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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    Five Features to Look for in a Small Business Time & Attendance System
    By Alex Tolbert on November 1, 2020 | 4 min read time

    If you have hourly employees, you know how important it is to keep an accurate and compliant record of employee hours. On paper, this is challenging,...

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    Managing HR Administration: HRIS or PEO?
    By Alex Tolbert on October 4, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Note: This column was originally published in HR Technologist in March 2019. Minor formatting changes and link updates have been made to the...

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    Announcing HR Party of One: BerniePortal's new HR Youtube series and podcast
    By Alex Tolbert on January 21, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Finding the answers to your HR questions can be a challenge, which is why BerniePortal is excited to announce the launch of HR Party of One!

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    Don't Get Left Behind—Adopt a More Effective Recruitment Process
    By Alex Tolbert on December 27, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Recruitment Strategies that Your Small and Mid-sized Business Should Implement Now Many businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed. With...

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    Translating EDI and API: What You Should Know About System Integration
    By Alex Tolbert on October 29, 2019 | 2 min read time

    If you’re comparing benefits administration and HR software, you’ve probably looked into integration capabilities. Brokers are looking for software...

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    Use STAR interview questions to hire without sacrificing quality
    By Alex Tolbert on October 17, 2019 | 4 min read time

      There are more than 7 million open jobs across the US, according to the Department of Labor. While the historically low unemployment rate gives...

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    What to Look for in an HR Compliance Solution
    By Alex Tolbert on October 7, 2019 | 3 min read time

          Compliance monitoring tools Compliance is one of the most arduous responsibilities that HR professionals face. Regulation changes can feel...

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    Is Your Onboarding Focused on Employee Retention?
    By Alex Tolbert on September 10, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Why onboarding matters According to SHRM, employee turnover can be as high as 50 percent in the first 18 months of employment. A Gallup poll found...

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    Why HR tech lagged behind sales & marketing software
    By Alex Tolbert on August 21, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Emerging HR trends  Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of human resources (HR) software tools for small and mid-sized...

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    Three ways HR pros can find more quality applicants
    By Alex Tolbert on August 7, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Recruiting and hiring top-quality employees These days, most small businesses have open positions, and many are struggling to find enough quality...

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