Catlyn Origitano

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Catlyn Origitano

As a writer, Catlyn enjoys helping to demystify HR and compliance for business owners and HR professionals nationwide. She's also finalizing her PhD in Philosophy and enjoys spending time with her dog, Dottie.

January 23, 2018

How to Align HR & Business Goals in 5 Steps

What’s the most critical skill of an HR leader? Thorough knowledge of employee health benefits software? Strong culture ambassador? Superior conflict resolution skills? According to recent research, it’s the ability to connect HR initiatives to the strategic initiatives of the business. But how do you do align business goals with HR goals? We’ve outlined a […]

HR Software: Onboarding Remote Employees

February 21, 2017

Is Onboarding Remote Employees Right For Your Business?

Whether or not your company uses an HR software solution for hiring and onboarding, there are a number of logistical issues (e.g. interviewing, paperwork), as well as unique challenges (e.g., building culture, communication) to consider before onboarding remote employees. The face of the American office is changing, from long commutes and chatting around water coolers, […]

Employee Leave of Absence (LOA)

February 17, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave

Employee leave of absence (LOA) is always a timely topic for human resources (HR) professionals. It’s one of those topics that can be addressed with the help of payroll software, but it also requires an understanding of the legal requirements. Keeping track of all these types of leaves, as well as knowing what is required of you, […]


February 17, 2016

For the Record: Making Sense of Employee Recordkeeping

One of the most time-consuming and confusing parts of managing employees is managing their paperwork. From the moment you first meet a candidate to their eventual last day on the job, the employer/employee relationship generates a paper trail that includes resumes, offer letters, signed employee handbooks, I-9s, performance reviews, benefits and compliance documents, and much […]


February 1, 2016

How to Handle Employee Snow Days and Other Bad Weather Woes

When bad weather rolls in, precipitation, flooding, and lost power can turn into a real nightmare for companies and their employees. We’ve put together a guide to help unpack different bad weather policies, and plow through any other weather-related challenges. How to Handle Bad Weather and the Workplace The US Department of Labor has issued a number of opinion letters […]


December 31, 2015

How to Tackle 2016’s Health Insurance & HR Compliance Changes

Only if you know what’s headed your way can you properly prepare for it. While we don’t have a crystal ball for what your love life will be like, or whether you’ll win the lottery in 2016, we can help you get ready for work in the new year, and the new laws you will […]