THE JSL MONTHLY
JURISolutions' January Employee Newsletter
A WORD FROM OUR CEO
Although I realize I may be in the minority (especially among my long-faced children returning to school after break), I LOVE the beginning of January! I see this as a time of enormous opportunity to start fresh, to course correct based on lessons learned the prior year, and to set long-term goals for the year ahead. Optimism is the word that often comes to mind this time of year. It’s hard not to get excited about that!
As everyone in the JURISolutions family begins their fresh start, I wanted to share with you some “New Year’s” thoughts:
Hope may not be a business strategy but you never want to be without it!
Attitude can oftentimes be more important than aptitude, just ask a starving genius!
Passion is the secret sauce when it comes to exceeding our goals, use it generously!
Patience is way more than a virtue; it can be the difference between ultimate success and failure!
Yearning: whatever you go after, you need to want it badly!
New: never stop reinventing and developing new ways to look at issues and solve problems!
Energy: Nothing can happen without the energy. The secret is to harness the energy and use it wisely!
Wisdom comes from lessons learned. Don’t be afraid of past failures. Be grateful for them and learn from them!
You are the most important factor in your success. Don’t ever forget that!
Engagement is the first step towards achieving your goals! You can’t win if you don’t show-up!
Appreciate everything, including the obstacles and the failures!
Relentless determination, that’s what it’s all about!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Meet Our Team
Each month, we will feature one of our fantastic JURISolutions team members so that you can get to know us a little better! This month, we would like to introduce you to Stephanie Warren, Payroll & Invoicing Manager at JURISolutions.
A. My primary responsibilities involve overseeing weekly payroll preparation and processing, employee file and payroll system maintenance, and keeping up employer tax accounts in each state where we have employees working. In addition, I manage all of our invoicing each week.
Q. Processing payroll each week for 100-200 employees must be daunting! What are some pointers for employees and/or clients that might help weekly timecard processing run smoothly?
A. The most helpful thing I could ask is for timesheets to be submitted and approved as soon as possible. When people are able to get approved timesheets to us early, the week runs smoother and I have more time to help employees who have questions or issues.
Q. Is the accounting team focused on any initiatives that will help increase efficiency for JURISolutions’ employees and/or clients in 2016?
A. This month, we are launching a new onboarding system that I think we are all anxiously anticipating. When it is fully rolled out, I believe it will lead to a smoother and more pleasant onboarding experience for both our employees and our clients. We have a few other ideas for later this year, but it’s too soon to make any announcements just yet.
Tips & Reminders for Employees
As we start a new year, this is the perfect time for a refresher on some important information relating to your employment with JURISolutions. Below is a roadmap detailing where to turn for guidance regarding specific topics:
TIMESHEETS: Electronic timesheets must be submitted in our timekeeping system every week by Monday at 12:00pm. Click here to access the JSL Time Login.
HOLIDAYS/PTO: Most leave questions can be answered by the policies in the employee handbook. Copies are available in the HR Online portal under Our Company > Documents.
RETIREMENT PLAN: JSL offers a 401k/Profit Sharing Plan to eligible employees who have had 3 months of service. Entry dates are on a quarterly basis. JSL currently matches 25 percent of the first 6 percent of compensation deferred by the employee. For questions about the plan, email Controller, Helen Heenan.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Our Health Benefit Notice provides most information you’ll need. Copies are available in the HR Online portal under Our Company > Documents.
W-2 STATEMENTS: W-2s will be printed and mailed by the third week of January. W-2 forms are also available electronically in the HR Online portal under My Forms. Duplicate W-2s will not be printed. Copies may be obtained through HR Online, or via email to Stephanie Warren or Peggy Louden.
Navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is upon us, JURISolutions' Controller, Helen Heenan, wants to help you understand how you are affected by the law.
To read Helen's guide to ACA requirements and variables, visit our blog and use the password, "ACA". Please feel free to contact Helen or our Payroll Manager, Stephanie Warren, directly with any questions or concerns you may have.
Welcome to the JURISolutions Family!
