Webinar: How to improve employee retention

How to improve employee retention While the impact of losing an employee varies, every employer struggles with the time and resources needed to hire, onboard and develop a new employee to perform at a sufficient level. This session will share strategies that employers often overlook when targeting approaches to improving employee retention, including areas such […]

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How our clients can keep closer tabs on open inquiries

Checking the status of your open inquires and getting the most out of your Trüpp experience. By Kylie Artz, Shared Services Manager, Trüpp. In 2016, Trüpp’s Shared Services team implemented a customer service management system to enable our Shared Services team to manage and track client email communication and outstanding tasks more efficiently and provide […]

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Webinar: Compensation Philosophy – 5 steps to building a foundation for your compensation program

Compensation Philosophy: 5 steps to building a foundation for your compensation program This webinar will educate attendees on what a Compensation Philosophy is, along with the importance of gaining agreement on and defining their organization’s Compensation Philosophy. Attendees will learn how to assess the role that pay plays in the organization’s strategies for attracting, engaging, […]

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Improving internal communication in the workplace

Improving internal communication in the workplace By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. While many of us work and interact with our colleagues daily, there are always communication aspects that we can improve upon to increase the synergy of our teams. Check out these insightful ideas for communicating more effectively as an individual and an organization, […]

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Tips for increasing employee survey participation

Tips for increasing employee survey participation By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. So, you’ve designed the perfect survey to get a pulse on your team’s engagement. You know what your objectives are and how you’re going to administer it. Now, how do you optimize employee participation? A voluntary survey may not be the highest item […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan for summer vacation coverage Managing employee vacation time during the summer can be quite complicated. Get ahead of the curve with these seven tips to prevent scheduling nightmares in the upcoming months.     Implement a flexible summer work schedule Being more […]

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Legal Corner – May 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. IRS raises HSA contributions for 2019 The IRS has announced its yearly revision to the benefit limits for defined benefits plans. The HSA contribution limit is now set to increase from $3,450 to $3,500 in 2019, […]

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Webinar: 5 keys to managing employees effectively

5 keys to managing employees effectively Grounded in employee engagement best practices, this session discusses 5 key best practices for facilitating employee productivity on a day-to-day basis. Specifically, the session touches on setting expectations, onboarding employees, providing feedback, dealing with performance issues, and developing employees. Learning Objectives Event Details HRCI & SHRM credit available Cost: Free […]

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What does an HR Audit do for my business?

What does an HR Audit do for my business? Spring cleaning for your HR program. By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Let’s face it. It can be difficult to keep your HR department up to par in today’s fast-paced business environment. Employment law is always changing, attracting and retaining top talent is a moving target, […]

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Why should we do an Employee Engagement Survey?

Our employee engagement is great, and our employees are happy. Why should we do an Employee Engagement Survey? By Meagan Phillips, HR Analyst, Trüpp. You may be completely in tune with your team, and while they are happy and the business is thriving, having happy employees does not necessarily mean having engaged employees, which are […]

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Focusing on constant development as an organization

Focusing on constant development as an organization By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Continual improvement is important in the modern-day business landscape. Focus on efforts to improve culture, management, and employee skill-sets are the cornerstones of an innovative organization. A business that is positioned for success will be focused on giving its people the tools […]

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Legal Corner – April 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. ACA reporting for those who missed the deadline ACA forms were due to the IRS electronically by early April making those who failed to meet the deadline vulnerable to substantial financial penalties. For employers that missed […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an HR audit An HR audit provides a transparent look at your company’s HR health. Identify the key areas of opportunity for your organization to maintain compliance, uncover gaps, and improve efficiency so that you’re on track to accomplish your business goals […]

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Webinar: Preparing for Pay Equity Laws

Preparing for Pay Equity Laws Multiple states have passed equal pay laws or have legislation pending and the Pay Equity for All Act of 2017 has been proposed to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to make it unlawful for an employer to screen applicants based on their salary history or ask an applicant about […]

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Webinar: Keys to ensuring I-9 compliance

Keys to ensuring I-9 compliance I-9 compliance is becoming more critical than ever before with the increased attention on immigration issues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) can audit an employer’s records at any time, regardless of whether there is cause, and there has been a significant increase in these […]

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Webinar: How to increase employee survey effectiveness

How to increase employee survey effectiveness Employee surveys are a powerful tool for assessing employee engagement, improving employee onboarding and retention, evaluating work culture and environment, and keeping a pulse on employee perspectives. To help companies optimize their employee survey efforts, this session will review strategies for improving the effectiveness of the employee survey process. […]

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How to drive employee engagement

