A Year in Review: Top Articles for HR and Business Leaders to Help You Pivot in 2021 and Beyond

by | 26 Feb, 2021

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During a year of uncertainty, Navigate PEO aimed to publish content that kept business leaders informed about market opportunities, workplace investments, and ways to navigate COVID-19 limitations in your organization.

Our 2020-2021 top posts reflect our goal of alleviating administrative burdens, while preparing your business to flourish despite the pandemic limitations. Read our top 14 articles to see how you can pivot your business plan in 2021 to maximize potential growth and internal relationships.

2021 Update on What the Payroll Protection Program’s Second Draw Means for Executives

Thanks to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Payroll Protection Program was expanded on December 27, 2020. This post covers the details surrounding the second round of PPP loans and how to go about securing one for your business. 

The Compass Newsletter (Jan 2021): Flexible Jobs, Paid Caregiver Leave, OSHA Compliance, & PPP’s Second Draw

The January 2021 edition of the Compass Newsletter focuses on how to best invest in your Human Resources Department. The topics covered include investing in your staff, flexible jobs, and paid caregiver leave.

Why companies should invest in benefits for employees in ‘caregiving’ functions

It’s quite possible that you employ someone at your company who is responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Learn how to best support your caregiving employees with our tips on leave, flexible working, and more. 

Why you should invest in your existing staff: keeping current employees happy is key to a successful future

In order to aid the success of your business, it’s important that your employees feel appreciated in their roles. This blog post covers why a happy workforce is important, as well as how to better retain current employees.

The pandemic-induced workplace digital transformation in 2020: how are workplaces changing?

There’s no denying the fact that COVID-19 changed the way we worked in 2020 and beyond. Just how much has changed exactly? From increased reliance on technology to remote working, this blog post covers what is being done differently as a result of the pandemic.

Should you hire a full-time HR manager or outsource your HR functions?

If you’re trying to decide whether your company should hire a full-time HR manager or outsource your Human Resources department, look no further! This post looks at the pros and cons of each option, helping you make the right choice for your business. 

Can Navigate PEO save you money on your employee healthcare benefits?

If the thought of providing your employees with desirable healthcare benefits has you worried about your bottom-line, let Navigate PEO help! This post covers the different kinds of plans and benefits Navigate PEO can pass on to your employees, making for a happier, healthier workforce.

Forging Ahead in the “New Normal”

COVID-19 has greatly influenced our culture’s definition of “normal.” While we are unable to control what happens in the future, we are able to control how we handle it. This article looks at different types of mindset and how to see the positive in an otherwise uncertain situation. 

How to Get an Employee Retention Tax Credit in 2020

With the passage of the CARES Act came the Employee Retention Tax Credit. This credit helps businesses that are closed or operating at minimal capacity to keep their employees on their payroll. This post helps clear up any confusion surrounding who is eligible for this tax credit, as well as how to get the tax credit for your business. 

An Update from us on COVID-19

The world has been changed forever by the coronavirus pandemic. Navigate’s Thomas DiSilva talks about all things COVID and how to stay grounded during these trying times. 

Finding Hidden Opportunities for Small Business Owners During a Pandemic

With the threat of layoffs, closures, and revenue loss, small businesses have had to learn to adapt to the changing environment brought about by COVID-19. This post discusses tactics and hidden opportunities to help your business stay afloat during these uncertain times. 

Resources for Navigate Partners

There’s a lot of uncertainty in our global community right now, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Navigate has compiled a list of resources to help you and your business avoid layoffs, receive financial relief, and more. 

What is the CARES Act and its Paycheck Protection Program?

Passed on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act sought to lessen the burden the coronavirus pandemic has placed on Americans. With it, came the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This post covers what you need to know as a business in order to apply and receive a PPP loan.

What a PEO is and the Benefits it can Provide for Growing Organizations

If you’re looking to outsource your company’s human resources functions, then it might be worth considering a Professional Employer Organization. This blog post covers the various benefits of hiring a PEO and how it can help you run your business more smoothly.

Tom DiSilva
Tom DiSilva has been providing professional human resource services for over 30 years. As the CEO of Navigate PEO, he actively partners with organizations of all sizes in the Greater New England area and across the country to help their businesses grow. He has expertise in HR and Labor Management, offering guidance and support for key areas of business such as negotiations, operations management, employee coaching, and employee benefits design. . He is an active member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), Professional Association of Co-Employers (PACE), and The American Payroll Association (APA). He is deeply committed to giving back to the community both personally and through Navigate Cares, which provides support for several nonprofit organizations such as the USO, The Boys & Girls Club, and the 3Point Foundation.

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Disclaimer: this article does not represent expert advice and is provided for informational purposes. Please get in touch if you would like expert HR advice.