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DHS Temporarily Loosens Key I-9 Verification Requirements
This blog post was originally published on April 2, 2020. On May 14, DHS extended remote document inspection for another 30 days. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has temporarily eased key physical inspection requirements pertaining to the Form I-9, or Employee Eligibility Verification. In short, employers with workers “taking physical proximity precautions due to […]
HR Pros in Their Own Words: Tech and the Employee Experience
How do you know which HR tech can actually help you eliminate costly processes companywide? The answer naturally involves increased efficiencies and profit margins, but it should also include the employees on whom successful operation depends. Not just HR employees, either, but every individual your company employs. Their experience with your organization begins with their […]
3 Resources for Successful Change Management
Change is often challenging, whether it’s planned or not. But when you need to make changes in your organization and its practices, communication is critical. It’s the difference between confused employees who aren’t clear on their role in moving the company forward, and motivated employees who rise to the challenge. Understanding change management can feel […]
Senate Approves Additional $321 Billion for SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Update: This blog post was originally published on April 21, 2020. On April 24, President Trump approved $321 billion in additional funding for small businesses. This is part of $484 billion allocated in that legislation, intended to bolster the American economy at this time. More federal funds may soon be on their way to small businesses throughout the country. […]
Update: Special ACA Enrollment Periods
Some states are offering special open enrollment periods for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage due to current events. In March, the Trump administration considered a special enrollment period (SEP) to allow more people to sign up for coverage under the ACA, but later decided against an across-the-board reopening of enrollment. The official open enrollment period […]
HR Myths: It Would Make Things More Difficult for HR
Close to 90% of HR professionals nationwide reported utilization of self-service technology in their organization. That’s encouraging, given that it aligns with employees’ expectation of workplace tech. In that same survey by HR.com, nearly 90% of those pros agreed that such tech is the most efficient method of providing HR and payroll information to the […]
What the CARES Act Could Mean for Your Organization
Part of Paycom’s job – especially in the thick of the current COVID-19 situation – is to keep you informed about new legislation with direct impact on employers. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is certainly no exception. Signed into federal law on March 27, the CARES Act is a $2 trillion […]
3 Tips for Leading a Newly Remote Workforce
In an effort to keep their employees safe and healthy, many companies are asking people to work from home. But this is much easier said than done – especially for organizations without any previous remote employees or remote-work expectations in place. Here are three ways HR can promote effective work with a newly-remote workforce in […]
How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impacts Employer Leave Policies
The federal government recently has taken several steps to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Of special relevance to HR professionals is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was signed into law on March 18. In general, the legislation focuses on private-sector organizations employing fewer than 500 people. Read about the Coronavirus […]
$4.51: The Not-So-Magic Number
In 2018, an Ernst & Young (EY) study examined the costs associated with not using employee self-service technology for HR-related tasks. The result, averaged over dozens of key tasks: $4.39 per single entry of data. More recently, the same organization ran the numbers again. As of 2019, the new average cost of manual HR data […]
HR Myths: Employees Will Enter Their Information Wrong
In its recent survey of HR professionals nationwide, HR.com found one worry outweighs all others in allowing employees to use self-service technology: accuracy of the data entered. At 41%, it heavily topped the reluctant pros’ list of concerns. And yet, an overwhelming majority (82%) agreed that employee-entered data holds those workers accountable for the accuracy […]
When Cupid Strikes: 3 Steps to Managing Office Love
Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. The holiday of love may be behind us, but workplace romance is not going anywhere. HR may not usually be viewed as a matchmaker, but they are hiring talented people who fit the values and cultures of the company. When building […]