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employee benefits

July 25, 2018

Employee Benefits Can Increase Productivity

Are you offering the employee benefits your workforce wants and deserves? Benefits make for happy employees, and happy employees are naturally more productive. There are many studies backing this up, including research that involved 700 people by the Social Market Foundation and the University of Warwick Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy in […]

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workplace safety programs

July 24, 2018

The 411 on Workplace Safety Programs

A proper workplace safety program can ensure the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone on your staff. Here’s how to protect your company’s reputation and prevent costly mishaps through a dedicated workplace safety program. What is Workplace Safety? Workplace safety is a broad term that can vary greatly depending on the job at hand. On […]

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HMo vs. PPO

July 24, 2018

HMO vs. PPO: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to selecting employee health benefits, there are a lot of choices and a lot of acronyms. The biggest decision for medical coverage is often whether to pick a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan. So, what’s the difference between these two? HMO vs. PPO: An Overview By […]

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millennial employees on a couch

July 23, 2018

The Truth about Millennial Employees: The Largest Generation in the Workforce

Audacious, lazy, and addicted to technology– there are a lot of blanket statements and misconceptions spread about Millennial employees. Can we text faster than we can hand write a note? Sure. Do we decide where to travel based on optimal Instagram posts? Maybe. But there’s a bit more to us than that. We millennials grew […]

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July 19, 2018

5 Company Retreat Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

Company retreats have gotten a reputation for being an extravagant perk that only large businesses can afford. Even small businesses can—and should—host company retreats for their staff. The team bonding that occurs when your company interacts outside of office doors is invaluable in building strong teams, and in turn, a strong company.  While we agree […]

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July 18, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Employees to Work from Home

Thanks to today’s technological advances, supporting a work from home policy is increasingly accessible. It not only lets employers skip on the costs associated with an office, but it also provides the freedom and flexibility that more and more workers are demanding (especially millennials). However, there are undeniable advantages to the face-to-face time that only […]

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paperless payroll

July 18, 2018

Should Your Payroll Go Paperless? Pros and Cons of Paperless Payroll

The first known payroll records were carved out on tablets – clay, not electronic – as far back as 7000 AD. And clerks and treasurers from 5th century Greece kept chiseled accounts of payment entries and financial records, much like HRIS and payroll record-keeping systems do today. Fast-forward to the 1950s, when computerization entered the […]

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reducing stress in the workplace

July 17, 2018

How Experts Say You Can Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Work is pervasive in many aspects of our lives, from health insurance to retirement savings and even friendships. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that stress in the workplace can leak into the rest of our lives. While there’s some small level of workplace stress that might never entirely dissipate, there are ways to drastically reduce the inevitable […]

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sitting at a lake during summer fridays

July 13, 2018

Summer Fridays are the Sneakiest Flex Policy Employees Love

When summer returns, almost everyone shares the same goal: enjoying it as much as possible while it lasts. From camping excursions to vacation weekends on the lake and holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, the reasons to take time off of work add up fast. One way that some employers mitigate […]

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communication in the workplace: key to success!

July 12, 2018

Here’s How to Increase Effective Communication in the Workplace

Communication is key in any relationship, and that includes professional ones. However, it can be especially challenging for those in small business environments. Unlike major corporations, there’s a good chance your team is small and intimate. Closer relationships will form and, just like a family, misunderstandings can lead to big blowouts if not managed well. […]

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stack of money for compenasation plan

July 12, 2018

When Creating the Perfect Compensation Plan Salary is Just the Beginning

Crafting or updating a compensation plan can be daunting for small to midsized business, but whether you have one or not, it’s important to align with prevailing conditions. To attract and retain talent in a tight applicant market, it’s crucial to create a structured compensation strategy or update your current plan to meet demand. What […]

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the mobile workforce waiting in line and working

July 11, 2018

How to Survive (and Thrive) In the Mobile Workforce

In 2016, it became official. The majority of Americans use a mobile device rather than a laptop or desktop for nearly every facet of their online life, from shopping to answering emails. As the virtual working era continues to thrive, it’s only a matter of time before the majority of people will be using mobile […]

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