How to drive employee engagement By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Behind every successful organization is an engaged team that is committed to helping the company reach its goals. When addressing employee engagement, employers should consider a wide range of solutions. While increasing pay may be the fall-back option, there are several solutions that have […]

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What to do with employee survey results

What to do with employee survey results: 7 steps to maximizing employee engagement By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Deploying a survey and collecting results is only the first step in conducting a successful employee engagement survey. Once you have obtained useful feedback from your employees, it’s crucial to act on those results and clearly […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Re-bid your benefits contracts Employers should make it a habit to regularly evaluate the benefits market. Simply renewing your contract each year could result in spending too much and including benefits that employees don’t value. Before your next open enrollment, consider conducting a […]

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Legal Corner – March 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Paid-leave tax credit that could apply to certain employers Under the new section of the Internal Revenue Code, employers that voluntarily offer qualifying employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave may claim […]

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Management Workshop: NAVIGATE

NAVIGATE | Steer clear of the risks of employing people Even the best employers find it challenging to keep up with the changing regulatory and employment climate. This session delivers a solid foundation for applying employment laws and best practices for supervisors to reduce organizational risk throughout the employee life cycle—from hiring to separation. Learning […]

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Morning Seminar: How to Improve Employee Retention

How to Improve Employee Retention: 5 strategies for holding on to your employees While the impact of losing an employee varies, every employer struggles with the time and resources needed to hire, onboard and develop a new employee to perform at a sufficient level. This session will share strategies that employers often overlook when targeting approaches […]

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Retaining a top tier team

Retaining a top tier team By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Far too many businesses are unable to hold onto top talent. This often indicates that a more strategic approach is required to equip employees with tools for on-going success. Focusing on the people that drive your company forward will contribute to a more successful […]

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Webinar: Washington State’s Sick Leave, Paid Leave, & Pregnancy Accommodation Laws

Washington State’s Sick Leave, Paid Leave, & Pregnancy Accommodation Laws Washington is moving to the forefront of states establishing paid leave for employees. This session will discuss the latest developments in Washington’s sick leave law, paid medical and family leave, and pregnancy accommodation law, with a focus on what employers need to do to prepare […]

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Legal Corner – February 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Increase of Form I-9 worksite enforcement The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues its practice of increasing Form I-9 audits, conducting more workplace raids, and promoting involvement in the government’s voluntary compliance program. Learn More >> […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Submit drug-coverage disclosures by March 1st If you are an employer that provides prescription drug coverage to workers who are eligible for Medicare Part D, you must submit a disclosure by March 1. Submit Disclosure Online >> Submit application for workplace recognition The […]

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Influences on employee handbook updates

Influences on employee handbook updates By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Keeping an employee handbook up to date seems simple enough, but far more goes into it than most employers realize. Is your handbook ready to be updated? If you haven’t touched it in the past year, then the answer is a resounding yes! Your handbook […]

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February HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Prepare for tax season Make sure you have all the required tax forms for your organization and get current on new information to meet the rapidly approaching tax deadline. Below is a checklist for small businesses. View Checklist >> Update your employee handbook […]

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Legal Corner – January 2018

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Expected increase of Form I-9 worksite enforcement The current administration has indicated that the number of Form I-9 employment eligibility verification audits will significantly increase over the course of the next year. All employers are subject […]

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Bizwomen Mentoring Monday

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday The Portland Business Journal is hosting the next annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event in Portland on February 12th. This is a great opportunity to come meet with influential business women from the Portland Metro-area and establish beneficial relationships for the years to come. This “speed coaching” event provides a high energy and […]

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How should we handle pre-employment background checks and drug screens?

How should we handle pre-employment background checks and drug screens? By Sally Padrow, HR Business Partner, Trüpp. Companies that require pre-employment background and/or drug screenings do so to ensure that new employees they are hiring have provided truthful information, are not using drugs that could impair their work performance, or do not have a history of […]

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Making the most of your time at work

Making the most of your time at work By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. For many of us, there seems to never be enough hours in a day to get things done. Fortunately, there are tools and techniques to help us be more productive, stay more engaged, and ultimately get the most out of the […]

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January HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of January. Post 2018 compliance posters It’s time to put up 2018 Labor Law Posters. Keep in mind that this is not a one-and-done event at the beginning of the New Year. Compliance is only valid until the next revision takes effect. Consider subscribing to […]

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Legal Corner – December 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. DOL delays parts of fiduciary rule The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the effective date for “prohibited transaction exemptions” to the retirement plan fiduciary rule to July 1, 2019. The exemptions are related to […]

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Webinar: Fostering a Respectful Workplace

