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

      Nearly 70% of employers see increased productivity and employee satisfaction due to workplace wellness efforts. Hearing this, you decide to...

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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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    Supporting software 101
    By Gretchen Smitson on April 1, 2019 | 3 min read time

      You’ve added BerniePortal HRIS to your value proposition and now it’s time to roll it out to your clients. How do you implement BerniePortal and...

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    3 Ways to Attract Quality Job Candidates
    By Gretchen Smitson on March 21, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Find quality candidates Since the recession, power in the recruitment market has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven. This means that...

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    What is a SHOP Health Insurance Plan?
    By Gretchen Smitson on November 13, 2018 | 3 min read time

    SHOP Plan Definition A The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) plan is a group health insurance option for small businesses with fewer...

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    How HR Can Pick Out the Best Personality Traits for an Organization
    By Gretchen Smitson on October 25, 2018 | 3 min read time

    Pairing jobs with personalities In order to capture skilled job candidates, employers must hire quickly—which gives the employer less time to...

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    What is an employer's responsibility for COBRA?
    By Gretchen Smitson on September 13, 2018 | 4 min read time

    Employer COBRA requirements  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a set of laws put into place by the Department of Labor...

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    Guardian reports HR & benefits technology trends
    By Gretchen Smitson on July 26, 2018 | 3 min read time

    HCM adoption on the rise As of 2017, over 80% of employers report using some sort of Human Capital Management (HCM) software. HCM software has...

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    Best HR Software Dashboard Features for Employees and HR Pros
    By Gretchen Smitson on July 12, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Small organizations can streamline HR processes by adopting human resources technology, which automates important but time-consuming tasks that...

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