In 2017, an audit performed on Domino's Pizza franchisees recovered $1.1 billion in unpaid wages and superannuation. Just last year, Lush Cosmetics was found to have a $2 million error resulting from the underpayment of employees. It seems like this type of problem has become more apparent. Is it because we have the capacity to hear more news than ever before, or has underpayment been a part of the business model? The following are some of the most common payroll errors and oversights that can result in this type of scandal.Read More
The Reasons Companies Get Caught in Employee Underpayment Scandals
Changing How You Hire May Lead To More Qualified Applicants
Now a days it seems like most recruiters are looking for applicants with one thing and one thing only: experience. If you or someone you know has had to go through an application process in the recent past, that word probably made you shudder. How does it make you feel when you are judged by your experiences alone and not your capabilities? You may have trained for something your entire life, but never had an opportunity to express it because that is how the deck was dealt to you. Is that really fair in terms of life or employment? We've all been taught that life isn't fair and being close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. But sometimes you are closer to the ideal candidate than you would think.Read More
TruPay Named Business of The Month
Last week, TruPay was awarded Business of the Month by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce!Read More
Gen Z are not Millennials: How to Treat Their Workforce Accordingly
According to Pew Research Center, anyone born from 1997 onward is a part of a new generation, Generation Z. The United States Census Bureau would say the generational cutoff is at the year 2000. Regardless of where this cutoff lies, we can bet that this year Gen Z will surpass baby boomers and millennials. That's right. Out of the world's 7.7 billion people, Generation Z will comprise almost one-third of the global population. Just here in our nation, Nielsen reported in 2017 that Gen Z was 26% of the generational composition. Meaning one quarter of the US population are Gen Z's and in 2019, that number has likely increased! So how does this affect the workplace?Read More
Compliance: The Art of Working Smarter Not Harder
Many expenses are examined at an executive level, but often payroll is one item that is glazed over until a problem arises. We may often forget how much cost is associated with improperly conducted payroll. Did you know that in fiscal 2018, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor recovered a record $304 million in wages owed by employers who were not compliant with labor laws? If the fear of government intervention isn't terrifying enough, let's examine how these issues can lead to internal disruption.
The Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. discovered that nearly half (49%) of Americans surveyed would begin searching for a new job after just two payroll errors. Coupled with earlier findings by Kronos that revealed 54% of the workforce in the U.S. has been affected by some type of payroll problem, the consequences of these errors could be monumental. As we all attempt to maintain a fully operational workforce, the challenge is to keep employees engaged and fairly compensated. After assessing all the risks associated with the task of payroll, it makes sense to spend time defining a solution that will not only protect those held liable, but protect the integrity of your workforce.
As important as it is to be compliant, research published by Kronos Incorporated and the American Payroll Association revealed that 29% of surveyed respondents used a payroll solution that was 10 or more years old. Not only are many current solutions out of date, but the decision to be compliant is often affected by the factors of finance and time. Remember the phrase work smarter not harder? This can lead to cutting corners and the two most common variables we attempt to save are time and money. We've also been engrained with the fact that time is money. So how do these ideologies affect workers? Kronos Incorporated found that 55% of HR and payroll professionals have witnessed compliance activities by their coworkers that created unnecessary risk. In order to shift the perception of your workforce, it is important to give them the tools and solutions that preserve compliance, time and everyone's hard earned dollars.
Making regulatory changes and implementing solutions are worth the investment when you consider how much liability can be decreased. When using a HCM suite that is fully equipped to keep you compliant, it will save your staff's time and your organization's money. Did you know that Kronos Incorporated found on average that HR and payroll departments spend almost 36 hours a week on compliance related activities? It's worth considering having a solution in place to help you manage compliance and lucky for you, we know someone that can help!Read More
Kronos Names TruPay as Their 2018 Partner of the Year
Mishawaka, IN – TruPay announced today that they received the “2018 Partner of the Year” award from Kronos at this year’s Workforce Ready Partner Community Workshop (PCW) held in Las Vegas, Nevada.Read More
Five Tips for Managing Seasonal Employees
With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push. At least three key challenges exist for any business facing this need: (1) to figure out how much time and effort to invest in nonpermanent employees without sacrificing customer service and ongoing activities, (2) to motivate temporary employees on the short-term goals, and (3) to utilize these opportunities to further your and their long-term needs and goals.Read More
What Should You Do if an Employee is Harassed by a Customer?
In the world of human resources, much has been written and said about an employer's liability for sexual harassment by its own employees. However, you can also be liable when a non-employee harasses one of your employees. Both the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have found that an employer may be held liable for sexual harassment of its employees by someone outside of the organization, such as a customer or vendor.Read More
How to Avoid the $50,000 Hiring Mistake
It goes without saying that employers want to recruit and hire the best talent in their industry. From attracting great candidates, to moving them smoothly through the application and onboarding process, and creating a positive view of their company right from the start.Read More
How to Improve Payroll Processing
Many organizations are faced with a “do more with less” mandate, which extends to their staffing. Tight budgets are getting even tighter and staffing and resources are being impacted, which can aﬀect the retention of administrative personnel.Read More