2015 Minimum Wage Increase and Transit Benefits

30 December, 2014  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Many of us ring in the New Year with resolutions to change or improve our life.  Although it’s not a personal resolution,  many states are raising the 2015 minimum wage as a result of either inflation or legislative action, affecting workers nationwide. New York’s minimum wage will increase to $8.7...

9 Reasons Why a Good Benefits Broker Is More Crucial Than Ever

03 June, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Most good employers want to provide a strong benefit package, and they want to do it in a way that complies with legal requirements. But the increasingly complex nature of benefits – especially since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – is making that more difficult. Even an employe...

Harvest the Best Talent with an Effective Talent Management System

17 November, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As an employer, managing your human capital can be a daunting task. How can you be sure that your employees are paid well for the positions they occupy? How can you track their achievements in a way that produces positive results for the organization and for the employee? Talent Management Systems a...

Adjusting to 2020’s Unusual Holiday Travel and PTO Trends

16 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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In October 2020, isolved surveyed more than 300 full-time employees around the U.S. to gauge their plans and priorities for what’s sure to be a holiday season like no other.  Our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience (EX) report revealed that workers are limiting their holiday t...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Staying Compliant During Benefits Enrollment

27 September, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Compliance Corner Q&A

Every human resource (HR) professional knows that open enrollment is a pivotal time of year. Staying compliant is critical. There are guidelines to help HR professionals maintain compliance and help their employees keep up to date on the disclosures, plan options and rules. In this month’s Complianc...

Cadillac Tax Implementation is Full Steam Ahead

05 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

One of the few remaining Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements is a 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health insurance coverage that exceeds specified threshold amounts. Also known as the Cadillac tax, it becomes effective in 2018 and is expected to be a major source of revenue. As a fol...

Six Reasons why HCM Technology is Taking off

02 December, 2014  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Nucleus Research, a company that evaluates technology ROI, recently published some interesting results about HCM technology implementation. The 42 case studies included companies from a wide range of industries and organization sizes. Some findings: For each $1.00 spent, HCM technology returns an...

Seven Ways a Human Capital Management Platform Can Help Your Quick Service Restaurant

29 December, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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As a business leader in the fast-food industry, you’re well aware of the unique challenges quick service restaurants (QSRs) face when it comes to managing a workforce. With a high turnover rate and a need for efficient and effective staffing, it is essential to have a strong human capital management...

4 Simple Ways to Help Remote Employees Tackle ‘Zoom Fatigue’

18 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Ever since offices shut their doors this spring, remote employees have had their calendars filled up with hourslong video chats and virtual meetings. Not surprisingly, it’s exhausting to many workers — especially those shouldering the burden of an unexpected shift to remote work as well...

Compliance Corner: Home is Where the Work is—Considerations for Employers with Remote Employees

31 January, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

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Working from home became all the rage in 2020 as Covid-19 wrought havoc on economies across the globe. The ability for employees to work from home became a survival tactic for many businesses. Now that Covid-19 is reaching its endemic stage, businesses have been hoping to return employees to the off...

Does Your Time and Attendance ROI add up?

10 March, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

To ROI or not ROI?  That is the question. Although return on investment (ROI) is frequently quoted and even the deciding factor in some issues, ROI is poorly understood and often misused.  Most ROI calculators ignore the difference between hard and soft dollars and almost none provide a Net Present...

Save the Gift Wrap — A Holiday Bonus is the No. 1 Item on Employees’ Wishlists

30 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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When we asked full-time professionals what they wanted most from their employers this holiday season, the most popular answer was not a virtual party or even a gift. Instead, in our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience report, 37 percent of employees wished for a bonus.  Given the im...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Long-Term Pay Compression

27 May, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Compliance Corner Q&A

Many organizations are facing pay compression issues as a result of the current economy and labor market. When not addressed, this can lead to turnover and employers may risk losing top performing employees. In this month’s Compliance Corner Q&A, isolved HR Services’ Business Partner Rachel Barr...

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...

Coast-to-Coast Tax Developments: Opt-Ins in New York, Deferments in San Francisco

24 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

There are some notable tax changes at the state and local levels for the 2018 tax year, with two historical bellwethers—New York and San Francisco—leading the way. Following the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New York state responded by making changes to its 2019 budget t...

The Basics of Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

25 October, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Let’s face it—an organization will only go as far as its talent can take it. A company can have a revolutionary business plan but needs talented individuals to execute it. Unfortunately for HR teams, we’ve entered a period of massive job change. Top talent is regularly looking to jump to the next la...

4 Steps to Developing Better Leadership Skills

07 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Being in a leadership position can sometimes make you feel like you have a target on your back. Your ability to lead effectively has the power to propel your team to success or drag it down into failure, so it can often feel like the stakes are much higher for only you. But the responsibility should...

Improve Your Time Management Skills in 2016

15 December, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Imagine this...You start your day full of optimism, ready to check things off your to-do list. However, half way through the day you begin to feel stressed and overloaded. The checklist that didn’t seem too bad this morning suddenly seems impossible to accomplish. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone....

Taking PTO This Summer? Maintain Productivity with Leading HCM Tech.

27 June, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Summer’s here, which means sunshine, BBQ and vacation time is in full swing. For human resources (HR) teams looking to keep up with the influx of paid time off (PTO) requests (or those wanting to take some time off themselves), the right human capital management (HCM) technology can make a big diffe...

Employees Speak: Reasons Employees Leave

19 September, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The employer/employee dynamic has changed dramatically over the last few years. The scales have tipped and employees have more options than ever. While recruitment is top of mind for human resource professionals (HR), retention is something that employers are taking notice of as well.  The key...

isolved HCM Reaches Noteworthy Milestone with Explosive Growth

06 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In the past four years iSolved HCM has seen remarkable growth, reaching more than 3 million employees and 45,000 employers. The rapid growth is attributed to an impressive technology, an innovative growth strategy and customer-oriented partners. The company has remained at the forefront of new and i...

Can Informal Performance Reviews Lead to Stronger Discrimination Claims?

26 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

A growing trend across Fortune 500 companies is the move away from annual employee performance evaluations to more frequent, less formal reviews. Accenture, Deloitte and Microsoft are just a few examples of corporations that have completely changed how they conduct performance reviews. It’s estimat...

Affordable Care Act Resolutions for 2015

27 January, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Resolutions abound on January 1 each year only to be broken or forgotten in a matter of weeks or months.  Since March 23, 2010, employers have continually resolved to keep up with the changes and stay in compliance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) resolutions for 2015 will be harmful for the weary emp...

Massachusetts Is the Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, Enacts Paid Family Leave

08 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Over the next five years, Massachusetts will incrementally increase its minimum hourly wage from $11 to $15. Legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker (R) will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents on Jan. 1 of each year from 2019 to 2023. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage will increase to $12...

How Exit Interviews Play a Role in Leadership

16 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As a leader within your company, one of your primary concerns should be the culture you are cultivating in the office. Are your employees satisfied? Do they feel valued? Do they feel motivated and productive? It’s not always possible to have a perfect understanding of the climate within the office,...

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