The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part II of III

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part II of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren At Employer Services Corporation we believe the true value of HR consulting is the strategic component. Strategic HR leads to results in increased productivity, culture changes that impact engagement, and the potential to become an employer of choice … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources

When people think of human resources, they often think of payroll, benefits, rules and regulations, and the everyday compliance items that must be handled. At Employer Services Corporation, we handle these items, but we believe the true value of HR consulting is the strategic component that leads to results in increased productivity, culture changes that impact engagement, and assistance to help clients become employers of choice (EOC).

Deferring Payroll Taxes

On August 8, the President issued an Executive Memorandum allowing employees who make less than $104,000 a year to defer their payroll taxes starting September 1 through the end of 2020. This is an update on what we know as of today.

The business community is awaiting guidance from the Treasury Department regarding the implementation of this memorandum. The Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, has stated that participation will be voluntary. Therefore, employers can choose not to allow their employees to take advantage of this deferral. In addition, the President’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, stated that the President is looking for ways to “fully forgive” the payroll tax deferral. But nothing has been issued in writing from any US Government entity.

Three Steps to Employee Performance Management

At ESC, we love working with our clients to assist them with developing strategic HR programs to enhance employee engagement and increase retention. Employee performance management is just one of the great HR weapons in our arsenal. We have created several training modules built around this one topic alone, however, it all boils down to … Continued

Talent Acquisition in a Post-Pandemic World

It’s no secret that the pandemic has forced us to quickly adapt our existing business practices, including our processes for attracting and recruiting top talent. Join ESC’s HR Business Partner, Jessica Frattali, as she provides a thorough overview of recruiting best practices in this new world we’re living in. Jessica will provide guidance and specific tips to ensure your organization is positioned to effectively acquire the employees you need to keep your business moving forward.

Employer Services Corporation Announces New Hires July 2020

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, announces multiple new hires to support their continued growth in providing Human Resource (HR) outsourcing services to small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in NYS

NYS Paid Sick Leave Requirement 2021 New York State’s fiscal year 2021 budget, which passed into law on April 3, 2020, included a new statewide sick leave requirement. The new requirement is separate from the COVID-19 paid sick leave program, which is set to expire on December 31, 2020. Employees may be restricted from utilizing … Continued

Retaining Top-Notch Employees

Recognition is a Key Component of Retaining Top-Notch Employees Clients often ask what they can do to retain their top-notch employees. The answer to this question lies within that organization.  As a manager or business owner, you need to know what motivates your employees. Many times your first inclination is to give them a raise … Continued

Engage your Staff: Employee Surveys and Feedback

Employee Surveys and Feedback An employee satisfaction survey can be a great way to obtain employee feedback and suggestions to guide your decision-making about potential changes that can improve employee engagement, morale, and productivity. However, managers should be aware that their approach in obtaining and using employee feedback can actually do more harm than good if … Continued

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence: An ESC Webinar – A webinar

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been widely cited as one of the most crucial skills in leadership today. According to Harvard Business School, EQ accounts for nearly 90% of what sets high performers apart from their peers. Join ESC’s HR Manager, Lauren Kersten, for this interactive presentation focused on EQ and engaging employees, and why it matters during the challenging times that businesses are facing today.