Paid Time Off is an important benefit for employees and job seekers. If a generous PTO program helps you attract talent, you need to make sure employees can actually use it once they are hired. A confusing PTO process, or a culture that discourages vacations can lower morale and contribute to burnout. This decreases productivity, […]
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Millions of small businesses rely on mobile employees. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the number of mobile workers in the U.S. will reach 93.5 million by 2024 and will account for 60% of the total workforce. It’s no wonder mobile access to online information has become a top priority in nearly every industry. […]
Relatively few companies offered flexible work environments prior to 2020. When the global health crisis turned the world upside down, mandatory closures and lockdowns forced an abrupt shift. Suddenly, millions of employees whose jobs could be done virtually were working from home.
The Federal Vaccine Mandate
Whether you’re at the office now, returning to the workplace, or phasing in a hybrid model, employee health and safety should be the main priority as you transition to this next phase of the new normal. The CDC recommends daily in-person health checks (e.g., symptom and temperature screening) of employees before they enter the workplace.
As states begin to lift stay-at-home orders, businesses are taking steps to return to a normal schedule and pattern of employment.
In what should feel like a home-away-from-home, the comfort, satisfaction, and enjoyment of your hotel guests are easily influenced by the way they’re treated and customer service, whether it’s outstanding or underwhelming, leaves a lasting impression. In the uber-competitive hotel industry, hospitality and human resources go hand-in-hand—let’s look at why it’s so vital.
Small business compliance has never been more complex. This blog will introduce you to the leading challenges and solutions that will help you to stay on the right side of the law.
This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, especially between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
At CHR, we are incredibly fortunate to have a combined 61 years of service and expertise between our three payroll professionals. They each have their own advantages and particular skill sets that our clients love and depend on each day.
Today’s businesses need to be agile to capture opportunities, build products and services, and provide an exceptional customer experience. For start-ups to medium-and-large size enterprises, the people you hire to make your company great directly contribute to your success.
Starting January 1, 2020, all employees in Illinois will be required to take annual sexual harassment training thanks to a new senate bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019.
A comprehensive human resources strategy relies on more than just organizational productivity and efficiency. Ensuring that your employees are supported to do their jobs and working in an environment that fosters a culture of compliance and respect is essential to your organizational success.
As with any industry, there are new trends on the horizon for human resources—we gather the most relevant ones here so you can take a prescient approach to your HR services.
When your team goes into overtime (or extra innings…let’s go Yankees) it can be a double-edged sword. While it has the promise of a glorious last-minute win, it can also deliver a crushing defeat. The same thinking can be applied to overtime in your business.
With today’s challenges in finding and hiring new employees, retaining your top contributors has never been important
The pandemic has really helped business leaders see HR in a new light. When things began to escalate back in March, HR professionals became essential office workers as they quickly set-up remote locations, assisted employees with health and safety,
#Election2020 is coming up this Tuesday, November 3. Access and opportunity to vote in the United States is the right of every eligible person.
As an employer, business owners must do everything possible to ensure the safety and health of all staff. In these challenging times, however, even the most cautious and OSHA and CDC-compliant business owner may get news that one of their employees is sick or has been potentially exposed to the virus.
As every business owner knows, the economic position of a business fluctuates over time. There are ebbs and flows that require strategic decision-making to weather the negative impact on the overall operations.
On August 8th, President Trump signed an Executive Order to defer payroll tax obligations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This Executive Order directs the Treasury Department to defer the collection of the employee portion of Social Security FICA taxes from September 1st through the end of 2020
As COVID-19 continues to shape the way we live and work – and, four months following nation-wide #StayHome restrictions – it’s a good time to assess your remote business operations, especially from a cybersecurity perspective.
A minimum wage law sets the lowest hourly rate an employer can pay employees who are covered by the law. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. It was enacted July 24, 2009. 29 states and the District of Columbia have a minimum wage above the federal level.
Know the right way to manage work-from-home situations. Given the COVID-19 outbreak that is spreading across the U.S., many companies are either required to institute work-from-home arrangements or opting to do so to facilitate the social distancing best practices that health professionals have recommended.
To request emergency paid sick or expanded FMLA leave as provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, please fully complete the following request form and submit to your manager as soon as possible before leave commences. Verbal/phone notice will be accepted. Your manager will complete the form. However, you must provide the information and […]
As Businesses Re-open and Try to Return to Normal Operations… The Coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc to the normal existence of many businesses. Employers have had to make severe staffing and operational changes and even, in some instances, close businesses to adjust to the declining economic and health conditions. Thankfully, a lot of businesses are […]
Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to provide forgivable loans to eligible businesses facing economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
In effect until December 31, 2020
Click here to apply for a Payment Protection Program Loan
Have you or your CPA looked into your eligibility?
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends a 14-day quarantine as the best way to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, they have indicated that reducing the number of days quarantine can be applied in some cases. Click below for full details on the new guidelines.
2020 showed us that anything is possible. Collectively, people and businesses shifted, adapted, and evolved quickly—to accept new ways of living and working. While some companies were early adopters of the remote work model or a somewhat flexible approach before the pandemic—including implementing bring-your-own-device policies or a ‘take work home and respond to emails on […]
Good systems solve business problems, including unplanned overtime. Does your company have an unplanned overtime problem? If so, you’re not alone.
Whether you’re in the start-up stage, poised for growth, or a seasoned player on the block, building a successful business depends on systemization and efficient operations so your teams can focus on what matters most—growth. To paraphrase an oft-quoted universal truth, your business is only as good as the team you create and human resources […]
Over the last decade or so, the lure of remote work opportunities has changed the American workforce. Employees, who have grown weary of the 9 to 5 in-office grind, have turned to companies offering the flexibility of a position that enables freedom and choice—whether that’s working remotely, nomadically or a combination of at-home and in-office. […]
Fall is returning to the Garden State and that means most Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, our eyes are glued to the gridiron to witness the fate of our favorite teams. While it’s not mandatory of course, a passion for football along with an active fantasy football team is almost requisite at Consolidated Human Resources—for the […]