Navigating New Norms: Virtual Recruiting, Onboarding, and Performance Management

Recruiting, onboarding, and performance management each come with their own difficulties—all of which have now become only more pronounced (and new ones added) during the pandemic. Job applicants are dispersed, new hires are virtual, and employees and management are often remote. Even re-opened offices are still navigating the challenges of new safety guidelines. Despite this […]

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Election 2020: Encouraging Voter Participation and Managing Election Day at Work

Whether on the local or national stage, political elections happen every year. But only every four years, does a Presidential election take center stage. Although each election cycle seemingly grows more imperative and divisive, this year’s election has the added weight of the COVID pandemic, widespread social unrest, high unemployment, and a looming recession tacked […]

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Tips for Making Human Connections at a Virtual Conference

With more people working remotely and companies scaling back on in-person events due to COVID, making human connections at a virtual conference more important than ever. As many conferences and conventions switch to virtual events this year, it is important to know that attendees can still have the same enjoyable experience and gain valuable new […]

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Virtual Conferences Aren’t Webinars—They’re Way Better

If you haven’t attended a virtual conference before, it’s okay to be skeptical, but virtual conferences have the potential to reach beyond webinars and even in-person conferences. Skip the lines, travel expenses, and the waiting around, and jump straight to the features that make the biggest impact on your professional skills and opportunities. Are you […]

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What Is ‘Windowed Work’ and Why It Could Be the Key to Your Remote Work Success

The 9-to-5 workday may now be a thing of the past—and good riddance! It’s time for businesses to really adjust to the fact that your remote employees aren’t working nonstop during so-called normal business hours. Fortunately, “windowed work” can boost productivity and the quality of work performed by remote employees.  What is ‘windowed work’? Instead […]

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It’s National Payroll Week! Here’s How You Can Participate

Just about everyone would say that payroll is important because it is how people get paid. But few people are aware of all the additional things that are made possible through the actions of the payroll industry. Most notably, through payroll withholding, the industry contributes, collects, reports, and deposits 70% of the U.S. Treasury’s annual […]

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What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Payroll Tax Deferral

There has been a great deal of uncertainty in recent weeks surrounding President Trump’s Memorandum on payroll taxes issued earlier this month (on August 8). Meant as economic relief during COVID-19, the Memorandum allows employers to defer withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax (6.2%) through the end of […]

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