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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.

Return to Work Considerations for Employers

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As some states relax their restrictions on non-essential businesses and daily activities it’s a great time for employers to review their company handbook, and reevaluate their policies, which may need updates for compliance, or even work to create new ones.

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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.

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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.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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.

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

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.

Federal Law Alert

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

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

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

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

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.

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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!

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.

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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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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.

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

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

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.

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

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.

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

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Federal Law Update

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Reminder—New Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees Starting January 1, 2020, most employees who are classified as exempt under the executive, administrative, professional, and computer employee exemptions will need to be paid at least $684 per week or $35,568 per year.

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.

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

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.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

5 Awkward HR Questions Answered

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Let's face it, dealing with HR matters can get downright awkward. Difficult questions and uncomfortable situations affect companies of every size, industry and in every geographic area. hr Compliance

Year End To-Do List

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The end of the year is a hectic time for everyone, but small business owners in particular feel the strain. There is so much that needs to get done-- benefits, finances, HR, planning for next year, etc.

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Tis the Season for Seasonal Employees

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With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push.

Managing Your Managers

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As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, managing employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths and weaknesses, their personalities, and their skill sets, all while trying to earn and maintain their loyalty.

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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.