Going for the Green: Iverson Brothers’ Passion and Focus Translates to Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 15, 2022

Employer Flexible has opened their first office in the state Montana in 2022.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we wrote and distributed recently about two of our team members in Montana - Larry and Logan Iverson.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

Challenges Businesses Need to be Prepared for Now & in the Future

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 9, 2022

In the two years since the sudden start to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic no industry has been left unscathed as business leaders have had to navigate a tumultuous economic and social climate unlike anything witnessed since World War II.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, The Great Resignation

Spiraling Gas Prices are Pumping the Breaks on the Return to Office

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 6, 2022

For many businesses this was to be the summer where employees returned to the office from remote and hybrid work as the country got a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: HR Trends, Remote Work, Working Remotely

Keep the Door Open: Consider Former Employees to Tackle Worker Shortage

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 3, 2022

The Great Resignation, far from abating, hit historic levels in March as a record 4.5 Americans quit their job while employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings.

“A gap between the number of job openings and of people unemployed but seeking work has persisted since last spring. In February, there were 1.79 job openings for every unemployed person, according to Labor Department data,” reported the Wall Street Journal.

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Topics: HR Trends, Recruiting

The “Great Regret” is as Real as the “Great Resignation”

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 18, 2022

For almost a year now Americans have channeled their inner Johnny Paycheck, telling employers to “Take This Job and Shove It” as more than 4 million workers a month since June 2021 have voluntarily left their jobs.

“The pandemic-era trend known as the “Great Resignation” remains a prominent feature of the labor market, as favorable conditions lead workers to quit their jobs at near-record levels in search of better (and ample) opportunities,” reported CNBC.

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Topics: HR Trends, Human Resources, The Great Resignation

IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rates for 2022

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 13, 2022

Now that your 2021 taxes are officially filed, it is not too early to start thinking about next year’s 2022 tax return.

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Topics: Human Resources, Payroll

Inflation is No Longer Transitory: How Consumers are Reacting

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 10, 2022

Forbes reported in December that U.S. economic officials were finally admitting that inflation was not ‘transitory’ and since then things have only gotten worse with inflation hitting 8.5 percent in March 2022, the highest year-over-year level since December 1981.

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Topics: small business

Accentuate the Positive: How Stay Interviews Stave Off Exit Interviews

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 2, 2022

Businesses might want to toss the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality into the dustbin when it comes to your employees and how they feel about their jobs.

Why? Because waiting until an employee departs – which is happening in record numbers during the current “Great Resignation” – leaves companies conducting exit interviews, which can lead to valuable insight but are delivered too late to retain the talent.

Instead, employers can conduct “stay interviews” with current employees, which can improve employee retention and stave off unwanted exit interviews.

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Topics: HR Trends, Productivity, Human Resources

Understanding the Shifting Federal “Independent Contractor” Rules

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 18, 2022

Businesses can be forgiven if there is confusion surrounding guidelines concerning the classification of workers as independent contractors vs. employees, and that’s because the rules on the federal level are constantly shifting.

In just 15 months, the Trump Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule that adopted an “economic realities test”, then the Biden DOL scuttled the Final Rule, and now a Texas federal judge has reinstated that former Final Rule.

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Topics: compliance, Human Resources, HR

Keep Calm and Carry On: Organizational Stability in an Uncertain World

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 11, 2022

Businesses in 2022 could use a good dose of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” spirit and leadership which led the British people through the darkest days of World War II.

While the world is not at war, per se, there are enough global challenges – COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation, supply chain woes, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – to test even the steeliest company’s resolve.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Leadership