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It's lonely in HR. Never fear! Benetech's team of seasoned experts provides the wisdom, technology insights, and healthcare regulatory updates that keep under-staffed and over-tasked HR departments informed, in compliance, and running lean!

By: Matt Ingold

July 27th, 2015

Building a Business Case for an Integrated Workforce Software Application

Workforce Management

“You want money for what?” Dreaded words no one ever wants to hear from their boss, especially when it is for something we know we need and from which the company can greatly benefit. Workforce software often falls into this bucket of unjustified expenses with little impact to the bottom line. The employees doing the grunt-work at the ground-level would have something different to say—they know how much time they waste shifting between disparate data systems, manually transferring data, and shuffling through stacks of paper and basement archives. Indeed, all the alt-tabs and paper shuffling add up, but how do we quantify these inefficiencies in relevant stats for the officers holding the purse-strings?

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By: Matt Ingold

July 23rd, 2015

DOL Puts Forth Updated Guidance for Employee-Contractor Classifications

Workforce Management

The Department of Labor (DOL) is ramping up in preparation for putting its newly hired auditors to work. As of July 15, particularly, the USDOL has issued guidance regarding misclassification of employees as independent contractors. In their commentary on the new guidance, the team at Bond, Schoeneck, and King, PLLC writes, “According to the [Worker’s and Hour Division] WHD Administrator’s opinion, ‘most workers are employees’ under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA).” With this opinion in mind, what does that mean for employers and their current presumed contract relationships?

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By: Matt Ingold

June 30th, 2015

Three Legal Reasons for Tracking Employee Hours

Workforce Management

Have regulatory changes made tracking employee service hours an essential business process for all employers?  In this article, we address three regulations that have turned up the heat on employers, necessitating the adoption of company-wide systems for tracking employee time.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 8th, 2015

2 Ways Employee Benefits Management Data Can Save $$

Workforce Management

Big data was the craze for 2014, and from our experience in the employee benefits management world we can understand why. It goes without saying that healthcare is a massive expense for American businesses, consuming upwards of 35% of company budgets annually. Too often, we have brought on new clients only to discover that they'd let hundreds of thousands, potentially millions, of dollars in misallocated healthcare dollars leak out their doors! In this blog, we'd like to share some areas where accessible healthcare data can immediately help employers uncover the errors and make decisions to reduce their annual healthcare cost.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

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By: Matt Ingold

April 24th, 2015

3 Best Practices for Effective Employee Performance Reviews

Workforce Management

If employee performance evaluations are a source of stress for you, fear not—you are not alone. There comes a time in every organization’s evolution where friendship and loyalty are no longer enough to drive employees to their highest potential. Whether you are part of a new startup looking to put a performance review process in place for the first time, or a seasoned manager seeking to sharpen your feedback loop, here are 3 employee performance review best practice that will instantly improve your delivery and confidence when executing the challenging, but necessary annual performance reviews.

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By: Barry McNamara

March 3rd, 2015

How Collective Bargaining Contracts May Change And What To Do About It

Workforce Management

The Supreme Court's decision to push M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett back to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has implications for how employers should approach collective bargaining in the future. For a quick update on the case, and considerations on how it could impact your business, disctrict, or municipality, we've compiled the following post.

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By: James Rondeau

February 27th, 2015

5 Inefficiencies With Legacy Workforce Management Software

Workforce Management

As we mentioned in our previous post, 2 Ways to Spot "Cloud Silos" many businesses rely on total workforce management data housed with separate payroll, employee benefits, HR, and time & labor silos, sourced by a range of different business software products that don’t always play nice together. Working in human capital management solutions since 2002, here are 5 labor and cost efficiency problems I've seen businesses face with siloed software information in their total workforce management solution.

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By: Matt Ingold

February 10th, 2015

Technology Resourcing vs. Business Process Outsourcing

Workforce Management

At first glance, the shift from business process outsourcing to technology resourcing seems like vendors have pulled a fast one and shifted work back to their clients. Nonetheless, the market response to joint administrative human capital management through shared cloud-based software has been vastly favorable.

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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.