On June 23rd, a group of StratExians volunteered through Chicago Cares for their 25th anniversary Serve-a-thon. Each year, the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon draws 6,000+ volunteers from throughout the Chicagoland area, and for the second consecutive year, a group of StratExians joined the … [Read more...] about StratEx Serves Joins Serve-a-thon
In May 2018, our clients will be able to access the new iteration of one of the most important modules in eStratEx: the New Hire Module. The updates in our New Hire module will affect every user who touches it, by giving New Hires an even more positive experience in managing their own data, and … [Read more...] about Hitting Refresh on the New Hire Module
Over the last month, the debate around gun control has been front and center, amplified by social media and media coverage. While your employees’ values and interests may range across the spectrum, questions around security, crisis management, and workplace resources might be top of mind for your … [Read more...] about Keeping Workplace Violence Away
Each year, StratEx awards our highest honor, the Jim Vedda Award, to one deserving StratExian. The award recipient is chosen by past winners and embodies the values we hold highest at StratEx: integrity, respect and innovation. On March 1, 2018, this year's award was presented to Libby Harris, … [Read more...] about Jim Vedda Award Winner 2018
In the April 2018 eStratEx update, there will be some big improvements made to our Report Library. In response to some great feedback we’ve received from our clients, we’re improving the ease of reviewing and accessing the available reports. While there is a large selection of reports available … [Read more...] about Reporting Upgrade: On the Way!
Recently, a client reached out to us regarding conflict management issues stemming from political disagreements between employees. As you can imagine, when two employees take opposite sides on a particular issue, not only will they be unlikely to change each other’s mind, it can quickly turn … [Read more...] about Talking Politics at Work
System security is our highest priority at StratEx. One security measure, two-factor authentication, is required for users with access to sensitive employee data when logging into our HR and payroll system, eStratEx. Our Current Process Currently, StratEx creates a token for these users at … [Read more...] about Just Released: New Security Measures
Form W-2s will be arriving in the next couple of weeks and it is important for employers in certain states and locations to be aware of a specific notice requirement regarding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). What is EITC? An Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a reduction in the amount of … [Read more...] about A 2018 Guide to the EITC