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Building a remote team during the pandemic: Software tools & tips

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In wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic , many employers are being forced to transition to a fully remote workforce and there’s value in having an established framework setup that’s optimized for working from home.

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COVID-19: What to make of insurance companies covering treatment at no cost to members

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The Federal Government made COVID-19 testing free for everyone as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18th.

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COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is a federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses who've been impacted by COVID-19.

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CARES Act: Small business emergency loans

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

CARES Act Summary: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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Compliance Check: Family First Coronavirus Response Act

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On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act in response to the spread of COVID-19. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick leave law.

Coronavirus: Managing a Remote Workforce

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How to manage remote employees

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Best practices for managing remote employees. As the HR tech industry continues to boom, so does the opportunity for employees to telecommute. In fact, 4.3 million employees (3.2% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time.

COVID-19 outbreak: resources for employees affected by business closures and slowdowns

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In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many businesses in the service industry are being forced to layoff staff members due to business closures or slowdowns.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy

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*This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy which you can view below. Paid time off is a topic that can be tricky to manage. How do you create a PTO policy that’s fair? What are your legal obligations?

Coronavirus pandemic: Everything you need to know about COVID-19

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The CDC is closely monitoring a recent outbreak caused by the Coronavirus disease. Here's everything you and your employees need to know.

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IRS releases draft instructions for 2019 Form 1095-C: Here's what you need to know

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As long as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in place, it carries stiff compliance requirements and the potential for financial penalties. Applicable employers are required to file 1095-Cs with the IRS, and each year usually brings changes and clarifications for filing.

7 leadership types: which type are you?

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To be an effective leader, one might use several different leadership styles at a given time. By taking the time to familiarize oneself with the different types of leadership, you might recognize areas for improvement or alternative ways to lead that serve your current goals better.

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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Department of Labor (DOL) announced Final Rule effective January 15, 2020

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On December 12, 2019 the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule that allows employers to more easily offer perks and benefits to their employees. HR industry trends

Tips for Employer Taxes

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*This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, Tips for Employer Taxes, which you can view below. Tax season is among us - so today, we’re covering what HR Parties of One need to know.

Understanding Your Leadership Voice

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All leaders speak, but not all leaders are heard. Let’s discuss the different ways you can tackle leadership and communication! HR Performance & Engagement

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Improve Your Onboarding Process

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*This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, Improve Your Onboarding Process, which you can view below. A lot of organizations are focused on reducing turnover, but most employers don’t appreciate the power of onboarding.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

2020 HR Compliance Deadlines: 8 Key Dates for HR

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Full list of HR 2020 Deadlines. As 2020 begins, most HR departments are focusing on getting — and staying — organized, and keeping up with the many dates and deadlines required to keep their businesses compliant. Use these dates to get started: HR compliance

BerniePortal shortlisted for best cloud HR/Payroll/ERP solution

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December 2019 | Nashville-based online benefits and HR software platform, BerniePortal, is a finalist in the 2019 SaaS Awards Program in the Best Cloud HR/Payroll/ERP Solution category. BerniePortal HRIS

Types of Employee Leave

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There are many different types of employee leave a company can offer their employees, including both paid and unpaid leave. There is, however, one form of employee leave that employers do not get to choose whether to offer or not.

BerniePortal July 2019 Dynamic Duo Spotlight

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Dynamic Duo: NBI & Associates + Cooper Simmons. BerniePortal is more than just a software platform to its licensees—it’s a partnership!

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

How to Write Job Descriptions

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*This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, How to Write Job Descriptions, which you can view below. This week, we’re talking job descriptions.

How to give a performance review

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At all levels of an organization, there's an insatiable need for quality, growth-centric conversations, continuous feedback cycles, frequent check-ins, and ongoing coaching and career development opportunities. So where do you start? What is a performance review?

BernieU Courses Eligible for Free HRCI Recertification Credits

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*The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. Are you looking for free HRCI recertification credit hours? Well, look no further than BernieU.

What is a FTE?

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Human resource professionals love a good acronym. HRIS, ATS, EE, PTO.the list goes on and on! But sometimes, to truly understand the term, you need to know more than just what it stands for. With that in mind, let's dive into a commonly misunderstood HR acronym: FTE. HR compliance

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

How to Write an HR Mission Statement

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*This blog is adapted from the first episode of HR Party of One , How to Write a Mission Statement, which you can view below. Today, we’re talking HR mission statements - what they are, why they’re important, and how to build one.

How to have the best Q4 ever

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Open enrollment doesn't have to be a headache. Who wants to be buried in paperwork at the end of the year? With open enrollment right around the corner, now is the time to strategize your Q4 game plan.

Final HRA rule expands options for employers

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Employers able to reimburse for individual coverage in 2020. The IRS released a final rule last week expanding Health Reimbursement Arrangements, providing employers a new option in helping employees access healthcare and health coverage.

Overtime Pay: Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt

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*This blog is adapted from the second episode of HR Party of One , Overtime Pay: Exempt Vs. Non-Exempt, which you can view below.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.