Fostering a Respectful Workplace The current social climate seems tenser and more divided than ever before, with more people expressing contrary opinions with greater enthusiasm and emotion. Issues of racism, gender equality, and sexual harassment are at the forefront of discussion. Inevitably, this emotionally-charged environment spills into our workplaces, threatening the culture and productivity of […]

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Legal Corner – November 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Immigration official announces quadrupled employer compliance audits It’s expected that the rate of immigration compliance audits and investigations will quadruple in the months to come. To avoid potential fines, all employers will need to make sure […]

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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Review and reiterate your anti-harassment policy With the sweeping sexual harassment charges being made across all industries, now is the time to make sure you are doing everything possible to create a respectful workplace where harassment isn’t tolerated. Review your policies, make any […]

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I-9 checklist

I-9 checklist By Christine Thelen, Director of HR Services, Trüpp. Would you be shocked if I told you that immigration is currently a hot button issue? If you’ve had any contact with the outside world recently, your answer is sure to be a resounding no! Unfortunately, this is not just a political debate that can be […]

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Drafting Employee Friendly and Compliant Employee Handbooks

Drafting Employee Friendly and Compliant Employee Handbooks By Christine Thelen, Director of HR Services, Trüpp. If you have an employee, you should have an employee handbook. An employee handbook sets expectations regarding company policy, acts as a resource and guide for managers, and ultimately, when well written, reduces employer risk. But how do you ensure that […]

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OregonSaves Program: Everything you need to know

OregonSaves Program: Everything you need to know By Michael White, HRO Manager, Trüpp. What is it? OregonSaves is a Roth IRA (deductions are not pre-tax) savings program that is required for employers that do not currently offer a qualifying retirement program. Employees are auto-enrolled by their employer in the plan, but are given a 30-day window […]

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2017 Employer Open Enrollment Checklist

2017 Employer Open Enrollment Checklist Updates by Kylie Artz, Shared Services Manager, Trüpp. Don’t let anything fall through the cracks with your upcoming benefits renewal. Simplify your open enrollment with this helpful checklist. 1. Inform 2. Improve 3. Innovate 4. Identify Identify all the enrollment related materials that your employees need or are required to […]

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Supporting a new generation of employees

Supporting a new generation of employees By Calvin Gower, Marketing Coordinator, Trüpp. Today’s workforce is changing. Retaining great employees and maintaining an engaged workforce doesn’t work the way it used to. Here are some articles we’ve found that offer sage advice for keeping your top talent engaged and productive for years to come. 6 tips […]

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Legal Corner – October 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. Court ruling highlights FMLA retaliation and age discrimination An engineer at Verizon recently presented proof of FMLA retaliation and age discrimination in her firing. The case brought up the point that employers must monitor their supervisors […]

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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for winter weather Winter is coming! It may be helpful to review your inclement weather policy, make any necessary adjustments, and inform your employees of any changes. Prepare for daylight savings Daylight savings time will be ending on November 5th at 2 […]

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Webinar: Sales Compensation – Strategies that make cents

SALES COMPENSATION – Strategies that make cents Creating a sales compensation strategy that effectively balances the right mix of base and variable pay to motivate your sales team is complicated. This webinar will share proven methods that accommodate the sales process and cycle, accurate metrics, desired sales team behaviors and culture, as well as how […]

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Trüpp Launches Pay Equity Services

Portland, Oregon – September 28, 2017 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent launch of its Pay Equity Service offering. Trüpp’s Pay Equity Services are designed to help businesses get ahead of the equal pay legislation trend sweeping the country and further develop sound compensation strategies. This set of services ensures that an organization’s […]

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Trüpp Adds Employee Handbook Subscription Service

Portland, Oregon – September 26, 2017 – Trupp HR, Inc. recently expanded its Employee Handbook services to include a subscription option. The Employee Handbook Subscription enables organizations to keep their handbook continuously up to date. Trüpp’s Handbook Subscription Service is a convenient way for employers to keep their employee handbook current with changing regulations and required policy […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Be prepared for an I-9 compliance audit With the decision to not renew DACA and the recent implementation of the new Form I-9, this is a good time to review your I-9 procedures. With the increased potential for enforcement, businesses should ensure all […]

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Legal Corner – September 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law. The unwinding of DACA and the effect on employers With the DACA expiration date on the horizon, employers may need to discharge workers unless they’ve found another way to obtain work authorization. This will all depend […]

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Navigating difficult topics at work

By Jean Roque, President & Founder, Trüpp. In the past year, Portland residents have witnessed an increased level of tension and polarization. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, maintaining a workplace rooted in inclusion can be tricky in an environment where emotions and convictions run deep. Here are some techniques for fostering […]

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