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compressed 9/80 work week

October 29, 2018

Breaking Down the 9/80 Work Week and What It Means for Employers

The traditional 40-hour work week has been the schedule model since the 1940’s. Around that time, Ford scaled back from a 48 to a 40-hour workweek because, “too many hours were bad for workers’ productivity.” Traditional workplaces are changing in all sorts of ways,  from unique fringe benefits to working from home options. Similarly, the 40-hour work week […]

How to boost morale going into fall

October 15, 2018

How to Boost Morale Going into Fall

As the days get shorter, the weather gets cooler, and PTO is used up, many employees face an undeniable slump in attitudes and productivity. This lack of motivation could be due to seasonal depression, change in weather, post-vacation blues, or the onset of busy holiday and family-related activities. Whatever the reason, here’s how to spot […]

types of employee leave, specifically parental leave

September 13, 2018

What Should I Know About Different Types of Employee Leave?

There’s no way around it– life gets in the way of work from time to time. Whether you’ve just had a baby, someone close to you has passed away, you’ve been summoned for jury duty or for a variety of reasons in between, chances are that eventually you or an employee will need a leave […]

education programs among some of the most popular fringe benefits

September 12, 2018

Top Rated Fringe Benefits in 2018 (and other statistics you should know)

As the labor market tightens and your small business is struggling to compete with the compensation packages of larger companies, what can you do to attract the right job candidates? We’re here to tell you it’s all in the fringe benefits. That’s why we collected data from over 600 small and midsize businesses to give […]


September 4, 2018

4 Supplemental Payroll Examples Small Businesses Should Know

Not every employee is the same. Similarly, not every item in an employee’s payroll will be the same– particularly when it comes to the complexities of supplemental payroll. Supplemental wages are part of an employee’s compensation that doesn’t fit into their normal wages. The types of compensation that can be categorized as supplemental payroll are […]

mobile workplace

August 29, 2018

A 401k FAQ – Answers to Your Employees’ Biggest 401k Questions

When it comes to seeking advice on our savings, we’re lucky to have dependable, trustworthy partners in the retirement planning space. To disseminate this helpful advice, we took to Twitter to chat back and forth with our friends at Guideline to share answers to these FAQs. Here are the most common 401k questions.  {Question 1} Hey […]

why mobile hr is everything

August 21, 2018

10 Reasons Why Mobile HR is Everything

From forgetting your documents at an important meeting to wasting time and money on outdated printing tasks, manual HR is both frustrating and inefficient. If you’re ready for something more cutting-edge, mobile HR is the way of the future. Here are the top ten reasons you’ll want to make the switch. 1. Access documents from […]

how to classify different types of employment

August 20, 2018

The Types of Employment: A Quick Reference Guide

In a labor market that’s become more complex, employers could have as many as six or seven classifications of workers onboard at any given time. Working alongside full-time, part-time and temporary workers are seasonal and contingent workers. By hiring different types of workers, organizations can adjust their staffing needs according to economic fluctuations and peak […]


August 15, 2018

Open Enrollment Cheat Sheet – A Glossary of Terms You Need to Know

Do you remember scrambling to finish required summer reading before heading back to school? Whether or not you read the requirements from cover to cover, you may know (or have *heard*) a thing or two about CliffsNotes. In summary, this nifty site delivers a refresh on book terms, characters and key events. As open enrollment […]

how to give feedback

August 6, 2018

5 Tips for Delivering Feedback Effectively

When it comes to researching workplace best practices, one theme that continuously tops our list is clear communication. At face value, communication in the office sounds simple. Coworkers chat day in and day out, ping one and other on Slack, send emails back and forth, so what’s the big deal? Communicating at work is easy! […]


August 2, 2018

3 Tips for Open Enrollment Success

As the beautiful summer weeks begin to Sunset and Autumn quickly approaches, the season for open enrollment comes right along with the foliage. While open enrollment can occur at any time of year (according to the employer’s discretion), most companies host their window for health benefits plan modifications before the end of the calendar year. […]

Marriage as a qualifying life event

August 1, 2018

What’s a Qualifying Life Event?

As open enrollment season quickly approaches, there’s a lot on the minds of your employees. New plans, dates, deadlines, out of pocket expenses and other unfamiliar jargon are all up for reexamination. Benefits enrollment can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. To help your employees through a smooth enrollment process, provide them […]