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19Feb 21

How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, close to a quarter of the US workforce already worked remotely at least one day per week, and that number has shifted to 50% or more since the stay-at-home government orders from last March. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 80% of those with a job where at least half of what they do could be done remotely would like to continue working from home at least part of the time. Furthermore, with so many senior…

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27Jan 21

How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

In these turbulent, unprecedented times, many companies around the world are using business interruptions for reflection, taking a hard look at their diversity and inclusion programs and policies. This work can be challenging, but it’s crucial to creating a more equitable and supportive workplace for everyone. The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace Countless studies have shown that both job-seekers and current company employees want to work in diverse workplaces. This means that businesses who want to attract and retain…

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11Jan 21

Grow Your Business with a PEO

Most entrepreneurs turn to outsourcing payroll in the early stages of their business, but soon enough, HR demands grow quickly outside their expertise or infrastructure. Too much valuable time gets spent putting out fires or filling out paperwork. The logical solution for business owners who can afford it is to hire a dedicated, experienced HR manager; however, this places the entire burden of complicated payroll, benefits, and compliance issues on a single employee, in addition to recruiting, onboarding, and performance…

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23Nov 20

Holiday Safety Tips

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans to stay home with immediate family and/or celebrate virtually this holiday season; yet, an estimated 50 million people will be keeping their Thanksgiving travel plans, down from 55 million last year (AAA). According to Hopper’s new Holiday Travel Confidence Report, 39% of people say they plan to travel during the holidays this year, while 21% have said they do not plan to…

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25Aug 20

Hurricane Safety & Preparation

As if this year could get any worse, 2020 has been labeled with an “extremely active’ hurricane season, predicting 24 named storms between June and November. Only 21 storm names are allotted each year because the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not used, so the National Hurricane Center has to employ the Greek alphabet for the remaining three. Water temperatures are at near-historic levels in the Tropical Atlantic, which is an obvious contributing factor fueling such an…

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04Jun 20

How to Run a Paperless HR

This is a replay of the client training held on Thursday, June 4, 2020. In it, we reviewed the latest technology we’re rolling out to help our clients eliminate paperwork and move more HR functions online.

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26Feb 20

This Year’s W-4 Form Changes That You Must be Aware Of

In December of last year, the IRS released a new W-4 form. This form will affect any new employees hired after January 1, 2020 and any employee who decides to update their federal tax withholding. The changes made to this form are intended to simplify the federal withholding reporting process and incorporate specific questions that will help generate a more precise calculation of federal withholdings.  The main W-4 form change is the complete abolishment of allowances. In their place is…

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12Feb 20

How to Determine if Outsourcing Your Payroll is Right for Your Small Business

As soon as you acquire your first employee, you are in charge of managing, calculating, and executing payroll. Because this is a very complicated process, business owners everywhere have been outsourcing their payroll to a third-party provider. However, this decision is not right for all businesses, which is why we’ve constructed this article to break down how exactly to determine if payroll outsourcing is right for your small business. Analyzing Cost Outsourcing your payroll is a financial investment, and it’s…

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29Jan 20

The Benefits of Integrating 401(k) Plans into Payroll

Small to mid-sized companies rarely offer 401(k) plans. While offering a retirement plan provides your company with a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent, most smaller companies simply cannot afford to do so or are afraid of all the paperwork that comes with it. By integrating 401(k) plans into your payroll, you can actually cut both your costs and paperwork. Continue reading as we explain how.  Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Offer 401(k)s Several small business owners are…

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15Jan 20

Building a Culture of Trust in the Workplace

Workplace toxicity can really disrupt the productivity and bottom line of your company.  If your employees don’t feel safe, they will be distracted and unable to focus on their work. Implementing a culture that celebrates your employees and allows them to feel like they’re working for a trustworthy company is the best way to keep your workplace running peacefully and efficiently. Continue reading as we discuss four tips on building a culture of trust in the workplace. 1. Acknowledge accomplishments…

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