On May 4th, 2016, StratEx awarded its annual Jim Vedda Award to Jesse Sherwood, our Client Services Manager. Jesse is a shining example of what it means to be a StratExian. She is kind, hard-working, smart and clearly cares about the success of StratEx's employees and our commitments to our … [Read more...] about Jim Vedda Award Winner 2016
If you are anything like me, I bet you never thought a phishing scheme would seem believable. They were so easy to spot, right? A ploy from someone overseas needing assistance, a fake donation website aimed at the elderly -- of course those are bogus. It wasn’t until the recent IRS … [Read more...] about Securing Employee Data in an Insecure World
Let's pretend you work in HR or in the payroll department of your company. Or better yet, you ARE the payroll department at your company. It's a typical Friday morning... you're at your desk, planning your day, ready to tackle the odds and ends of the week so you can head into the weekend with a … [Read more...] about Is that email REALLY from your boss? IRS warns of new phishing scheme
For many employers, upcoming changes to the FLSA rules governing who is exempt vs. non-exempt from overtime (OT) will result in increased payroll costs -- either via higher salaries or higher OT. Plan now. Don't get caught scrambling at the last minute to understand the coming changes and implement … [Read more...] about Ready to pay overtime to Exempt Employees? FLSA changes coming soon…
95 percent of managers say they are dissatisfied with their performance review process, and 59 percent of employees feel annual performance reviews are not worth the time invested. Companies like GE, Microsoft, Accenture, and Netflix are doing away with the annual performance review in favor of … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Rethink your Performance Review Strategy?
Eight years ago my business partner and I sat down at a Panera in the heart of the heartland to design a system that will change the way businesses manage employee life cycle. Before people imagined that you can have a single system to manage Payroll, Human Resources, Benefits, Applicant … [Read more...] about Character matters
Happy New Year! Now, to begin your company’s new year as friction-free as possible, read through these must-do HR updates for 2016 and implement changes wherever they apply to you. Review your handbooks The new year means changes to legislation and specific updates at the state level. Make sure to … [Read more...] about Must-do HR Updates for 2016
StratEx Awarded National 2015 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” National Association for Business Resources Recognizes Human Resources Software Firm with National Best and Brightest® Award Chicago, IL, December 14, 2015 – StratEx, a Chicago-based provider of human resources software … [Read more...] about StratEx: National “Best and Brightest” 2015