BerniePortal HR Blog

Emerging HR trends, compliance updates, recruitment and retention—everything you need to keep your organization running smoothly.

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    Sara Loomis

    Sara is a writer on the marketing team at BerniePortal. She writes about HR, healthcare, and benefits.
    Q4 Employee Benefits Reminders: HR’s Last Chance to Beat the Rush
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | October 6, 2022

    Q4 is upon us, and it’s traditionally the busiest time of the year for HR professionals. With so many tasks on your list this quarter, it can be hard...

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    Unpaid Internships Under Fire from DEI Advocates: What HR Should Know
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | October 5, 2022

    This fall, new White House interns will get something none of their predecessors got—a paycheck.  Under the new policy, the White House internship...

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    Think OSHA Doesn’t Affect Your Organization? Think Again.
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | October 5, 2022

    Maintaining compliance with OSHA requirements is crucial for your employees’ safety—and your organization’s success. That’s why it’s so important to...

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    2022/2023 ERISA Compliance Checklist
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 30, 2022

    Compliance requirements are so numerous that many HR pros worry that a required notice could slip between the cracks. When it comes to ERISA in...

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    Template: How to Write an Offboarding Checklist
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 28, 2022

    Though high attrition rates can be debilitating, some employee turnover is a normal part of running an organization. Whether the employee is...

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    DOL Guidelines for ERISA Audits Updated
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 27, 2022

    As an HR professional, you know how much care it takes to stay compliant with state and federal labor laws—especially because they continue to be...

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    A Flood of New Hires: How to Develop Inexperienced Employees
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 21, 2022

    Over the past year, many millions of Americans have quit their jobs during the Great Resignation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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    Template: How to Communicate About Open Enrollment
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 19, 2022

    If you’ve followed our open enrollment timeline, you may already be well into your preparations for open enrollment for 2023. But with the...

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    Is Cashing Out PTO Right for Your Organization?
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 16, 2022

    The roller coaster of the past few years has been challenging, and burnout rates are higher than ever as workplace stress often isn’t managed...

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    Late-Stage Cancer Driving Rise in Employer Healthcare Costs
    Picture of Sara Loomis Sara Loomis | September 16, 2022

    As healthcare costs rise around the country, employers are searching for answers as to what is causing these increases. A full two and a half years...

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