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OSHA Vaccination Rule Goes Into Effect January 10th

    In a decision that will obligate employers to implement COVID-19 protocols starting January 10, 2022, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay on the federal government's directive that companies collect documented proof of...

How to Align Your Recruiting Budget with a Tight Labor Market

    In a previous blog, we examined The Great Resignation and why it’s not only difficult for businesses to hire new workers, but retain the talent that’s currently on staff. Businesses are reeling from the mass, voluntary exodus of workers who are choosing...

Employee Retention Credit Payments, Amended Returns and IRS Delays

    Thousands of businesses that filed for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) have been waiting much longer than expected to receive refunds claimed when filing amended returns on paper 941-X forms. Unfortunately, those businesses may have to wait even...

How to Present the Business Case for Investing in HR Technology

    According to the 2022 Gartner CIO and Technology Executive Survey, CIOs expect IT budgets to grow 3.6% representing the fastest year-over-year growth rate in more than a decade. About two-thirds expect to increase spending on cybersecurity and about half...

Cybersecurity: Is the Office Safer than Remote?

    As we settle into the final quarter of 2021, businesses and employees are at a crossroads. Many employees would like to continue working from home. Employers want them back in the office. While some businesses have honored the continuation of remote work...

How to Handle Employee Requests for Vaccine Mandate Exemptions

    As part of a new COVID-19 action plan, Path Out of the Pandemic, President Biden announced a proposal to “use regulatory powers and other actions to substantially increase the number of Americans covered by vaccination requirements.” This plan would...

Employers Should Reexamine Fairness and Trust in a Hybrid Work World

    According to the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries, more than 1 in 4 employees don’t trust their employers. Trust was broken in many ways throughout the last year—from the ongoing global pandemic to political and...

Focus on Culture to Boost Employee Engagement

    As we discussed in our previous blog about the Great Resignation, employees are leaving jobs at an unprecedented rate. While reasons for quitting vary across generations and industries, one thing is clear: employees are looking for employers to do...

The Great Resignation: Why Your Top Talent is Eyeing the Door

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era: The Great Resignation. It’s a term first coined in 2019 to predict a mass, voluntary exodus from the workforce—and it’s here and it’s now. Employers and employees both are still reeling from the disruption...

With Inflation Running Hot, Wage Pressures Increase for Businesses

    Inflation has been making headlines all summer, sparked by rising prices and increases in other key indicators. According to July 2021 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index rose 5.4% year-over-year as of July 2021,...

Biden Orders Federal Vaccine Mandates and More

    On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden gave a speech (transcript here) outlining the federal government’s six-point plan for forging a ‘path out of the pandemic.’ Some areas of focus will directly impact business compliance, while others have...

Mental Health Benefits: Four Ways to Support Employee Wellbeing

According to a fall 2020 poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), more than half of U.S. adults reported that stress and worry over the pandemic had negatively impacted their mental health. As a result, KFF reported that mental health illnesses could soon replace...

The Delta Variant and its Impact on Return-to-Work Plans

As summer 2021 began, government officials and business leaders were optimistic. COVID-19 vaccinations were on the rise and infections were declining. There was a collective feeling we had put the pandemic behind us. Businesses were eager to call employees back to the...

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