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Coping with Unexpected Staffing Changes: More From the Experts

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As COVID-19 continues to impact companies everywhere, many employers are wondering how they’ll take care of their teams.

Creative Staffing Solutions: Paid and Unpaid Leave, Layoffs, and More

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COVID-19 has caused upheaval in all corners of life, and the small business community is no exception. Business owners are facing uncertainty as to what their staffing needs will be. Remote work, while perfectly feasible for many business models and roles, may be untenable for other companies or teams. You might be having to face the painful reality of reductions in employees’ working hours, or cutting positions altogether. These decisions are difficult to make. In this post, we hope to help.

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Hiring for Seasonal Employment? Follow These 7 Tips

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Many businesses hire seasonal workers for extra help during their busy period. Whether you need to grow your team at the holidays, over the summer months, or another crucial time for your company, these seasonal employees are an important part of your staffing strategy. But as any employer who has hired seasonal workers knows, there are many factors to review to make sure you’re being compliant. There are always pitfalls to avoid when it comes to hiring employees, and seasonal help is no.

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.

The HR Biweekly Payroll Calendar Template

Paying employees accurately and on time is a must for every business. But with new compliance regulations and hiring challenges popping up everywhere, keeping track of pay dates can be tricky. To help, Paycor is providing a downloadable biweekly payroll calendar complete with 2022 pay dates.

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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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.

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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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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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,

Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Benefits Equity: Building Health and Financial Security for All Employees

Speaker: Gary Robinson, Sr. Vice President of Consultant Relations and Nicky Brown, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at HealthEquity

In this webinar two employee financial experts will discuss building health and financial security for employees.

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.

Start an Employee Recognition Program in 5 Steps

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You probably know that rewarding your employees is important for your company. It boosts morale and makes employees feel like they are integral to your business.

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.

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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Helping HR: How to Win Management Buy-In for Technology and Policies

Speaker: Steve Pruneau - Chief of Consulting Operations and HRIS solution architect at Free Agent Source Inc

During this informative webinar, Solution Architect Steve Pruneau will share his thoughts on how to get management support and assist your organization in reducing self-inflicted waste and dysfunction.

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.

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.

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.

Business Planning During COVID-19: Tips from Financial Experts

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Many business owners and their teams are thinking strategically about how they can augment their work to accommodate a new reality in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. According to experts, it’s important to think strategically about your business’ financials too.

Preserving Culture in the Digital Workspace: A Conversation with An Employee Relations Expert

Speaker: KristyAnne Thompson Boyd, Head of Employee Relations & People Operations and Member of the Forbes HR Council

Recently, scheduling 1:1 time for any HR process -- or even a quick check-in -- is bogged down in a back-and-forth scheduling. So how can we reform our processes and eliminate this feeling of missing an integral part of the employee experience?

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.

Managing Employees with Kids During COVID-19

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Parents don’t have it easy these days. After boarding the struggle bus that is remote life, it can feel like they’re stuck on a wild ride with no stop in sight.

Perks and Benefits That Foster Workplace Diversity

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Over time, more and more companies are realizing that a highly diverse workforce can lead to numerous benefits, ranging from increased creativity and innovation to higher earnings and returns on equity. As companies catch on to these benefits to their business, they’re starting to take important steps to foster diversity in the workplace. That said, there’s still a lot of work to be done — culture of diversity requires ongoing, proactive efforts by business leaders. Read more

How to Provide Workplace Support When an Employee Passes Away

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Handling a death in the workplace is a sensitive matter and an emotional challenge for everyone, especially amid the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. While business must go on, it’s important to try and be thoughtful in the process.

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Upskilling HR: Future-Proof Your HR Career

Speaker: Jeanne Achille - CEO, The Devon Group

In this webinar, Jeanne Achille will explain why HR needs to take time to gain the knowledge that will ensure organizational resiliency and employee retention.

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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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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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.

Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

How to Successfully Scale Your Startup

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Pop culture tends to characterize startups as DIY operations run out of garages, late-night sprints, and “disruption” with a capital D. In reality, startups are like most small businesses who simply want to run efficiently and grow sustainably. Scaling up doesn’t require radical action.

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How to Have a Holiday Party that Keeps HR Happy

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The holiday party is one of the great corporate American traditions. It’s the time when we start reflecting back on the successes and pain points of the year, and work might slow to a brief but much-needed lull.

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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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How to Improve Employee Wellness with Holistic Health

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Companies today are expanding their wellness programs in an effort to maintain employee happiness and productivity. When employees are happy they tend to be less stressed and more productive, which ultimately results in an overall better working environment.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….