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    COVID-19: Congress Passes New, $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package
    By Drew Gieseke on March 10, 2021 | 4 min read time

    On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Congress passed new legislation dedicated to providing relief to Americans and industries during the COVID-19...

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    Defined: What is Workers' Compensation?
    By Lauren Brown on March 10, 2021 | 2 min read time

    Workers’ compensation is a critical way for employers to protect their employees and their organization. Even though workers’ comp is nothing...

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    The Best Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Use These Four Features
    By Drew Gieseke on March 10, 2021 | 4 min read time

    More and more, employers and HR leaders are using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to optimize recruitment. For small- and mid-sized employers,...

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    Everything Attendees Should Know About Weekdays with Bernie 2021
    By Drew Gieseke on March 9, 2021 | 2 min read time

    BerniePortal’s 4th annual user’s conference is rapidly approaching. From speakers and schedules to safety precautions and more, read on to learn...

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    IRS Clarifies COVID-19 Employee Retention Credits for PPP Recipients
    By Drew Gieseke on March 9, 2021 | 3 min read time

    In a notice issued on March 1, 2021, the IRS announced new guidance for employers that claim the employee retention credit and also participate in...

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    International Women’s Day: How Employers Can Support Women at Work
    By Lauren Brown on March 8, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Women are leaving the workforce at an alarming rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and companies could lose out on a generation of strong...

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    Conflict Resolution Best Practices for Remote Work Employees
    By Drew Gieseke on March 8, 2021 | 4 min read time

    How do you handle workplace conflicts when employees aren’t present in the workplace? It’s as tricky an issue as any among the many difficulties...

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    Defined: Employee Relations and How it Affects Retention
    By Lauren Brown on March 8, 2021 | 4 min read time

    Focusing on strategies to evaluate and improve employee relations can help boost company culture, reduce turnover, and help the overall wellbeing...

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    How and Why You Should Set SMART HR Goals to Improve Performance
    By Drew Gieseke on March 7, 2021 | 4 min read time

    How do organizational goals relate to HR? They're more important than one might think. Setting SMART goals for the HR department gives human...

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    What Are Required Annual Notices for Employee Benefits in 2021?
    By Drew Gieseke on March 6, 2021 | 6 min read time

    Among the countless responsibilities HR professionals oversee on a daily basis, compliance remains one of the most vital for the continued...

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