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Communication Strategies: Make your message heard

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Modern managers enjoy the luxury of a variety of communication options at their disposal. However, since each method possesses certain attributes, smart leaders choose their format carefully to maximize effectiveness. Here’s a look at four common ways to communicate with team members and when each one might be the best choice: Email Email ranks high  Read the full update…

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Big changes are coming to your payroll processes in 2020: Are you prepared?

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Almost every familiar payroll process is changing for 2020: Employees’ W-4s, plus employer withholding based on those W-4s Brand new electronic filing requirements for your W-2s, 1099s and 1095s New rules detailing which employees must be paid overtime Changes to your calculation of the regular rate of pay On top of that, payroll and HR  Read the full update…

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Marijuana Usage & New State Laws are Growing Like a Weed: What’s HR to Do?

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Can you (and should you) still test for marijuana? Can you prohibit employees’ off-duty usage? Do you have to allow pot smoking as an ADA accommodation? The complex maze of state and federal marijuana laws have left HR in a haze about what to do on pot-related questions like these. At same time, an increasingly  Read the full update…

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Managing Your Remote Employees: 5 Ways to Boost Productivity and Free Your Mind

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Work has changed. The office is no longer the center of the universe, as more employees are doing work on the road, at Starbucks or in their pajamas. But in some organizations, employer policies and management attitudes of work are still stuck in a 1960s "Mad Men" view. The truth is, if your organization is  Read the full update…

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