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Top Reasons Employees Leave And How To Prevent Them

As all employers know, finding good employees is challenging; it takes a lot of time, energy and money. In addition to the hard costs associated with filling a position, there are numerous soft costs, including screening resumes, conducting interviews, onboarding, and training. Considering the time and money you invest to find the right people, the... Read more

How to Use Orbit Solutions to Communicate Better, Faster, and Easier

Consistent and strong communication is at the heart of every successful company. And, while the benefits of face-to-face communication cannot be ignored, it’s tough to scale, automate, and streamline your efforts without technology. But old habits die hard. Despite the emergence of modern communications, old-school methods like emails and phone calls still make up 75... Read more

Our New Mobile App Provides On-the-Go Access to Your Most Vital HCM Tools

With the ever-increasing number of people using smartphones and tablets on a daily basis, it’s more important than ever for businesses to prioritize mobile-friendly technologies. When it comes to essential tasks, such as those required for workforce management solutions, mobile access is more than just a nice-to-have; it’s critical. To make day-to-day tasks more accessible... Read more

New Illinois Retirement Plan: What Employers Must Know

Illinois recently introduced a new state-sponsored retirement savings plan called Illinois Secure Choice. The program offers private-sector employees a retirement savings option if they don’t have access to an employer-sponsored plan. The first several months of the program are considered the pilot phase, and registration is voluntary. But by November of 2019, most Illinois employers... Read more

Tips to Steer Clear of Employee Phishing Scams

More than likely, your employees have been targeted by a phishing scam at some point. While some of these scams can be easy to spot, phishing criminals are increasingly more sophisticated and customized in their attacks, which makes them harder to recognize. This year alone, the FBI has warned of multiple employee phishing scams (i.e.,... Read more

Employee Retention Strategies With Lasting Effects

Filling holes in your employee roster is time-consuming and expensive. With a vacant position taking on average 42 hours and costing $4,000 to fill, it’s no wonder business leaders are working hard to retain their people. But, where do you start? Keeping employees satisfied with bonuses and salary boosts can help, but those benefits are... Read more

IRS Says ‘Nevermind’ to Family HSA Contribution Limit Change

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Individuals with family coverage under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) can once again contribute up to $6,900 to their health savings account (HSA) in 2018. This change comes after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had already made an unprecedented mid-year change that left taxpayers, employers, and administrators scratching their heads. Third time’s the charm? The... Read more

4 Reasons in Favor of “Boomerang” Employees

In today’s competitive recruiting market, Human Resources Departments and companies are finding salvation in a once taboo segment of applicants – the boomerang employee. What used to be frowned upon in the hiring industry has emerged as a viable staffing solution bringing a host of benefits and a wealth of value back to organizations. The... Read more

Top 5 Payroll and HR Blogs for 2017

Top 5 Payroll Blogs of 2017

Here are the most read and shared content from the Payroll Data blog for 2017. Not surprisingly, content focused on payroll and recruiting topped our list. We were delighted our How Wisconsin Are You quiz was popular with so many of our local clients, too! Here are our top payroll and HR blog posts of... Read more