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Emerging HR trends, compliance updates, recruitment and retention—everything you need to keep your organization running smoothly.

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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified marketing professional who writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    Smaller Companies Need to Hire Faster to Find the Best Talent
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 29, 2020

    Human resources personnel at small and mid-sized businesses often struggle to find and keep quality talent. Why do smaller employers fall behind, and...

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    What is COBRA Insurance and When Do Employees Qualify for It?
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 26, 2020

    While complex, COBRA is also common in workplaces around the country. What should employers know about this important policy and how should they...

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    DOL Issues Guidance for Continuing Education Compensation Requirements
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 23, 2020

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released clarifications regarding continuing education compensability requirements. What should...

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    New 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties Announced by IRS
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 21, 2020

    Each year, the IRS announces updates to the employer mandate penalties when organizations fail to offer coverage or fail to meet the minimum...

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    Amazon Launches Pharmacy Prescription Fulfillment Service
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 19, 2020

    With the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, the digital retail giant looks to shake up yet another industry. But, how will this prescription fulfillment...

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    IRS Announces New IRA Eligibility Income Ranges for 2021
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 16, 2020

    As part of its ongoing cost-of-living adjustments, the IRS announced in early November 2020 several key updates to retirement-related savings...

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    Three Reasons Annual Employee Reviews are Ineffective Evaluations
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 15, 2020

    Annual reviews are a long-used form of performance management that many companies use more out of tradition rather than strategy. Why aren't annual...

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    What HR Needs to Know About Asking Illegal Interview Questions
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 10, 2020

    Did you know that asking when a job candidate graduated high school can get you into hot water? There are numerous regulations to ensure equal...

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    Differences Between Offer Letters vs. Employment Contracts
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 10, 2020

    When recruiting new employees, HR professionals and hiring managers may find that they use the terms “offer letter” and “employment agreement”...

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    HR Technology is Driving Productivity—Don’t Get Left Behind
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | November 8, 2020

    HR tech is increasingly important to workforce productivity. What should employers know about how technology tools can enhance a company's output? 

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