Blog posts by
Bailey Edrington

Employee engagement is a crucial piece of the recruiting and retaining top talent puzzle. When it comes to employee engagement, few people in Nextep can speak more authoritatively on the subject than our very own Director of Happiness, Tracey Hixon. To help you get started, Tracey answers some questions about how to retain employees by […]
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Finding a PEO can be a daunting task. You should feel confident in your partnership with Nextep or any PEO for that matter. To ensure you do, we’ve put together a short checklist of questions to ask in your meetings with PEOs.  1. What accreditations and certifications do you hold?  A few credentials you’ll want […]
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2021 was an extraordinary year for the Nextep Gives Back! As a part of our Pledge 1% commitment, we hosted two weeks of giving back for our employees, empowered dozens of future philanthropists to give back, granted a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish, donated $30,000 to the Virtue Center, and served 98 organizations — and that’s […]
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(JANUARY 13, 2022) UPDATE: The Supreme Court halted OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (or ETS) to enforce COVID-19 vaccination statuses for employees. While there’s a chance new OSHA guidance could emerge at some point, you can disregard the previously announced vaccination mandate deadlines. As always, we’ll keep you in the loop if new legislation emerges. If you […]
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In today’s competitive job market, it’s more important than ever to prioritize becoming a great place to work. Today’s workforce is searching for employers that value purpose, flexibility, and inclusivity. If you’re looking to recruit and retain top talent but don’t know where to start, here are three ways you can become an employer of […]
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From October 4-8, 2021, Nextep hosted its semi-annual volunteer event, Nextep Gives Back Week. This year looked slightly different from last year’s Nextep Gives Back Days with a week’s worth of in-person, virtual, and donation-based volunteer opportunities. Nexteppers created donation kits for their favorite nonprofits, packed meals for Meals on Wheels, cleaned and painted apartments […]
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“[Switching to] Nextep was a no-brainer. The costs are better and the amount of personalized attention and follow-up we received right off the bat was really impressive. With Nextep, we’re not just a number. Nextep is so responsive to our questions and our needs. We didn’t have that in the past with our previous provider.” — Yaicha, […]
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When you need HR support, you want to talk to a real person who is happy to help you, not submit a ticket to a dead-end help inbox or get stuck in a robo-receptionist call loop. Unlike our competitors, when you call Nextep, you’ll talk to a real person every time. Our clients are not just a […]
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On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his action plan to fight the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine mandates outlined in the plan directly affect many employers, including businesses in the healthcare field or those with 100 or more employees. The safety requirements will be enforced by the Department of Labor and […]
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From May 15 – 23, 2021, Nextep hosted its first-ever Virtual Volunteer Week! This year, the Nextep Gives Back committee came up with several ways for Nextep employees to volunteer virtually or in person. Nexteppers had the opportunity to create donation kits for their favorite nonprofits, pick up trash in their communities, volunteer locally, or […]
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In a crisis, life can seem a little scary. It’s easy to lose sight of the good in the midst of trying times. However, taking care of your mental health is never more important than when you face a crisis. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. According to mentalhealth.gov, your mental state can […]
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Elevating the employment experience and enriching people’s lives is what we strive to do at Nextep every day — and now we’re empowering the kids of Nextep employees to do the same! The Nextep Charitable Foundation created the “Nextep’s Future Philanthropist” program, where students get $50 to donate to their school or a nonprofit of […]
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