Each HCM system implementation is different because every organization has unique needs and goals. That is why one-size-fits-all system implementation doesn’t work. The first step in a successful HCM system implementation is Goal Alignment. Goal Alignment Drives Implementation Outcomes If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you know how to prepare? A trip…

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Nothing is going untouched by the pandemic in 2020, open enrollment included. Much of the impact will be unique to each organization based on their experience of navigating the past four months of COVID-19 issues. Not all industries have been challenged in the same ways, not all employee populations have suffered the same rates of…

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team of hr professionals planning for open enrollment season

“Begin with the end in mind,” suggests Wise Consultant Janice Burnett, CPP, PHR. “When is your vendor expecting to get an open enrollment file from you? What is the drop-dead date? Take that date and work back from there.” Janice estimates that 10-14 weeks before your vendor expects your file is when you should begin…

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businessman filling out a tax form for year-end

At Wise, we are hearing from companies who either don’t think they can claim any payroll tax relief through the FFCRA and CARES Acts, or who are wondering if they should bother trying. Our tax team understands that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed because tracking payments and credits sounds like a lot of work on…

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How bad will 2020 year-end be for people who are not preparing now? “It’s going to be bad,” predicts Cory Makle, FPC, Client Payroll Specialist with Wise. “Because of everything that’s going on, starting now is a good idea. If you’re not looking up until later, you are going to have problems. You definitely have…

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While outsourcing an entire payroll process to experts works for many companies, what about when all you need is help with reporting, mass imports, garnishments, taxes or another payroll function? Particularly this year, with the various pandemic-response Acts, changes to forms and the vastly increased need for tracking, auditing and reconciliation, many companies are in…

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You may know by now that the IRS has revised Form 941 in response to the FFCRA and CARES Acts that were put into effect earlier this year. Even employers with third-party tax support will have to take a more active role in validating and ensuring the accuracy of the data in this unprecedented year…

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While Wise consultants perform Year-End work for many clients each year, it is possible that no one has ever seen a year quite like 2020 is shaping up to be. Lynn Lauricella, CPP, a Compliance Manager with Wise Consulting, has her eye on the changes that will impact Year-End. To help clients prepare, Lynn has…

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act to provide relief to small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The plan to issue forgivable loans to businesses needing to make payroll in uncertain circumstances was intended to help businesses stay afloat while still paying…

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