Recruiting has changed for both recruiters and candidates since COVID-19 made its unwelcomed arrival. Both groups are adapting to video platforms for interviewing, skipping the onsite company tour and going through the hiring process from home. Many managers are unexpectedly finding that hiring without face-to-face interviews is successful, and some recruiters who saw reduced demand at the pandemic’s outset are now surprisingly and happily noting an upswing in requests for services.
Just when you thought you had this whole leadership thing pinned down, a global pandemic completely changed the game. Now, instead of interacting with your team face-to-face, you’ve gotten used to seeing your employees’ smiling faces on a screen. And what’s more, you also have to adjust how you manage and motivate them from afar. Understandably, there’s going to be a learning curve. But many leaders are continuing to fail their remote teams by committing the following six mistakes.
Companies and payroll administration firms in the U.S. say they won’t be able to comply with a presidential directive that sought to allow employers to defer employees’ portion of Social Security payroll taxes beginning September 1. On August 8, President Donald Trump issued a Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster, which directed the Treasury Department to suspend collection of the employee portion of Social Security Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes—part of required payroll tax withholding—from September 1 through the end of 2020.
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