How to conduct virtual interviews

28 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual interviews are beneficial during many situations, including our current situation. Here are answers to common questions companies have when trying this technique out for the first time. It’s indisputable that virtual interviews are helpful during the novel coronavirus outbrea...

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...

5 Takeaways from SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022

17 June, 2022

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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Over 15,000 HR professionals and business executives gathered from around the world, both in-person and virtually, for SHRM’s annual conference to learn about the latest trends and products in the Human Resources (HR) industry. The conference stretched from June 13th to June 15th, with more than 500...

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.&...

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...

5 Core HR Opportunities for Wholesalers

11 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Running a wholesale business comes with many challenges but managing core human resources (HR) responsibilities shouldn’t be one of them.  Fundamental functions like recruitment, scheduling, payroll and benefits need to be completed efficiently and accurately while also providing a good...

Boosting Performance Engagement with an Integrated HCM Platform

14 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Human resources (HR) has traditionally been considered a back-office operation focused on managing core administrative processes. While HR departments continue to be responsible for enforcing company policies and managing core people processes spanning recruitment to payroll, the HR role within orga...

Does the QB have COBRA coverage?

07 October, 2014

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Does the QB have COBRA coverage? There are times in life when you just have to wait. The period between a loss of coverage due to a COBRA qualifying event and the COBRA payment is such an example. COBRA provides a 44-day time frame for the employer/plan administrator to send an election notice. Th...

How your HCM solution can make FLSA overtime pay compliance easier

10 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Effective Jan. 1, 2020, employers across the nation will ring in the new year with evolving employee salaries and job responsibilities - potentially. The U.S. Department of Labor updated the Fair Labor Standards Act salary thresholds for administrative and professional employees (white-collar job...

Why It’s Time to Review Your PTO Policy

18 July, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

If your company is like most, you’ve probably had the same PTO policy for longer than you can even remember. The PTO policy is one of those things that sits on the back burner because it’s rarely addressed or mentioned. Since some companies are increasing offerings for paid sick leave and time off,...

Improving Your Webinars for Better Results

05 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Webinars have always been a good way to get information to a group in a quick, efficient manner. In fact, over 60% of marketers use webinars as part of their strategy for content marketing.* In the current atmosphere, webinars are even more crucial as in-person meetings and events have been cancel...

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...

Just how closely is employee engagement tied to workplace productivity (and other KPIs)?

26 August, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Companies that report high levels of employee engagement are lucky. They likely have staff members who are satisfied with their jobs and their respective career trajectories. They may have great teamwork and even some legendary happy hours. But what about core business metrics? Are engaged employ...

9 Employee Engagement Tips for Engineers

17 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Employee experience (EX) is a priority for 94 percent of HR leaders in the construction and engineering industry according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report. The top reasons why? 1) To improve employee retention; 2) The remote work environment; and 3) Because emplo...

Comp Time in the Private Sector: Work-Life Enhancement Opportunity

27 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

On May 2, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would allow employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours. The legislation would amend Section 207 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing pr...

Changes for 2019 in State Minimum Wage Rates

06 November, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

As usual, the new year will usher in a multitude of changes in state and municipal minimum wage laws. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why payroll professionals need to be aware of the changes. Montana, New Jersey, [Ohio](link no longer available), South Dakota, and Vermont will all rai...

Ban the Box: What Is It? Who Requires It?

12 April, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

As public interest in reducing the U.S. prison population and recidivism rate grows, employers are being pushed to remove the check box on employment applications that asks applicants if they have a criminal record. These “ban-the-box” laws are gaining traction at both the state and local levels. A...

Employees Speak: Essential HR Considerations to Improve Experience

29 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Employee experience (EX) is a priority for the majority of organizations this year, but it can be difficult for HR departments to decide where to focus their efforts. After all, EX is defined as the sum of all interactions that an employee has at work – this includes everything from onboarding to pr...

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...

Why Employee Engagement Should Be Your Top Priority

05 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

There's a lot of responsibilities to juggle as a manager – you have to think about deadlines, incentives, and bottom lines, all while trying to coordinate a team of unique personalities and skill sets to push toward a common goal. While it isn't recommended to let any one of those thin...

Evaluating Tech Needs for 2021? isolved Recognized for Best Employee Scheduling Software

23 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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Just two months after being recognized for its payroll software, isolved has been named to Digital.com’s “Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021” list. Digital.com reviewed more than 90 software providers, sourcing authentic user reviews from across the web and analyzing commen...

3 Employee Experience Trends to Watch in 2022

05 January, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Ninety-two percent of human resources (HR) departments prioritized employee experience (EX) in 2021, yet 38 percent of employees rated their experience as average for the year. This disconnect shows there is work to be done to get everyone on the same page in 2022 – but where should HR teams focus?...

5 HR Takeaways from 2021

20 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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There were big expectations for 2021, with many hoping the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines would help the world return to some sense of normalcy – including within the workplace. Heading into 2022, vaccines are widely accessible and a portion of the workforce has returned to the office...

5 Top Payroll Challenges for Home Health Care

12 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Payroll is something that every business – regardless of size or industry – manages. Despite it being a recurring task, there are still many challenges human resources (HR) departments face that can make the process time consuming and inefficient. In isolved’s Transforming Employe...

Catching the Forrester Wave: isolved Recognized as a Strong Performer

25 May, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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In an era of ceaseless self-promotion, talk is cheap. It’s one thing to tout your own attributes—it’s another to have a leader recognize them. Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm, named isolved a Strong Performer in its recent “The Forrester Wave™: Human Capital Managemen...

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