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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...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines and What HR Should Know

30 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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With all U.S. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, many employers are getting ready for a new normal but are still unsure of what the future of work will look like.  In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, isolved People Services HR Consultant Rachel Barr is answering common questions...

A Look at Predictive Scheduling and How It’s Changing Business

25 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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With more cities and states passing predictive scheduling laws, businesses are experiencing an uptick in productivity and sales as employees reap the benefits of having advanced notice of their hours.  Let’s take a look at how predictive scheduling works and what it means for the future....

3 Principles of Strategic Recruitment

18 December, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

One of the primary goals of any human resource management team is to discover and acquire new talent to fill openings and complement the existing company culture. As with all other areas of HR management, technology has drastically changed the way we recruit new talent. Gone are the days of publishi...

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...

Affordable Care Act Resolutions for 2015

27 January, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Resolutions abound on January 1 each year only to be broken or forgotten in a matter of weeks or months.  Since March 23, 2010, employers have continually resolved to keep up with the changes and stay in compliance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) resolutions for 2015 will be harmful for the weary emp...

Don’t Let Good Candidates Get Lost in the Crowd

05 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Work in Finding New Talent   Diversity, equity and inclusion—commonly referred to as DE&I—has taken center stage in the workplace. Now more than ever, employers should actively strive to create meaningful change in hiring practices de...

Be Aware of Compliance Audits: Employers Paid Out More Than $400 Million in Fiscal Year 2015

22 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

The risk of being audited. Every company has to deal with it, and smart organizations know how to take steps to diminish that risk. But even the best-prepared business leaders are wrong if they think that getting their tax practices in order will eliminate that risk entirely. That’s because audits a...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on HR Outsourcing

25 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Human resources (HR) teams have a lot of responsibilities – from talent acquisition and onboarding to benefit enrollment and payroll (and much more). With so many administrative tasks and deadlines, sometimes businesses look to outsourcing for assistance. In this month’s Compliance Corn...

Is Leadership More Important Than Company Culture?

12 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

By now, if you haven't read about, heard about or thought about the impact of leadership and culture on the success of a company, then you may quite possibly be living in the dark ages. Leadership and company culture are the current buzzwords of HR management blogs, and for good reason. Both can...

Training Industry Information

04 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

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As experts in the HCM industry, we’re working to provide information to businesses and employers to help them stay aware of the ever-changing complexities in our current situation. Below you’ll find some of the latest pieces we’ve produced – each is a quick read that may prov...

HCM Strengthens Company Strategies

24 March, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

High HCM demand Employers that utilize cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions quickly experience faster processing and reduced support demands while benefiting from anywhere, anytime accessibility through desktop, laptop or mobile devices.  Comprehensive HCM solutions are rapidly repl...

The minimum wage fight is already being waged at the state (and city) level

24 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

The federal hourly minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009. For several years, the Obama administration has asked Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, to no avail. However, the federal minimum wage is just that: the least that employers must legally pay their employees. If a state w...

The Federal Hiring Freeze: How Will It Impact Labor Department Workplace Investigations?

04 April, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

One of President Trump's promises during the 2016 campaign was to take immediate action to freeze federal hiring once in office. Trump kept that vow when he signed an executive order on Jan. 23 freezing federal hiring. The order says the federal workforce reductions will take place through attr...

9 Reasons Why a Good Benefits Broker Is More Crucial Than Ever

03 June, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Most good employers want to provide a strong benefit package, and they want to do it in a way that complies with legal requirements. But the increasingly complex nature of benefits – especially since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – is making that more difficult. Even an employe...

3 Ways HR Consultants Can Meet Client Expectations

24 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Client retention is a top priority for human resources (HR) and financial consultants, brokers and advisors. After all, it is almost always more cost effective to protect one’s current book of business rather than acquiring an entirely new client base. But what is the best way to retain client...

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Underperforming Employees in Retail and Hospitality

22 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Addressing concerns with underperforming employees has always been difficult, but these conversations need to be approached even more cautiously (and strategically) when workforces are already feeling unstable as a result of the pandemic. Especially in industries that have been hit particularly hard...

Marketplace Open Enrollment

21 October, 2014

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

Open enrollment in the Marketplace is a set time frame when individuals can enroll in a plan and receive a subsidy based upon their household income, if eligible.  You can generally buy a Marketplace plan only during the annual open enrollment period. Upcoming dates to know: November 15, 2014 - 2...

3 Considerations for the Future of Work

21 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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There are many lessons that business leaders have gleaned from the pandemic, but perhaps the most important is the need for their enterprises to be prepared for the future – even when the future is uncertain. To prepare for the future, today, it is essential to invest in technology that is ag...

Do you Know Your Employee Types?

28 October, 2014

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) entering the picture, an employer generally considered a full-time employee as one that worked 40 hours a week and received health benefits, paid time off and perhaps even retirement contributions.  The ACA has required applying a new meaning not only to full-t...

4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

17 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

According to a recent study by Glassdoor.com, the time required for the hiring process in the U.S. and abroad has grown exponentially in recent years, averaging almost 23 days from first contact to offer acceptance. Employers and HR departments are struggling, now more than ever, to find and acquire...

HCM Automation Drives The Future of Work: Show Your Customers The Way

23 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Across all businesses and industries, the return on investment (ROI) for automation is well-proven. A recent study by Accenture showed organizations that leverage intelligent technology will likely see revenues rise by up to 38 percent. Here are ways you, as a trusted advisor, can help your custome...

Along for the RIDE

28 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Recently, North Dakota became the latest state to sign up for RIDE (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify), joining Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi and Nebraska. RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that links E-Verify with participating state driver licensing agencies in conjunction wi...

Where Should Benefits Brokers Focus in 2021?

28 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Although there are high hopes for 2021, business leaders should be prepared for a slow transition back to some sense of normalcy as the year progresses. After all, the pandemic isn’t going to end when the clock hits midnight on January 1st.  For benefits brokers, this means embracing the...

Compliance Corner (Update): Private Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Begins January 4th

05 November, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Back in September President Biden announced an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, which included proposals for private business vaccine mandates and regular COVID-19 testing for employees. When this news was announced, isolved’s People Services team provided some insight into what employers shou...