New Strategies for Fair Scheduling

We continue to see companies stumble with fair scheduling practices, failing to strike a balance between proper store coverage and maintaining reasonable hours for their associates. Media outlets have cited a number of issues that workers have been faced with as a result, including instances of “clopening,” which is just one potential byproduct of inefficient…

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Tips for Getting a WFM Project Green-Lighted

Investing in a workforce management (WFM) solution can have a dynamic effect on a company’s labor spend, employee satisfaction, and long-term growth – but while the global benefits are easy to list, some managers still struggle to get their WFM initiatives approved by corporate. Whether you’re proposing your organization’s first system, or a switch to…

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From the Empower Wire – HR Roundup 10.05.15

Direct access: Employees prefer instant benefits and pay info A recent survey conducted by the American Payroll Association shows that many employees want a quick way to access their payroll and benefits information. Within the “Getting Paid in America” survey, technologies such as employee self-service portals were cited as major sources of empowerment to employees…

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Preparing Your Business for Impending Overtime Legislation

The proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have prompted many businesses to reappraise their time tracking and task management practices for salaried employees, and with good reason. Acting quickly on the potential impact of these revisions to overtime compensation is crucial from a financial standpoint, with managers needing to take a global…

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New Overtime Rules May Change Your Salaried Workforce

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing changes to the rules associated with overtime hours for salaried employees, which promises operational and financial implications for thousands of business. This could potentially open up an estimated five million people to receive regulated financial compensation from their employers for any recorded overtime. Organizations with a mostly salaried…

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5 Keys to a Successful Workforce Management Implementation

Change Management Tips for Scheduling Success Instituting a company-wide change that will affect your workforce is a major undertaking, especially when it involves the introduction of new technology to manage an everyday process like scheduling. In our experience, we’ve encountered a few approaches to change management that can make the implementation process more accessible to…

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From the Empower Wire – HR Roundup 5.14.15

Giving ACA a checkup: New study tracks health care coverage in 2015 According to research from a new study from RAND Corporation, a net total of 16.9 million people have become insured since the major provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act have gone into effect. Among those who have signed up for new coverage,…

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The Hidden Risks of On-Call Scheduling

April 10, 2015 – The Wall Street Journal reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent letters to 13 retailers warning them of their use of on-call scheduling, and that such practices may violate state laws. Only 13 retailers were named by Schneiderman in his recent press conference, but many more are facing…

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Empower’s Take: Same Day ACH is Moving Payments Faster

By Jennifer Kuncl – Director, Tax Products In December 2014, NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, released a proposal for a same-day ACH settlement option, based off the feedback of a wide array of payroll professionals in a September 2014 survey conducted alongside the American Payroll Association (APA). The approach, would move ACH settlements away…

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