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Category: “HR/Employer Services”

Compliance Corner: Q&A on President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

13 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Last week President Biden made headlines with the announcement of an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. The action plan includes proposals for vaccine mandates and COVID-19 testing that directly impact employers and employees. To provide some insight into the action plan, we reached out to the i...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on 1099 vs. W-2 Tax Forms

30 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Employers are required to issue tax forms to their employees each year – and making sure you are issuing the correct tax form is important to avoid potential penalties from the IRS. In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, HR Business Partner for isolved People Services Casey Walters is...

Addressing Compliance Challenges and Opportunities for Hybrid Workers

26 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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As the coronavirus pandemic eases, organizations are increasingly returning employees to physical worksites. While the details may vary, one thing is certain: The future for many office employees is a blend of flexible on-site and remote work. While organizations may be ready to take the step to fu...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on HR Outsourcing

25 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Human resources (HR) teams have a lot of responsibilities – from talent acquisition and onboarding to benefit enrollment and payroll (and much more). With so many administrative tasks and deadlines, sometimes businesses look to outsourcing for assistance. In this month’s Compliance Corn...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on FMLA

28 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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There are many employee-specific laws and regulations that employers need to be aware of – ranging in scope from EEO-1 reporting to processing I-9 forms and much more. Every month, isolved’s People Services team tackles topics like these in a Compliance Corner Q&A. This month, HR Bu...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on I-9 Forms

26 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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There is a list of onboarding activities that must be completed any time a new employee is hired within an organization. One of those activities is filling out the I-9 form.  In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, HR Business Partner for isolved People Services Casey Walters is answerin...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

26 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Business growth is always welcomed, but it typically comes with added responsibilities –especially those related to ensuring compliance with employee-related laws and regulations. In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, isolved People Services HR Consultant Rachel Barr is answering comm...

Simplifying Benefits Management: isolved Recognized for Best Benefits Administration Software

17 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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isolved has been recognized for the way it helps HR teams simplify benefits management, with acknowledgement from Digital.com as one of the “Best Benefits Administration Software of 2021.” This comes just months after receiving recognition for our employee scheduling and payroll solutio...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Labor Law Posters

29 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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The pandemic may have changed a lot of things about the way employers conduct business, but one thing that has not changed is the requirement to display up-to-date labor law posters. In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, isolved People Services Manager Stephanie Lewerke is answering common...

Where Should Benefits Brokers Focus in 2021?

28 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Although there are high hopes for 2021, business leaders should be prepared for a slow transition back to some sense of normalcy as the year progresses. After all, the pandemic isn’t going to end when the clock hits midnight on January 1st.  For benefits brokers, this means embracing the...

Why Should Businesses Make Work Tech a Priority?

14 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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When businesses commit to digital transformation, investment decisions are typically prioritized for revenue-generating departments like development, sales and marketing. This oftentimes leaves human resources (HR) as the last frontier for technology upgrades.  The pandemic, however, has led t...

The Importance of a PEO During a Business Crisis

20 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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You don’t need to read the news to know that times are tough. Given the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across virtually all sectors have scrambled to develop suitable responses in an effort to stay afloat.  As uncertainty continues to loom, many companie...

What is the Role and Purpose of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee?

13 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Business leaders looking to make strides toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace can establish actionable goals and evaluate progress by forming a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) council or committee. But what is the purpose of a DE&I committee? Here’s a brief overview of...

How Employee Experience Priorities Have Shifted During COVID-19

11 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Nearly 7 in 10 organizational leaders believe the coronavirus pandemic will change the employee experience (EX) to a high or very high extent, according to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). In fact, 56 percent of full-time employees state that employee experience will be more importan...

Generation Z in the workforce: What do they really want from HR?

15 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The oldest members of Generation Z are turning 23 this year. By this point, some may have completed college with a few internships or part-time jobs under their belts. As this up-and-coming generation enters the workforce, HR leaders will need to know how to successfully recruit and retain Gen Z emp...

Open enrollment 2021: Preparing for a different kind of benefits selection season

08 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Given the impact of COVID-19, open enrollment 2021 will look a little different than it has during past seasons. Employers will need to adjust in a variety of ways, from going virtual to addressing employees’ new concerns over health care coverage. Here are some best practices for benefits se...

How HR can rethink compliance training

25 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

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Compliance training is a challenging area for many HR departments, yet it’s something that a business can’t afford to get wrong. Learn how to rethink this process at your organization with helpful tips that help your HR department utilize a learning management system to foster employee e...

3 tips for virtual onboarding of new employees

14 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual onboarding may be new to many companies, but it’s important to get it right for new hires. Here are three tips to help organize your virtual onboarding program. The onboarding process is critical for each new hire’s experience with your company.  Effective onboard...

Telecommuting tips: The go-to business continuity plan during the coronavirus outbreak

20 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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More than 90% of respondents to a Citrix survey said they would work from home more often if they were granted the leeway by their employers to do so. But under normal economic and public health conditions, less than one-third of workers are able to work remotely. The Centers for Disease Control an...

How to improve candidate experience: Best practices for 2020

10 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Consider the following stats on job searches: 62% of jobseekers say they want the entire application and hiring process to take less than two weeks. 88% of candidates are “worried” or “extremely worried” that hiring algorithms determine their fate. 73% of candidates sa...

2020 HR changes: Payroll, labor, regulations and more

19 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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As we enter the second decade of the second millennium, it’s clear that business practices have come a long way. In 2020, numerous changes - legal, cultural and otherwise - are expected to reshape how the human resources department operates. Below, we’ve outlined several recent devel...

How to Earn Employee Loyalty

04 April, 2019

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employee loyalty is a vitally important component to the long-term success of your company. Without it you are likely to see a costly increase in employee turnover rates, as well as a decrease in productivity and efficiency. Your company culture is largely shaped by the way your employees feel abou...

What’s Holding Your Team Back and How to Move Past It

19 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

As a company leader, perhaps one of your greatest responsibilities is keeping your team on the path to success. You do this by setting goals, keeping the lines of communication open, reviewing progress and motivating each employee to do his or her best work. But sometimes, despite your best efforts,...

6 Employee Recognition Ideas to Start Using Today

05 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Being good at employee recognition is great for your bottom line. Consider the following: What employees are more likely to stick with your company? The ones who work tirelessly without ever hearing a word of positive feedback? Or the ones who feel valued and seen because their efforts are rewarded...

What is Servant Leadership and How Can it Impact Your Team?

19 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

It's likely you've heard of other types of leadership – authoritarian, democratic, transformational – and while they are all quite different, they do have one thing in common. They all have a massive impact on company culture. Determining the style of leader that you would like t...