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Resignations, Remote Work, and the New Era of HR

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Resignations, Remote Work, and the New Era of HR

Jim Cichanski, Founder & CHRO of Flex HR, shares his extensive HR background, delving into remote work and “The Great Resignation,” along with the implications the pandemic had on the workforce in the latest Aepiphanni pod cast.

In this episode, Jim details out his extensive background in Human Resources and shares his experience in owning his own HR consulting firm.

The Great Resignation of 2022 and 2023

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Top 10 HR Trends in 2023

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Top 10 HR Trends in 2023

We asked those at Flex HR which top HR trends they think we’ll see in 2023, and they had a lot to share about the ever-shifting workplace landscape. Take a look at the top 10 trends below.

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1.   Outsourcing HR Services

One main trend that is on the rise is for businesses to outsource HR. There are many reasons for this, including that it saves a company valuable time, resources, and money, and can ensure the company is in compliance with laws and regulations.

It can be helpful to have a fresh, outside perspective, especially from a company that focuses on excelling in human resources.

Professional HR Ideas for 2023

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Immediate Human Resources Placement Help Success

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Immediate Human Resources Placement Help Success

Human Resources placement is the true backbone to any business. The HR person, or department, has the vital role of generating organizational structure to meet business needs by effectively managing the employee lifecycle. This is anything and everything from, onboarding, payroll, terminations, HRIS systems set-up and management, training, compensation, workplace safety, compliance benefits management, and recruiting.

So, what do you do when your 5 person HR team is running smoothly one day, but the next day 4 out of 5 of your HR employees decide to quit? 

New Hires Recruiting

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Flex HR sponsors the Community Banker’s Association of Georgia – HR Talent & Development RAP Session

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Flex HR sponsors the Community Banker’s Association of Georgia – HR Talent &
Development RAP Session

Flex HR is honored to sponsor the Community Banker’s Association of Georgia (CBA) for their Human Resources and talent development RAP session. We are actively involved in CBA events over the past year and attended their HR conference back in May. For this session in October Flex HR joined in virtually.

HR Talent CBA of Georgia

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Employee Student Loan Forgiveness May Be Taxed as Income in Certain States

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Employee Student Loan Forgiveness May Be Taxed as Income in Certain States

If you’ve been following the news lately, you likely heard about the promise of $10,000 to $20,000 of your employees’ student debt being forgiven.

Yet, many are unaware that though the student loan forgiveness won’t be taxed as income on the federal level, it may be taxed at the state level in certain states.

To date, Indiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina have all announced they will tax the loan forgiveness. Other states that may follow suit include Arkansas, California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As many as 13 states may tax student loan forgiveness.

Woman Employee Student Loan Taxes

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How To Navigate Open Enrollment Benefit Choices

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How To Navigate Open Enrollment Benefit Choices

Employers cringe this time of year because it can be confusing comprehending the unfamiliar concepts of benefit offerings and then identifying which benefits are a right match for their employees.

Open enrollment is an opportunity for employers to adjust the benefit options they previously offered their employees or elect new plans. This period of time for most companies falls in November, to which all forms must be returned and processed in order for the new benefit plans to take over on January 1 of the new year.

Open Enrollment Employee Benefits Programs

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Company Culture Building – Flex HR Takes On Top Golf

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Company Culture Building – Flex HR Takes On Top Golf

The company culture at Flex HR is everything to us. We strive to come together for major team meetings each month, each quarter, and then once or twice a year we have a company-wide gathering. This September Flex HR was lucky to have our affiliate partners at Ameritas, Stadion, and Netchex sponsor this fun event. Flex HR employees got to bring their whole family and enjoy the afternoon at Top Golf.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month is October

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month is October

Take the time in your organization to commemorate employees with disabilities.

Across the Nation, American employees with disabilities are vital to our workplace and economy. It’s more important than ever to accentuate equal opportunities for all people. Flex HR has seen and encouraged HR departments to take extreme measures to ensure policies are in place to allow for the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the workplace.

The U.S. celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) throughout the month of October each year. The theme is selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This year, the NDEAM theme is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation, which recognizes the vital role persons with disabilities bring to workforce diversity and inclusion, both in the public and private sector.”

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Disability Inclusion in the Workplace:

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Disability Inclusion in the Workplace:

How Businesses Make Accommodations for Customers and Employees Who Have a Disability

There is so much buzz about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, but what about disabled persons and their accessibility (or DEIA)? The goal of putting DEIA initiatives into place is to value all individuals in a company, giving them the opportunity to show their strengths, but also ensuring they are given the tools they need to succeed.

Human Resource experts know all too well that few organizations put in the proper plan of action for hiring people with disabilities. Employers should verify their company handbook is updated to include policies and best practices for employees with disabilities to be given the capabilities needed to fully participate at work. And with the increase of employees working remotely, companies should focus on disability inclusivity to drive motivation and retention.

Employee Disability and Inclusion in the Workplace

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