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Paperwork Through the Ages: The History of Documentation in the Workplace
To truly appreciate the technology of today, it helps to look back and ponder the road to progress. For documents and paperwork in the workplace, that road goes back a long way. A brief history In ancient China, bureaucrats recorded agreements between states in triplicate — one copy for each party and one for the […]
New application form simplifies PPP loan forgiveness
For some borrowers, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness just got easier. Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new, simplified forgiveness application form. Borrowers are eligible to use the Form 3508S if their total PPP loan amount was $50,000 or less. However, borrowers who received PPP loans totaling $2 million or […]
‘Multiple Passwords Are My Jam’ and Other Things HR Will Never Say
If there’s one thing HR professionals love, it’s entering and re-entering employee data that employees could enter themselves one time, the first time: their hours worked, their dependents, their expenses and more. Carpal tunnel syndrome, here we come! And if there’s one thing employees love, it’s having multiple systems to navigate, each requiring its own […]
How the New England Patriots’ HR Team Tackles Compliance
Compliance is a pressing issue for organizations of any size, even championship-caliber operations like the New England Patriots. That’s where the HR team at the Patriots’ parent company, The Kraft Group, comes in. In episode 84 of our HR Break Room® podcast, Robin Boudreau, senior vice president of human resources, and Miranda Blaiklock, director of […]
Manager on-the-Go Named a Top HR Product of 2020
Helping businesses achieve peak HR efficiency in a digital world is a reward unto itself. Receiving recognition from experts is the icing on the cake. This week, one of our cutting-edge digital tools, Manager on-the-Go™, earned a spot on Human Resource Executive magazine’s Top HR Products 2020 list. “Paycom’s Manager on the Go strikes that […]
From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Transformation: The History of HR
It’s hard to imagine a workplace without HR. But people have worked since the beginning of time, so when did managing people become an essential part of business? Believe it or not, the idea didn’t come about until the late 18th century! In fact, it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that Robert Owen and Charles […]
IRS Form 941 Updated: What You Need to Know
Due to the President’s memorandum signed on Aug. 8, which included an employee Social Security tax deferral, Form 941 must be updated for the third quarter of 2020. Most employers are required to fill out this federal tax document quarterly. On Sept. 30, the IRS released the new form with instructions for completion. The Internal […]
Making the Right Play: The Champs Put HR Tech to Work
As organizations look for ways to stay lean in ever-changing environments, many are finding that addressing their HR processes is a path to strategic success. In episode 83 of HR Break Room®, Robin Boudreau and Miranda Blaiklock, HR professionals from the parent company of the New England Patriots, The Kraft Group, discussed how they did […]
Punching in Through the Ages: The History of Workplace Time Tracking
We’ve been steadily improving our timekeeping skills for the last few millennia. Sundials were our first timepieces, but our ancestors also measured time by burning oil, incense or candles before inventing mechanical clocks in the 13th century. Timekeeping devices continued to advance, becoming more precise and affordable, putting them within the reach of everyday citizens. […]
Building a Better Industry
In an industry as competitive as manufacturing, gaining an edge over the competition is essential. You’re already trying to operate as efficiently and safely as possible, so what’s the next most effective way to enhance your operation? According to a Deloitte study, “building digital muscle” is an effective way to set yourself apart, making investments […]
RANKED: 4 Tips to Directly Connect Employees to Their Data
Studies show that when employees engage with HR tech and enter their own information, businesses save time and valuable resources, not to mention increase productivity and retention rates within their organization. And with millennials not just expecting but demanding up-to-date tech in their workplace, it’s time to ensure your employees understand and utilize the tech provided […]
Guidance Issued on Employee Social Security Tax Deferral: What You Need to Know
On Aug. 28, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on how to implement the optional employee-side Social Security tax deferral. If employers decide to opt in, the deferral allows them to postpone withholding and paying eligible employees’ Social Security taxes to the IRS for a period of time. The deferral was authorized as part of […]