HCM Insights August 2022

Upcoming Holidays

Labor Day

Labor DayIn observance of Labor Day, CBIZ HCM offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022. Since Labor Day is a Federal Reserve Bank Holiday, payroll draft dates will need to be adjusted.

Important Payroll Deadlines

Check Date

Check Processing Date

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022        

Friday, September 2, 2022

 

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Labor Day also marks the beginning of National Payroll Week (September 5-9), a perfect week to highlight the importance of the payroll industry and extraordinary payroll professionals.

For tools and resources on celebrating this week, visit the American Payroll Association’s National Payroll Week website.


 

Inflation & Recession Talk: Strategies to Retain Employees


HurricaneInflation and recession are on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, and businesses are looking for ways to keep their workforce intact — even if they can’t provide a significant pay increase. We’ve put together some suggestions to address inflation-related retention concerns.



A recent survey noted that 80% of job seekers expect the U.S. to enter a recession next year, fueling 60% of job seekers to look for a new job before a recession hits. This means now is the time to take action to retain high-performing employees.

One retention strategy is increasing compensation, but that isn’t always an option. Even businesses that have already increased wages or have budgeted an increase in 2023 cannot keep pace with inflation. An average pay raise next year is expected to be 4.1%, which is less than half the rate of inflation reported for June 2022.

 

Steps to Reduce the Risk of Employee Theft 


Costing U.S. employers over $50 billion annually, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports occupational fraud is the fastest growing crime. Employee theft causes bankruptcy, financial loss, litigation, and many other problems. Many leaders are passive in fraud prevention and only respond to theft when external sources (e.g., employee tips, police investigation) bring it to their attention.  


The most common forms of employee-related crimes include:

  • Merchandise theft involving products being stolen for personal use or profit
  • Supply theft, occurring when employees take work supplies without approval 
  • Monetary theft, ranging from an employee physically stealing cash to extorting company funds 
  • Data theft, stealing valuable company information

 

Discrimination Risks Your Business Cannot Afford


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Workplace discrimination goes far beyond the realm of human resources. Even those with primarily financial roles are responsible for ensuring their approaches to management and day-to-day interactions promote inclusivity and minimize bias, as discriminatory missteps can have negative legal and reputational impacts on your organization.

 

Discrimination has become a growing concern as awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) continues to increase. ESG is important to the financial health of any company as stakeholders are increasingly invested in this measure of company risk and sustainability. Further, given the talent crunch, creating and communicating a supportive, inclusive and diverse work culture should be top of mind to help your organization attain and retain best-fit talent.

 

Reminder - Send CBIZ Your Fiscal UI Rates

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Have you received updated Fiscal Unemployment Insurance (UI) rates? If so, forward that information to the CBIZ Tax Department. You can do this via email, fax, or regular mail service. Note that rates are set to be released by state unemployment tax agencies in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Vermont.

Contact Information

Email
cbizpayrolltax@cbiz.com

Fax
540-343-5279

Mailing Address
2797 Frontage Road NW
Suite 2000
Roanoke, VA 24017

 

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