Germeen Tanas

Germeen is an aPHR-certified writer on the marketing team at BerniePortal. She writes about HR, healthcare, and benefits.
Germeen Tanas
    Key HSA and FSA Rules for Spouses + Practical Scenarios
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | June 18, 2024

    FSAs and HSAs can get tricky within a family. While HR should never provide employees with personalized financial advice, knowing the rules can help...

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    6 Types of Background Checks and Their Purposes
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | June 11, 2024

    HR may use 6 types of background checks: identity verification checks, criminal record checks, motor vehicle record reports, credit report checks,...

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    How HR at SMBs Can Support Employees Through Mental Health Struggles
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 29, 2024

    If you work at an SMB without mental health support resources, you may feel limited in seeking a solution to your workforce's mental health...

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    Top 10 Small-Scale Office Perks
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 29, 2024

    According to the KPMG 2023 CEO Outlook, 64% of business leaders believe there will be a total return to office in three years. This may play out...

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    How to Create and Introduce a PIP
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 17, 2024

    Thomas J. Peters, best known for his book In Search of Excellence, once stated, “The day firing becomes easy is the day to fire yourself.” A...

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    What Are Business Ethics?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 17, 2024

    According to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) 2023 Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES), just over 1 in 10 employees globally say they...

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    IRS Announces HSA and HDHP Limits for 2025
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 10, 2024

    The IRS announced in May of 2024 the updated HSA contribution limits for 2025, which take effect in January 2025. The increase is not as significant...

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    Can You Fire an Employee for Protesting?
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 10, 2024

    49 out of 50 states in the U.S., all but Montana, follow at-will employment, so if you’re employed in the U.S. you’re probably an at-will employee. ...

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    2024 Summertime HR Reminders
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 7, 2024

    Summer officially starts on June 20th this year, but any HR pro knows that summer really starts in May when school’s out and working parents get a...

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    How to Select the Right EAP for Your SMB
    Picture of Germeen Tanas Germeen Tanas | May 6, 2024

    As an HR Party of One, you know that working doesn’t always feel like a party– especially when you're going through a difficult time outside of work....

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