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Are You Getting Bogged Down with Unemployment Claims?

Are You Getting Bogged Down with Unemployment Claims?

Of all the many tasks that face you as an HR manager, there are certain ones that are generally going to become more of an issue at certain times. In the past year, in particular, you might have come across many more unemployment claims compared to normal, as a result of the global pandemic and probably some other factors too. For many businesses, this will have resulted in a log of unemployment claims going back a year or more.

You will already be aware that this can be an incredibly stressful situation to try and manage. But there are things you can do to make it a lot easier, and in this post, we are going to take a look at some of the best ways to do that.

Starting Somewhere

Whenever you have a backlog of claims like that, you can always bear in mind that the best thing is to simply start somewhere. After all, you have to start somewhere, and it doesn’t matter all too much where at the end of the day. If you are getting bogged down enough that you feel you don’t know where to begin, you will be able to make a huge difference just by getting started on any aspect of it. This is a simple but powerful psychological trick that you can use to help at least diminish the pile somewhat.

Hiring Extra Assistance

If you don’t currently have any assistance working with you in-house, then you might want to think about hiring someone for this role. For many HR managers, it can be a strange source of pride not to use any hired hands, but you might well find that it gets to a place where this is simply the best thing to do.

If you decide that it's time to do that, be sure to take great care in who you hire, as you don’t want to end up with just anyone as a result of rushing the process. Be sure to follow a strict recruitment process - which should come naturally to you as an HR manager - so that you can get this right. If you can do that, you will find that it is a lot easier to get that backlog done faster and to the right quality, so it’s definitely worth looking into this in some detail.


Of course, there is one very powerful method you can use to make it so much easier to deal with unemployment claims management, and it’s to outsource some or all of the work. Outsourcing is sometimes seen as a dirty word, but if you use it right and you approach it in the proper way, it can prove to be one of the most powerful things you have ever done for your business or for your own workload. Find yourself an outsourced HR team, and you will be able to get through that backlog of unemployment claims in no time at all.

Those are just some of the things you can do, but together they should be all you need.


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