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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...

A great place to work and grow in Salt Lake City: isolved

22 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

With a growing user base now surpassing 3 million, iSolved HCM has made impressive strides in the human capital management (HCM) technology industry. iSolved HCM has proudly received several awards and accolades for its office design, impressive tech, and innovative leadership. Led by a strong team...

isolved HCM Reaches Noteworthy Milestone with Explosive Growth

06 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In the past four years iSolved HCM has seen remarkable growth, reaching more than 3 million employees and 45,000 employers. The rapid growth is attributed to an impressive technology, an innovative growth strategy and customer-oriented partners. The company has remained at the forefront of new and i...

States Passing Unemployment Insurance Measures That Affect Payroll Taxes and Filing

30 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

2017 has been a busy year for unemployment insurance compliance, as many states are passing or considering laws related to the UI tax. Laws already passed affect unemployment insurance electronic reporting and payment requirements, as well as tax-rate schedules. What Is Unemployment Insurance? Unem...

Employment Law Developments in the First 75 Days

23 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

After the results of the presidential election came in, President Trump and other members of the federal government began making changes to policies that would impact employers throughout the country. These changes included modifications to immigration, transgender rights and protections, and health...

How Exit Interviews Play a Role in Leadership

16 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As a leader within your company, one of your primary concerns should be the culture you are cultivating in the office. Are your employees satisfied? Do they feel valued? Do they feel motivated and productive? It’s not always possible to have a perfect understanding of the climate within the office,...

Best Practices for Welcoming New Employees

02 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

At one time or another, many companies have struggled with employee satisfaction and retention. It is all too easy to focus on the goals of production and the needs of the client, leaving employees to feel undervalued and unmotivated. Without setting priorities to cultivate a healthy work environmen...

How to Avoid Workplace Burnout

18 April, 2017

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

No matter how much you enjoy your job, it can’t be denied that workplace burnout happens. We spend over half of our waking hours at work, which can become taxing on our minds and bodies. When you’re dedicated to your job, it’s sometimes all too easy to put your own needs aside in order to succeed at...

The Federal Hiring Freeze: How Will It Impact Labor Department Workplace Investigations?

04 April, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

One of President Trump's promises during the 2016 campaign was to take immediate action to freeze federal hiring once in office. Trump kept that vow when he signed an executive order on Jan. 23 freezing federal hiring. The order says the federal workforce reductions will take place through attr...

5 Healthy Tips for Improving Ergonomics at Your Desk

21 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

The average office worker spends at least 6 hours per day, 5 days a week, sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen. At the end of your workday, you may experience tension in your arms, hands, and/or wrists, pain in your back, neck, or shoulders, and/or blurred vision and tired eyes. Follow th...

Overviewing the Status of the Overtime Rule and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act

14 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

The fate of several federal regulations remain unclear as Congress and the Trump Administration work on scaling back or repealing regulations put into place by the former administration. Following President Trump’s inauguration, pending regulations across all federal agencies were frozen, which oft...

4 Steps to Developing Better Leadership Skills

07 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Being in a leadership position can sometimes make you feel like you have a target on your back. Your ability to lead effectively has the power to propel your team to success or drag it down into failure, so it can often feel like the stakes are much higher for only you. But the responsibility should...

Managing Talent for Long-Term Growth and ROI – What Executives Need to Know

01 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In a recent Forbes article, Why CMOs Need to Manage Their Talent For Long-Term Growth and ROI,  Steve Olenski shares insight on how human capital management platforms are helping companies focus on their talent, leading the companies to success. “Gone are the days of HR as more organizations unders...

Learning from Your Mistakes: How Leaders Can Impact Positive Change

27 February, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

As a leader in your company, the culture you create for your team should be a top priority. A positive work environment promotes productivity, healthy working relationships and an overall sense of satisfaction. But despite your best efforts to cultivate a positive environment, it is very common to e...

Are You Cultivating a Forward-Thinking Company Culture?

31 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

What defines your company culture? Are your workers driven by incentives, or are they aimless in their daily work? Are their ideas valued and supported, or are they stifled? Are they motivated by money, status or a desire to see the company succeed? As a leader in your company, the wellbeing of your...