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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.
    What is a W-2 Form?
    By Gretchen Smitson on January 17, 2019

      Form W-2 is a compensation and tax statement that outlines an employee’s annual earnings and all amounts of income, social security, and/or...

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    What to expect from the 2019 job market
    By Gretchen Smitson on January 15, 2019

    Hiring in 2019 The hiring market in 2018 was characterized by a shortage of skilled talent and a surplus of open positions. With this tight...

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    Do I have to pay out PTO when an employee leaves?
    By Gretchen Smitson on January 10, 2019

    HR Best Practices blog series Navigating the world of HR can be overwhelming—period. That’s why we’ve created a blog series to answer common HR...

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    BerniePortal product development: 2018 in review
    By Gretchen Smitson on January 8, 2019

    BerniePortal 2018 updates The BerniePortal team is dedicated to continual product development based on the feedback we get from our users. Don’t...

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    Annual reviews are a thing of the past—here's why
    By Gretchen Smitson on January 3, 2019

    Performance management According to the Gallup 2017 State of the American Workforce Report, less than a quarter of employees (21%) strongly agree...

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    Do I have to send an offer letter?
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 20, 2018

    HR Best Practices blog series Navigating the world of HR can be overwhelming—period. That’s why we’ve created a blog series to answer common HR...

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    HR is going mobile—here's the evidence
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 18, 2018

    Smartphone statistics Human resources is not only going online, but it's going mobile. Need proof? Take a look at these statistics!

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    Do I have to offer parental leave to both mothers and fathers when a child is born?
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 13, 2018

    HR Best Practices blog series Navigating the world of HR can be overwhelming—period. That’s why we’ve created a blog series to answer common HR...

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    What is a gig worker?
    By Gretchen Smitson on December 11, 2018

    Independent work  A gig worker is an employee who has been contracted temporarily in order to perform an agreed upon task. Gig workers can work...

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    What's the difference between an offer letter & employment agreement?
    By Gretchen Smitson on November 29, 2018

      When bringing on a new hire, there are two documents that are sometimes confused: offer letters and employment agreements. What are the...

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