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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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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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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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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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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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woman working from home with a flexible work arrangement

July 11, 2018

7 Big Statistics About the State of Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible scheduling. Compressed work weeks. Remote work. Unlimited paid time off. The way we work is changing. Smartphones in our pockets mean there’s pressure to always be on. Meanwhile, a tightening labor market has employers, especially small businesses, finding creative ways to attract and keep talent. Enter flexible work arrangements. More workers are asking for […]

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Company mission statement

July 9, 2018

How to Create the Best Company Mission Statement

Creating a mission statement for your company sounds simple enough – just summarize the values and goals of your organization. But many companies stumble in the actual writing of that mission statement. After all, how do you effectively encapsulate your “why?” What is the mission of your company? Before you get started creating a mission […]

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remote work

July 6, 2018

Is the Remote Workforce On the Rise?

America is having a love affair with remote work, and according to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce, remote work is slated to continue in boisterous growth. Throughout 2015 and 2016, over 31 million people responded to the Gallup Q Client Database. The results? Both businesses and employees are loving remote work. Unsurprisingly, technology is […]

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July 6, 2018

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” […]

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man using a flexible work policy

July 5, 2018

It’s Time to Reconsider Your Flexible Work Policy

Is your flexible work policy a little too flexible? Gauging the effectiveness of your current flexible work policy (or lack thereof) can be challenging because there are many confounding factors, and it requires testing of all kinds. Turning employees into guinea pigs can be dangerous because they may not care for the new policy—or they […]

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