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Should companies keep remote work after the pandemic?

23 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: After the pandemic is over, businesses will have to determine how to return to the office. For some, the question might be if doing so is necessary.  As states began issuing stay-at-home orders, many companies shifted to a remote work model.  Telecommuting has been around sinc...

Now’s the Time to Share Your Thoughts About the New Overtime Rule

12 September, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division has announced a new request for information concerning the still-in-limbo overtime rule that revised the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary thresholds for overtime eligibility. The request is the DOL’s way of obtaining public comments from employ...

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...

Creating the Perfect Job Posting

29 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

When your company has an open position, the recruiting and hiring team has to act quickly to get the job posted to start getting applicants. Many recruiters end up using job templates that they’ve used for years, simply because it’s the quickest and simplest way to get the posting online. But before...

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...

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...

Are You Cultivating a Forward-Thinking Company Culture?

31 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

What defines your company culture? Are your workers driven by incentives, or are they aimless in their daily work? Are their ideas valued and supported, or are they stifled? Are they motivated by money, status or a desire to see the company succeed? As a leader in your company, the wellbeing of your...

Biometrics: Must-have Technology

21 April, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

It the not so distant past, this sounded like science fiction:  use your fingerprint or retina to gain access to the super computer that rules the world!  But over the last decade or so, biometrics has become the must-have technology of employers wanting better workforce management. From adoption t...

Obama Administration’s Final Flurry of Labor Initiatives has Critics Crying Foul About Compliance Costs

06 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

President Obama has spent the last year of his presidency focused on enforcing labor measures that generally favor workers. The most notable of these initiatives include the wide-ranging overtime rule and an executive order expanding disclosure requirements for federal contractors. Citing high cost...

Benefits FAQ for Employers

03 March, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

Every workday finds us with questions, many of which can be answered automatically, without wondering if we are correct.  There are others, however, that do require more research to uncover that answer.  Whatever our question, we can rest assured someone else needs to know the same thing.&...

11 Reasons to Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

02 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

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Put simply: businesses should have a robust diversity and inclusion program because it is the right thing to do. That being said, diversity and inclusion initiatives also have significant value outside of social responsibility.  In fact, diversity and inclusion can have a direct impact on a bu...

Ghosting in the workplace, and how to prevent it

07 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Read any online human resources publication and you’ll no doubt see a scary number of headlines lamenting the phenomenon of “ghosting.”  Is it cultural? Generational? Or are your recruitment efforts just that bad?  Let’s examine some of the key elements that def...

isolved at the Congress Xstream (APA Payroll Conference)

13 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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This year, the annual APA Payroll Conference (#paycon) is going to look a little different. Although we can’t gather together in person, iSolved is still going to have a strong presence at the virtual event, and we hope you’ll join us. Congress Xstream is an online convention that bring...

Why It’s Critical Your Clients Use Engagement Tools Now

28 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Let’s face it, running a business has come with its fair share of challenges over the last year. Now, as businesses are ramping up, a unique challenge has surfaced: finding and keeping employees. The demand for jobs is outpacing the supply of candidates ready to sign on. Almost half of the sm...

The overtime rule appeal: What should employers do?

04 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

When the Labor Department’s overtime rule was published May 23, it was met with support from the 4 million Americans who would benefit from it and opposition from businesses that claim it would be a financial and administrative burden, forcing them to cut jobs and hours to cover payroll costs. The...

Reducing turnover from recruitment to onboarding

02 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Turnover is costly, but organizations can take simple steps to prevent it. Here are four methods that can decrease the odds of employees leaving their jobs. Bringing a team member onboard is always exciting - new talent and a new personality will surely bring good things to the company. U...

Aligning Technology and People Solutions to Improve Engagement

23 October, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Employee engagement is more than just a buzzword in today's business world. Engagement is an extremely important aspect of operating a business that can impact a number of factors, including turnover rates, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance. The main drivers for establishing...

5 key benefits of using an LMS for employee training

11 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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A robust learning management system (LMS) like iSolved Learn can offer major advantages and conveniences for employee training — especially for companies navigating remote work situations. When it’s time to onboard new hires and help longtime staff members brush up on advanced skills an...

Reimagining the Company Holiday Party During COVID-19

23 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Historically, company holiday parties have been a great opportunity for employee engagement and boosting morale. But, for many organizations, in-person cocktail receptions, dinners, activities and other outings won’t be possible in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  As the end o...

With the ACA's individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, what now?

04 February, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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When the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was unconstitutional on Dec. 18, 2019, there was a moment of hesitation and uncertainty for employees and employers alike. Would this decision result in the wholesale overturning of the ACA?...

Connect Speaker Spotlight: Analyst Brent Skinner Talks Concrete & Abstract HR

19 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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When isolved surveyed 500 HR leaders earlier this year, 92 percent said that employee experience (EX) is a top priority for them in 2021. After all, investing in the communications and capabilities (often digital) that an employee has with their employer before, during and after their tenure can&rsq...

4 things HR managers can do right now to change company culture

01 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Company culture is everything. It’s the No. 1 reason why employees leave. But fundamentally transforming company culture can be a Herculean task with no guarantee that any changes you implement will take root or be effective. As such, it’s easy to be discouraged from large-scale changes...

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...

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...

5 Business Benefits of Social-Good Programs

15 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Efforts to boost employee experience are at an all-time high for the majority of organizations. After all, a better experience can lead to a better culture, which can have a ripple effect throughout an organization. To improve experience, it is important for business leaders to be aware of what the...