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Seasonal Hiring in the Modern Age
Every holiday season provides companies with unique challenges and opportunities. This year, retailers are recognizing the shift in our shopping habits by bringing on the seasonal staff needed to fulfill online orders. Three of America’s largest retailers announced they will collectively hire an estimated 240,000 seasonal workers, with 20,000 of those dedicated to staffing seasonal […]
Social Security Increases Taxable Wage Cap for 2021
Changes to Social Security tax calculations are coming soon. Starting Jan. 1, the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will be $142,800. This represents an increase of $5,100 from the current taxable maximum of $137,700. The increase, which was announced this month, accompanies a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. For […]
Barbara Corcoran on Crafting a Change-Friendly HR Strategy
Just because an organization has yet to fully embrace the potential of digital technologies doesn’t mean it’s too late. It just means the time to move forward is now. In her most recent appearance on Paycom’s HR Break Room® podcast, real estate mogul and Shark Tank co-host Barbara Corcoran focused heavily on the topic of […]
How to Make Background Screenings Part of a Winning HR Strategy
Time is a finite resource, especially during the hiring process. Even though you might prefer your top candidate to get on the schedule as soon as possible, it’s important to be diligent as you vet their qualifications. But when it comes to more time-intensive steps like pre-employment screenings, if you don’t move fast enough, the […]
Paperwork Through the Ages: The History of Documentation in the Workplace
To truly appreciate the technology of today, it helps to look back and ponder the road to progress. For documents and paperwork in the workplace, that road goes back a long way. A brief history In ancient China, bureaucrats recorded agreements between states in triplicate — one copy for each party and one for the […]
New application form simplifies PPP loan forgiveness
For some borrowers, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness just got easier. Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new, simplified forgiveness application form. Borrowers are eligible to use the Form 3508S if their total PPP loan amount was $50,000 or less. However, borrowers who received PPP loans totaling $2 million or […]
‘Multiple Passwords Are My Jam’ and Other Things HR Will Never Say
If there’s one thing HR professionals love, it’s entering and re-entering employee data that employees could enter themselves one time, the first time: their hours worked, their dependents, their expenses and more. Carpal tunnel syndrome, here we come! And if there’s one thing employees love, it’s having multiple systems to navigate, each requiring its own […]
How the New England Patriots’ HR Team Tackles Compliance
Compliance is a pressing issue for organizations of any size, even championship-caliber operations like the New England Patriots. That’s where the HR team at the Patriots’ parent company, The Kraft Group, comes in. In episode 84 of our HR Break Room® podcast, Robin Boudreau, senior vice president of human resources, and Miranda Blaiklock, director of […]
Manager on-the-Go Named a Top HR Product of 2020
Helping businesses achieve peak HR efficiency in a digital world is a reward unto itself. Receiving recognition from experts is the icing on the cake. This week, one of our cutting-edge digital tools, Manager on-the-Go™, earned a spot on Human Resource Executive magazine’s Top HR Products 2020 list. “Paycom’s Manager on the Go strikes that […]
From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Transformation: The History of HR
It’s hard to imagine a workplace without HR. But people have worked since the beginning of time, so when did managing people become an essential part of business? Believe it or not, the idea didn’t come about until the late 18th century! In fact, it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that Robert Owen and Charles […]
IRS Form 941 Updated: What You Need to Know
Due to the President’s memorandum signed on Aug. 8, which included an employee Social Security tax deferral, Form 941 must be updated for the third quarter of 2020. Most employers are required to fill out this federal tax document quarterly. On Sept. 30, the IRS released the new form with instructions for completion. The Internal […]
Making the Right Play: The Champs Put HR Tech to Work
As organizations look for ways to stay lean in ever-changing environments, many are finding that addressing their HR processes is a path to strategic success. In episode 83 of HR Break Room®, Robin Boudreau and Miranda Blaiklock, HR professionals from the parent company of the New England Patriots, The Kraft Group, discussed how they did […]