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Tips from 2020 to Improve Your Information Security Posture

The tumult of 2020 was not limited to the physical world, the cyber security world also felt increased turbulence. The events of 2020 reinforced the importance for organizations and individuals alike to strengthen their information security postures. This blog explores at a surface-level a few things that can be done to enhance…
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Not Your Typical Year-End

If you are a Payroll, Benefits or Human Resources Professional, this is the time of year that you are reviewing your checklists for completing your year-end responsibilities.  Don’t forget to…
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Keeping an Open-Door Policy and improving Employee Relations while working Remotely

If you manage people in today’s business world, the title above probably reads more like another obsolete business practice that is going away like the handshake. How do you build…
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Staying Engaged with a Remote Workforce

Organizations endeavor to stay engaged with their employees from the initial interview through retirement. With COVID-19 forcing a larger portion of the workforce to their homes, it remains essential but…
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Don’t Get Left Behind in an e-Learning Era

Back-to-School is Here  As every summer comes to an end, social media begins to buzz with back-to-school chatter about clothing, backpacks, cute ideas for sack lunches, and the best stores to buy school supplies.    This year, things are different.  As…
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Your Management Dashboard: Real-time Employee Data at Your Fingertips

Dashboards: Revolutionizing the Way Employee Data is Accessed  Dashboards act as command central for essential information with important data being housed on one screen. They offer real-time information and insight into emerging trends by…
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The Four Colors of Personality

Deadline approaching and all eyes are dependently watching you and your team.  Stress level rising or are you riding the confidence knowing that you have a harmonized team up for the challenge?  Bolstering a successful project is the leader’s ability to control…
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Many Individuals, One Team

Having a world-class team is every leader’s goal, yet it’s tough to achieve. Stu Schlackman explains why building a successful team also means understanding each team member.  It’s amazing how in the world of professional…
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Strategically Planning for Returning Employees After COVID-19

With the evolving status of the Coronavirus pandemic, many employers will soon be confronted with yet another new challenge.  How does an organization safely and seamlessly bring back a workforce that has…
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COVID-19 Scams and How to Avoid Them

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, there has been an increase in the frequency of COVID-19 related scams. Please ensure you are taking proper measures to protect not only your corporate…
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Equipping a Remote and Secure Workforce

In response to the recent health concerns, many organizations are adopting the already trending business practice of permitting employees to work from home.  As this number continues to increase nationwide,…
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Payroll: Exploring 2020 Federal W-4 Form

The start of the new year often brings excitement, anticipation, or even uneasiness of new things to come.  For payroll teams going into 2020, the introduction of a totally redesigned…
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Closing out the Payroll Year: Preparation Checklist

At the end of a calendar year, you may be looking for assistance in handling year-end payroll matters. Here is a helpful checklist of some common, yet perhaps overlooked, items…
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New Trend in Employee Benefits

Outsourcing COBRA administration to a third-party administrator is a common practice of many employers. Why? Risk mitigation, reduced administration burden and cost, and it allows difficult personnel issues to be…
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Investing in Employees: Advanced Education

School bells are ringing once again as parents proudly watch their students take yet another step up the education stairway.  Each completed step is its own achievement; yet for seniors,…
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This Is How You Should View CX From Now On

It’s finally happened. The shift is complete. Are you ready? I’m talking, of course, about the seismic shift that has taken place in the customer experience world over the past…
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Payroll and Tax Processing

Two critical functions to any successful business are to pay your employees accurately and timely and to capture pay data to generate robust reporting. To do these functions well requires…
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Partner with ExponentHR to Improve the Employee Experience

Employers seeking top productivity and maximum long-term employee satisfaction strive to provide a superior employee-centric experience.   ExponentHR’s platform offers this and empowers employees throughout their employment life cycle.  Engagement – Our Survey tool is…
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Phishing Attacks with Financial Consequences

Earlier this year, Wichita State University employees were the targets of an email phishing attack which aimed to steal their University ID credentials. Three employees unknowingly entered their login information…
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Elevate Employee Engagement. Beyond the New Hire Experience

The current talent market is challenging companies to implement a broad set of tools and tactics to attract and select right-fit candidates, to stay engaged with employees that leave the…
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PTO: a $255 billion lost opportunity

In a recent study by Project: Time Off, there was a two percent increase in vacation usage over the past year. While that change seems insignificant, it delivered $30.7 billion…
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Portable benefits and the growing gig economy

Some say that the 9–5 work schedule is a relic of the industrial revolution, and it’s on its way out. Over the last ten years, both the changes in technology…
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Effective retirement plan implementation: Design, Administration, Accountability

From left to right: Fidel Baca, Piers Hurley, Rick Amstutz, Karen Soefje. Taking the first steps to providing an effective retirement plan can be daunting for HR and Finance teams.…
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Have you considered these key compliance topics of 2018?

It’s hard to keep up with all the compliance topics running through the current administration and local agencies, but there are a few topics that rise to the top. We’re…
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Cybersecurity: Preventing disruption to your business

As we continue to push forward in this age of instant access to information, the notion of “Cybersecurity” won’t be leaving us anytime soon. Recently ExponentHR hosted a Lunch and…
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Engage Employees - Even in highly regulated organizations

The golden goal for managers today is building a more engaged workforce, but how do you do that? With only 32 percent of U.S. employees — and 13 percent of…
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Four ways to promote employee autonomy — and why it matters

As the modern workforce becomes more flexible and asynchronous, employee autonomy is as important as it’s ever been. Cloud platforms and communication systems allow employees to work from anywhere at…
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