Posts written by: Carley Donovan

Understanding the 1094 and 1095 Forms

Understanding the 1094 and 1095 Forms

As we enter the second reporting year for the ACA, it is important that both you and your employees understand what reports are necessary for your organization’s annual filings. What Is The 1095? The 1095 form acts as your “proof of insurance”. There are three different 1095 forms: A, B, and C, and each form is filled out by a…
Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military Members in the Civilian Workforce

Military veterans and reservists make great additions to any organization and can provide positive impacts on company culture. In 2014, there were 21.8 million veterans of the U.S. armed forces according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do they make up a good portion of our population, their military training can sometimes provide a new element of versatility and…
Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Regulation Updates in Massachusetts

Recently, the state of Massachusetts took an unprecedented step in an attempt to reduce the wage gap between men and women. According to the United States Census Bureau, women in the United States are paid 79 cents on the dollar as compared to men. These new regulations will go into effect in July of 2018 and may impact employers and…
Retaining Your Team with Career Development

Retaining Your Team with Career Development

Employee retention is a hot-button issue for organizations in most, if not all, industries. A recent study by Steelcase has shown that only 14% of US employees are “highly engaged” and “highly satisfied”. As these types of engagement and satisfaction surveys continue to show a decline in happy employees, many business leaders are struggling to discover how they can improve…
Embracing Learning and Development

Embracing Learning and Development

Learning and development has gone through monumental changes over the last 15 years. Around the time of the new millennium, Learning & Development teams were mainly utilized as a way to develop and distribute content to employees. Fast-forward to today, and you find the emergence of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and other new initiatives to enable employees to excel…
Freedom From Your Restrictive HR System

Freedom From Your Restrictive HR System

HR systems have a poor reputation for being restrictive and confining. Traditional HR systems own your data and require HR departments to undertake a myriad of labor-intensive processes just to complete weekly tasks, such as effort reportstimesheets and payroll processing. These manual processes paired with the dysfunction of marrying data together from different systems makes for an inefficient use of…
Does Your Organizational Culture Emphasize Security?

Does Your Organizational Culture Emphasize Security?

Are you aware that our everyday decisions can have a long-term impact on the security of our systems? Security is not something that can be maintained by a computer, the Internet, or other applications. Instead, it is learned behaviors that can keep your organization’s systems secure by educating and encouraging employees to utilize best practices while using computers, phones, tablets,…
May 2016 FLSA Ruling

May 2016 FLSA Ruling

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released the final regulation changes to Part 541, which governs overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes will directly affect employee status, pay, and more. These changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016. What has been changed? Increased salary threshold: The new ruling doubles the salary threshold for exempt…
How to Implement a New HRIS

How to Implement a New HRIS

Once you have decided that your HR department needs a new HRIS, there are a few steps you will need to take before implementing a new system. Step 1: Get Everyone On Board Some people are resistant to change. In order to ensure a smooth transition, it’s critical that everyone is on board with the new HRIS before making the…
HR Technology: Why a Suite is Really Sweet

HR Technology: Why a Suite is Really Sweet

When it comes to HR Technology, there are two main categories of software: suite and best-in-breed. A suite solution is software that encompasses all of the HR processes in one system. Alternatively, the best-in-breed solution requires obtaining data from disparate systems. For example, an organization that utilizes a best-in-breed solution may have separate systems for each HR function such as…