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Many Employers Embracing Virtual Open Enrollment Tools

As open enrollment season gears up, employers are having to rethink many of their normal practices for enrolling their employees in employer-offered benefits. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Open Enrollment 2021: How to Handle This Year’s Unique Challenges, we asked… continue
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More Than 6 in 10 HR Professionals Say Getting Employees to Read the Employee Handbook is Challenging, According to XpertHR Survey

Getting employees simply to read the employee handbook is the most challenging handbook-related issue, according to 619 US employers responding to XpertHR’s 2020 Survey on Employee Handbooks. The survey covered seven major handbook-related challenges and found that 66% of participating… continue
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Open Enrollment Best Practices to Address Unique Challenges for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many parts of our personal and work lives this year, and employers will face unique challenges during open enrollment for 2021 benefits. Benefits are very important to employees and usually represent a significant percentage… continue
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Remote Work Set to Nearly Triple in the Post-COVID World, XpertHR’s Survey on Employer Response to COVID-19 Shows

The average percentage of employees who will work remotely at least part of the time is projected to nearly triple from 12% before the COVID-19 pandemic to 30% after the pandemic, according to 835 US employers responding to XpertHR’s Survey… continue
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Addressing Financial Wellness in the Workplace Before It’s Too Late

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for the last several years, the demand for them has grown exponentially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during… continue
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Remote Work: Temporary Fix or the New Normal?

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employees have been working from home in unprecedented numbers. But how permanent will telework be? Will employees return to offices once the crisis has passed, or will remote work be the new normal post-pandemic?… continue
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Top 5 Telecommuting Myths Debunked for Reluctant Payroll Managers

If you think it is impossible for payroll professionals to work remotely, think again! According to Ken Valuet, a payroll consultant who spoke at the American Payroll Association’s Virtual Congress & Expo 2020, “Not only can telecommuting work in the… continue
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3 Keys to Greater Engagement of Remote Teams

Increasing engagement of remote teams is particularly important for employers in the current climate of social disruption and economic upheaval due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With remote work quickly becoming the new normal, employers want to: Ensure their remote… continue
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Surveys Show Huge Impact on Employers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the most disruptive event to hit the US economy in decades. A roundup of recent surveys shows the many challenges employers are facing as they try to find answers to adapt to rapidly changing business… continue
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Amazon Shows Downside of Employee Speech Crackdowns

Amazon recently found itself in a PR quagmire of its own making when it threatened to fire at least two employees for speaking publicly about the company’s role on climate change. The employees had spoken to The Washington Post last… continue
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