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20 Employee Games to Enhance the Employee Experience 

Achievers

There is a?reason why?gamification is so popular.?People like playing games at any age. In the workplace, employee games can assume an even bigger role beyond just having fun. Employee games can strengthen employee engagement, boost team morale, and give employees the motivation they need to go above and beyond. . That’s just for starters too!

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How to Set Up Your Home Office for Success

Take It Personel-ly

Switching from a work office to a home office can be an awkward transition, to say the least. Now you’ve got a slew of new distractions to deal with while you try to work. The kids are yelling, the laundry needs to be done, and you can’t help but wonder what you’ll make for dinner. […].

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Can Artificial Intelligence Solve The Mental Health Crisis?

Wellable

A report from Oracle and the research firm, Workplace Intelligence, looked at how employees around the world are struggling with mental health issues and demanding support, as well as how artificial intelligence and technology may be used as solutions. Between July and August 2020, the report surveyed over 12,000 employees, human resource managers, and C-level executives between the ages of 22 and 74 years old from around the globe.

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5 signs your job application process is scaring away top talent

Insperity

When you’re hiring for an open position, are you getting the number and quality of applicants that you want? If not, your online job application process could be part of the problem. A frustrating online application process can scare off good talent. If it’s too difficult or confusing, busy jobseekers simply won’t apply. Or worse, they may develop a negative view of your company and share their bad impression with others.

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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Is demanding a salary raise advisable during the pandemic?

HR Digest

Seeking a raise can be an intimidating task, especially during the pandemic, when the entire world faces a massive economic downturn and crisis. The pandemic not only saw COVID-19 destroying the lives of people but a vast number of layoffs and shutdowns of corporations. However, if you are expecting a raise or feel underpaid at this challenging time, you might want to ask your boss about the forthcoming raise.

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Can Employees Ask to be Laid Off? | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

It might not sound typical, but employers face a tricky situation when it comes to employees asking to be laid off from their job, especially during a time of uncertainty and unemployment due to COVID-19. With the announcement that extra unemployment benefits under the CARES Act will continue—albeit at a lower rate of $300 additional a week—your employees might weigh working versus collecting unemployment.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Eugene Community Safety Payroll Tax

Patriot Software

Attention Oregon employers! Specifically, attention employers in Eugene, Oregon. A new type of payroll tax is coming your way in 2021. Learn all about the Eugene Community Safety Payroll tax and whether or not you need to withhold and remit it to the city. What is the Eugene Community Safety Payroll Tax? The Eugene Community […] READ MORE.

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Employee Handbook Policy Updates: New California Laws for 2021

HR Digest

As we approach another year, California employers should reexamine their employee handbook to ensure that it is up to date. Unless it was revised recently, it’s most likely outdated. What are the primary revisions that should be made to keep up with the most recent employment laws? FMLA Obligations. The main change for 2021 is the extension of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

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5 Things You Can Now Repair on Your Own

Take It Personel-ly

You dread any time something breaks down at home. All you can picture is that huge bill when the maintenance team arrives at your doorstep. Fortunately, there are many projects you can take on by yourself. With a little research, patience, and teamwork, you can get the job done. You’ll also keep more money in […].

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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COVID-19 Vaccine & Return To The Workplace Survey

Wellable

To help organizations understand the preferences of employees in regard to returning to the workplace, Wellable Labs, the thought leadership group within Wellable, surveyed working age adults across the US. Specifically, the COVID-19 Vaccine & Return To The Workplace Survey sought to explore employee willingness to have COVID-19 vaccination requirements in order to return to work and employee expectations of work in a post-COVID world.

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UPDATED: HR's Guide to Filing and Distributing 1095-Cs | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

With the deadline to file and distribute 1095-Cs approaching, making sure that the right documents get to the right place is essential. The following guide will help keep you organized — and compliant — when it comes to filing in the new year.

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Workplace guarantees employees should have Post-COVID

HR Digest

2020 has been a drastic year for everyone and in every sphere- be it personally or professionally. The world came to an abrupt halt with COVID-19 darkening the world and lockdowns across countries. People were forced to stay at home and work from home, adjusting their home and work schedules. It has been a tough time for all. However, the COVID-19, too, shall pass!

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How to Distinguish Signs of Identity Theft?

