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7 Workplace Norms That Need to End in the New Normal

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that work can look radically different. We’ve discovered new technologies, new processes, and new habits that allow us to be productive while also staying sane. Experts are spending a lot of time predicting which of these new changes will stay around in the new normal.

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What Will It Be Like to Switch to Contractor Central?

RPMx Construction was relying on spreadsheets for complex payroll calculations. The error-prone and time-consuming manual entry meant there was always the potential for wage and hour violations. It wasn’t just filling out the Certified Payroll Reports that was problematic. It started with getting the correct wage and benefit calculations into payroll that drove the reports.

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How to Recruit and Hire Generation Z Employees

Businesses are coming out of the pandemic, and this means a lot more stability for organizations in most industries. But as the pandemic winds down, new challenges are quickly emerging for companies, and employers will need to stay on their toes.

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Overcoming the Manufacturing Labor Shortage: How Do You Stack Up?

According to a study by The Workforce Institute at UKG, there’s good news and bad news for manufacturers in 2021. While more than half (54%) of manufacturers are seeing year-over-year growth as we come out of the pandemic, a growing skilled-labor shortage could throw a wrench in a full recovery.

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Taking a Vacation in 2021 Is More Important Than Ever

If you’re like most people, you have a hard time taking a vacation, even when there isn’t a pandemic. It feels like work continually places demands on you that only you can (or should) be responsible for. Getting away, even for a week at a time, is a rare occurrence, and most years you don’t take more than a couple days off at a time.

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Know What You’re Really Getting When Hiring Employees

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of the recruiting and hiring process, because it’s the beginning of one of your most important daily relationships. Yet, most companies confine their hiring approach to the traditional resume-and-interview system. It’s a process that gives very little insight into an applicant’s fit, and almost no insight about your company’s fit for the applicant.

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How Will Your Nonprofit Navigate the Pandemic’s Challenges in 2021?

For some nonprofit organizations, the coronavirus pandemic spurred unprecedented giving. For other organizations, funding has all but dried up. In either case, nonprofits are faced with new challenges that they’ve never experienced before, and many are looking for tools to help them adapt more effectively.

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Why Only Shortsighted Companies Use Automation to Replace Employees

In a shaky economy, automation can be incredibly appealing to business executives, but threatening to employees. Automating manual processes not only boosts efficiencies, it cuts down on costly manual errors — and that’s especially beneficial in the realm of payroll. Complex manual calculations are not only time consuming, they’re also risky to your bottom line.

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Make Your Virtual Conference the #1 Event of the Year

Virtual conferences have arrived, and they probably won’t be going away after the pandemic. They’re cheaper to run, less expensive for attendees, and more convenient to attend. But there are also downsides to virtual conferences: networking doesn’t come easily, you can’t walk up to the presenters afterwards, and the sense of isolation doesn’t go away. There’s also something more meaningful and impactful about in-person experiences that virtual just can’t match.

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Is On-demand Pay Good for Your Company?

It’s old news that the economy has been hard on organizations, but you might be surprised how much it has affected your employees. Seventy-eight percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and are financially unprepared for unexpected expenses. That means nearly eight out of ten of your employees go to bed every night worrying about how they’ll pay for their housing and groceries.

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