Lindsay Jones Honored as 40 Under 40 2020

ESC’s Director of Operations & Continuous Improvement Lindsay Jones was awarded the 40 Under 40 Honor by Buffalo Business First On November 19, 2020. This was the 29th annual 40 Under 40 program sponsored by Buffalo Business First. 

Dealing with Crisis Fatigue: An ESC Webinar

We are now nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of the pandemic, combined with the other many significant events that have presented themselves over the last several months, have been different for everyone. Over time, this type of unrelenting stress can leave people feeling emotionally numb or tired, leading to what mental health experts are referring to as “crisis fatigue”.

Becoming an Empowered Leader: An ESC Webinar

The terms “leader” and “manager” are often used interchangeably in the workplace, but the truth is they are actually quite different. Join ESC’s HR Manager, Lauren Kersten, for an interactive discussion about what makes a true leader, how it differs from being a manager, and why it matters when it comes to having a high performing workplace. 

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.

Looking Forward: 2021 HR Compliance Updates

As we are nearing the end of one of the most unpredictable years in recent memory, there are several new and updated HR-related regulations applicable to employers.

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.

ESC Appears on the Inc. 5000 for the 9th Time

Employer Services Corporation (ESC) Group of Companies Ranks No. 121 on Inc. 5000 Amherst, NY, September 10, 2020 – Inc. magazine revealed that ESC Premier Inc, part of the Employer Services Corporation (ESC) group of companies, is No. 121 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. … Continued

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.