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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...

State by State: Managing HR Specifics Across Industries

18 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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The daily to-do list for a human resources (HR) team can be quite long – from taking care of routine tasks like payroll to executing long-term strategies that can boost employee engagement and culture. For businesses that span multiple states, this to-do list becomes even longer and more compl...

isolved Launches Employee Navigator Integration to Help Employers Navigate Benefits & Payroll

12 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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isolved and Employee Navigator have teamed up to help companies, of any size, in any industry, improve their data accuracy, eliminate dual data entry and increase efficiencies – capabilities that have never been more important. The partnership is a bi-directional (360) API integration already...

8 Innovative Work Perks Healthcare Employers Can Offer

11 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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In a year when employee experience is more important than ever before, employers need to think outside the box in their efforts to boost morale in 2021– especially for essential industries like healthcare, which are continuing to bear the brunt of the pandemic in so many ways. One proven opti...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thinking of Choosing a New HCM Software Vendor?

21 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Take these three things into consideration during the decision-making process.   Maintaining business continuity while navigating unprecedented disruption is a challenge that most enterprises faced in 2020. In fact, 61 percent of employees state their jobs were negatively impacted during the...

Why Should Businesses Make Work Tech a Priority?

14 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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When businesses commit to digital transformation, investment decisions are typically prioritized for revenue-generating departments like development, sales and marketing. This oftentimes leaves human resources (HR) as the last frontier for technology upgrades.  The pandemic, however, has led 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-...

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...

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...

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....

Reimagining the Company Holiday Party During COVID-19

23 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Historically, company holiday parties have been a great opportunity for employee engagement and boosting morale. But, for many organizations, in-person cocktail receptions, dinners, activities and other outings won’t be possible in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  As the end o...

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...

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...

What is the Role and Purpose of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee?

13 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Business leaders looking to make strides toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace can establish actionable goals and evaluate progress by forming a diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) council or committee. But what is the purpose of a DE&I committee? Here’s a brief overview of...

How Employee Experience Priorities Have Shifted During COVID-19

11 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Nearly 7 in 10 organizational leaders believe the coronavirus pandemic will change the employee experience (EX) to a high or very high extent, according to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). In fact, 56 percent of full-time employees state that employee experience will be more importan...

Developing the Ideal HR Internship at Your Company

27 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Many successful human resources professionals got their start in the industry by participating in an internship program. For students and entry-level professionals, an HR internship can be a formative experience. It’s often a first step into the working world, a time to quickly gain hands-on e...

As Employee Experience Tops Investments, isolved Recognized for Best Payroll Software

16 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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On the heels of the launch of People Cloud, isolved has been named to Digital.com’s “Best Payroll Software of 2020” list.      To name the winners, Digital.com sourced genuine user reviews by capturing and analyzing comments made...

isolved Partners with Howard University and the University of Utah to Launch Internship Program

15 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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At isolved, inclusion isn’t a buzzword; it’s a mission. isolved is pleased to announce its partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and Howard University to support diversity in the workplace and provide opportunities for students to l...

HCM vs. HRIS: Demystifying the differences

29 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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When you’re putting together your HR tech stack, you’ll probably find yourself wondering about the differences between a human capital management (HCM) system and a human resource information system (HRIS).  The terms are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differenc...

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...