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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.
    How State-Sponsored Retirement Plans Could Help Your Employees Retire
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 8, 2021

    Many U.S. employees are on the verge of a retirement crisis. An alarming article published in BenefitsPRO reported that “[a] sizeable chunk of the...

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    How to Fill Out Form 7200 Tutorial for Advanced Employee Tax Credits
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 7, 2021

    Legislative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic introduced entirely new compliance requirements for small and mid-sized employers. And while many...

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    The Best Retention Metrics Employers Should Be Tracking in 2021
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 4, 2021

    Countless employers are focused on hiring top talent, but how many organizations commit the same time and resources to employee retention? Companies...

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    Overtime FAQ: Common OT Questions and Answers Employers Need to Know
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 3, 2021

    The ins and outs of overtime policies can get tricky. From federal government regulations and exempt vs. non-exempt status to everything in between,...

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    How Expiring Federal Unemployment Benefits Could Impact Employers
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | June 2, 2021

    As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down in the United States, more than two dozen states have elected to suspend or opt out of offering federal...

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    New 2022 $6 Trillion Budget to Boost Infrastructure, Jobs, and More
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 28, 2021

    On Friday, May 28, 2021, President Joe Biden proposed a $6 trillion budget as part of his administration’s ongoing effort to restructure the American...

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    Why Employers Shouldn’t Ask Employees if they Got a COVID-19 Vaccine
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 26, 2021

    Coronavirus compliance is complex. As more and more employers contemplate returning to the office, HR teams might struggle with a particularly...

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    Paid Time Off Employer FAQs: What to Know About PTO Policies
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 26, 2021

    A strong paid time off (PTO) policy helps retain current talent and attract prospective candidates. Not to mention that employers also provide...

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    Employee Offboarding Best Practices for Small Employers
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 25, 2021

    Offboarding departing employees is a stressful endeavor. From compliance forms and work handoffs to everything else that needs to be handled, the...

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    Five Ways HR Can Improve Hiring Practices to Recruit Great Employees
    Picture of Drew Gieseke Drew Gieseke | May 20, 2021

    Organizations can communicate their values, mission, and company culture to new hire candidates through slick web design and well-crafted “About Us”...

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