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    Courtney Cox

    Courtney is an aPHR certified product marketer on the BerniePortal team who focuses her writing on all things HR.
    BerniePortal Releases Recruitment Report 2020
    By Courtney Cox on January 28, 2020 | 1 min read time

      Human Resources personnel at small and mid-sized businesses are struggling to find and keep quality talent, and inefficient hiring processes...

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    Employee reminders for the 2019 tax year
    By Courtney Cox on January 22, 2020 | 3 min read time

      Trying to beat the tax time rush? Mid-January marks the start of tax season! Employees have likely already received their W-2s (January 31...

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    The difference between reward and recognition
    By Courtney Cox on January 21, 2020 | 2 min read time

      Are you one that thinks money is the only thing that matters to your employees? As long as employees get their paycheck, they’re happy,...

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    IRS announces new Form W-4 for 2020
    By Courtney Cox on January 9, 2020 | 3 min read time

      On December 5, 2019, the IRS released the final version of the 2020 Form W-4, which was retitled as the Employee’s Withholding Certificate....

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    BerniePortal shortlisted for best cloud HR/Payroll/ERP solution
    By Courtney Cox on December 18, 2019 | 2 min read time

    December 2019 | Nashville-based online benefits and HR software platform, BerniePortal, is a finalist in the 2019 SaaS Awards Program in the Best...

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    7 workplace benefits employees want
    By Courtney Cox on December 17, 2019 | 2 min read time

    The world of work is constantly evolving. For employees, experts predict that finding a job will be simpler than it was a decade ago. Since...

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    Department of Labor (DOL) announced Final Rule effective January 15, 2020
    By Courtney Cox on December 13, 2019 | 2 min read time

    On December 12, 2019 the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule that allows employers to more easily offer perks and benefits to their...

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    HR Audits: What Are They and Why Should I Conduct Them?
    By Courtney Cox on December 11, 2019 | 6 min read time

    Compliance is a fundamental aspect of HR’s day-to-day. The consequences of not having proper records or being on top of employment laws are...

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    Improve your open enrollment process and expand voluntary offerings
    By Courtney Cox on December 5, 2019 | 4 min read time

    The annual open enrollment period is approaching quickly. To help make the process as smooth as possible, consider these tips:  

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    Improve your employee performance review process
    By Courtney Cox on December 3, 2019 | 5 min read time

    Performance management techniques are changing the way companies conduct performance review meetings and goal setting. These companies are...

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