Options

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The President recently signed legislation that includes important provisions to help you keep your employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis. These benefits are potentially available to all employers and, in some cases, the federal government will cover many of the costs of continuing to pay your employees for a period of time. Employment Law COVID19

News Brief: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and goes into effect today, April 1. hr Compliance Employment Law COVID19

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Background Checks

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Have you considered conducting background checks as part of your hiring process? The practice is fairly typical in the banking and financial services industries, as well as with those who work with children, the elderly, or people with disabilities. If you’re wondering whether you should do so as well, then check out our overview of the process below. hr interviewing hiring

How Bias Affects Your Interviewing

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Learn about the ways interviewers (even the best!) are affected by bias in the interview process. If you can identify these biases, then you'll be better able to avoid them and make smarter-and more diverse-hiring decisions. hr Recruiting interviewing

7 Tips for Organizing an Office Donation Drive

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Have you thought about conducting an office donation drive? It's a great way for businesses to help people in the community, gain a reputation for compassion and community service, and engage employees-- all while encouraging teamwork outside of a stressful work environment. If you're considering a donation drive, then here are a few tips to help you make the most of your efforts: company culture

FAQs for Employers Navigating COVID-19

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Employers are facing an unprecedented challenge navigating COVID-19. As the virus spreads, it is generating fear and uncertainty. Employers need clear answers they can trust. They want to know how they can protect their employees, what their obligations are under the law, and what steps they may need to take if the situation gets worse. We've put together this FAQ in the hope that it helps you manage this challenge and adapt to the circumstances ahead.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.