Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Research shows that Emotional Intelligence (EI) may be significantly more important than cognitive ability and technical expertise combined when it comes to workplace performance. In fact, some studies indicate that EI is more than twice as important as standard IQ abilities. Join HR Business Partner Gregory Gjurich for an in-depth discussion on Emotional Intelligence and why it is so crucial in the business environment.

NYS Election Day Employee Notice

Voting day on November 3rd is fast approaching. If you are an NYS employer, you are required to post the 2020 NYS Time Off to Vote poster.  This poster must be posted for employees to see a minimum of 10 days (10/24/20) prior to the election.

Top 7 Leadership Challenges: An ESC Webinar

In today’s ever-changing business environment, leaders of organizations of all types and sizes face a unique set of challenges that they must overcome in order to drive their companies forward. Join ESC’s EVP and Chief People Officer Liz Warren, as she provides an in-depth overview of the 7 most common leadership challenges and offers insight and best practices in addressing them.

Meliora Training Program – Sold Out for September 2020

Meliora Consulting’s cornerstone training program, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, is sold out for the September course. We are looking forward to welcoming participants from a variety of companies throughout Western New York for this unique 4-day program. If you missed the chance to get in on this session, fear not! We have one more class available in 2020, taking place December 8 – 11. Registration is now open, so don’t delay!

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.

Gabriela Reile Accepts Position of Onboarding Specialist at ESC

Gabriela Reile Accepts Position of Onboarding Specialist at Employer Services Corporation Amherst, NY – August 2020 – Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, is pleased to announce that Gabriela Reile has accepted the position of onboarding specialist. Reile began her career with ESC as a benefits consultant.  … Continued

NYS Paid Sick Leave Requirement: An ESC webinar

New York State Paid Sick Leave Requirement 2021 An ESC  Zoom webinar Thursday, August 27,  2020 | 10 – 11 a.m. EST Overview New York State is rolling out a new paid sick leave policy that will go into effect January 1, 2021. This regulation applies to virtually all employers, with different requirements based on … Continued

Employee Tax Deferral

The President issued an executive memorandum regarding a payroll tax delay. The memorandum directs the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a delay of certain employees’ obligations to pay Social Security taxes. The payroll tax provision requires guidance to be issued by the Department of Treasury.

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.