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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...

How isolved is Handling COVID-19 and Serving Customers

24 April, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented situation, leaving employers scrambling to keep business moving while keeping their employees safe. At iSolved, we’ve been working diligently to provide employers with the resources they need to maintain some sense of normalcy through the unique situation.&n...

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...

How your HCM solution can make FLSA overtime pay compliance easier

10 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Effective Jan. 1, 2020, employers across the nation will ring in the new year with evolving employee salaries and job responsibilities - potentially. The U.S. Department of Labor updated the Fair Labor Standards Act salary thresholds for administrative and professional employees (white-collar job...

What You Need to Know About the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT)

03 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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 The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has released information about a tax that applies to employers within the state. This tax, titled the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT), applies to employers who:Are required to withhold New York State income tax fro...

Three Tips to Get Compliant with New Overtime Requirements

12 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that updates the thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The changes are slated to go into effect on January 1, 2020. These modifications to the FLSA are expe...

Employee engagement as a content marketing strategy

05 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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How are the cold calls, templated email pitches and paid LinkedIn ads working for you as a marketing strategy? Not so hot, huh? That’s because prospects are sick of stale, generic corporate messaging. Consumers employ ad blockers, adjust their social media feed settings and create email in...

How great company culture organically creates brand ambassadors

23 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Your reach only goes so far. Maybe you have a couple thousand LinkedIn followers and hundreds of Facebook posts no one engages with. Maybe your HR department has grand ideas on how to revolutionize company culture to mirror the glitz and glam of Silicon Valley startups. One way to improve your...

4 things HR managers can do right now to change company culture

01 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Company culture is everything. It’s the No. 1 reason why employees leave. But fundamentally transforming company culture can be a Herculean task with no guarantee that any changes you implement will take root or be effective. As such, it’s easy to be discouraged from large-scale changes...

7 Tips for effective employee performance reviews

24 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Performance reviews can set the tone for employee-employer relations for the rest of the year. Done poorly, reviews can become punitive. Done well, reviews can be pathways toward further employee excellence. So let’s look at seven key tips for running a more effective employee performance r...

How to engage remote employees: 6 Techniques

10 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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The world is going remote. More and more, businesses are ditching commercial office space and formal on-site requirements in favor of virtual workplaces. But with physical distance separating colleagues and bosses from staff, does employee engagement risk dropping off? It doesn’t have to....

Just how closely is employee engagement tied to workplace productivity (and other KPIs)?

26 August, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Companies that report high levels of employee engagement are lucky. They likely have staff members who are satisfied with their jobs and their respective career trajectories. They may have great teamwork and even some legendary happy hours. But what about core business metrics? Are engaged employ...

What Does it Take to Energize Company Culture in 2019

30 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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You’ve got time sheets to manage. Quotas to hit. Money goes in, money goes out. These metrics make your business run. But what they don’t measure is what makes your company your company. What is it about your employees that differentiate them from anyone else in the job market? What ge...

4 personalized employee engagement strategies HR managers are using in 2019

16 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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You’ve got a new idea you’d like to implement next quarter, and you need a buy-in from your boss or a team of stakeholders. But did you get buy-in from your employees, too? It may sound backwards to need employee approval – after all, you’re the HR manager. You roll out solu...

Looking Ahead at the Proposed Overtime Rule

19 June, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the federal overtime regulations. This notice begins a public comment period that will last for 60 days and allow people to share their feedback about the proposal. The release of a change to the overti...

Planning Ahead for Local and State Minimum Wage Increases

28 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Managing payroll is already complex, and when you factor in the ever-changing regulations, it can be downright challenging. One of the changes your business may be facing in 2019 is a local or state minimum wage increase. This year, 21 states and a number of local jurisdictions have increased their...

Three Tips to Retain Your Top Talent

21 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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In a strong economy, jobs are plentiful and employers often struggle with a different problem: retention. According to data from Ajilon, more than 80 percent of workers are open to a new job or are actively looking for one. Among those who aren’t actively looking, more than half would be willi...