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4 personalized employee engagement strategies HR managers are using in 2019

16 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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You’ve got a new idea you’d like to implement next quarter, and you need a buy-in from your boss or a team of stakeholders. But did you get buy-in from your employees, too? It may sound backwards to need employee approval – after all, you’re the HR manager. You roll out solu...

DOL Releases Revised FFCRA Regulations Effective Immediately

18 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) initially enacted by legislation earlier this spring was recently faced with a recent New York supreme court injunction. Effective immediately, the federal Department of Labor has issued revised regulations highlighted below.Definition of Health Ca...

COBRA and the Employee Count

23 September, 2014

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

There has been a lot of talk and confusion about employee count and determining employees for health care compliance. One area employers may not realize where the employee count matters is how it will affect COBRA. For COBRA purposes, an employer needs to count all employees when determining the em...

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.&...

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...

What Does it Take to Energize Company Culture in 2019

30 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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You’ve got time sheets to manage. Quotas to hit. Money goes in, money goes out. These metrics make your business run. But what they don’t measure is what makes your company your company. What is it about your employees that differentiate them from anyone else in the job market? What ge...

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...

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...

5 Benefits of Gender Diversity in the Workplace

01 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching – with the pandemic even having an impact on gender equality in the workplace. Research from McKinsey reveals that women’s jobs have been 1.8 times more vulnerable to the crisis than men’s jobs. In fact, even though women only make up 39 pe...

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...

2020 changes to state minimum wage

14 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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Workers in more than 20 states ushered in the new year with hopes of larger paychecks.   In total, more than half the country will see a pay raise due to an increase in the minimum wage on a state-by-state basis. Additionally, 26 cities are set to raise their minimum wage standards in 2020 (17...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Tips to Streamline Seasonal Scheduling

21 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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Building and managing employee schedules can be incredibly complex and time-consuming. This is especially true when planning for busy seasons, including summer and winter holidays.  Although the “busy” time of year varies by business, scheduling managers oftentimes find it challeng...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 Applicant Experience Best Practices for 2021

04 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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For some jobseekers, looking for a new position can be one of life’s biggest stressors. So what can human resource (HR) teams and hiring managers do to allay this feeling and streamline their talent pipelines? Put the applicant experience first, of course. Here are a few suggestions: Communic...

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...