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"HR is Simply Too Much Work" - Sage Report Recap

Posted by Inova Payroll on Jan 26, 2023

Raise your hand if you are in human resources, and you feel stressed and burned out? Human resource leaders love their job, but a recent report shows that many HR professionals are considering leaving HR due to feeling overworked and understaffed.  

1,000 HR Leaders and C-suite executives were part of a recent survey conducted for Sage's The Changing Face of HR in 2024 report. Out of 1000 interviewed, almost 950 stated that "HR is simply too much work."  

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Topics: Payroll, Employer News, Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Work burnout

Tips for Finding the Balance Between Remote and In-Person Employees

Posted by Inova Payroll on Jan 20, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped how corporations and small businesses handle remote and in-person employees. More than 60% of workers who have the option to go into an office choose to work from home now. Finding a healthy and sustainable balance between remote workers and in-person employees is essential. Companies that don't actively work to maintain this balance risk losing out on hiring and keeping valuable employees.

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Topics: Payroll, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

Ways to Prevent Employee Retaliation Claims

Posted by Inova Payroll on Jan 12, 2023

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of their race, color, religion, sex, and more. The EEOC receives thousands of complaints every year from employees who believe their workplace has discriminated against them. Complaints can range from being denied a job or promotion or unjustly fired to being paid less than comparable employees. In 2020, over 55% of these claims fell into a category the agency refers to as retaliation claims. What's a retaliation claim, and what can your company do to protect itself against one? 

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Topics: Payroll, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

How to Handle a Reappearing No-Call/No-Show Employee

Posted by Inova Payroll on Jan 5, 2023

It happens more often than we'd like. You've created the schedule, divided team projects/tasks, and then without notice, you suddenly find yourself with one or more employees less than planned. This is referred to as a no-call/no-show, an employee who's failed to appear for work as scheduled and didn't notify their employer. 

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Topics: Small Business, Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

3 Tips for Talking Pay With Your Employees

Posted by Inova Payroll on Dec 7, 2022

It is a manager's responsibility to have conversations with their employees regarding compensation in order to set pay expectations, communicate pay changes, and respond to employees' questions about pay. 

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Topics: Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Employee Communications

4 Major Payroll Tax Changes to Expect in 2023 (+ Checklist)

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Nov 30, 2022

Prices in the US are soaring. In fact, in 2022, prices increased faster than they ever did in the last 40 years. Fortunately, the federal government has announced some individual payroll tax adjustments for the year 2023, which may help alleviate the effects of high inflation to some extent. The federal government announces these payroll tax changes — mainly concerning wage caps, income tax brackets, and non-taxable contributions — every year to adjust to economic conditions. Read to the end for our downloadable Payroll Tax Changes Checklist for 2023.

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Topics: Payroll, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

3 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HR and Payroll Solution

Posted by Inova Payroll on Nov 10, 2022

Having the right HR and payroll solution is pivotal to the success and overall flow of workforce management. If your business is currently expanding, it is highly likely that you'll be expanding your team in order to accommodate business growth. With growth, having a reliable and flexible HR and payroll platform that can handle your increasingly complex needs will become essential for managing your workforce. 

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Topics: Payroll, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

How to Calculate Overtime Correctly

Posted by Inova Payroll on Oct 14, 2022

Giving your employees the opportunity to log overtime hours enables you to meet the demands of busy periods and staff shortages without having to bring on extra staff. Your employees earn more, and you, as an employer, reap the benefits of higher workforce efficiency.

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Topics: Payroll, Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources

8 Tips for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Sep 20, 2022

Diversity and inclusion have become an integral part of attracting new talent. In fact, 76% of job seekers consider diversity to be a significant factor when evaluating potential employers. Writing inclusive job descriptions is no longer a choice if your company wants access to a larger talent pool.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Diversity

The Modern Manager's Guide to Virtual Onboarding

Posted by Muhammad Talha on Sep 8, 2022

Congrats on recruiting the perfect candidate for your remote role. However, the work is far from over. There’s still a crucial phase that will determine the immediate future of your company’s new remote employee: virtual onboarding.

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Topics: Employer Basics, Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Employee Communications

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