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what is open enrollment?

July 31, 2018

What is Open Enrollment? Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to thinking about health care in the United States, it can be pretty overwhelming. One of the biggest grey areas that comes to mind is open enrollment and the details surrounding it. Most people don’t know what it means and if they do, the times when they can and can’t enroll in […]

fringe benefits

July 30, 2018

Why Are Fringe Benefits Important?

In 2018, employee benefits are no longer limited to offering health insurance and a matching 401(k). Thanks in part to the demands made by millennials and younger generations, organizations today are being asked to give much more to their employees. Queue fringe benefits: this is the category of perks and additional programming that are beginning to […]

What to include in your next job offer letter

July 30, 2018

What Goes In a Job Offer Letter

The ability to write a strong job offer letter is one of the most important steps for building and maintaining a qualified workforce. Unfortunately, many employers fail to execute this task correctly – which can result in major financial repercussions. To learn more about creating a strong offer letter for your new hires, read on. […]

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 […]


July 27, 2018

How to Increase Employee Satisfaction

There’s no way around it: employee satisfaction matters when it comes to driving business success. As a report from SHRM puts it, “in 2015, 88% of U.S. employees reported they were satisfied with their job overall, with 37% reporting they were very satisfied and 51% reporting that they were somewhat satisfied.” While this is this […]


July 26, 2018

How to Get Reimbursing Employee Expenses Right

Business expenses are often paid for by employees, then reimbursed by the company. These reimbursements have can have significant tax implications for the company and the staff member, so making sure you have a comprehensive reimbursement plan in place is important. Continue reading for how to go about reimbursing employee expenses correctly.  Creating a Reimbursement Policy […]


July 24, 2018

5 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Launching an Employee Learning and Development Program

In today’s work environment, equipping your employees with the skills they need to succeed at your company and in subsequent career steps is the key to numerous positive outcomes. First and foremost, when employees embrace a learning mindset, it’s more likely that they won’t tire of their jobs and roles. A learning mindset is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]