Entries by Carolyn Dingee

Walmart Starts Using Payroll Advances

A growing number of companies are helping workers gain access to payroll advances and loans, reflecting concern over the impact money problems are having on productivity levels and worker retention. Employers, including Walmart Inc., have recently added these services. The aim is to help cash-strapped employees, many with damaged credit, cover unexpected expenses without resorting to high-cost […]

10 Ways to Increase DSP Job Applications and Hires

Finding good, qualified applicants to fill your DSP roles is not always an easy task. Getting more job applications only causes extra work if the percentage of applicants accepting positions and staying longer than 30 days is low. Hiring is important. Weak hiring leads to higher overtime and training costs. Don’t focus on competing with […]

Missouri Providers are Struggling with Employee Retention

Missouri workers providing care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make less than a Walmart or Target worker, even after a pay increase that went into effect last month.  The low pay is the main reason about half of Missouri workers quit each year, according to Missouri Developmental Disabilities Division Director Val Huhn. Starting wages now […]

Avoiding Buddy Punching

Close to 75 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are affected by what is known as “time theft” each year. Put simply, time theft occurs when an employee accepts pay for time they didn’t actually work. Staying clocked in during breaks, not clocking out to run errands, or checking social media during work are […]

12 Retention Ideas That are Working for Providers

In this labor market, where agencies face tight margins and increasing shortages, many agencies find they are being pushed into new territory. Many are forced to consider new benefits, new management strategies, and new staff programs that were never options before to maximize hiring & retention. The following ideas came from a recent agency conference. […]

In-House Payroll or Payroll Service?

This is a genuine dilemma with no straightforward obvious answer. Here are the main points that should be considered: Does a payroll service save time? Employers still need to maintain employee records, PTO, accruals, and deductions on any system. This work does not go away with a payroll service. Payroll services do not offer a […]

Provider Implements DailyPay to Boost Employee Retention

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for care services. But supply isn’t keeping up with demand when it comes to the caregivers required to provide those services, creating unrivaled competition for workers. To win over prospective employees, providers must differentiate themselves. For BrightSpring Health Services, that means offering daily pay […]

Quiz for HR Professionals

This short quiz helps determine which workforce management solution best fits the needs of your agency, from an HR perspective. Human Resources professionals have a surprising amount of insight into the health of an agency. You regularly work to increase hiring and retention success. You may manage employee training and payroll. And you often get a […]