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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 Develop a Positive Learning Environment in the Workplace

04 December, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

The path to success for any company must include growth and development as a team, which can only be achieved by offering opportunity for personal growth to your employees. Developing a positive learning environment is necessary to encourage and support your employees in their individual professiona...

Four-Day Thanksgiving Holiday Is Workplace Tradition, Survey Finds

20 November, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, has been an American tradition since before the nation was founded. The first settlers feasted on various dates in the fall to celebrate the harvest before buckling down for the hard winters. George Washington proclaimed there should be a National T...

Changes for 2019 in State Minimum Wage Rates

06 November, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

As usual, the new year will usher in a multitude of changes in state and municipal minimum wage laws. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why payroll professionals need to be aware of the changes. Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, and Vermont will all raise minimum wages on January...

Aligning Technology and People Solutions to Improve Engagement

23 October, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Employee engagement is more than just a buzzword in today's business world. Engagement is an extremely important aspect of operating a business that can impact a number of factors, including turnover rates, employee satisfaction, and organizational performance. The main drivers for establishing...

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...

isolved HCM Announces Acquisition of AmCheck

17 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

Charlotte, NC — September 17, 2018 iSolved HCM, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions has announced the acquisition of AmCheck, a provider of payroll services with offices across the nation. This new partnership is a mutually beneficial advancement of the close relati...

isolved Delivers All the HCM You Need, Now with Mojo

13 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Charlotte, NC — September 13, 2018 iSolved HCM, the software company behind the iSolved human capital management (HCM) platform, unveiled iSolved with Mojo at the HR Tech Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, September 12-14, 2018. iSolved with Mojo is a people-centric solution that delivers a...

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...

New Local Tax Laws Add to a Patchwork of Complications

05 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In July 2018, New Jersey became the latest state to pass legislation allowing cities to impose payroll taxes on employers, joining 15 other states that allow local taxing. The New Jersey bill allows municipalities with more than 200,000 residents to impose employer payroll taxes of up to 1 percent...

How to Use Assessments for Better Talent Acquisition

21 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

When you hear the phrase "hiring assessment," what comes to mind? More than likely, you're thinking of long, boring multiple-choice questionnaires that all seem to ask relatively useful questions but never really give you the right answers. For many years, that's exactly what an asse...

Massachusetts Is the Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, Enacts Paid Family Leave

08 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Over the next five years, Massachusetts will incrementally increase its minimum hourly wage from $11 to $15. Legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker (R) will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents on Jan. 1 of each year from 2019 to 2023. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage will increase to $12...

4 Things Great Managers Never Ask Their Employees to Do

24 July, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

As a manager you ask a lot of your employees. You set goals for them to work towards and guidelines for them to work by. But as a manager, there are just some things you should never ask your employees to do.  Here are four things that belong on that "Do Not" list that would not only b...

isolved Hire Brings New Opportunities to the Recruitment Process

03 July, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Successful businesses are always expanding, and as a business owner, you need the right skills and resources at your disposal. A strong team of employees is important to your success – especially as you're working to grow your business and achieve your goals. According to research from the...

How to Create an Employee Engagement Roadmap

19 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

By now, you've probably realized that employee engagement is one of the number one priorities of business growth and development in any industry. Without it, you are likely to find yourself with a team of unmotivated, underappreciated, and dissatisfied employees who may be spending their free ti...

Paid Sick Leave Is Now the Law in 10 States; New Jersey Is the Latest to Switch

05 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

One in five U.S. states now require private-sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. On May 2, New Jersey joined nine states and the District of Columbia in making paid sick leave mandatory. The law takes effect Oct. 29, and is expected to provide paid sick leave to 1.2 milli...

Coast-to-Coast Tax Developments: Opt-Ins in New York, Deferments in San Francisco

24 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

There are some notable tax changes at the state and local levels for the 2018 tax year, with two historical bellwethers—New York and San Francisco—leading the way. Following the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New York state responded by making changes to its 2019 budget t...

What is a Strengths-Based Culture and How Can You Create One in Your Company?

08 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

According to a 2018 Gallup Poll, employees who say they use their strengths every day are 15% less likely to quit their job and search for a new opportunity. Therefore, it’s not unreasonable to assume that in order to decrease your employee turnover rate, you’ll need to understand and im...

How to Boost Your Employee Retention Rate Without Busting Your Budget

24 April, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

With the job market becoming increasingly more competitive, many companies are scrambling to provide unique benefits to employees in an effort to decrease their turnover rates. Through offering better benefits packages, higher salaries and expensive perks, some companies have even succeeded in drawi...

Now’s the Time to Share Your Thoughts About the New Overtime Rule

12 September, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division has announced a new request for information concerning the still-in-limbo overtime rule that revised the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary thresholds for overtime eligibility. The request is the DOL’s way of obtaining public comments from employ...

Creating the Perfect Job Posting

29 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

When your company has an open position, the recruiting and hiring team has to act quickly to get the job posted to start getting applicants. Many recruiters end up using job templates that they’ve used for years, simply because it’s the quickest and simplest way to get the posting online. But before...

Having trouble withholding for employees traveling from state to state? Congressional help might be on the way

15 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

The House has passed a bill designed to simplify the tax process for employees who work across state lines frequently or travel for business and make it easier to avoid paying income taxes outside their state of residence. Under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R....

How to Improve Your Company Culture

01 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

As a manager or leader, it’s important to recognize the value of company culture and its impact on the success of any team. A negative environment can breed more negativity, lethargy and general apathy that will impede forward progress. Alternatively, a positive environment can inspire, motivate and...

Why It’s Time to Review Your PTO Policy

18 July, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

If your company is like most, you’ve probably had the same PTO policy for longer than you can even remember. The PTO policy is one of those things that sits on the back burner because it’s rarely addressed or mentioned. Since some companies are increasing offerings for paid sick leave and time off,...

Comp Time in the Private Sector: Work-Life Enhancement Opportunity

27 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

On May 2, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would allow employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours. The legislation would amend Section 207 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing pr...