THE JSL MONTHLY
JURISolutions' news and updates for the month of January
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 toward 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
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.
Accounting Tips for Clients
As we start a new year, this is the perfect time for a refresher on some important information relating to JURISolutions' accounting procedures. Below is a roadmap detailing where to turn for guidance regarding specific topics:
TIMESHEET PROCEDURE: Timesheets are submitted on a weekly basis, and timesheet approvals are due each week by Tuesday at 12:00pm Eastern. If you have questions or concerns, please email Stephanie Warren.
A/P NEEDS: To request W-9 forms, payment instructions, or other A/P questions, please email Jim McDowell.
WELCOME TO THE JURISOLUTIONS FAMILY
A big JURISolutions welcome to our newest team members, Stephanie Matour and Verdell Johnson, Jr., who both joined our family in December.
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!
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 of 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!
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.