Six Weekly Performance Questions to Ask in One-on-Ones

Previously, I wrote about weekly performance questions to ask your teams. This week we cover weekly performance questions for one-on-one meetings. What Are Good Weekly Performance Questions? Every time I ask my kids how school was, the answer is the same, “fine.” So it goes with employees. If you’re trying to get candor from people in…
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What You Need to Know About New Overtime Regulations

Updated: The final rule took effect in January 2020. It updates earning thresholds, among other items. Last October we wrote a blog about what HR managers should be doing (at that time) to prepare them for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to overtime regulations. If you weren’t paying attention then, you certainly should…
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Taxing Matters: Decoding Your Quarterlies

Recently, Sentric decided to go green. As a result, your Quarterly Reports are now being delivered electronically. While this doesn’t change anything about the format of the tax return copies included, we have changed the look of some of our in-house forms which provide additional information about your Quarterly process to be easier to read,…
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Keeping up With the Affordable Care Act

By: Kim Buechel, Product Support Analyst If last year taught us anything, it’s that taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the Affordable Care Act isn’t always great. Think about it, you had the benefit of a filing extension and the requirement to only make a “good faith effort.” With a year of experience…
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HRIS Implementation 101: Routes and Alerts

By: Rob Cobb, Implementation Consultant An implementation consultant is like a coach or trainer. We work behind-the-scenes importing data, configuring details, conducting tests, etc., to put you, our clients, in a position to succeed. One particular area we’ve found to be a game-changer – especially for those new to an HRIS – is routes and…
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Getting to Know the California Fair Pay Act

Updated: as of 2017, race and ethnicity are now added as protected categories. As of 2018, it covers public employers and Section 432.3 has been clarified Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown effectively closed a major loophole in past legislation by signing the California Fair Pay Act. The Act, designed to close the wage gap…
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