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Orbit Solutions vs. Your Intranet

In the early ‘00s, the corporate Intranet became HR’s go-to platform for sharing resources and updates with employees. It’s internal, enables you to upload documents, and can encourage collaboration. It’s 2015, and email, chat, text messages, cloud-based file storage/sharing, workflow management systems, and more have pushed the Intranet into obscurity – for everyone but HR!... Read more

How-To: Use Electronic W-4s

In Orbit Solutions, employees of our Payroll clients have the ability to update W-4 withholding forms electronically. If an employee has a baby, for example, that employee can update his or her own W-4 in Orbit Solutions. To help you and your employees use Electronic W-4s, Payroll Data has outlined a simple process: 1. Navigate... Read more

2 Ways to Effectively Recognize Employees

If you’re an HR pro, you know that recognizing an employee for good work has positive results: retention, professional growth, improved productivity, and so on. It’s how to recognize an employee that remains a mystery for many of us. It’s most helpful to know whether an employee prefers Public Recognition or Private Acknowledgement. Here are... Read more

How-To: Easy-to-Create Benefit Statements

In many instances, the average employee has no idea what costs an employer incurs to employ a person full-time. Let’s say an employee has a salary of $30,000 a year. It’s likely that employee believes his or her total compensation = $30,000 a year. But that doesn’t begin to consider the employer-paid portion of health,... Read more

How-To: Capture an Employee’s Location in Timesheets

If you have employees working at multiple locations–such as physical therapists, dental hygienists, or health club instructors–it can be nearly impossible to accurately track labor costs for each location. When things like payroll, 401(k) contributions, and health insurance are spread across multiple locations, you know that the accuracy of job costing is vital. Even with... Read more

3 Ways to Know You Need Applicant Tracking Software

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the possibility of implementing applicant tracking system (ATS). The key is to make the transition at the time that’s right for your company: not too soon and as happens more frequently, not too late. If you wonder when it’s time to automate your hiring process from the Excel-spreadsheet-and-locked-file-cabinet method,... Read more

How-To: HR Checklists

The process of onboarding a new employee can be time-consuming, tedious–and very scattered! If you’re using Orbit Solutions, our HR Checklists can streamline the onboarding process. Here’s what to do: Identify the tasks that need to happen, such as creating an email account, ordering a phone or computer, etc. Identify the individuals or departments involved... Read more

Can Payroll Be a Strategic Part of Your Business?

In HR, nothing is certain but payroll and taxes. In most cases, those two functions are unlikely to make your business any more profitable–but they have to be done. It already costs money to complete the process–so it’s important to complete it in the most efficient way that you possibly can. So many companies–and most... Read more