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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 […]
Do Your Learning Programs Show Employees You Care?
Current times require bold and pioneering leadership. Periods of transition are the perfect time to innovate and engage your employees, primarily through blended learning programs. Developing your workforce is the only way to ensure sustainable growth. A March 2020 Deloitte article on remote learning outlines methods to help organizations rapidly switch gears to transition to […]
HR Myths: Manual Entry is HR’s Job
Once upon a time, manually entering employee data into an HR system was HR’s job. But this was only because there was no better way, since employees completed and submitted applications, forms and other documents on paper. However, today’s technology has evolved to effectively make the process entirely digital; the introduction of self-service tools allow […]
Health and Retirement Remain Top Benefits for Boomers to Gen Z
You’ve no doubt seen dozens of articles claiming to find clear distinctions between baby boomers, millennials, Generation X and Generation Z when it comes to traits like family values, work expectations and buying habits. With all these differences, you could easily assume each group has drastically different desires when it comes to their benefits packages […]
3 Ways the New England Patriots Score Big on HR Efficiency
Robin Boudreau and Miranda Blaiklock have jobs that are equal parts enviable and challenging. As senior vice president of human resources and director of benefits, compensation and HRIS, respectively, for the New England Patriots, they help ensure the organizational efficiency of an undisputed NFL juggernaut. We are happy to count the Patriots among Paycom’s roster […]
3 Strategies for Success During Disruption and Change
For forward-thinking organizations, periods of dramatic change and upheaval are neither good nor bad – they’re simply opportunities where value can be found by those who are poised to make the most of dynamic moments. To shed a bit more light on the subject, Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom’s vice president of HR, and Sam Norman, executive […]
HR Myths: HR Tech Removes the Human Touch
If you ask any HR professional why they got into the field, you’ll likely get a response similar to the following: “I wanted to help people.” Many HR professionals pursue the field because they understand the value of the human element in business. Without forward-thinking talent management, diligent compliance-keeping and sensitive responses to personnel issues, […]