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Matt Ingold

Matt serves as Benetech's Director of Business Development. He helps employers reduce the cost of personnel management, and discover where improved talent management can give their business a competitive advantage.

By: Matt Ingold

June 8th, 2016

15 Soundbites From the 2016 North Country HRA Conference

Workforce Management | Strategic HR | HR Best Practices

Had the pleasure of attending the North Country Human Resource Association (NCHRA) 2016 One-Day Conference. Hats off to President Cherie Moore and her team for another job well-done. Let's check out some quick notes from the legal updates.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 31st, 2016

Five Benefits to Using FMLA Software

HRIS | FMLA | total workforce management

FMLA administration is another one of those administrative burdens demanding HR to manage more spreadsheets, conduct more regulatory upkeep, and consult with more lawyers. At the average cost of $78,000 to defend and FMLA suit, employers can't afford to get it wrong. The reality is that most employers are either not doing anything to track FMLA leave, or they are doing it poorly. With the onset of Paid Family Leave, employers are looking for ways to improve employee leave management and reduce the potential for FMLA abuses. For those looking for FMLA outsourcing or a technology solution to FMLA administration, here are five benefits of using FMLA software.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 25th, 2016

How Tactical HR Drives Strategic HR

Strategic HR | HR Best Practices

Benetech recently hosted a webinar entitled Improving Strategic Decision-Making: The Unsung Case for Human Capital Management Software. For those who attended I enjoyed our time and appreciate all the great feedback. There was a question posed by one of the attendees that I received after the fact, and saw it as a great question worth sharing with regard to the relationship between tactical HR and strategic HR.  Question: How does this (improving tactical decision-making) relate to strategic decision making? You are talking about tactical things. Strategic thinking is longer term, for instance, what kind of employees will we need for our new product line.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 19th, 2016

Performance Review Best Practices Part II: Using Mock-Reviews

HR Best Practices

(2 minute read) The worst thing you ever want to hear in a difficult performance review is, "well, I never knew that was so important to you."  One of the biggest problems with performance reviews is that, too often, employees don't discover what their evaluation criteria is until the are sitting face to face and looking at below average scores. Of course they're frustrated with the performance review process. Growing consensus amongst leaders is that performance reviews must be part of an ongoing conversation. Here's a performance review best practice that I picked up in the Marine Corps, and it proved an effective way to drive a performance driven culture in my platoon.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 17th, 2016

Steps to Reducing Overtime Costs Amidst the DOL's Overtime Overhaul

Compliance & Auditing | Reducing Overtime | Time Management

  (2 minute read) Overtime reclassification is going to hit employers with some significant compliance costs in the first year. The DOL speculates that employers will spend $592.7 million to comply with the pending regulatory update. And that is before factoring administrative costs for managing overtime and tracking employee time.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 13th, 2016

What to Know about the New FMLA Administration Poster

FMLA | Leave Management | HR Best Practices

(2 minute read) According to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, all employers subject to FMLA regulations must display the DOL’s FMLA poster “prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment.” This past week, the DOL has issued an updated FMLA Poster… …I know, try hard to contain your excitement. Nonetheless, with increasing FMLA lawsuits, the following info is essential to employers subject to FMLA.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 6th, 2016

Total Workforce Management Software: Multi vs. Single Database Solutions

Affordable Care Act | HRIS | Reducing Overtime | Time Management

When considering a new HRIS or Human Capital Management Software purchase, increasing numbers of employers are looking for integrated HR systems, automated processes, and intuitive report writing. Understandably so—most have built their HR administration software suite from various different providers with wonky integrations. If you want a truly integrated HR technology, you have to take system-architecture into consideration, and here’s why. WARNING: This is not a terribly exciting read, but if you are serious about finding a truly integrated workforce solution, this is must-have information.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 28th, 2016

How to Curb FMLA Abuses

FMLA | Leave Management

(1 minute read) Absenteeism has numerous associated costs to an employer. One report recorded the total percentage of payroll associated with lost productivity due to employee absences was as high as 6.2%. That’s roughly $310,000 per 100 employees. While we can’t eradicate employee absenteeism, employers can certainly apply some best practices in curbing FMLA abuses and improving FMLA management. Here are a few considerations.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.