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    Gretchen Smitson

    Gretchen is member of the BerniePortal marketing team and focuses on product marketing. She writes about BerniePortal, Human Resources, HR technology and more.
    Do employers have to e-verify?
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 23, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Complying with I-9 and e-verify requirements  Form I-9 is a document that must be completed by every employee in the United States that is used to...

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    Top 5 most attractive employee benefits
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 21, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Workers prefer benefits Over the past decade, power within the job market has shifted dramatically from employers to candidates. This change in...

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    Workplace wellness tips for small to mid-sized businesses
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 13, 2019 | 2 min read time

    If corporate wellness programs are too big of an investment, consider these ideas Nearly 70% of employers see increased productivity and employee...

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    Form 5500 Series filing requirements 2019
    By Gretchen Smitson on May 10, 2019 | 2 min read time

    ERISA & IRC reporting requirements Plan administrators operating group benefits plans must file Form 5500 Series returns by July 31st, 2019 in...

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    Do I-9 forms have to be filed separately from personnel files?
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 25, 2019 | 2 min read time

    How to store I-9s Every employee in the United States is required by law to fill out an I-9 form in order to verify identity and eligibility to...

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    5 factors that affect employee retention
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 23, 2019 | 2 min read time

      Decreasing retention rates As Millennials rise the ranks in the workforce, employee behavior in the workplace has taken a shift—particularly...

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    Do employers have to do a background check?
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 18, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Pre-employment background checks In 2018, HR.com and The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) released a report...

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    What are the sexual harassment training requirements for employers?
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 11, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Harassment and discrimination training  The #MeToo movement, alongside numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the EEOC, have increased...

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    How to write a compelling job posting
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 5, 2019 | 3 min read time

        Writing job description best practices A job posting is more than just a description of an open position—it’s an advertisement. Yes, job...

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