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Chandler Petty

Does your company have what it takes to create a remote work policy and manage employees no matter where they’re working? The ability to work remotely full-time or at least in a hybrid capacity will be an expectation from most employees moving forward. Let’s take a look at what a post-pandemic workforce looks like and […]
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In the US, cyber-attacks happen as often as every 39 seconds. As technology becomes more integrated into our personal and professional lives, prioritizing cybersecurity measures is critical.  Unfortunately, PrismHR, one of Nextep’s technology partners, was recently targeted by one of these threat actors, leading to a disruption in service for portions of Nextep’s online account. One […]
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On Thursday, March 11, President Biden signed a new stimulus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, into law. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package is geared to boost the economy and help provide wider access to COVID-19 vaccinations in an effort to curb the effects of the ongoing pandemic.  This is the third stimulus package […]
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Nextep Once Again Receives the SOC 1®, Type 2 Certification  We’re excited to announce that Nextep has once again received the coveted SOC 1®, Type 2 certification! The SOC 1®, Type 2 audit process analyzes the controls that affect users’ financial reporting. We once again worked with UHY LLP (UHY), a licensed CPA firm specializing […]
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Working toward a more equitable workplace where your employees feel safe, heard, and represented positively impacts your people and community. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to help build a more equitable workplace.  DOWNLOAD GUIDE Recruiting A recent study found that a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential for applicants when […]
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Here’s a look at updates from the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill Further clarifications were issued on the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which was signed by former President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020. This $2.3 trillion bill contains $900 billion earmarked to provide COVID-19 economic relief. For a detailed look at what the COVID-relief portion […]
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After months of stalemate, a second COVID-19 relief package has been passed. On Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, the president signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill to help Americans through the ongoing pandemic. It is part of a larger package to keep the federal government funded through the current fiscal year. Our teams are digesting the details […]
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Mary Jane was a stand-out winner from the 2020 election On Nov. 3, 2020, voters in several states voted to “puff puff” pass measures to allow recreational marijuana or medicinal marijuana, leaving many employers in these states to navigate a gray area of legislation when it comes to company workplace drug policies.   There are now […]
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Hear about the Nextep experience straight from a Nextep client   Serving our clients and elevating their employment experience is one of our guiding principles, and we don’t take that lightly. Our commitment to clients has only grown stronger this year. We had the opportunity to virtually chat with Gena Dupus, Partner/Principal at our client, Black […]
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We go above and beyond to keep our clients ahead of the game. Working to elevate the employment experience for our clients and their people is one of Nextep’s guiding principles, and we don’t take it lightly. At Nextep, we believe in answering the phone with a smile and delivering HR where you are every […]
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Recent events have brought discussions of diversity and inclusion, particularly around race, to the forefront. While we don’t pretend to have all of the answers, we wholeheartedly believe that diversity is what makes our communities, organizations, and country stronger.  Navigating this terrain on your own can be challenging, but Nextep is here to help.  We […]
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Please visit our COVID-19 resources page with more information for business owners and employees. Updated ADA guidelines have been issued in light of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges to people from all walks of life. In times such as these, we see people join together to fight for the common good — […]
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