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6 ways to show appreciation to employees

November 20, 2018

6 Ways To Show Appreciation to Employees

What better time is there to show appreciation for your employees than during the holiday season? Thanksgiving is the perfect reminder to communicate gratitude to friends and family– but it doesn’t have to stop there. Bring that positive feedback to the office with these 6 ways to show appreciation to employees. A small, personalized gift […]

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what your employees need to know when switching 401k providers

November 20, 2018

What Your Employees Need to Do When You Switch 401(k) Providers

As a retirement plan sponsor, you have many responsibilities; ensuring your plan remains in compliance with all IRS regulations, performing ongoing maintenance of the plan, and perhaps most importantly, acting as a fiduciary to the plan—meaning you hold the requirement to act in the best interest of plan participants. This is an overwhelming amount of […]

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how to hire seasonal workers

November 19, 2018

Hiring Seasonal Workers is Becoming More Difficult for Small Businesses. Heres How to Stay Competitive.

For many small businesses, hiring seasonal workers can make or break their success. Whether the work is seasonal due to tourism seasons, holiday seasons, or anything in between, it’s seasonal workers who get businesses through their busiest times. However, many small businesses also struggle with hiring seasonal employees. The labor market is tight and small […]

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what to do when changing payroll schedules

November 19, 2018

What You Need to Know Before Changing Payroll Schedules

Changing payroll schedules is not trivial a trivial task; from pay periods to different types of employee schedules, there are many things to consider. Take a look at the what, when, and how of shifting payroll schedules for your business. Pay Periods If you’re changing from a semi-monthly payroll to a bi-weekly payroll, start by […]

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should part-time employees get health insurance?

November 19, 2018

Should Part-Time Employees Get Health Insurance?

Most small businesses rely on multiple types of employees. There could be full-time or part-time workers. Maybe independent contractors. At some point, part-time employees are likely in the mix. And one of the questions employers often ask goes like this: “Are part-time employees eligible for health insurance?” The short answer is “yes.” But that subject deserves […]

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how to improve performance reviews and terminations

November 16, 2018

How to Handle Poor Employee Performance and Terminations

There are times in many businesses when tough conversations and decisions need to be made. Managing poor employee performance and terminations are examples of these delicate situations. Here’s how to properly handle RIFs, Performance Management, and Terminations. Understand the Needs of the Business The first thing to consider is the business needs and the driving […]

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creative office charity drives to try

November 15, 2018

Looking to Get Into the Holiday Spirit? Here are 5 Creative Office Charity Drives

With Halloween behind us, it’s officially the holiday season! Some will love it, others cringe at the thought of Jingle Bells blasting from every retail store they walk into. But one fail-proof way to bring the holiday spirit to your office is offering volunteering time off and of course, hosting office charity drives!  There are several […]

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how do small business owners get paid?

November 15, 2018

How Do Small Business Owners Get Paid?

Small business owners juggle a lot of responsibilities and wear a lot of different hats. Getting your company off the ground, and making sure it stays there, requires a lot of decisions. One of which should be how you are compensated– how do small business owners get paid? Although it’s often the last thing people […]

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how to support your local businesses on small business saturday

November 14, 2018

5 Ways to Support Small Business Saturday

It’s that time of year again—the holidays are just around the corner and, as any small business owner knows, that means Small Business Saturday, this year on November 24th, is near. There are all kinds of ways that small business owners can promote their business, but fewer talk about how small business owners can support […]

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employee appreciation

November 12, 2018

A Step by Step Guide to Employee Appreciation

Officially, Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in March. But we know that employee retention and job satisfaction improve when your workers feel the love all year long. Employee attrition and retention are major problems in just about every industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3 million […]

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4 employee improvement suggestions

November 9, 2018

4 Employee Development Suggestions

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it’s more important than ever to foster employee development. Employers who encourage learning and growth among employees have high-performing, happier teams as well as lower turnover rates. Supporting employee development is shown to improve job satisfaction, morale, employee motivation, and job performance. What are the best ways to encourage professional growth […]

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your employee handbook needs these policies

November 7, 2018

Your Employee Handbook Isn’t Complete Without These Must-Have Policies

You’ve made the decision to create an employee handbook and you’ve begun compiling what you want to include. You’re off to a great start. Now for the arguably most important step: you have to begin adding policies. Here are some of the most important policies to consider including in your handbook. Sexual Harassment One of the […]

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