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How GoCo Can Support Your Team through COVID-19

Here's a quick list of some of the ways GoCo can help you manage HR remotely.

Allie Collins, Vice President of Marketing @ GoCo

by Allie Collins, Vice President of Marketing @ GoCo - April 7th, 2020


[Updated April 9, 2020]


With small businesses across the globe scrambling to transition their processes to a remote work environment, we’ve put together a quick list of some of the ways that GoCo can help you manage HR remotely.

As a cloud app, GoCo is designed to be used anytime, anywhere, and can support any of these HR tasks remotely:

  • Modern HR - Hiring, onboarding, termination, self-serve employee access

  • Time Tracking & PTO

  • Payroll & Payroll Sync

  • Documents & e-Signature

  • Benefits Administration

Simply put, anything you do in GoCo can be done remotely without missing a beat.

In addition, there are a few key features that we think can really help with the transition to a remote workforce and staying in compliance with some of the new legal requirements surrounding COVID-19. Here are a few features to look into as part of your COVID-19 response strategy.

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Track sick leave, PTO, and remote-work hours

New! COVID-19 Paid Leave Tracking in GoCo

New regulations are requiring employers to offer paid leave for workers who are sick, caring for sick family members, or taking care of children without childcare. GoCo is excited to announce a new feature built specifically to help you track, manage, and get reimbursed for COVID-19 paid leave.

Here's a sneak peek:


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Create a Remote-Work Policy

Digitally send and sign a remote work policy document

If you’re transitioning to remote, but haven’t created a policy or announced your guidance to your employees yet, now is the time to create a remote work policy document for employees to review and sign. With GoCo, you can create any document, including your policy, as a MagicDoc, automatically to send it out to team members, and require employees to digitally acknowledge and sign it.

You can automatically keep employees apprised of updates to the policy, and have them acknowledge any changes as needed.

For help crafting your firm’s policy, check out our blog post on How to Create a Remote Work Policy.

We’ve also seen companies using GoCo MagicDocs to send messages of support, expectations during the work-from-home period, and more.

Collect i-9s, W-4s, and other onboarding docs

Digitize your new-hire packet

With GoCo, you can digitize and collect e-signatures on any document in your hiring packet. New hires can be securely and compliantly onboarded any time and from anywhere, with no ink involved.

To learn more about all the ways that you can digitize your onboarding process, check out our recorded webinar, Digital Onboarding in 15 Minutes or Less.

Get answers to tough legal and ethical questions

Get HR help on demand

Right now if you sign up for GoCo, you can also get up to 3 months of our HR on Demand advisory service for free. You’ll get access to our library of HR FAQs and resources, and you can ask an HR pro any question and get an answer back within 24 hours. Contact us to learn more.

Give employees self-serve access to benefit guides

Self-service employee access

Right now access to healthcare is top-of-mind for everyone, so it’s critical to provide peace-of-mind and put benefits information within reach. With GoCo, employees can access benefit guides and insurance cards any time on the web or a mobile device.

Allow special benefit enrollments

Open enrollment for qualified employees

In response to COVID-19, some insurance carriers are allowing special enrollments for certain qualified employees, outside of typical qualifying life events. GoCo supports creating a special ‘Life Event’ for these employees, and our Client Success team can help you set up open enrollment for them if your carrier allows it.

We see HR professionals shouldering the heavy burden of keeping employees safe, happy, and healthy through this crisis, and we want you to know that we have your back.

If you’re struggling with any process related to HR, we’d love to help you find a solution. Drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know that you need, or Take a Tour of GoCo to see it in action.

The GoCo team is working hard to support HR pros through COVID-19. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for more tools and tips.