What the 100% COBRA Subsidy Means to SMBs

25 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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The pandemic has taken a toll on businesses across the country – and both employers and employees are feeling the impact. According to isolved data, 55 percent of employers have laid off or furloughed employees over the last year. What’s more, many employees who didn’t lose their j...

The Importance of a PEO During a Business Crisis

20 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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You don’t need to read the news to know that times are tough. Given the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across virtually all sectors have scrambled to develop suitable responses in an effort to stay afloat.  As uncertainty continues to loom, many companie...

How to Recognize and Weed Out Toxic Employees

09 October, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

As a company leader, you're more than likely accustomed to managing a variety of different personality types. And, as with any team, there are always personalities that are more difficult to manage than others. But what do you do when those personalities become toxic to the company culture? How...

The Ripple Effect of Employee Engagement for Professional Service Organizations

11 October, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Consultants, advisors and accountants are skilled at focusing on their clients. After all, client satisfaction is the foundation of success for professional service organizations. Not only are happy clients likely to continue seeking services, but they may also share their experience with others – a...

Do You Have the People Insights You Need? Perhaps Your Workplace Should Be Intelligently Connected.

13 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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As consumers, we have little patience for experiences that don’t work the way we expect them to, that aren’t instinctively intuitive. As employees, we’ve always been conditioned to accept the way things are at work – systems that are often outdated, siloed approaches, broken...

Where Are Your HR Tech Dollars Going? Invest in Vetted HCM.

15 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

It’s important that human resources (HR) leaders have a seat at the table as 2022 budgets are being finalized – particularly so business leaders know where budget dollars are needed the most. In 2021, more than half of HR departments received budget increases and the majority of those dollars were e...

5 Things Cloud Software Users Should Know

13 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Cloud software is still fairly new to many people. In order to make sure that your employees are staying informed about cloud software, share with them these five items that they should know. Multi-Factor Identification Really Works As an extra security step, many companies have enabled multi-factor...

4 Tips for Filling Your Referral Funnel

24 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Eighty-seven percent of recruiters say that the top way to boost referrals is through better employee engagement. But in many cases, there’s a referral gap. A survey by isolved found 30 percent of employees are unaware of open positions to refer candidates to, and 30 percent aren’t incen...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Commonly Outsourced HR Tasks

29 April, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Twenty-five percent of HR leaders say they plan to outsource human resource (HR) tasks this year, with organizations that have 500-1,500 employees being the most probable to turn to third parties for assistance. In this month’s Compliance Corner Q&A, People Services’ HR Business Partner Casey Wa...

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...

Q&A: PPP Loans and Investing in HCM Technology

25 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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At the end of 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief package that included $284 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) along with new provisions allowing businesses to utilize PPP funds for technology improvements.* This provides a big opportunity for business owne...

What to Do When Cloud Security Is Compromised

22 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

A compromised network is a stressful event for any organization. It can feel like a complete loss of control, causing feelings of uncertainty about what to do next. Prepare now for what you’ll do if your company experiences a cloud security breach. Don’t Panic It can be easy to get swept up in the...

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 Leading HR Management System is…

07 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Forty-two percent of human resources (HR) leaders are investing in human capital management (HCM) platforms this year, and G2’s Fall 2021 Momentum Grid® Report for Human Resources Management Systems suggests that isolved People Cloud may be the best choice for investment dollars. isolved...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Internships

27 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Have you ever thought about implementing an internship program within your organization? These programs can have many benefits, from helping your organization obtain a pipeline of fresh talent to strengthening its reputation and ties within the community. In this month’s Compliance Corner blo...

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...

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...

Holidays 2021: Greater Job, Travel Confidence Despite Working Longer Hours and For Less This Year

15 November, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Tis’ the season for holiday togetherness and travel…or is it? isolved surveyed over 1,000 full-time employees (FTEs) in the United States to understand how employees and employers view end-of-year parties and paid time off.  To provide context to these findings, however, we wanted to know how 2...

Looking Ahead at the Proposed Overtime Rule

19 June, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the federal overtime regulations. This notice begins a public comment period that will last for 60 days and allow people to share their feedback about the proposal. The release of a change to the overti...

Real Reviews Lead to Top Recognitions for isolved

21 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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More than half of human resources (HR) leaders who are leveraging a human capital management (HCM) platform are considering switching technology within the year according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report.  When making an HCM switch, product reviews are likel...

Employee engagement as a content marketing strategy

05 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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How are the cold calls, templated email pitches and paid LinkedIn ads working for you as a marketing strategy? Not so hot, huh? That’s because prospects are sick of stale, generic corporate messaging. Consumers employ ad blockers, adjust their social media feed settings and create email in...

ACA Employer Reporting Compliance — Part 1

10 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

The employer reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to challenge and confuse many of those who must comply.  The law empowers the IRS to verify and enforce that large employers have offered their employees affordable health insurance plans with at least minimal essential co...

Prioritizing the Employee Experience for Gig Workers

12 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Employee experience (EX) is a priority for 92 percent of organizations this year, and there’s good reason. Research shows that businesses that invest in EX have more than four times the profit and two times the revenue than companies that don’t. When prioritizing EX, many business leade...

Planning Ahead for Local and State Minimum Wage Increases

28 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Managing payroll is already complex, and when you factor in the ever-changing regulations, it can be downright challenging. One of the changes your business may be facing in 2019 is a local or state minimum wage increase. This year, 21 states and a number of local jurisdictions have increased their...

Three Tips to Retain Your Top Talent

21 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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In a strong economy, jobs are plentiful and employers often struggle with a different problem: retention. According to data from Ajilon, more than 80 percent of workers are open to a new job or are actively looking for one. Among those who aren’t actively looking, more than half would be willi...

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