Stephanie is the former Recruitment Assistant for Duane Morris' legal hiring department, and in joining the JSL Recruitment team, she aims to leverage her acquired knowledge of what legal hiring managers look for to propel her career as a recruiter, and contribute to the company's success both locally in Philadelphia and across the country. "I am looking forward to building a strong network within the legal field," Stephanie said.
Stephanie is currently enrolled in the M.S. in HRM program at Temple University, where she attends evening classes, and in her free time she enjoys running/exercising, cooking, reading, traveling, and trying new breweries and restaurants. Stephanie can be reached at smatour@JSL-HQ.com.
Verdell Johnson, Jr.
As a recent graduate of Temple University, Verdell is joining the JSL team as an Assistant Talent Sourcer, supporting both the company's Recruitment and Client Services teams. As a key contributor to JURISolutions' research efforts, Verdell is looking forward to playing an important role in the company's daily sourcing activities and forecasting.
"What excites me the most about working [at JURISolutions] is the environment...everyone is friendly and promotes a sense of camaraderie," Verdell stated. In his spare time, he enjoys being a big gamer and a huge movie buff. Verdell can be reached at vjohnson@JSL-HQ.com.
We are all very excited to have you both on board!
Recruiting Fair in DC
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
10AM - 4PM
ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS & LEGAL ASSISTANTS
JURISolutions’ government service line is partnering with a governmental agency to hire Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Assistants for an exciting and ongoing project in Washington, DC (Attorneys must be barred in at least one U.S. state). We are seeking candidates with 2+ years of experience with document review, litigation and/or legal research. Recent law school grads are also strongly encouraged to apply for paralegal/legal assistant opportunities.
Only pre-qualified applicants will be eligible for in-person interviews.
JURISolutions’ Darlene Sistrunk, Recruitment Specialist, is managing the pre-qualification process for this recruiting event. If you are interested in an in-person interview, please click here to submit your resume for consideration.
JURISolutions Holiday Party
On December 11th, the JSL Team celebrated another successful year in style at our annual holiday party, which took place at Fado Irish Pub in Philadelphia.
It was great to get the whole team, along with their family and friends, together amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and end-of-year projects. We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead of us and can't wait to see what 2016 has in store!
The JURISolutions Behaviors Program - Part 8
This month, Bob Peterson, Esq., Senior Recruiter for Attorney and Paralegal Development at JURISolutions, introduces Part 8 of The JURISolutions Behaviors Program, where he explains behaviors 15 and 16. Our Behaviors Program is an initiative we implemented more than a year ago to help promote the behaviors that we feel are key to the success of our organization. We invite you, a JURISolutions team member, to join us in sharing JSL's vision and help us continue striving for excellence.
To read about our Behaviors Program, visit our blog and use the password, "Behaviors".
The 411 with Leigh Novack & Special Guest, Darius Treadwell
Episode 9, Handling Counter Offers During the Interview Process
Leigh Novack has been a leader within JSL's recruitment team for more than 15 years. In her role, she focuses on attracting, sourcing, and identifying top legal talent throughout the United States. Leigh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy & Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
This month, Leigh was joined by special guest, Darius Treadwell, a Senior Recruiter at JSL. Darius has over 15 years of recruitment experience exclusively in the legal and financial services arena. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Darius spent nearly 10 years with Price Waterhouse as an insurance/reinsurance industry specialist. He holds an MBA from Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Join us each month to get the latest job seeking tips from one of the industry’s finest recruiters. You can contact Leigh at lnovack@JSL-HQ.com with any recruiting-related questions or feedback you may have, and who knows? Maybe your comments will end up on the next episode of The 411 with Leigh!
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Health and Wellness Corner
Healthy Weight Week
January 18th-24th is Healthy Weight Week, which celebrates healthy lifestyles that last a lifetime. This 21st annual celebration is a time for people of all sizes to live actively, eat well, and feel good about themselves and others. Check out the links below for tips and information about eating healthy and getting active in 2016:
Suits And Sneakers™ Awareness Week
Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week is a nationwide event that occurs the week of January 25th-31st, when hundreds of local and national basketball game broadcasts will help focus on the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from cancer.
Click here to learn more or donate today!
National Cervical Health Awareness Month
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, which aims to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection.