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How to Make the First 30 Days the Best for Your New Employee

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When bringing new talent onto your team, it pays to be forward-thinking in your approach to employee onboarding. First impressions are important, and the follow-through your leadership demonstrates over the next 30 days will be the ultimate test of how your organization measures up.

10 Minor Mistakes That Can Get an Employer into Big Trouble

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Minor mistakes can lead to big trouble when it comes to how you manage your employees. From failure to keep company records to sharing an employee’s health information with others in the workplace, the number of ways employers can drop the ball are seemingly endless.

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5 More Common Ways Businesses Unknowingly Break the Law

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We received a lot of interest from readers after publishing our article on common ways businesses unknowingly break the law , which we included in our monthly newsletter.

New York City Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Banning Employers From Asking About Pay History

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The New York City Council voted Wednesday, April 5 to approve legislation that will ban employers from asking job applicants about their pay history when considering them during the hiring process. The bill will impact approximately 3.8

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Observing Federal Holidays When They Fall on the Weekend

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This year, both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend. So what does that mean for your employees? You decide.

President Obama’s New Proposed Overtime Rule

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On Tuesday, June 30th, the Department of Labor announced the Obama administration’s proposed rule to raise the overtime threshold for certain salaried workers from $23,660 to $50,440.

When Can Employers Delete Employee Records?

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It’s a popular question that doesn’t often get addressed — how long is an employer required to keep employee records, and when can you dispose of them? Let’s go over what’s stated in the law, and then read between-the-lines.

What’s Legal? Employer’s Guide to Labor Laws on Lateness

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We recently wrote an article detailing actionable steps to take to reform habitually late employees. In this article, we mentioned a staggering statistic — that 40 percent of employers have actually fired an employee for being late.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

10 Things to Prepare For an Employee’s Last Day

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Most employers prepare for an employee’s first day, but how many prepare for the last? While big firms typically have procedures in place for guiding employee termination, not every employer has a professional guiding the exit process.

Judge Blocks Rule Extending Overtime Pay to Millions of Salaried Workers

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A federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama administration rule on Tuesday expanding mandatory overtime pay to millions of salaried workers.

Is it Legal to Dock Pay for Employees Returning Late from Breaks?

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As a time and attendance company, we know that when it comes to giving employees breaks, each company has their own policy. A growing trend we’ve noticed is that many of our clients dock their employees’ break pay if they exceed their allotted break time, even if only by a minute.

NYC Law Will Require Businesses to Offer Employees a Tax Break for Commuting Expenses

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Starting Jan. 1, 2016, New York City will require employers with twenty full-time employees and above to provide their employees with pretax earnings to buy rides.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Four Steps Toward an All-Star Employee Volunteer Program

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Beyond benefiting a community, a well executed employee volunteer program boosts morale, fosters leadership and teamwork skills, and provides a positive corporate image for your business.

Fingercheck Now Generates Job Offer Letters!

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If you have Fingercheck360, you know that hiring is just one aspect of the 360 platform, which is an all-in-one cloud-based platform that integrates Hiring, Employee Onboarding, HR, Time Tracking, Payroll, and Insurance and Benefits. .

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Time & Attendance/Payroll Features to Collect

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If you weren’t already aware, our fantastic customer support team, based out of Brooklyn, is largely comprised of millennial tech-lovers, making our office a hot bed for Pokemon Go activity. To intensify the fad, it just so happens that our building is an actual gym in Pokemon Go (seriously!).

Last-Minute Workplace Advice and Guidance for the Holidays

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It’s the week before the holidays, and during this crucial time, you may still have a few last-minute decisions to make. If you’re a small business owner, you’re probably not steeped in HR procedure and policy, and you might be tackling the holidays for the first time.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

Five Tips for Setting up a Home Office

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Working from home can be a practical solution for employees and employers alike, but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, telecommuting comes with its own set of challenges. Here are five tips for creating an at home work space that will help you feel inspired and stay productive.

FingerCheck360 Introduces Paycards for Payroll

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FingerCheck360 is now offering paycards as a payment option for employees! Paycards are a fantastic payment alternative to traditional paychecks or direct deposit, especially for employees who do not have bank accounts and would prefer not to cash checks.

Everything You Need to Know About State Laws and Overtime

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Being in the business of time tracking, we know how important it is to abide by labor laws. That’s why we make it easy for you to customize your policies with rules that correspond to your circumstances.

New: Automatically Email Signed Employee Documents & Notice of Pay Rate | FingerCheck360

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As you know, we designed the employee onboarding module to eliminate all paperwork during the onboarding process. Forms are generated electronically so employees can easily sign these forms online or on their smartphones.

Employer Branding: Funnel Building with your Employer Brand

Speaker: Iain Hamilton, In-house Consultant & Managing Director, People Traction

Employer branding is often viewed as a project rather than an evergreen way to attract and retain talent. In this webinar we will discuss how to build talent acquistions funnels using employer branding content and embracing a life-hack mindset.

How to Handle Employees Intentionally Working Overtime

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In considering how to address frequent overtime, there are several factors to weigh before taking action. Do you suspect one or more employees of loitering on the job to collect a bigger paycheck? Do you find yourself spending more on payroll due to frequent early ins and late outs?

10 Ways to Beat the Mid-Day Slump

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What causes the mid-day slump? According to chronobiologists, our mid-afternoon drowsiness can largely be attributed to the body clock, located in the hypothalamus, which, in interaction with the sleep drive, produces a dip in alertness in the afternoon.

How Your Business Can Keep and Attract High Performing Moms

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A working mom uses FingerCheck to clock in from home while holding her baby. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better time to reassess the benefits your business offers to moms?

General Wellness: The Importance of Self-Care in the Workplace

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“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” ” In so few words, this quote reminds us that it’s okay to take a break when needed. Yet mindfulness in the workplace has only recently been recognized as a significant factor in workplace productivity.

Employer Branding: The No-Fluff Culture Conversation

Speaker: Kirsten Davidson, Senior Partner, Employer Branding, Employera

If you feel like you’re banging your head against the wall driving your culture and employer brand efforts forward, you’re not alone. Former head of employer brand for Glassdoor and industry leader in culture and employer branding, Kirsten Davidson shares the lessons she’s learned the hard way so you don’t have to. Join us for a frank conversation about what just about everyone is getting wrong, and how to get it right.

10 Bad Payroll Habits to Drop As Soon as Possible

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In theory, managing your company payroll shouldn’t be that hard. But factor in unique complexities, unseen variables, and demanding business requirements, and suddenly you’re scrambling. Consider strengthening your payroll approach with these tips. .

Payroll FAQs: Paycards 101

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We’ve spoken previously about green initiatives in a payroll environment. The easiest way to promote green payroll is to eliminate paper wherever we can, and we can start with paper checks! Paycards are a great way to involve employees in saving time, energy and money.

Tips for Encouraging a Healthier, More Productive Team

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Exercise and nutrition aren’t just about looking good–they are the keys to creativity, focus, and productivity. Try these ideas to help your team feel and perform their best. Set clear break time policies.

Three Reasons to Let Your Employees Work Remotely

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Whether you’re seeking to bolster your argument on the benefits of telecommuting, or a skeptic interested in more info, here are some of the top reasons to consider allowing your team to work remotely. Increases Productivity. Research suggests that working from home increases employee productivity.

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Employer Branding: The New Front-Line

Speaker: Philip Black, Head of US Strategy, Omobono

Hear from Head of Strategy, U.S. at Omobono, Philip Black, about new ways that leading, forward-thinking companies are using Employer Branding in order to differentiate themselves from competition to find the talent they need.