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Investing in Tech for Productivity:

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Nov

Investing in Tech for Productivity:

Digitizing Operations: Technology has been a driving force in the business world, especially in recent years. When the world turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, businesses scrambled to quickly transition to operating remotely, resulting in operation digitization across the globe. Aside from the remote work transition, the focus on high tech has ...

6 COVID-19 Work Trends to Watch for in 2021

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Dec

6 COVID-19 Work Trends to Watch for in 2021

It may be too early, or perhaps too hopeful, to refer to a “post-COVID-19” world just yet, but we’re going to! COVID-19 has changed the ways in which nearly all organizations operate, and many of these changes will be long lasting. So, we’ve compiled a list of the top post-COVID-19 work trends to watch for ...

Can we require an employee to use paid time off (PTO) if he or she hasn’t requested it?

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Mar

Can we require an employee to use paid time off (PTO) if he or she hasn’t requested it?

Here at Payroll Medics, our trusted advisors are often asked tough HR questions and we wanted to share a recent HR Q&A with you. In general, yes, employers may require the use of vacation/paid time off (PTO) and restrict its use. We always recommend you check for state and local paid sick leave laws, restrictions ...

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Feb

  Voluntary Benefits Unlock the Door to Achieving Employee Goals It’s an employee’s market at the moment—one in which employers go head-to-head in the hiring arena to attract and retain the best and brightest talent. To stay competitive and increase satisfaction after the hire, many companies are looking beyond basic benefits offerings to provide a ...

Loneliness Epidemic in the Workplace – Here’s How Employers Can Help

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Feb

Loneliness Epidemic in the Workplace – Here’s How Employers Can Help

Right now, in workplaces across the country, people are going about their jobs, seemingly content, but deep down feeling the ache of loneliness. They aren’t necessarily working alone or all by themselves with no one to talk to. They may be chatting amicably with customers on the phone or in person. Or they may work ...

4 Ways to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

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Nov

4 Ways to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

Handling absenteeism effectively requires a strong, well-thought-out approach. Taking time away from work is good for the health and morale of employees. When they can rest during an illness, recuperate after an injury, or tend to affairs in their personal lives, they’re better able to focus at work and engage in the tasks at hand. ...

How Does Progressive Discipline Benefit The Company and Employees?

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Oct

How Does Progressive Discipline Benefit The Company and Employees?

To often, behavioral problems and poor performance can be detrimental to the bottom line and many employers want to be rid of problematic employees ASAP. Small businesses in particular may not feel that they have the time or money to work on correcting bad behavior or improving poor performance. Additional supervision alone can be costly ...

What Is Workplace Culture, Anyway?

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Sep

What Is Workplace Culture, Anyway?

When you belong to an organization, there’s usually a reason, right? Whether the organization is a business, club, or other group, something about it appealed to you, and you chose to associate yourself with it. You personally identified with it and felt like you would fit in, so you joined. Alternatively, you may have considered ...

5 Ways to Create an Engaging Workplace!

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Sep

5 Ways to Create an Engaging Workplace!

Most employees are not engaged at work—70% according to Gallup. This is no new trend. The combined number of unengaged and actively disengaged employees remains high from year to year. Poor engagement results in less productivity, less creativity, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover. “You can’t force an employee to be engaged—engagement is ultimately their choice. ...

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