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Partners Are Critical in Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment taxes are expected to rise in 2021 for many states. Some states are estimating staggering increases of up to 600%, and these increases won’t be limited to businesses who have experience laying off employees. They’ll likely be socialized across the board. With changes in the system, huge tax increases, and an uncertain future, now...
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How to Avoid Skyrocketing Unemployment Costs in 2021

Employer unemployment decisions that are made this year will impact organizations for many years to come. Organizations need a robust strategy that mitigates the known risk that will be encountered by Tribal employers. Tax Rates Are Rising When the Great Recession ended, unemployment tax increases followed. Tax rates increased for four straight years after 2008,...
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What State Insolvency Means for Tribal Organizations

What State Insolvency Means for Tribal Organizations

Across the nation, tribes are facing the brunt of the economic downturn as casinos, resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses shut down during the pandemic. While state and local government tax revenues have lost on average 20% of their tax revenue during the stay-at-home orders, Indian Country’s revenue base has been essentially reduced to zero,...
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Unemployment Charges Go Through the Roof

The tidal wave of unemployment charges is about to land on many employers’ desks, and few are prepared to audit the sheer volume of claims charged to their account over the last few months. Employers have one last chance to sift through the claims and protest inaccurate or fraudulent claims that lead to escalating unemployment...
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unemployment fraud

How to Protect Your Organization from Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment claims are skyrocketing, with over 40 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits since the pandemic was declared, causing pressure on already overloaded unemployment systems. These systems weren’t built for the exponential increase in demand, nor were they built to handle temporary adjustments like the increase in benefits provided by the federal stimulus package or...
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Weaving in Care in the Midst of Chaos: The Tribes’ Heart for All People

Weaving in Care in the Midst of Chaos: The Tribes’ Heart for All People

Over the last few weeks, the unthinkable has happened. What we thought was distant and contained arrived upon our shores and took all of us by surprise. Sure, there have been movies predicting pandemics, and great leaders have warned us that the inevitable would soon arrive. But, we thought it wouldn’t occur, or at least...
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Reducing Involuntary Turnover in Tribal Organizations

Reducing Involuntary Turnover in Tribal Organizations

One of the most significant findings from the Tribal Turnover Survey was that involuntary turnover is unusually high in tribal organizations compared to national trends. Approximately 50% of our survey respondents reported losing at least 20% of their staff annually, with involuntary turnover as the main cause. But what is involuntary turnover, and how can...
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Key Findings from the 2019 Tribal Turnover Survey

Tribal entities across the nation were invited to participate in a confidential online turnover study in 2019. The purpose of the Tribal turnover survey was to explore the state of tribal turnover, validate similarities across the nation, and discover differences that are unique to Indian Country. S3 Management Group partnered with the National Native American...
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employee giving programs

Do Employee Giving Programs Help Reduce Turnover?

At first glance, it seems like employee giving programs and turnover have little to do with each other, but recent survey data might surprise you. One study of over 2million employees showed that turnover was reduced by approximately 36% for employees who volunteered time, 39% for employees who donated money, and 57% for employees actively...
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