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How often do you get the chance to expand beyond your current retention or recruiting strategies? It’s common for managers to get stuck in the daily work routine and overlook the growth opportunities their employees want. That neglect may mean a greater chance of talented employees leaving in the short run. Around 48% of employees […]
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When employees can’t bring their whole self to work, they leave. Creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace is imperative to increasing employee engagement and retention. Also vital: talking to your employees about it “Black and Hispanic workers are more likely than white workers to say they’re actively looking for new employment opportunities,” according […]
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The Great Resignation: a term most leaders are probably tired of hearing but can’t ignore. So, instead, let’s talk about The Great Retention! We know tackling retention can be a daunting task, which is why we’re here to help you break it down and take it one step at a time.  The Great Resignation Retention […]
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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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It’s important to know about upcoming changes to tax laws for businesses. Prepare your company’s budget with this cheat sheet! 2022 Tax Update Breakdown Social Security wage base First $147,00 of wages in 2022 FICA – Social Security (OASDI) 6.2%, up to the wage base FICA – Medicare 1.45% up to $200,000, then 2.35% (The […]
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Along with the new year comes new minimum wages for several states on January 1, 2022, that employers should be aware of. As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the wage that benefits the employee the most. In this case, the state minimum wages are higher than the $7.25 […]
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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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“[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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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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Beginning September 1, 2021, sexual harassment laws in Texas will change. Here’s what your company needs to know. In Texas, new regulations on sexual harassment claims mean that employers of all sizes may be liable for sexual harassment claims brought on by their employees. Now’s the time for employers to review workplace policies that not […]
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The History of Juneteenth Last week (June 17, 2021), President Biden signed legislation that declares Juneteenth a federal holiday, going forward. Let’s explore what that means for you and your company. Juneteenth occurs each year on June 19. It honors the day in 1865 when American forces declared that enslaved people in Texas were to […]
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