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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prepare for Increased ICE Audits with I-9 Error Checklist

ICE has foreshadowed a renewed crackdown on employer I-9 compliance in 2023, so WorkBright has created a free I-9 Audit Checklist to help you identify and correct errors before they become costly fines. Download for free today.

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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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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.

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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,

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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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.

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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.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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The AI Conundrum: How HR Can Prepare for the Storm of Change

Speaker: Kate Bischoff - CEO and Founder of k8bisch LLC (formerly tHRive Law & Consulting)

In this webinar, Kate Bischoff, a leading expert in HR technology and law, will address the changing future of AI in HR.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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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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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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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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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.

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Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

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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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