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The goal of identity thieves is to steal your personal information and use it for their financial gain at your expense. They will go to great lengths to access your credit card, Social Security number (SSN), or other financial accounts. Do not be counted as one of the millions of Americans affected by fraud. Be […].

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Desperate for a Startup Payroll System? Here’s What to Look For

Patriot Software

Financing. Choosing a business structure. Hiring employees. Getting licenses and permits. As you cross these tasks off your business startup checklist, you might begin to lose a little momentum. And then you see—towards the bottom of your list—Set up a payroll system… …Sigh. At this point, you’re tired. You just want something that works … […] READ MORE.

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COVID-19: New Stimulus Extends FFCRA Leave Tax Credit | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

With the passage of the new coronavirus stimulus, Congress also extended a key provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Find out what employers need to know about this tax credit provision heading into the new year.

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How to Improve Your Diversity Recruitment Strategy

Vantage Circle

Today, with all the equality movements and the support that’s going to different minority groups, it’s hard to imagine that any company would allow itself not to make the workplace more diverse and inclusive and continue discriminating against certain genders and nationalities. Yet, it’s still happening, even among the top employers. Last year, Oracle, a computer software company, got into a discrimination scandal based on gender and race.

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Sudden Raise in Your Business’s Bills But Don’t Know Why? Here Are 4 Things to Check

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When your business gets a bill that is higher than usual, it takes some investigating to find the root of the problem. There could be dozens of reasons why your water, electric or HVAC bills are wasting your money. Here are 4 potential causes of your unusually high bills. Vampire Appliances Having appliances constantly plugged […].

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Creative and Innovative Appreciation Ideas for 2021

Hppy

According to 2020 statistics from smallbiztrends , a full third of employees say they are minimally committed to their jobs. Several factors can explain this decline in productivity, including the global Covid-19 crisis. . However, 2021 brings new opportunities to rekindle employee engagement and get businesses back on track. Appreciation is a powerful tool in this regard, as it can reward employees for their hard work and motivate others to do the same. .

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How Employers Can Help Retirement-Age Workers with their Benefits | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

According to the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , the percentage of retirement-age Americans in the labor force has doubled since 1985, from 10 percent in January of that year to 20 percent in February 2019. With more employees over the age 65 in the workforce, employers need to know what to do when it comes to their benefits—whether they retire at 65 or not.

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15Five Named Winner on 2020 List of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation

15Five

The National Association for Business Resources has released their Winter 2020 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation. The 2020 Winter National winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm that reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners. This year, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation releases the results of the spring, summer, fall, and winter applications.

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5 IT Services Career Paths You Can Follow

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Information technology is the basis for modern business models. A business must incorporate an online strategy in its growth plan. This means that there is a soaring demand for IT professionals. The following is a list of IT career paths you can consider if you want to benefit from this technology trend. Computer Systems Analyst […].

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Benefits of bringing Pets to Workplaces

Hppy

Workplaces worldwide are a continual source of stress and negativity, and employees working in such a tense environment remain stressed. For those workplaces, a pet can bring many benefits to employees and employers. Bringing a pet to the workplace has been seen to benefit the employee, but certain factors improve workplace morale, lower employee absentee rates, and promote a healthy work-life balance.

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6 Ways you can Build an Efficient Organization

Vantage Circle

An organization’s efficiency is a predictor of how successful one will eventually become in the long term. Without any doubt, there has been rapid progress and development of organizations in recent years that has diminished organization efficiency as the use of resources has increased with time. However, it is a rising concern that being efficient and economical is not seen as a crucial aspect of organizational growth, which may deter the upcoming generation’s future.

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What to expect when your employer offers you an ICHRA

PeopleKeep

If your employer just told you they are offering a new health benefit called an individual coverage HRA (ICHRA) , you probably have a lot of questions. We want to help you understand exactly what an ICHRA is and how it works, and give you the tools you need to decide whether or not you want to participate.

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Keeping Your Fleet Safe in the Winter: 5 Need-to-Know Tips

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When you run a fleet, safety is always one of your top priorities. In the winter, when roads are slick and visibility can be limited, it’s essential to ensure your drivers’ safety. If you’re new to fleet management, you may not know where to start. More than 70% of the nation’s roads are in snowy […].

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.