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How to Give Your New Employees a Positive Onboarding Experience

How to Give Your New Employees a Positive Onboarding Experience   You established the business case for more headcount, interviewed numerous candidates, checked references, made an offer and your top candidate accepted. Job complete! Well…not so fast.    A seamless employee onboarding experience is the first impression that leads directly to improved retention and...

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5 Ways to Help Safeguard Your Employee Data

5 Ways to Help Safeguard Your Employee Data Cybercriminal and identity thieves are out in force during tax season. They’re creative, clever and increasingly sophisticated. Are you doing all you can to protect your employees’ personal information?   Identity tax refund fraud is a growing epidemic, costing the IRS more than $21 billion in 2016. The IRS takes data security very seriously --...

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Preparing for Tax Season: Five Steps to Take Now

Preparing for Tax Season: Five Steps to Take Now   It’s hard to believe it’s that time again, but the season is here. No, not the holidays, corporate tax season is fast approaching! As you prepare, here are five important things that will make tax season go smoothly:       1. Prepare for the earlier W-2 deadline   The 2016 W-2 deadline for the submission of the annual...

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The Perils of Losing Sight of Tax Form Changes for Companies

The Perils of Losing Sight of Tax Form Changes for Companies   Regulatory changes happen. More often than you might think. In fact, our team at CIC Plus has already updated more than 65 tax forms – no, that’s not a typo – for the U.S. and Canada for 2016.   Monitoring regulatory changes is time consuming, but it’s critically important as an employer that you stay on top of these...

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Four Ways to Engage Your Employees to Drive Self-Service Success

Four Ways to Engage Your Employees to Drive Self-Service Success   Many of us have probably experienced the uneasiness of giving the car keys to one of our children for the first time. While you’re confident they are prepared and you’re certainly excited to free up precious time from carpooling to attend to other family priorities, you’re also a little apprehensive.     Just...

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Don’t Let Your HR Data Get Lost in Your Transition to the Cloud

Don’t Let Your HR Data Get Lost in Your Transition to the Cloud   It’s no wonder that a growing number of companies are moving their HR systems to the cloud. The opportunity to transform your HR operation is significant. Yet, in the race to capture the benefits of cloud-based technology platforms, HR and Payroll teams need to make sure that their essential historical employee data is not...

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Time Is Right to Get Strategic About Your W-4 Management

Time Is Right to Get Strategic About Your W-4 Management It’s one of the first items that welcomes new employees into your organization. Yet in a surprising number of companies, the process remains weighed down by traditional labor-intensive HR practices. Near the top of every new employee onboarding checklist on day one is a task to complete all required W-4 tax forms. Despite the increased...

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Tax & HR Compliance Changes You Need to Know for 2016

Tax & HR Compliance Changes You Need to Know for 2016You might still be wrapping up the last details of the 2015 tax season, and the last thing on your mind is planning for 2016. However, now is the ideal time to understand and prepare for tax and compliance regulations that are changing. It will save you valuable time and resources later in the year. The good news is that if you already...

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Top Resolutions in Employer Compliance

  Top Resolutions in Employer Compliance Now that we have flipped our calendars to 2016 and started our personal New Year resolutions in earnest (you have, right?), those of us responsible for managing compliance within our organizations should make resolutions of our own. Employer compliance has never been more important with increasing regulatory pressures and requirements. Today, HR...

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