2020 is like a moody teenager who can’t make up his or her mind! We started the year with the candidate-driven market, and then bam! COVID-19 hit, resulting in the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression. In June, states began lifting restrictions and businesses started opening back up, and then by July, businesses and […]
2020 seems to have decided to be the year that will live in infamy. COVID-19 hit the headlines early in the year and really swung into action in March. I strongly suspect everyone reading this post has had his or her life upset in one way or another by the virus.
In 2020, employment background checks are trending toward increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your Human Resources policies are current and in the know.
The initial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting new urgency on company benefits. As employees look to their benefits offerings, companies are responding in kind by leveraging, expanding, and creating new benefits to answer the needs of their employee populations.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it won’t require private-sector employers to submit EEO-1 data this year.
Back in August 2015, WalletHub analyzed state dynamics across key metrics to determine the best states for working mothers and ranked Massachusetts fifth on the list. In 2019, we moved up to the first spot. So, what happened in 2020?
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic assistance to incentivize employers to […]
The coronavirus public health emergency has created a number of issues affecting employee benefit plans. Employers are asking numerous questions: What does our health plan have to cover as it relates to coronavirus testing and treatment? Can our employees take a distribution from their retirement plan penalty free to deal with the coronavirus and its […]
We’re almost 3 months into 2020 and so far, we’ve seen two major shakeups in the HR tech landscape. Last week, we reported on a merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software and just yesterday, news broke of a different tech acquisition. Out of all the 2020 HR predictions, no one saw these shakeups coming!
In recent years, there has been a drastic change in how HR departments operate. From the introduction and increased adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to the emphasis on employer branding, the HR industry has become one of the most rapidly changing industries. Over the course of the 2010s, the HR industry evolved—and we can expect […]