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    Drew Gieseke

    Drew Gieseke is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health, where he writes about HR, compliance, and healthcare solutions.
    HR Technology is Driving Productivity—Don’t Get Left Behind
    By Drew Gieseke on November 8, 2020 | 3 min read time

    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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    What Can HR and Employers Do to Improve Employee Satisfaction?
    By Drew Gieseke on November 6, 2020 | 4 min read time

    Employee retention is a struggle that many employers face in the modern recruiting market. In order to remedy high turnover rates, employers must...

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    Payroll Calendar: 27 Possible Biweekly Pay Periods in 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on November 5, 2020 | 3 min read time

    As HR prepares for the new year, it’s key to stay ahead of the curve on important dates and compliance requirements. One noteworthy takeaway is...

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    Defined: The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO
    By Drew Gieseke on November 4, 2020 | 3 min read time

    PTO remains a top priority for both employees and job candidates. Eager to retain current teammates and to attract potential new hires, many...

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    What to Know About HSA, FSA, Commuter Benefit Limit Changes for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 27, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Each year, the IRS reviews contribution limits for numerous tax provisions and healthcare savings accounts. In 2021, some contribution limits were...

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    Are Employers Required to Pay Out PTO When an Employee Leaves?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 27, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In the United States, 52% of workers do not fully utilize their allotted PTO days, which leaves many employers with a floating balance of unused...

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    IRS Announces Updates to 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on October 26, 2020 | 2 min read time

    In October 2020, the IRS announced key updates to 401(k) contribution limits for 2021, including changes to catch-up contributions and employer...

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    Should Employers Use an Accrual Bank or Lump Sum PTO Strategy?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 26, 2020 | 2 min read time

    How should small and mid-sized employers structure their paid time off approach? This question can significantly impact the administration of PTO...

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    Template: How HR Can Ask for a Pay Raise
    By Drew Gieseke on October 24, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Asking for a raise isn’t easy. But, by illustrating the value you’ve created clearly, coupled with third-party data, HR can make the conversation...

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    What is an Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA), and How Does it Work?
    By Drew Gieseke on October 22, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Established by federal ruling in 2019, individual coverage HRAs—otherwise known as ICHRAs—are important components of the employer-provided...

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