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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

Melissa Hajjar

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Leave Administration

By: Melissa Hajjar
January 12th, 2024

Each month, around 1.2 million American workers take illness-related time off from work. That's a staggering number, equivalent to 75% of Walmart's entire U.S. workforce taking sick leave!

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Total Rewards

By: Melissa Hajjar
December 15th, 2023

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a popular, tax-efficient way to help people deal with everyday health costs. Employees participating in eligible health plans can make an affordable, pre-tax contribution to spending accounts each month, and then use those savings when they need to cover a medical expense.

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HR compliance

By: Melissa Hajjar
May 31st, 2023

There were so many details to consider in the early days of the pandemic. Many of us were operating quickly and without a rulebook to provide guidance. So when USCIS issued guidance permitting employers to complete I-9 forms virtually, we all jumped for joy and started scheduling Zoom verifications.

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HR Tech

By: Melissa Hajjar
January 26th, 2021

My first job in HR used a heck of a lot of paper and even more time filing it all away. There was a form for everything. Each one triggered a chain reaction of manual events, which usually included personally escorting the document all over for various signatures. Is this sounding familiar to you too?

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Total Rewards

By: Melissa Hajjar
December 23rd, 2020

Deliverables are due, there are nine fires that need tending right this second, the phone is ringing, and you have over 100 unread messages in your inbox. With everything you and your employees need to get done today, how do you also ensure utilization of your Learning Management System (LMS)?