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New Mandatory Electronic VCP Submissions Add to IRS Online Filings

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:00

In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) established a voluntary program aimed at retirement plan sponsors and administrators to encourage correction and resolution of plan document or operational failures as soon as they are discovered. The Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, or “EPCRS” as it is most often called, stresses the...

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Effectively Managing Communication and Information

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:00

The efficient and effective management and distribution of information, as well as improving morale, engagement, and productivity, are hallmarks of any successful organization. Unfortunately, a lot of time and effort is wasted when parts of the organization are relying on information that is inconsistent or conflicting. It seems as though it should...

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What the New Overtime Threshold of $35,000 Means for Your Business

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its highly anticipated proposal to change the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility. Placing the new threshold at $35,000 per year (or $679 per week), the proposed regulations would make over a million more workers eligible for overtime pay. What Are the Changes? Up from workers making...

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Tips from a CHRO: Creating a Robust Talent and Development Program with Purpose

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00

Let’s face it: The majority of us struggle when we first try something new. In careers and in life, hard work and determination are the keys to developing passion, purpose, and meaning. Finding meaningful work is essential to feeling fulfilled at work. As Human Resources (HR) professionals, we have the unique role of helping employees...

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Lorena: John Bobbitt and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00

Producer Jordan Peele has worked to shed new light on the Lorena Bobbitt case that dominated headlines and spawned an international media circus. As discussed in the new Amazon Prime documentary, Lorena, what began as a typical night in 1993 ended with Lorena cutting off her husband’s penis and throwing it from her car window.  […] The...

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Q&A: How HR Tech Can Benefit Employees, Too

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 04:00

The goal of HR technology is to make HR tasks easier for the employer. But what about the employee? Just because software can make things easier for an HR manager doesn’t mean it’s actually going to benefit your workers—and that could be a real problem. I recently had a chance to interview Deena Fox, CEO […] The post Q&A: How HR...

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Employee Experience Must Focus on the ‘Human’ Aspect, Says Expert

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:00

Candidate experience has been a popular focus for many employers, as this experience can make or break an employer’s chance at hiring top talent. However, once you’ve got the candidate in the door, you don’t want to risk losing them because your company has a poor culture or offers a terrible employee experience. Deloitte’s recent...

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Recruiter

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:00

For the HR team, recruiting and hiring can take up a significant amount of time, and it’s easy to wonder, would the company be better off hiring a recruiter to handle the most arduous aspects of finding new hires? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of taking this route. Potential […] The post The Pros and Cons of Using a...

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Many Businesses Overlook Onboarding for Freelancers

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:00

We’ve been hearing about the tight labor market for some time now. With unemployment at historic lows, we’ve talked a lot about how hard it can be for companies to attract and retain top talent—it’s a seller’s market when it comes to labor. Growth of the Gig Economy As a result, many employers have cranked […] The post Many...

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5 Ways to Build Emotional Connections Across Your Company

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 04:00

For employees to perform at their highest levels and be dedicated to the collective success of the organization, they must love where they work. That requires something deeper and longer lasting than increasing salaries, offering huge bonuses, or investing in the latest engagement tools. What catalyzes people is emotional connection—when they see...

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Seven Pay Equity Questions Every HR Professional Should Ask

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:00

In part 1 of this article we explored problems with pay equity and discussed an approach for getting pay equity right. Today we’ll provide you with 7 questions that every HR professional should ask about pay equity. Seven Questions Every HR Professional Concerned About Pay Equity Should Ask: Did the company conduct a pay equity […] The post...

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Feeling Stressed? Take It Outside

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:00

We all need a breath of fresh air sometimes. With spring finally arriving, we’re emerging from our winter hibernation—perhaps better described for some of us as winter avoidance. This article addresses the unwanted consequences of work stress, and the benefits of encouraging employees to spend time outside. How Can Workplace Stress Affect...

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EEO-1 Update: 2017 and 2018 Component 2 Data Still Due by September 30

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:00

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made its decision on which two years of data it will collect for a newly required component of the annual EEO-1 report. And although the agency has set a September 30 deadline for submitting that data, it also is appealing the court ruling that requires employers to submit […] The post...

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Information Overload: Employee Communications in Crisis

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 04:00

Let’s face it: We’re all on information overload. The amount of content we are consuming on a minute-by-minute basis in the blurred lines between our personal and professional lives has exploded in this digital economy. Unfortunately for our employees, this often means they’re not getting the critical information they need to make important...

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7 Tips for Helping Employees Who Struggle with E-Learning

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

Although there are numerous benefits to e-learning inside the workplace for both employers and employees, such as employers’ saving money with e-learning options and being better able to engage employee learners and personalize their learning environments while improving job satisfaction and productivity levels, as well as employees’ having...

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Are Employees Putting Their Health and Wealth in the Parking Lot?

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

Most of us have heard of the “parking lot” in business—the place where ideas not pertinent to a discussion get moved. With the perceived complexity of the health and wealth landscape, as well as the challenges facing employees for the long haul, it’s no surprise that many consumers are moving their health and wealth to […] The post...

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Why You Want Your Employees to Be Content Creators

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

In the modern age of the Internet and social media, employees are always accessing and sharing content, whether it’s about your organization or not. The average person spends a lot of time on the Internet and social media creating, reading, engaging with, or sharing content, so you should encourage your employees to be content creators...

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Getting Pay Equity Right

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

Fairness is a major factor that tends to color how employees view the workplace. If a happy, engaged employee learns that another employee doing the same job is getting 15% more than he or she is getting, all the other things that made the job seem great turn to ash. Employers may or may not […] The post Getting Pay Equity Right appeared...

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Women Excelling in the Workplace

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

We are living in an era where women’s workplace concerns can no longer be ignored. While many companies have diversity and inclusion initiatives in place to help address some of the issues their workers may face, women still confront a number of hurdles that affect their career trajectory. HR departments able to create strategies to […] The...

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Your Anti-Work-from-Home Policy Is Costing You a Fortune

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 04:00

While telecommuting and work-from-home options continue to be adopted by a large and growing percentage of employers, several have moved to reverse the trend of work-at-home employment, forcing employees back into corporate offices. For many employees, the flexibility to work from home is much desired. In a study from Indeed, nearly half of...

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