Is Your HR Department Meeting the PCORI Fees Deadline?

Meeting The Deadline To Pay PCORI Fees

Updated on 5/17/24 The Deadline to Pay PCORI Fees is Monday, July 31, 2024. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization established by the United States Congress. Its primary goal is to conduct research that informs healthcare decisions and helps patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers make more informed choices. PCORI funds … Read more

What Will Employee Retention Look Like in the Post-Pandemic Workplace?

Employee Retention Strategies For Post-Pandemic Workplace

Who could have predicted the disruption and change 2020 brought to the way we work? Now that we are starting to look ahead, past the loss and the lockdowns, it is time to plan for what is next. One of the many considerations that needs to be addressed is employee retention and how to retain … Read more

Four Considerations For Small Business HR Growth

Small Business HR: Growth & Development Tips

The consensus among HR leaders is that once you’ve reached the 20-employee mark, it is definitely time to hire a dedicated HR professional. If your business continues to grow, you’ll likely need to expand your HR department. As businesses grow, the complexity of managing human resources increases, necessitating a strategic approach to recruitment, compliance, and … Read more

Why Do Small Businesses Hire Firms to Provide HR Advisory Services?

Outsourced HR Advisory: Key for Small Businesses

The foundation of any good company, whether a big multinational corporation or a small business, is only as strong as the people who work there. From the CEO to entry level positions, every employee plays an important role in keeping the company running smoothly. But there’s one department that is absolutely essential to any business: … Read more

How To Achieve Excellence in HR Service Delivery

The human resource function is responsible for providing services as well as support to employees during their time working for a company, from hiring, onboarding, training and development to payroll, benefits and termination. This “services and support” arm is known as “HR service delivery.”  HR service delivery: Then and now Historically, HR has always been … Read more

Essential HR Compliance Checklists For Employee Management, Benefits, And Payroll Processing

Essential HR Checklists for Employee Management, Benefits, and Payroll Processing Compliance

Human resources, employee benefits and payroll processing functions are separate yet intertwined, and HR compliance checklists are essential to staying on top of your responsibilities for each one. Below are examples of what might be included in these checklists. HR compliance audit checklist HR compliance audit checklists can provide a structured framework for HR departments … Read more

HR Compliance Checklist for a Successful Human Resources Audit

HR Compliance - BlueStone LLC

When it comes to HR compliance, businesses must take an active approach to ensure they meet all necessary regulations and requirements. Neglecting HR compliance can lead to hefty fines, lawsuits, and damage to a company’s reputation. In this article, we will discuss the importance of HR compliance, provide an HR compliance checklist with human resources … Read more

Cannabis in the Workplace – How to Manage Maryland’s New Cannabis Laws

How to Manage Maryland’s New Cannabis Laws

Cannabis in the Workplace – How to Manage Maryland’s New Cannabis Laws Beginning on July 1, 2023, Maryland will legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults aged 21 and older (Maryland Cannabis Law). While this may be welcomed news for cannabis enthusiasts in Maryland, the new law will significantly impact the workplace. In this article, … Read more

Tips for Managers: How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees

3 Tips for Discussing Pay With Your Employees

During the normal course of business, managers are typically required to have conversations with their employees regarding compensation. These discussions often revolve around setting pay expectations, communicating pay changes and responding to employees’ questions about pay. Tip 1: Set pay expectations As stated in an article published by the Harvard Business Review, it’s important to … Read more

Are Your Employees Quiet Quitting? What Employers Need To Know

Quiet Quitting: What Employers Need To Know

CBS News says, “There’s a new term for clocking in and doing the bare minimum at work: ‘quiet quitting.’” This employee practice is a type of disengagement in which employees no longer go above and beyond at work. They do as little as possible, but just enough to keep their jobs. The term “quiet quitting” first … Read more