The CheckPoint HR Blog

Can SMBs Compete with the New Hiring Practices of Larger Firms?

Posted by Jennifer Camacho on Mon, Jan 28, 2013

According to a recent article in The New York Times, big businesses have made a significant shift in their hiring practices which has not only increased the quality of new hires, but lowered the turnover rate, and most importantly saved them a lot of money.

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Topics: small businesses, hr spend, human resource management system, talent acquisition, referral program, recruitment, mid-size businesses

Innovative New Benefit Programs Help Keep Overall Health Costs Stable

Posted by Jennifer Camacho on Wed, Jan 23, 2013

According to data from a report recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on National Health Expenditures, the spending growth has remained stable between 3.9 and 4.2 percent for four consecutive years, 2009 - 2012. Furthermore, health spending is projected to continue to grow modestly at 3.8 percent in 2013.

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Topics: health care costs, human resource management system, benefits administration, healthcare costs, Health Insurance Plans for Mid-Sized Businesses, CheckPoint Choice, National Health Expenditures, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Happy National Payroll Week!

Posted by Shannon Cortina on Tue, Sep 4, 2012

Following Labor Day, this week is National Payroll Week (NPW), which celebrates American employees and employers. National Payroll Week was created in 1996 by the American Payroll Association to celebrate the partnership between the workers of America, their companies, and the payroll professionals who pay them. Additionally, NPW recognizes importance government programs including Medicare, social security, child support, and fair labor standards.

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Topics: Benefits, payroll services, checkpoint hr, hr, hrms, payroll, human resource management system, Human Resource Technology, National Payroll Week, benefits administration

Human Resource Management System – Revolutionizing your Business

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

For most companies about to invest in a human resource management system, the process can be a bit nerve racking.  The cost may seem too large, the process of implementation too great.  But a human resource management system can change your business in more ways than you can imagine.  While the implementation process can be complicated in some cases, in nearly every instance a business should consider a human resource management system to be an investment instead of a cost.  And this investment will absolutely pay off for your company, in a variety of ways.  In fact, a good system will change nearly every aspect of your human resources department, which in turn affects all of your business.

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Topics: human resource management system

Considering an HRMS?

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Mon, Jul 18, 2011

Have you ever considered investing in a human resource management system (HRMS)? You may be hesitant, thinking about all of the processes involved from payroll to benefits administration, performance reviews, 401K and more. It can be a daunting task for an HR department to handle all of these tasks, plus more. Additionally, many companies are unable to make informed decisions about where to turn to improve these processes. With CheckPoint HR, you can leave the heavy lifting to us and focus your efforts on what’s most important to you – your business.

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Topics: hrms, human resource management system

Employee Background Checks

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Thu, May 5, 2011

Before hiring new employees, many companies conduct employee background checks, which can range from a simple reference check to a closer examination into credit scores and criminal records. This information is crucial to employers, as it tests the credibility and honesty of a future employee of the organization. It may be necessary to inquire about past salaries as well, in an effort to ensure that potential employees are being truthful about the compensation they received during their previous employment.

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Topics: hrms, human resource management system, Human Resource Technology, Human Resource Management Software, employee background checks

Importance of Training in Your Organization

Posted by Eileen Bowers on Thu, Feb 24, 2011

by Eileen Bowers
PHR / Training and Development
CheckPoint HR

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Topics: human resources, hr functions, hrms, hr processes, human resource management system, training

Five Initiatives for 2011

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Mon, Feb 14, 2011

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Topics: human resources, hr, hr strategy, hr functions, hrms, human resource management system, HRIS, Human Resource Management Software, web based hr

Integrating HR Processes From Hire to Retire

Posted by Bill Faughnan on Tue, Feb 8, 2011

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Topics: employee benefits, human resources, hr, hr strategy, hr functions, hrms, hr processes, human resource management system, HRIS, Human Resource Management Software

Determining the Need for an HRMS Solution

Posted by Tim Padva on Tue, Jan 18, 2011

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Topics: human resources, hr, hrms, human resource management system, HRIS, Human Resource Management Software, web based hr