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healthy lifestyle for open enrollment

May 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know for Open Enrollment 2020

Open enrollment 2020 is nearing. That means it’s time to check in with your current health insurance status. While we’re still squarely in 2019, it’s never too early to get prepared, know the dates—and plan.  Whether you’re buying for an individual or a family, here’s everything you need to know about open enrollment 2020 from […]

building an employee handbook

May 14, 2019

7 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 seven employee handbook examples. Often having […]

best resources for onboarding new employees

May 13, 2019

Transform the Employee Experience with These 5 Onboarding Resources

A good onboarding program is a wise investment to ensure your new recruits are set up for success. Here’s why: ⇾ It boosts productivity. Studies show that a strong onboarding program can boost new hire productivity by 70%. ⇾ It helps you retain more employees. Organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention […]

remote employees

May 10, 2019

3 Ways Remote Employees Benefit Your Company

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, around 24% of employees in the U.S. have had a remote position at least once. The numbers are higher in the professional services industry (35%) and the business and finance sector (38%). These numbers don’t even include the 53 million freelancers working in the U.S. alone. It’s clear […]


May 6, 2019

The Small Business Guide to Hiring Without Asking for a Salary History

Recruiting talent for any size business can be a challenge in today’s marketplace. Adding to the stress in many states and localities are new laws that prohibit companies from asking candidates for their salary history. This new wave of legislation has many small companies confused: why would salary information be any more problematic than asking […]


May 2, 2019

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

paid parental and sick leave

May 1, 2019

Washington DC Payroll Taxes for Paid Parental and Sick Leave Kicks in July 1

Private employers in the District of Columbia will soon begin paying an additional payroll tax to pay for the District’s “Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.” The act allows workers to start claiming benefits in July 2020. The District will begin collecting on July 1, 2019 the quarterly payroll tax that will fund the […]

how to set your company apart when recruiting

April 30, 2019

How to Set Your Company Apart When Recruiting

The frontier of the workforce is constantly changing. With older generations working beyond traditional retirement ages and Gen Z now entering the workforce, there can be as many as five generations of workers within a single company. There are commonalities between what this diverse pool of people enjoy in the workplace; paid time off, solid […]

what is a work opportunity tax credit

April 29, 2019

What is a Work Opportunity Tax Credit?

Did you know the government can help offset the cost of hiring certain types of veterans in an effort to transition them back into the workplace? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit or WOTC is aimed at helping vets get back on the job by helping business large and small. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Helps […]

remote work at a coffee shop

April 29, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Remote Work and Telecommuting?

Remote work and telecommuting are often used interchangeably, but there can be small differences between the two. Remote work suggests that the employee is just that—remotely located. It’s not a technical definition, but it does imply that the employee is too far away from the company to come into the office. They may “work remotely” […]

Small Business Hiring Credits

April 25, 2019

Do You Know About these 13 Small Business Hiring and Tax Credits?

Tax credits provided by the federal government are a great incentive for small and medium business to hire and retain talent. For businesses interested in helping workers who have faced challenges getting back on the payroll, there are a variety of tax credits and incentives available to help. The best place to start is with […]

A new look at organizational learning

April 23, 2019

A New Way of Looking at Organizational Learning

Organizational learning is the key to business success. The more employees know, the better they perform: the better they perform, the more a company can grow. The model for learning has traditionally been top-down. Management and HR determine what skills and competencies employees should have or aspire to, then set the learning agenda to align. […]