09Feb 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022 We have been so focused on communicating the latest information regarding COVID-19 mandates, that we have not shared much about the newly termed “Great Resignation.” According to a recent study, 66% percent of employees are planning to begin a job search in 2022. As an HR outsourcing company as well as a staffing company, we are seeing this from all clients on both sides of the business; the HR side is where we…

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26Jan 22

COVID-19 Update January 26, 2022

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the private employer vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS). Yesterday, OSHA posted the notice of withdrawal on its website. We have listed the key takeaways for you below:Tip: click each hyperlink to read more detailed information regarding each takeaway1. The Supreme Court blocked the private employer mandate:The Supreme Court ruling blocking the OSHA ETS has led to uncertainty for many employers. Employers are now questioning how to move forward and reevaluating COVID-19 protocols.…

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14Jan 22

COVID-19 Update January 14, 2022

Supreme Court blocks Biden Administration’s Vaccination or Test Requirement for Businesses, Allows Rule for Healthcare WorkersOn December 27, OSHA announced it is going to withdraw portions of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare and healthcare support workers. OSHA will continue to work on a permanent standard for COVID-related hazards, noting that preventative measures to support and protect healthcare workers is of utmost concern. OSHA formally withdrew the non-recordkeeping portions of the ETS. However, the recordkeeping requirements for employers covered…

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19Feb 21

How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, close to a quarter of the US workforce already worked remotely at least one day per week, and that number has shifted to 50% or more since the stay-at-home government orders from last March. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 80% of those with a job where at least half of what they do could be done remotely would like to continue working from home at least part of the time. Furthermore, with so many senior…

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27Jan 21

How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

In these turbulent, unprecedented times, many companies around the world are using business interruptions for reflection, taking a hard look at their diversity and inclusion programs and policies. This work can be challenging, but it’s crucial to creating a more equitable and supportive workplace for everyone. The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace Countless studies have shown that both job-seekers and current company employees want to work in diverse workplaces. This means that businesses who want to attract and retain…

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11Jan 21

Grow Your Business with a PEO

Most entrepreneurs turn to outsourcing payroll in the early stages of their business, but soon enough, HR demands grow quickly outside their expertise or infrastructure. Too much valuable time gets spent putting out fires or filling out paperwork. The logical solution for business owners who can afford it is to hire a dedicated, experienced HR manager; however, this places the entire burden of complicated payroll, benefits, and compliance issues on a single employee, in addition to recruiting, onboarding, and performance…

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23Nov 20

Holiday Safety Tips

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans to stay home with immediate family and/or celebrate virtually this holiday season; yet, an estimated 50 million people will be keeping their Thanksgiving travel plans, down from 55 million last year (AAA). According to Hopper’s new Holiday Travel Confidence Report, 39% of people say they plan to travel during the holidays this year, while 21% have said they do not plan to…

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04Jun 20

How to Run a Paperless HR

This is a replay of the client training held on Thursday, June 4, 2020. In it, we reviewed the latest technology we’re rolling out to help our clients eliminate paperwork and move more HR functions online.

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26Feb 20

This Year’s W-4 Form Changes That You Must be Aware Of

In December of last year, the IRS released a new W-4 form. This form will affect any new employees hired after January 1, 2020 and any employee who decides to update their federal tax withholding. The changes made to this form are intended to simplify the federal withholding reporting process and incorporate specific questions that will help generate a more precise calculation of federal withholdings.  The main W-4 form change is the complete abolishment of allowances. In their place is…

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12Feb 20

How to Determine if Outsourcing Your Payroll is Right for Your Small Business

As soon as you acquire your first employee, you are in charge of managing, calculating, and executing payroll. Because this is a very complicated process, business owners everywhere have been outsourcing their payroll to a third-party provider. However, this decision is not right for all businesses, which is why we’ve constructed this article to break down how exactly to determine if payroll outsourcing is right for your small business. Analyzing Cost Outsourcing your payroll is a financial investment, and it’s…

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