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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...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

26 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Business growth is always welcomed, but it typically comes with added responsibilities –especially those related to ensuring compliance with employee-related laws and regulations. In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, isolved People Services HR Consultant Rachel Barr is answering comm...

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...

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...

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...

Simplifying Benefits Management: isolved Recognized for Best Benefits Administration Software

17 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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isolved has been recognized for the way it helps HR teams simplify benefits management, with acknowledgement from Digital.com as one of the “Best Benefits Administration Software of 2021.” This comes just months after receiving recognition for our employee scheduling and payroll solutio...

What Are the Biggest Human Resource Management Opportunities in Healthcare?

10 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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There are big expectations for 2021. Not only in terms of getting the pandemic under control, but also in terms of getting everyday life back to some sense of normalcy – both in a personal and professional capacity. Before things can get back to normal (or a “new normal”), busines...

If Not Now, When? Using the COVID-19 Relief Bill for Cloud Readiness in HR.

02 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

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Amid 5,500 pages, the lines on page 2,046 in the updated COVID-19 Relief Bill about technology are easy to miss. Missing out on the opportunities those lines afford, however, would be a mistake. This is particularly true for HR and payroll departments struggling with manual processes or myriad error...

6 Benefits of a Culturally Diverse Workplace

01 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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To develop a culturally diverse workplace, leadership teams need to bring together people from a wide variety of backgrounds and demographics and enable them to work together in a welcoming and supportive environment.  Since most workplaces aren’t inherently set up to support this type o...

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...

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...