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Here are the top hr trends and challenges we predict for 2019

December 13, 2018

Top HR Trends (and Challenges) of 2019

It’s the end of another year. For many people, this is a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead at what might be coming soon. In the HR world, we’re no different. Let’s take a look at some HR trends for 2019 that we’re likely to see in US workplaces. […]

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marijuana in the workplace policy

December 13, 2018

Should Your Company Have a Marijuana in the Workplace Policy? Use this Map of New State Marijuana Laws.

Cultures change. And when cultures shift, so do laws and so do workplaces. The legalization of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes in individual states across the country is an example of a cultural shift — one that is likely to impact workplaces. However, many small business owners and HR professionals are grappling with how […]

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off boarding employees

December 13, 2018

Off Boarding: Ensuring a Smooth Transition

Does your organization have an effective off boarding process? 86 percent of IT leaders say they don’t. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a smooth transition. Why does off boarding matter? If your organization doesn’t have an airtight off boarding strategy, you could be risking your company’s reputation and financial health. Forgetting to […]

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ways to improve mental health in the workplace

December 12, 2018

The New Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

As we see a rise in physical wellness programs across US workspaces, we’re also noticing a new interest in improving mental health. As mental health challenges plague the workforce, employers are starting to invest more in their workers’ emotional well-being. Take a look at the current state of mental health in the workplace and how […]

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Here's your december payroll checklist

December 12, 2018

Your December Payroll Checklist

With so many bank holidays throughout December, business owners and HR leaders are scrambling to get everything in order before the new year. Payroll deadlines are approaching and tax information must be in order. Here are a few payroll best practices as well as a professionally-crafted payroll checklist to help you stay on track this […]

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The best holiday team building games for the office

December 12, 2018

The Best Holiday Team Building Games

In the business world, it’s the season for holiday parties. Why not use this opportunity to work on team building as well? There are quite a few options for holiday team building games that are quick, easy, and give your employees the chance to increase their co-worker bonds in the process. And besides, everyone has an […]

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Heres how to determine if you have a toxic workplace

December 11, 2018

4 Questions to Determine if You Have a Toxic Workplace

Gut check time. How healthy is your workplace? We don’t necessarily mean physical health (though that will factor in.) But overall, how well does your organization function? Better yet, how poorly does it function? Do employees often feel “out of the loop” on essential communication? Do managers resort to bullying or intimidation to control employees’ […]

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ideas for holiday bonuses in lieu of cash

December 11, 2018

Small Business Guide to Holiday Perks (In Lieu of Holiday Bonuses)

Between buying presents, visiting family, and cooking for crowds, cash is tight for most people around the holidays, which is why holiday bonuses are highly sought-after. A 1,000 person poll conducted by Research Now SSI found that 41% of respondents ranked bonuses as their most preferred holiday perk. However, the reality for most small business owners […]

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401K company match limits 2019

December 10, 2018

401K Company Match Limits for 2019

A 401K is one of the most common types of employer-sponsored retirement accounts in the US, but it’s only one type of account, and not standardized across the country. Some employers give the option for employees to contribute part of their salaries to a 401K (up to a certain limit), while others entice you by also […]

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When employee absence becomes a problem, try an absence management policy

December 10, 2018

How to Create an Absence Management Policy in 6 Steps

If you run a small business, you’ve probably dealt with unexpected employee absences. Between family emergencies, injuries, doctor visits, and unpredictable circumstances you’ll have to deal with absences from time to time. However, repeat absences and staff shortages can have repercussions on the business if not managed properly. Here’s the good news: creating an absence […]

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voters increase arkansas minimum wage

December 10, 2018

Voters Pass Bill to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage

Arkansas businesses could be handing out larger checks to minimum wage workers come Jan. 1, 2019. On November 11, voters approved a bill to increase the Arkansas minimum wage from $8.50 an hour to $9.25 starting Jan. 1, 2019. The wage will increase to $10 on Jan. 1, 2020 and again to $11 on Jan. […]

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why consumer confidence should be a top priority

December 7, 2018

Why Consumer Confidence Should Be a Priority for Your Small Business

You may have heard some chatter about consumer confidence. Not surprising, since it’s an important topic for small business owners, economists, and politicians. Why should you care about it? Read on to find out. What is consumer confidence? Consumer confidence is a statistical measurement that captures the consumer’s outlook on current and future economic conditions. […]

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