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Generation Z in the workforce: What do they really want from HR?

15 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The oldest members of Generation Z are turning 23 this year. By this point, some may have completed college with a few internships or part-time jobs under their belts. As this up-and-coming generation enters the workforce, HR leaders will need to know how to successfully recruit and retain Gen Z emp...

Open enrollment 2021: Preparing for a different kind of benefits selection season

08 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Given the impact of COVID-19, open enrollment 2021 will look a little different than it has during past seasons. Employers will need to adjust in a variety of ways, from going virtual to addressing employees’ new concerns over health care coverage. Here are some best practices for benefits se...

Reducing turnover from recruitment to onboarding

02 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Turnover is costly, but organizations can take simple steps to prevent it. Here are four methods that can decrease the odds of employees leaving their jobs. Bringing a team member onboard is always exciting - new talent and a new personality will surely bring good things to the company. U...

How HR can rethink compliance training

25 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

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Compliance training is a challenging area for many HR departments, yet it’s something that a business can’t afford to get wrong. Learn how to rethink this process at your organization with helpful tips that help your HR department utilize a learning management system to foster employee e...

5 key benefits of using an LMS for employee training

11 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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A robust learning management system (LMS) like iSolved Learn can offer major advantages and conveniences for employee training — especially for companies navigating remote work situations. When it’s time to onboard new hires and help longtime staff members brush up on advanced skills an...

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...

How to conduct virtual interviews

28 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual interviews are beneficial during many situations, including our current situation. Here are answers to common questions companies have when trying this technique out for the first time. It’s indisputable that virtual interviews are helpful during the novel coronavirus outbrea...

Reconfiguring the workplace for health and safety

21 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Employers are considering how to enforce social distancing guidelines at work. Here are some of the best practices companies are using. As communities across the country open back up for business, companies must evaluate the best ways to ensure their workers are safe and healthy at work....

3 tips for virtual onboarding of new employees

14 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual onboarding may be new to many companies, but it’s important to get it right for new hires. Here are three tips to help organize your virtual onboarding program. The onboarding process is critical for each new hire’s experience with your company.  Effective onboard...

The Rehiring Process, Explained: How to Bring Back Employees After the Pandemic

30 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: As sections of the country open up for business, companies will have to decide how, when and who to rehire after furloughs and layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic led many employers to reduce their staff to save money. The Paycheck Protection Program was created by the U.S. government to pro...

Should companies keep remote work after the pandemic?

23 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: After the pandemic is over, businesses will have to determine how to return to the office. For some, the question might be if doing so is necessary.  As states began issuing stay-at-home orders, many companies shifted to a remote work model.  Telecommuting has been around sinc...

Overtime and Fluctuating Workweeks

16 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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The U.S. Department of Labor published its revised rule, Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime in the Federal Register on June 8, 2020. This final rule, effective August 7, 2020, clarifies, under certain circumstances, employers can use the Fair Labor Standard Act’s fluctuating wor...

4 health and safety considerations to make when returning to work after COVID-19

02 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: As businesses reopen their doors, there are numerous considerations to make to ensure a safe working environment for employees.leadership. Guidelines for lifting lockdown orders have been issued, giving companies a look into what reopening their offices might look like. However, for man...

Why Organizational Empathy Is Needed Now More Than Ever

27 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: During this period of uneasiness and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for managers to use empathy in their leadership. The global pandemic has affected everyone, and every business. Change is hard for most people, and the world is currently experiencing a great deal of i...

isolved at the Congress Xstream (APA Payroll Conference)

13 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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This year, the annual APA Payroll Conference (#paycon) is going to look a little different. Although we can’t gather together in person, iSolved is still going to have a strong presence at the virtual event, and we hope you’ll join us. Congress Xstream is an online convention that bring...

Improving Your Webinars for Better Results

05 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Webinars have always been a good way to get information to a group in a quick, efficient manner. In fact, over 60% of marketers use webinars as part of their strategy for content marketing.* In the current atmosphere, webinars are even more crucial as in-person meetings and events have been cancel...

Telecommuting tips: The go-to business continuity plan during the coronavirus outbreak

20 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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More than 90% of respondents to a Citrix survey said they would work from home more often if they were granted the leeway by their employers to do so. But under normal economic and public health conditions, less than one-third of workers are able to work remotely. The Centers for Disease Control an...

Managing Stress in Challenging Times

02 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty on a global scale. As a result, more people are working remotely and trying to keep with the ever-changing updates that come along with the pandemic. Schools across the nation have closed indefinitely, leaving parents...

Tips to Make the Most of Working Remotely

26 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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As a result of the COVID-19 situation, millions of U.S.-based workers are now remote and may not know how to best manage their time and resources. Whether you’re a first-time remote worker or you’ve been working from home for years, you can always improve your processes. Follow these t...

isolved and myHRcounsel

19 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

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At iSolved, we want to help our customers manage the COVID-19 situation as effectively as possible. Through myHRcounsel, you can receive advice on critical business issues, particularly those involving HR and employment. During this time, you have access to a COVID-19 toolkit, updated hourly...

How to improve candidate experience: Best practices for 2020

10 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Consider the following stats on job searches: 62% of jobseekers say they want the entire application and hiring process to take less than two weeks. 88% of candidates are “worried” or “extremely worried” that hiring algorithms determine their fate. 73% of candidates sa...

With the ACA's individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, what now?

04 February, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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When the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was unconstitutional on Dec. 18, 2019, there was a moment of hesitation and uncertainty for employees and employers alike. Would this decision result in the wholesale overturning of the ACA?...

2020 changes to state minimum wage

14 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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Workers in more than 20 states ushered in the new year with hopes of larger paychecks.   In total, more than half the country will see a pay raise due to an increase in the minimum wage on a state-by-state basis. Additionally, 26 cities are set to raise their minimum wage standards in 2020 (17...

Ghosting in the workplace, and how to prevent it

07 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Read any online human resources publication and you’ll no doubt see a scary number of headlines lamenting the phenomenon of “ghosting.”  Is it cultural? Generational? Or are your recruitment efforts just that bad?  Let’s examine some of the key elements that def...

2020 HR changes: Payroll, labor, regulations and more

19 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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As we enter the second decade of the second millennium, it’s clear that business practices have come a long way. In 2020, numerous changes - legal, cultural and otherwise - are expected to reshape how the human resources department operates. Below, we’ve outlined several recent devel...