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...

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...

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...

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