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Thanking Your Employees is MORE Important Than Ever

Posted on: November 12th, 2020

The 3 P’s of Showing Appreciation Let’s face it – we’re happier when we’re grateful.   Showing your gratitude to employees year-round is important, even more important this year.  Employees are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, anything from health concerns to childcare challenges to continuing to do a great job in a rapidly changing work…

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Successfully position your business for the gig economy – Focus on these 4 factors

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

America was well on its way to establishing a gig economy and the pandemic is expected to throw it into overdrive.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that 55 million people in the U.S. are gig workers—those that do not have an implicit or explicit contract for long-term employment.  This includes independent…

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Is this the calm before the storm?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020

In this topsy-turvy, up and down, what’s next kind of year, it feels kind of quiet right now.  I hope I didn’t just jinx us! At HR Elements, we’ve used the last several weeks, this relatively quiet moment, to review our 2020 plans and start planning for 2021.  Our team came to the conclusion that…

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Plan on Investing in Your Greatest Asset In 2021

Posted on: September 4th, 2020

The budgeting and planning season is upon us and I know what you’re thinking, “It’s September already?”  Yes, it is. This crazy, unpredictable year is flying by. As much as we’re moving forward in time, there’s still an element of feeling stuck. Planning for 2021 may be challenging because of the unknowns that lie ahead,…

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Keep adapting in August.

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

We all now know this pandemic has significantly changed how – and where – we work.  The changes we have made (or are pondering on) will have a lasting impact on how we approach office and workplace planning.  It’s important your company can adapt to the changing needs and desires of your employees. Throughout this…

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PANDEMIC: How to Help Your Employees Thrive During Times of Crisis

Posted on: April 30th, 2020

Senior HR Advisor, Jamie Beirman joins Patty Cisco to discuss issues facing companies during the COVID-19 crisis.  Hosted by the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and facilitated by Grant Covault of Marketing Essentials, this series helps area businesses through the challenges of the pandemic.  Listen to PANDEMIC:  Episode Three here.  

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Planning Consideration for COVID-19

Posted on: March 13th, 2020

According to the CDC “All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace in the event of an outbreak in the US. They should identify and communicate their objectives, which may include one or more of the following: (a) reducing…

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Illness In The Workplace

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

Chances are that your social media feeds and news broadcasts have been filled with stories covering the Coronavirus epidemic. This week the CDC said that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” the virus is in the US (more than the 60+ cases currently reported). The Northern Kentucky Health Department put together this great…

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The new Form I-9 has been released! 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020

The effective date reads October 2019 but it was just released today.  You can begin using it now but the requirement is to have this in place by May 1st.  Click here to be re-directed to the form. Interested in what changed?  It’s not extremely obvious at first glance…but if you read through the document…

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Stay on top of FLSA Changes

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020

Overtime must be calculated by an employer to be at least one and one-half times the regular rate earned by a non-exempt employee for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. In most cases, the “regular rate” includes all “remuneration for employment” which includes nondiscretionary bonuses, which means when a nondiscretionary bonus is paid…

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