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April 27, 2017
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Preparing for mid-year open enrollment

If you’re like most of us, the term open enrollment makes you think of the end of the calendar year, when many lines of business get squared away. However, open enrollment can actually occur at any point; March, October, May — you name it.  Regardless of when your business undergoes this process, running a smooth OE is […]

April 26, 2017
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10 Ways to Promote a Healthy Work-Life Balance

With summer just around the corner, have you thought about carving out personal time from your office life? “Work-life balance” is a hot buzzword amongst corporations these days, but acknowledging its importance and actually putting it into practice are two different things. Try these 10 tips for promoting a healthy work-life balance for your employees: 1. […]

April 21, 2017
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[Customer Spotlight]: How one Company is Leveraging Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility to Disrupt the Tile Industry

When most people think of industry disruption, they don’t think of tile. Eric Edelson, CEO of Fireclay Tile, wants to change that. Fireclay Tile, which manufactures and sells high-end ceramic and glass tile for both residential and commercial applications, and counts Starbucks and Whole Foods among its customers, is disrupting the industry with their direct […]

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April 20, 2017
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How are Payroll Taxes Calculated? – Social Security and Medicare

In my previous blogs, we discussed how to calculate federal income tax. Some other big amounts that come out of our paychecks are for Social Security and Medicare taxes. How are Social Security taxes calculated in payroll? What wages are taxed for Social Security and Medicare? Social Security and Medicare taxes go hand in hand. […]

April 18, 2017
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What’s the True Cost of a Bad Hire?

No matter what industry you’re in, hiring mistakes cost a lot of money—about 20% of an employee’s salary, or $6,000-$15,000 for an average worker. For specialized or senior employees, replacement costs can be astronomically higher. But anyone who has ever dismissed a bad hire knows the financial cost is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

April 17, 2017
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5 Critical Factors to Consider When Choosing a HR Software

Looking for the right HCM or HR software for your company? If so, you’ve probably realized that it’s not an easy decision, nor should it be. The right HCM can help make the lives of HR professionals monumentally better, while a bad HCM could give them more work – in addition to being a financial […]