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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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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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man holding business analytics tool

July 3, 2018

Data Analytics Tools are the Magic Wand for Small Businesses

Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) drive the US economy by contributing close to 50 percent of the overall $19 trillion. But the importance of SMBs goes beyond just the economic contribution; they have also contributed to growth and vitality in socioeconomic metrics by creating jobs and further opportunities for women and minorities to achieve necessary […]

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marijuana in the workplace policy

June 29, 2018

Should Your Company Have a Marijuana in the Workplace Policy?

Cultures change. And when cultures shift, so do laws and so do workplaces. The legalization of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes in individual states across the country is an example of a cultural shift — one that is likely to impact workplaces. However, many small business owners and HR professionals are grappling with how […]

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what is Erisa?

June 28, 2018

What is the ERISA Law?

ERISA is a popular acronym, but few know how it applies to them as employees. ERISA, which stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, became law in 1974. The law sets standards for pension and welfare plans to protect employees and their beneficiaries, safeguarding any employer-sponsored plan. If the employer/employee contributes in any fashion, […]

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June 26, 2018

Recruiting the Next Wave of Millennial Employees? Follow These Steps

The arrival of summer might have most people thinking about watching waves from the beach. But for employers, there’s another wave coming in: millennial employees. As of today, millennial employees already represent the largest generation in the workforce. What’s more is that this trend will only continue to grow as 20.4 million students were expected to be enrolled […]

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ABC test for contractors

June 19, 2018

What the ABC Test Means for the Gig Economy: An Interview with Alan Benson

The California Supreme Court, on April 30, issued a ruling to adopt a standard, called the “ABC test,” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The ABC test has three requirements to prove workers are contractors The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in […]

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June 15, 2018

Building an Employee Engagement Survey

When it comes to retaining your top performers, staying in close touch with workplace feedback makes all the difference. Key to collecting this input is running an employee engagement survey. Employers who make an effort to collect and encourage employee feedback outperform those that don’t — by as much as 21% according to Gallup. The […]

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radical transparency in the workplace

June 14, 2018

Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team. In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees […]

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lifeguard and other seasonal employees

June 13, 2018

A Quick Checklist for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Summer is here, and many businesses need to hire seasonal employees. As the beaches get crowded and tourist spots heat up, the seasonal workers arrive as a force, preparing meals, running registers, taking reservations, and countless other jobs. In particular, teens step in to fill these temporary positions. Based on data from the Bureau of […]

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millennials want flexible work schedules

June 12, 2018

Millennial Employees Want Flexibility & Benefits. Can They Have It All?

When Kaelin Priger, 26, interviewed for her current job as an environmental analyst in Atlanta, she was excited the company offered three weeks of vacation per year, plus overtime compensation in the form of paid time off, starting on day one.   She lived abroad for several years, and the vacation policy meant she could […]

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best payroll schedule for your business

June 7, 2018

Why Choosing a Payroll Schedule Isn’t So Simple

While many are familiar with a bi-monthly pay schedule — typically on the first and fifteenth of the month — there are actually a few ways to structure a payroll schedule. Like most decisions business owners make, the way you structure your small business payroll schedule depends most on your small business needs and the […]

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