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Best Practices for Welcoming New Employees

02 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

At one time or another, many companies have struggled with employee satisfaction and retention. It is all too easy to focus on the goals of production and the needs of the client, leaving employees to feel undervalued and unmotivated. Without setting priorities to cultivate a healthy work environmen...

4 Simple Ways to Help Remote Employees Tackle ‘Zoom Fatigue’

18 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Ever since offices shut their doors this spring, remote employees have had their calendars filled up with hourslong video chats and virtual meetings. Not surprisingly, it’s exhausting to many workers — especially those shouldering the burden of an unexpected shift to remote work as well...

Adjusting to 2020’s Unusual Holiday Travel and PTO Trends

16 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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In October 2020, isolved surveyed more than 300 full-time employees around the U.S. to gauge their plans and priorities for what’s sure to be a holiday season like no other.  Our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience (EX) report revealed that workers are limiting their holiday t...

How to Give the Gift of Job Security to an Uneasy Workforce

07 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Historically, the end of the year has signified a time for wrapping up big projects and wrapping up gifts for employees before heading off to the company holiday party. But, for many professionals, that won’t be the case this time around. As it turns out in isolved’s Holidays 2020: End-...

isolved HCM Reaches Noteworthy Milestone with Explosive Growth

06 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In the past four years iSolved HCM has seen remarkable growth, reaching more than 3 million employees and 45,000 employers. The rapid growth is attributed to an impressive technology, an innovative growth strategy and customer-oriented partners. The company has remained at the forefront of new and i...

Beyond ROI - Additional Time and Attendance Benefits

17 March, 2015  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In Does Your Time and Attendance Add up, we reviewed the difference between hard and soft dollars and their effect on ROI.  In conclusion, we’ll review the time and attendance benefits and savings a system can produce.     Playing favorites Using a manual time system increases the risk of favoritis...

Improve Your Time Management Skills in 2016

15 December, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Imagine this...You start your day full of optimism, ready to check things off your to-do list. However, half way through the day you begin to feel stressed and overloaded. The checklist that didn’t seem too bad this morning suddenly seems impossible to accomplish. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone....

Cadillac Tax Implementation is Full Steam Ahead

05 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

One of the few remaining Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements is a 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health insurance coverage that exceeds specified threshold amounts. Also known as the Cadillac tax, it becomes effective in 2018 and is expected to be a major source of revenue. As a fol...

The Paid Leave Trend Continues at the State and City Level, With Federal Encouragement

10 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

As the Obama administration continues to push for federal paid family and sick leave requirements, it’s also prompting state and local governments to take matters into their own hands. On May 5, the Labor Department announced that it’s offering $1 million in federal grants to allow state, county or...

Questions and Answers with an Employee Engagement Guru

25 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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After a year of disruption for much of the workforce, employee engagement is taking new precedence in 2021 as employers try to keep their workforce connected during a time of social distancing. Employers, however, aren’t the only ones focusing on engagement. Employees are also prioritizing th...

How to Create an Employee Engagement Roadmap

19 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

By now, you've probably realized that employee engagement is one of the number one priorities of business growth and development in any industry. Without it, you are likely to find yourself with a team of unmotivated, underappreciated, and dissatisfied employees who may be spending their free ti...

Coast-to-Coast Tax Developments: Opt-Ins in New York, Deferments in San Francisco

24 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

There are some notable tax changes at the state and local levels for the 2018 tax year, with two historical bellwethers—New York and San Francisco—leading the way. Following the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New York state responded by making changes to its 2019 budget t...

Let’s Connect, In-Person and In New Ways

16 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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The world of work has changed forever. While isolved People Cloud anticipates and invests in the future of work to meet our customers’ demands today and tomorrow, we wanted to reimagine how we connect with our customers and partners in light of how much has changed since we last saw each other...

Save the Gift Wrap — A Holiday Bonus is the No. 1 Item on Employees’ Wishlists

30 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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When we asked full-time professionals what they wanted most from their employers this holiday season, the most popular answer was not a virtual party or even a gift. Instead, in our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience report, 37 percent of employees wished for a bonus.  Given the im...

Increased Penalties for Failing to File Information Returns

15 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

While we already knew there would be penalties for failing to file IRS forms 1094 and 1095, the recently enacted Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 revised Section 6721(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing penalty increases, making it more painful should an employer fail to file in a t...

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 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...

How Exit Interviews Play a Role in Leadership

16 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As a leader within your company, one of your primary concerns should be the culture you are cultivating in the office. Are your employees satisfied? Do they feel valued? Do they feel motivated and productive? It’s not always possible to have a perfect understanding of the climate within the office,...

Part 1, ACA Continues to Challenge Compliance by Affecting ERISA and FLSA

07 April, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Part 1 It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is burdensome and complex.  Employers, insurance brokers, vendors and anyone else who provides or services any insurance product, funds an insurance product or needs one has been effected either positively or negatively by this law.  It’s be...

New FLSA Overtime Rules Make Accurate Time Tracking More Important Than Ever

31 May, 2016  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Just last week, On May 18, 2016, Secretary Perez and President Obama announced that the Department of Labor finalized drastic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which update overtime regulations. These new changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers some time to up...

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...

ACA Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court

26 June, 2015

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

The wait is over.  On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court released its opinion on the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax subsidies.  At issue in the case of King vs. Burwell, was whether subsidies should be provided only for exchanges available in states “established by the State” or if credits should a...

Three things to consider in FLSA and ACA Compliance

03 February, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

“Because I said so!”  Who hasn’t heard that in their lifetime?  When we’re kids, it may work, but for people in HR, Payroll and Benefit roles, it’s a dangerous way to manage a workforce and may cause issues with FLSA and ACA Compliance. In October 2013 when the Marketplace Notice became due, there...

Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line

26 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...

Looking Back on 2020’s Employee Experience, How Does the Workforce Feel at EOY?

30 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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The end of the year (EOY) is usually a time for reflection. It’s an opportunity to look back over the successes and lessons of the past 12 months and to start setting new goals and priorities for the coming year. But, as the workforce nears the end of a highly unusual and disruptive year, how...