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hard skills vs. soft skills

January 18, 2019

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What to Look for in Job Candidates

When you interview a candidate for a job, which skills are you looking for? And how do you assess hard skills vs. soft skills? That might depend a lot on the position you need to fill. Perhaps you need an employee with a Master’s Degree in your field. Maybe you’re looking for someone who can […]

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how to promote a more inclusive workplace

January 17, 2019

Steps to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive in 2019

In today’s world, employers are striving to create a more inclusive workplace. Although hiring for diversity is the first step, it shouldn’t stop there. To design an inclusive workplace, leadership teams need to first understand what the term means and how it’s different from diversity. What is the meaning of inclusion in the workplace? Most […]

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benefits of a new payroll system

January 17, 2019

2019 is the Year of the Payroll Solution

A new year means a lot of new regulations for small business owners. From minimum wage increases to disability calculations and a changing definition of independent contractors, payroll just got a lot more complicated. That’s why 2019 is the year of the payroll system solution. All of the business-related changes can be a lot to keep up with, especially when […]

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emotional intelligence at work

January 17, 2019

Is Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Become the Most Valuable Soft Skill?

EQ (emotional intelligence) is an incredibly valuable skill for leadership teams. Maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence in the workplace can help strengthen company culture along with several other essential values. According to Mariah DeLeon, Vice President of People at Glassdoor, “EQ will bring your company more engaged, committed employees. And that spells success.” […]

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what small businesses need to know about california payroll tax

January 16, 2019

California Payroll Tax: What Employers Need to Know

Congratulations! You’ve reached the point in your small business where you’re ready to hire your very first employee (or employees!). However, now is also the time that you have to get familiar with payroll taxes, something you’ll either have to pay or withhold from you employee’s checks and send into the government on their behalf. […]

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building an employee handbook

January 16, 2019

Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet– you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but it’s not an easy feat to write one. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having […]

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How to handle compensation comparison

January 16, 2019

Best Practices for Compensation Comparison

Whether you’re a business owner looking to hire or a worker hunting for a job, one word is at the top of your mind: salary. For employers, compensation comparison can feel a bit intimidating. How do you know if you’re offering the right salary? And how do you keep your employees’ salaries correct down the […]

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learning and development programs differ for men and women

January 15, 2019

Experiences in Learning and Development Programs Differ Between Men and Women

Even in today’s modern workplace, there are gender-based training gaps in learning and development programs. In fact, new research shows that “women are less aware than men that training opportunities exist in their organizations in almost every category of learning, and less information is passed down to them from those at the top.” Regarding data, […]

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surviving cold and flu season

January 15, 2019

Surviving Cold and Flu Season (At Home and In The Workplace)

This is the first of a new series, Mompreneur, a column for working mothers, written by working mothers. First up: surviving cold and flu season. It’s the call every working mom dreads. Jimmy spiked a fever and is coughing. Susie’s tugging on her ear and won’t stop screaming. Do not pass GO, do not collect […]

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401k discrimination testing

January 15, 2019

What is 401k Discrimination Testing?

Every year, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires employers to undergo 401k discrimination testing to ensure plans are not discriminating against lower-income employees. This testing is usually performed by a third-party administrator, but employers should still understand the basics of how this testing works. The following questions will help you get to know […]

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welcoming Gen Z in the workplace

January 14, 2019

Small Businesses Are Welcoming Gen Z in the Workplace

Running a small business comes with a wide set of challenges, not the least difficult being employee retention. However, a talent opportunity is emerging on the horizon for small businesses: Gen Z. Within the next two years, Gen Z—the generation that follows millennials—will comprise a whopping 20% of the workforce. For small businesses that have been […]

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difference between independent contractors and employees

January 14, 2019

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

The difference between independent contractors and employees is more than just a label. There are important legal and project considerations when determining how to categorize a worker. This classification is important for a number of reasons, from worker efficiency to avoiding misclassification penalties. Here’s what you need to know before adding either to your small […]

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