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The Number 1 Reason You Aren’t Productive At Work

19 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Productivity is about more than getting as many projects finished as possible. Productivity involves efficiency, quality, and completion. You might have a lot of work on your plate, and you continue to accept new assignments. After all, you are the best choice for the job. But you may start to notic...

5 Things You Should Discuss With Your Team

23 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Every HR manager across the globe knows that feedback is what makes or breaks a business. Without feedback, we’d probably still believe that manual labor is the most efficient way to accomplish any task. Since you already know that feedback is important, we’re going to go over five important things...

Why HR Technology Has Never Made More Sense

28 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Raise your hand if you feel both exhausted and optimistic. You’re not alone. The pandemic wreaked havoc on the business world. By upending strategic plans and the concept of business strategy, the resilience of organizations was repeatedly tested. To maintain some semblance of well, organizat...

What is a Strengths-Based Culture and How Can You Create One in Your Company?

08 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

According to a 2018 Gallup Poll, employees who say they use their strengths every day are 15% less likely to quit their job and search for a new opportunity. Therefore, it’s not unreasonable to assume that in order to decrease your employee turnover rate, you’ll need to understand and im...

Don’t Let Good Candidates Get Lost in the Crowd

05 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Work in Finding New Talent   Diversity, equity and inclusion—commonly referred to as DE&I—has taken center stage in the workplace. Now more than ever, employers should actively strive to create meaningful change in hiring practices de...

Top 4 Benefits of a Better Onboarding Process

03 November, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

For many new employees the onboarding process is their first chance to really see how a company operates. Does the company provide clear instructions? Is HR and management responsive? Are new hires filling out the same form three times because it keeps getting lost in a sea of paperwork? This not on...

Taking the Sting out of Performance Reviews

14 October, 2014  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

It is annual performance review day at the office. The sales reps are sitting in their cubicles getting very little accomplished, as they watch the parade of colleagues enter and leave the boss’s office. Those nervously awaiting their turns feign nonchalance while trying to read the latest victim’s...

How to Improve Your Company Culture

01 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

As a manager or leader, it’s important to recognize the value of company culture and its impact on the success of any team. A negative environment can breed more negativity, lethargy and general apathy that will impede forward progress. Alternatively, a positive environment can inspire, motivate and...

Technology Helps Manage Mergers and Acquisitions

07 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Mergers and acquisitions are important to the business world, leading to company growth, venturing into a new field, getting that much needed technology or even reducing the competition.During the process, the organization may gain a larger presence in their field, increase profits and/or efficienci...

Can Your Company Benefit From Mindset Training?

21 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employees feel better equipped on the job when they are confident that they can handle crises that arise in the workplace. When stressors in the workplace add up, they can easily burn out even the best of employees. Add that to the stresses that employees face outside of the workplace, and you may f...

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...

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...

Learning from Your Mistakes: How Leaders Can Impact Positive Change

27 February, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

As a leader in your company, the culture you create for your team should be a top priority. A positive work environment promotes productivity, healthy working relationships and an overall sense of satisfaction. But despite your best efforts to cultivate a positive environment, it is very common to e...

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...

State-Sponsored Retirement Benefits for Private-Sector Workers: They’re Closer than You Think

19 January, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Sixty-eight million American workers in the private sector do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Twenty-six states are looking to change that by offering state-sponsored retirement plans—such as an automatic IRA or ERISA-compliant 401(k) account—that private-sector...

Why Mindfulness Is Going Corporate

11 October, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

In all the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we can tend to think of about the 101 different things that we need to do or want to do throughout our day. As all of the items on our to-do list start to pile up, so does the stress. Within ten minutes of sitting down at your desk at work, so much...

What Motivates Employees In the Workplace?

05 January, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Many employers know that motivation is a key element of being a good leader. Yet, somehow they still seem to miss the mark when it comes to actively motivating their employees. Employee motivation ought to be a priority on any employer’s list and we are here to help guide you, as a leader, in improv...

People Management Must-Haves for Manufacturing

15 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Fifty-seven percent of human resources (HR) departments in the manufacturing industry are receiving budget increases this year according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report. While there is a long list of technology that HR leaders plan to invest in, one thing is clea...

Promote Yourself: 5 Key Ways to Stand Out at Work

07 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Competition in the workplace is stiff. In order to get that promotion you are looking at (or sometimes, even just to survive employment cuts), you need to stand out from the crowd. Getting the job done and staying out of trouble really isn’t enough. Standing out and getting noticed are the keys to s...

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...

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Employer ACA Requirements

09 December, 2014

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Not to be outdone by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health and Human Service (HHS), the IRS also released guidance over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Final rules for minimum essential coverage and other employer shared responsibility requirements joined the Federal Register family...

Dual Fixes for Wellness Programs Are Causing Double Trouble for Employers

16 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Workplace wellness programs are a great way for employers to improve their workers’ health habits. Employees like the rewards they receive and the feeling that they are partnering with their company toward a larger goal. And employers like the reduced sick-leave days and lower insurance costs that c...

How Good Writing Skills Will Benefit Your Career

09 August, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Even if you’ve been a diligent member of the workforce for a while, you probably still have some room for improvement. One area you may be overlooking in your professional development could be one of the most important: improving your writing skills. Becoming a skilled writer is valuable in just ab...

Along for the RIDE

28 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Recently, North Dakota became the latest state to sign up for RIDE (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify), joining Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi and Nebraska. RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that links E-Verify with participating state driver licensing agencies in conjunction wi...

How One Scenario Proves That HR Isn’t Dead

29 September, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

In a world that is increasingly dependent on electronics, one might wonder if the traditional human resources department is really necessary.The answer? The traditional human resources department has no place in this ever evolving world of modern communication, flexible schedules, and diverse employ...