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VTO policies

March 18, 2019

The What, Why, and How of VTO Policies

As companies strive to create a positive presence online, in the media, and in their communities, a new trend is emerging: volunteering time off (or VTO) policies. VTO policies allow employees to put in volunteer time while still on the clock. The practice takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the rank and file: allowing employees to […]

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professional participating in continuous learning

March 18, 2019

New Emphasis on Continuous Learning Could Increase Engagement

As the modern world of work continues to shift towards an emphasis on employee engagement and collaborative workspaces, there has been an increasing interest in learning and development programs and sharpening skillsets of employees. And for good reason; there are a plethora of benefits that accompany an effective learning and development program. These benefits can include […]

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sunglasses by the pool

March 15, 2019

Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

One evergreen HR theme is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiting vacation time– we’re talking about offering more! […]

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family and medical leave legislation changes

March 14, 2019

Paid Family and Medical Leave Introduced in US Senate

A bill that would create a national, paid family and medical leave plan has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The “Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act” introduced by Senator and presidential candidate, Kirsten Gillibrand, would allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of partially paid leave for a pregnancy, the birth or adoption […]

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financial well being

March 14, 2019

Financial Wellness Programs: Why They’re on the Rise

It’s 2019 and benefits are the name of the game. Gone are the days when companies were elevated in the labor market by a simple retirement plan or comprehensive health insurance. Today employees, particularly those of younger generations, are demanding more comprehensive, creative, and unique fringe benefits. This article will focus on one of our favorite […]

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What is an HSA?

March 13, 2019

What is an HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account for U.S. taxpayers who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Employers may make contributions to their employees’ HSAs, and the funds that an individual or business contributes to a given account aren’t subject to federal income tax. Also, funds that aren’t spent roll […]

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the employee onboarding process

March 13, 2019

5 Tips to Optimize Your Onboarding Process [+ Our Onboarding Quiz!]

Adding a new employee to your team can be just as stressful as it is exciting. You’re introducing a new factor into a process that is already running smoothly– how can you ensure things will continue as such without hiccups? Here are some tips for setting up new hires for success. What Is the Onboarding […]

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how to avoid queen bee syndrom

March 12, 2019

How to Avoid the Queen Bee Syndrome

In 2017, The Atlantic published an article examining the troubling reality of women bullying other women in the workplace. In it, author Olga Khazan interviewed women across a wide variety of disciplines about their experiences working with other women and found that their “stories formed a pattern of wanton meanness.” While many women report wonderful experiences […]

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what's a limited expense fsa?

March 12, 2019

What is a Limited Expense FSA?

A flexible spending account is a fairly straightforward way to set aside money for healthcare expenses. However, things get a bit more complicated when you consider that there are different types of FSA accounts for different situations. Here’s what you should know about a limited expense FSA. What is a Limited Expense FSA? You might […]

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NJ’s family leave act

March 11, 2019

New NJ Family Leave Act Will Expand to Reach More Employers

The concept of paying employees while on family leave is a popular conversation topic across the US right now. In fact, the state of New Jersey is one of the few to have laws on the books with regards to paid family leave. Recently, Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed bill A-3975 into law. It takes […]

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employer payroll tax

March 11, 2019

Three Common Employer Payroll Tax Questions

If you have at least one employee on your payroll, you’re responsible for paying employer payroll tax on a yearly basis. This might at first seem like a basic part of being an employer; however, these tax forms must be completed with a high level of accuracy. To make sure you’re checking all the boxes, […]

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disability enrollment

March 11, 2019

How Does Disability Enrollment Work?

Within the US there are two main federal programs—Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs—designed to provide assistance for those with long-term disabilities. There are some notable differences between the two programs, but both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who meet certain medical criteria for disability enrollment will qualify for […]

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