Improve Communications in Your Company

Effective internal communication has gotten more important since the pandemic and remote work decentralized teams. Better internal communication engages employees, keeps teams aligned, prevents duplicate work and keeps time from being wasted in searching for information. How can you supercharge communication no matter where everyone is working? Demonstrate empathy. Managers need to show that they

HR & Payroll Goals for Small Businesses

Because small businesses often have limited assets, it’s vital that they prioritize their human resource objectives. Staffing, budgeting, legal compliance and outsourcing are top goals to consider. StaffingTo save money, some small employers add HR tasks to the workload of employees who have no (or very little) HR experience. However, this misdelegation of responsibilities can

How To Protect Employees’ Private Information

Personal identifiable information is defined as the personal information of an individual that can be used to identify them. According to the Department of Labor, PII can be in the form of either direct or indirect information.  Examples of direct forms of PII include the following: Examples of indirect forms of PII are as follows:

Employee Wellness vs. Employee Well-Being

As a way of encouraging engagement and productivity in the workplace, a lot of employers will offer wellness benefits to their employees. In March 2021, analytics and advisory company Gallup reported that approximately 85% of large employers give their employees the opportunity to enroll in wellness programs. Additionally, the Society for Human Resource Management, or

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Remote Employees?

The vast majority of states require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which helps pay lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs for employees who are injured while doing a work-related activity. Workers’ compensation also helps cover funeral expenses for employees who suffer a work-related fatality. In some cases, it provides death benefits to eligible

DOL Expands Delivery Methods for 401(k) Electronic Disclosures

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule expanding plan sponsors’ ability to send annual retirement plan disclosures electronically to participants. As a 401(k) plan sponsor, you can now deliver “covered documents” electronically by: Posting the documents on a website. Sending the documents directly by email. According to the DOL, the

How Much FMLA Leave Should Part-Time Employees Receive?

To take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employee must: Work for an employer that has least 50 employees for 20 or more workweeks in the present or previous year. Have worked for the employer for at least 12 months, whether consecutively or nonconsecutively. Have worked at least 1,250 hours for the

Think Your Business Doesn’t Need an Employee Handbook? Think Again!

The employee handbook is no longer viewed as just a communication tool for employers. It’s now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and your legal knight in shining armor, regardless of your business size. Your recipe for onboarding success Consider the following basic information that’s

Are Contingent Workers the Future?

Businesses are evaluating how they organize their infrastructures, their processes and their people. The traditional employed/self-employed divide has been blurring for years, but the pandemic is accelerating the process. Businesses are paying attention to the skills the freelance community can deliver to their enterprises. COVID-19 has been something of a wake-up call for enterprises that