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By: Matt Ingold

December 7th, 2015

Compare Locally Headquartered Albany Capital Region Payroll Vendors

HRMS | Obamacare | Obamacare Reporting | Payroll

When it comes to selecting a payroll vendor, often times having a local office can be the difference between talking to a real person when you call for help or getting a ticket number and 48-hour callback window. We call this getting the Fortune-500 treatment. For employers in the Albany Capital Region looking for locally headquartered payroll providers, we've compiled a short list of backyard payroll vendors that have a vested interest in the local community and real-life local reps ready to field your phone calls or show up onsite. 

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By: Matt Ingold

November 2nd, 2015

What to Look For When Selecting Online Benefits Enrollment Software

Strategic HR | HRMS | Affordable Care Act | online enrollment software | benefits administration

With rising healthcare costs and increasing compliance demands, benefits management software is emerging as a must-have system in the HR technology suite. Whether you are a healthcare broker looking to provide some added solutions to their clients, or HR professionals beginning their search for the best online benefits enrollment system, here are 10 feature considerations that make the difference between a one-trick pony and a true cost-cutting business solution.

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By: Marissa Dalmata

October 19th, 2015

5 Tips For Streamlining Your Next Open Enrollment

Strategic HR | HRMS | online enrollment software | HR

Recently had a disgruntled HR Director on the phone. Conversation went as follows… Me: “Can you describe to me your open enrollment process?” Her: “It’s all paper, it takes up too much time, it’s a mess, and I hate it every year.” For most people, November and December brings on thoughts of turkey, family, and Holiday cheer. For the rest of us with January renewals just around the corner, tis the season to be pushing paper! For the HR professional looking at ways to streamline their benefits open enrollment in the coming year and reduce the amount of labor and opportunity costs associated, here are 5 tips that have cut open enrollment timelines by 75% and returned nearly a month of productivity to HR departments.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 8th, 2015

What's the ROI for an Online Benefits Enrollment Software?

HRMS | HRIS | online enrollment software | benefits administration

With all of the HR technology resources that have come to the market to streamline standard administrative processes, moving to an online enrollment benefits enrollment system seems to be one of the those modern transitions that many employers have put off. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, and the increasing need to have accessible data for completing annual IRS 1095-C forms and track healthcare expenses, online benefits enrollment software is having a larger role to play in ongoing HR administrative processes than mere annual surges during open enrollment periods. For those that are curious about the immediate and long-term return on investment (ROI) in online enrollment software, the following blog will highlight some areas of reduced manual labor, increased automation, and decreased operating costs that can result from making the transition from paper to online benefits enrollment.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 31st, 2015

Why HR Should be THANKFUL for Obamacare!

Strategic HR | HRMS | Obamacare

I was at a local SHRM gathering recently conversing with a group of peers when I inadvertently pricked a nerve in the middle of an otherwise pleasant conversation amongst HR professionals. “So, you guys get a handle on this Obamacare thing yet?” You’d have thought by their faces that I’d just brought up religion or politics while breaking wind. As painful as it is, I say “Thank God for Obamacare.” I’m not saying this to champion any administration or political agenda. Rather, I am thankful for what Obamacare has revealed about the dysfunctional ways that many organizations approach Human Resource Administration. Dysfunction brought to light can finally be dealt with.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 24th, 2015

How to Select Your Next HCM Technology Solution

Workforce Management | HRMS | HRMS Selection | HRIS | HR Software portal

There has been a significant rise in organizations making the strategic shift to Human Capital Management (HCM) technology adoption. The 2016 Towers Watson HR Service and Delivery Technology Survey revealed that 40% of employers are looking to change their HR structure in 2015 or 2016, and 88% will spend the same or more on HR technology. As the demand for HR technology continues to rise, employers face a number of different vendor options when it comes to selecting the best HCM technology for their organization. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the different trends in HCM and the key steps to ensuring proper selection.

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