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October 8, 2018

More Businesses Make Election Day a Holiday. Can Small Businesses Keep Up?

Dan Golden is closing the doors of his digital marketing firm on election day. The CEO isn’t required by law to give his employees the day to vote on November 6. He’s doing it out of a sense of civic duty. “For me, it’s always about walking the walk,” Golden, the CEO of the Chicago-based […]

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August 14, 2018

5 No-Sweat Ways to Manage the Last-Minute Summer PTO Rush

Year over year, employees are earning—and taking—more and more time off, much of that during the prime summer vacation months. With more people stepping out of the office from May through September than ever before, how do you ensure that you’re still meeting your goals in spite of the summer PTO rush? We have a […]

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irregular shift schedules hurt both your team and sales

July 27, 2018

Is Unstable Shift Scheduling Hurting Your Sales?

Few things are predictable in business. Shop owners and proprietors can’t be sure whether a shipment of goods will arrive on time before a big sale, whether revenues will meet the projected goal by year’s end, or if employees will be available to work on a moment’s notice due to a last-minute scheduling change. For […]

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June 6, 2018

How Important are Flexible Work Schedules? (Perhaps More Than You Think)

The Digital Era has revolutionized our workspaces and our work schedules. We can be “on call” around the clock, which sounds great for employers—but not so much for employees. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are at an even higher risk of abusing flexible work schedules. It’s not uncommon for small business owners, startup founders, and […]

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June 4, 2018

Does a Floating Holiday Policy Make Sense for Your Business?

A floating holiday symbolizes more than just a day off for your employees. Therefore, it can be a competitive edge for businesses when trying to recruit and retain employees, especially when turnover rates are rising year after year. For many businesses, small and large alike, a floating holiday can be an attractive bonus aspect to […]

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January 2, 2018

Unlimited Vacation Policies: All You’ve Ever Wanted?

Taking time off is great for employees’ wellbeing, but are the benefits of unlimited vacation policies and PTO endless for employers? Creating a vacation policy that both your employees and CFO will love isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are pros and cons to each tier of available vacation time, so we’ve outlined some of the […]

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Holiday Time Off Requests - Planner

December 5, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of Year…for Time Off Requests?

With the holidays approaching, companies can expect to see an increase in their employees’ time off requests, and the question on everyone’s minds is can these requests be accommodated? While being able to use time off during the holidays is essential to employee satisfaction, companies may struggle to find fair ways to approve these requests […]

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Employee Burnout - How to Avoid

September 27, 2017

The Key Factor Contributing to Employee Burnout & What You Can Do About It

Given today’s ever-changing, fast-paced workplaces, it comes as no surprise that more and more workers are suffering from employee burnout. And employee burnout impacts more than the individual’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. It also costs American businesses a bundle. According to Harvard research, the psychological and physical impact of workplace stress, including burnout, ranges […]

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May 3, 2017

Preparing for Arizona’s Mandatory Sick Leave (Prop 206)

If you’re running a business, chances are you’ve heard of Arizona’s Proposition 206, The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act that passed in November of 2016. This law mandates two changes for employers in the state, both effective on or before July 1st, 2017 (Phoenix Business Journal). Prop 206 mandates the following adjustments in employer […]

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Employee Leave of Absence (LOA)

February 17, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave

Employee leave of absence (LOA) is always a timely topic for human resources (HR) professionals. It’s one of those topics that can be addressed with the help of payroll software, but it also requires an understanding of the legal requirements. Keeping track of all these types of leaves, as well as knowing what is required of you, […]

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December 15, 2016

Federal Holidays in 2017: How to Set Up Your Employee Calendar

If we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate, would it be paid? When it comes to taking time off from work, employees first look to their employers to find out what holidays they observe. How does your company’s employee holiday calendar stack up? What’s Covered: Check Federal Labor Laws Depending on the type […]

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November 9, 2016

Time & Attendance – Better Than Ever

After speaking with hundreds of small business owners around the country, we’ve learned how often people resign themselves to using manual, outdated systems for time-tracking.  Usually this results in a struggle to stay organized, piles of paperwork and time cards, and manual data entry across a bunch of systems.  This type of manual work is […]

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