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How to Build an Effective Workplace Survey

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If you’re interested in attracting and retaining talent within your organization, it’s worth your time to consider building a workplace survey.

The Value of Encouraging Socializing in the Workplace

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Every employer wants to build a winning team that excels in every aspect.

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Reasonable Accommodation & Religion: How Far Does an Employer’s Obligation Go?

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The legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee’s religious beliefs or practices in the workplace is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

Biweekly Overtime: When Is It Appropriate?

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Typically, overtime is owed to nonexempt employees after exceeding working 40 hours in a workweek or, in some states , exceeding working 8 hours in a day. However, not all overtime is calculated on a daily or weekly basis.

Mistakes All Employees Make (and How to Get Past Them)

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Face it: mistakes happen on-the-job, especially when employees are new to the company. It’s important to coach employees to help them overcome issues and make them better performers. Here are several mistakes all employees make, and how to get past them: . Mistake #1: Dressing Poorly.

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.

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.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

Why Classic Organizational Design Fails to Support a Culture of Innovation

Corporate America’s iconic brands are struggling to retain market share and improve collaboration against a rising tide of more agile competitors. But companies will continue to lose these battles unless they upgrade their vastly outdated operating systems based on command-and-control structures. It’s time to build your team of teams.

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?

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.

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. .

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?

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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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Turn Over a New Leaf: Green Initiatives in Payroll

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Green initiatives – are they compatible with payroll needs? Unless you’ve been off the planet Earth for the last few years, you know that Americans, in their homes and at work, have heard the call to reduce, reuse, and recycle. In all aspects of our lives, we’ve heard the words “Go Green” somewhere.

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9 Required for All New Hires

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On November 14th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Form I-9 is a mandatory form that must be completed by all newly hired employees within the first three days of employment.

Building a More Punctual Workforce in 4 Steps: Ending Chronic Lateness

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We all have a friend who we know will always be at least fifteen minutes late to every occasion. However, while this may be acceptable in social circles, in the workplace, frequent lateness is usually a red flag.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.