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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

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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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 26th, 2016

HR Best Practices for Onboarding: Speed with Online Checklists

HR | HR Best Practices

(1 minute read) There are a number of different administrative and training tasks that need to be accomplished when onboarding a new employee. Benefits enrollment I-9 form submissions Sign the employee handbook Set-up emails and desktop computers BUY BANDAID FOR PAPERCUT! HR Best-practice for onboarding: Speed up onboarding timelines with Online Checklists. Here’s how it works.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 22nd, 2016

What to Look For in a FMLA Software Solution

FMLA | Leave Management

Tracking Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is becoming one of HR’s largest administrative nightmares. With Paid Family Leave Laws just around the corner, finding the right leave management software has just jumped to the top of the priority list. There are just too many labor, legal, and compliance costs associated with absenteeism and poorly managed leave. Who has time for the increasing FMLA lawsuits? When considering an FMLA administration software for improved FMLA management, there are a few items to keep in mind...

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By: Matt Ingold

April 15th, 2016

Reducing Overtime Costs with Lean Strategic HR Thinking

Strategic HR | FMLA | Reducing Overtime

We’ve been writing a lot about reducing overtime costs over the past few months. While it’s unrealistic to believe that overtime can be completely eradicated, with the application of Lean Thinking, employers can find some immediate overtime cost savings by changing a few environmental conditions. Let's see how applying some Lean HR thinking to overtime costs can help us deliberately forge environments that curb excessive overtime scheduling.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 6th, 2016

For Millenials, Mutual Respect in the Workplace Trumps Compensation

Performance Management

I am a Millenial. I am friends with a lot of Millenials. Most of us have grown up in families with parents shaped by a corporate market economy, leading us to a collective conclusion. If I make twice as much money, that does not mean I will be twice as happy.

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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.