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Black Lives Matter: 90 Days Later

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On June 4, 2020, we published a set of Black Lives Matter commitments in response to the murder of George Floyd and subsequent activism within our workforce.

The Competitive Advantages of PEOs for Remote Teams

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Feeling a bit overwhelmed with the idea of leading an expanding remote team? Distributed teams are not a trend or a passing fad.

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Black Lives Matter

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The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police is a horrible crime. The officers on the scene need to be held accountable. This type of brutality against Black Americans has repeated itself over and over for years.

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The Best Remote Team Collaboration Tools

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Whether your company is fully or partly remote, choosing — and effectively using — appropriate collaboration tools can help maximize your team’s productivity, build a strong culture, and boost profitability.

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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.

How Employers Can Help to Spread the Vote

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2020 has been a year of constant change. With election season right around the corner, it’s understandable that millions of people across the country are wondering what, exactly, the process is going to look like, and how it’s going to differ from a typical election year.

Growing Your Business with a PEO

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It might be fair to say that most business owners would love to have more time in their day. With the extra hours, you might finally get through the stacks of paperwork on your desk, or review the latest employment laws you’ve been meaning to catch up on.

Managing Teams During COVID-19: Leading in the Grey

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As COVID-19 continues to impact companies everywhere, many owners are wondering,

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Healthcare Providers: What’s the Difference?

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Whether you are an individual choosing a medical provider to visit for diagnosis or treatment or you’re an employer in the process of deciding which group health insurance plans best meet your needs or the needs of your employees, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the difference between in-network and out-of-network providers.

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Making Performance Reviews More Effective With More Time

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Performance reviews don’t have the best reputation. There’s a certain distaste that employees have for reviews, regardless if they’re managers or not. Despite that distaste, many companies still conduct performance reviews using the same antiquated processes that bred the distaste in the first place.

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.

L&D During COVID-19: How to Keep Your Team Engaged

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From commuting to office banter, COVID-19 has put many of the activities that define the everyday employee experience on hold — not the least of them professional development. Whether your team is in its fifth month of remote work or starting to return gradually to the office, it’s unlikely that employees are packing a conference room to capacity to hear a guest speaker, or traveling to conferences and industry events. Yet, employees join your company not just to perform a job but to gain.

How To Hire For Startups At Every Level

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Getting to the point of needing to hire employees is a major milestone for a startup. When a new business grows to the point where staff members beyond the founders and/or initial core team are needed, that’s a sure sign of success.

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Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the Open Office Plan?

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In recent years, the “open plan” office became the organizational model of choice for hip and forward-thinking employers.

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The Accountant's Guide to Payroll

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If you’re an accountant, you’ve probably witnessed a shift in your roles and responsibilities as the practice of accounting has moved toward financial advising and consultation.

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!

Allyship Tips: Create a Safe, Supportive Workplace

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While not new, allyship is a concept that’s new to many people. When it comes to the word “ally,” it's helpful to see it as a verb, not a noun. It’s something you do over and over again — not something you are, one and done. Being an ally isn’t about you, it’s about the community you support.

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How Are Health Insurance Renewal Rates Determined?

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The value proposition of health insurance has changed. With dueling health and economic crises top of mind for many companies this year, it’s no longer “just insurance” in the world of COVID-19.

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Expert Tips on Cultivating a Commanding Video-Conferencing Presence

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This article was contributed by our friends at Knowable, a new platform for screen-free, audio-first learning. Learn more at the end of the post.

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Common Healthcare Questions for Startups and New Businesses

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Navigating the world of health insurance as an entrepreneur can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re trying to make sense of health insurance for small businesses or startups, you’ve come to the right place.

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.

12 Tips for Giving Peer-to-Peer Feedback

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Peer-to-peer review can feel awkward and sometimes ineffective. But, constructive criticism is important in business. Quality feedback helps people improve and therefore, helps the company improve.

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Constructive Criticism: Managing Critical Feedback From Your Manager

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Coming out of a performance review, your head is likely full of thoughts flying in all directions. Whether it’s an informal check-in or the more formal annual review, your manager typically shares feedback in the meeting that you’re expected to reflect on.

13 Onsite Team Building Ideas That Will Hardly Cost a Dime

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If showing employee appreciation is important to your company, but you’re on a budget, onsite team building is a great place to start. It’s perfect for team bonding experiences, minus the price tag.

Unemployed Because of COVID-19? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If you’ve suddenly found yourself without a source of income as a result of the coronavirus, you’re by no means alone. In the US, it’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans have lost their jobs in recent weeks. As the economy struggles under these new pressures, millions of Americans have been left asking: what now? We know this is a complicated, and potentially scary, position to be in. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do right now to alleviate some of the financial. Read mor

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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.

5 Ways Payroll Software Can Boost Employee Happiness

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Improving company culture and boosting employee happiness are two sides of the same coin. Boosting one tends to positively affect the other, and both positive culture and workplace happiness are tied to increased company productivity.

Virtual Team Bonding During COVID-19

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Let’s just start out by saying the struggle is real. For those who aren’t used to working remotely, cabin fever may be setting in and people are feeling the strain. With that in mind, one of the things we should be relying on right now is connection. As more and more teams are getting acclimated to working remotely, it’s more important than ever to maintain that sense of connection and camaraderie for employees. Social distancing can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, so team.

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Parents Working From Home During COVID-19: How to Manage the Workday

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If things weren’t already difficult with the arrival of the COVID-19 illness itself, we’re now approaching a time when working from home is part of what’s being called “the new normal.” As we navigate the coronavirus and adjust to this new way of working, we’re faced with even more challenges when it comes to caring for ourselves and our families. Alongside the push for working remotely, schools and childcare facilities are being closed in an effort to limit the spread and risk of exposure.

Pregnancy and Family Planning During COVID-19

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Growing a family is a stressful experience, even without a global pandemic in the mix. Many concerns arise during pregnancy, and those concerns can only multiply during a pandemic.

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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.

1099-MISC Tax Rules: Breaking Down the Form

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What is a 1099 Tax Form? The 1099 tax form reports any miscellaneous payments made by businesses to non-employee individuals during the past business year. While there are over a dozen different types of 1099s, we’ll focus on the common MISC version.

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4 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work

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It’s an exciting time when the holiday season comes around. You get to look forward to holiday parties, savory meals, and some vacation time. You’re finishing up end-of-year projects and want to finish the year strong, so you want to make sure you are your best self at work.

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Communicating With Your Team About the Coronavirus Outbreak

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In recent weeks, you have undoubtedly seen headlines about a new form of Coronavirus that’s been identified and is currently under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Learning by Doing: How and Why Justworks Compensates our ERG Leads

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Not that long ago, Justworks only had about 200 total employees. It was around this time, in 2017, that we first introduced Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as part of our ongoing efforts toward making our work culture more diverse and inclusive. Naturally, like Justworks as a whole, our ERG program has expanded and evolved over the years. What has remained consistent from the outset, however, is that ERGs are a vital part of the fabric that makes Justworks a great place to work. They give.

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.

Thinking About Switching From One PEO to Another? Here’s What to Consider

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If your small business has already joined a PEO (Professional Employer Organization), then you likely already know the advantages of using a PEO model — for example, how companies using a PEO are 50% less likely to go out of business. What you might not know is that not all PEOs are created equal. Maybe you’ve been contemplating switching to another PEO, but the difficulty of the task, or just finding the right fit, feels daunting. And there are so many questions — Does your current PEO.