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How to Identify the Best Candidates With These 4 Smart Strategies

Simply stated, the way you hire new employees can make or break your business.  Why?  Because hiring the wrong people means more employees will leave your company, and that impacts the bottom line. (more…)
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Are You Overselling The Job or Company In Your Recruiting Process?

When most of us think of job interviews, we tend to think of them from the perspective of the employer. You’re looking over pools of applicants, making phone calls, checking references, and trying to figure out which candidate is going to be the best fit for the position, and for your…
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How To Eliminate Hiring Bias And Increase Workplace Diversity

Perhaps the following scenario will be familiar to you.  You understand the benefits of increasing diversity in your small business, so you’ve hired a diversity manager.   She or he has taken several proactive steps to achieve this goal, including things like posting job announcements in publications read by underrepresented groups, educating…
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Voluntary Benefits: Employer and Employee Advantages  

Companies are continually looking for ways to help their employees maintain financial security amidst the ever-increasing healthcare costs. One way for employers to do this is by offering voluntary benefits. (more…)

Avoid Accounting Headaches by Properly Calculating Overtime

Federal law requires that hourly employees (with a few exceptions) who work more than 40 hours in a typical week are subject to receiving overtime pay. Some small businesses make the mistake of not properly tracking employee hours which can lead to claims of not being paid properly later on. It…

Using the Redesigned W4 Form for 2020

For the first time in 33 years, the IRS has changed the W-4 form.   In 1987, the form was redesigned to comply with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  Today’s redesign is to comply with the federal tax code changes based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The…

How Employer Contributions to an HSA can Help you Save Big

A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) revealed that the average premium for employer-sponsored health coverage amounted to $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family plans during 2018. They also noted that the average single premium rose by 3% over the previous year, while the average family premium went…
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7 Ways To Be Effective When Leading By Example

According to a 2015 Global Workforce Leadership Survey from Saba, 46% of companies say that leadership is a hard skill to find among employees. That’s in contrast to other information from that group, which indicates that 68% of American workers view themselves as leaders. (more…)
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Create Performance Improvement Plans that Provide Dynamic Results

A survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that it costs an average of $4,129 to hire an employee. The average time to fill a position is also 42 days. With so much time and money being spent up front, terminating an underperforming employee is not always in…
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Coronavirus: How Small Businesses are Effected and What You Can Do

One of the most heartwarming things we have heard in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is efforts of big businesses. The corporate giants of the world are contributing with aid funds, emergency pay, prioritized essentials, and some are even opening their doors as shelters and hospitals. But these efforts are…
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