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building relationships at work can lower turnover rates

November 29, 2018

Building Relationships at Work: A Key in Lowering Turnover Rates

Strong work relationships help companies reach goals and keep employees happy. But how can businesses encourage building relationships at work? You can start with these three simple questions. Why is building relationships at work beneficial? It’s a no-brainer that working with people you like is more enjoyable than the alternative. Positive workplace relationships improve employee […]

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Colorados new online sales tax rule

November 29, 2018

What Colorado’s New Online Sales Tax Rule Means for Small Businesses

For online retailers, the holiday season is the busiest time of year. That’s great for businesses who look forward to end-of-year sales to bring them into the black. But this December, a barrage of customers won’t be the only thing keeping companies busy. If your online business sells to customers in Colorado, you’ll have to […]

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reversing negative stereotypes about millennials in the workplace

November 29, 2018

Millennials in the Workplace: Reversing Negative Stereotypes

According to stereotypes, the Millennial employee will always be the one to ask for a raise first, to demand yoga and vegetarian lunch options, and to spend the work hours texting on personal devices. This generation has earned the title of being presumptuous and demanding; like any sweeping generational stereotypes, this isn’t true, nor is […]

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how to prorate vacation days

November 28, 2018

How to Prorate Vacation Days for Full-Time and Part-Time Employees

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to the holiday, but for small business owners, ’tis the season for managing vacation days. Figuring out how to prorate vacation days often lands somewhere near the stop of most business owners’ stressor lists, especially if you’ve got a wave of new hires or seasonal […]

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what to know about third-party sick pay

November 28, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Third-Party Sick Pay

Employees who lose wages as a result of illness or a nonwork-related accident are eligible to receive disability payments, also known as third-party sick pay. This coverage is typically part of an employee’s benefits package as a way for employees who get sick, injured, or are temporarily disabled to receive compensation while out of work. […]

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If you're not an ALE, you'll want to know about Form 1095-B

November 27, 2018

Are You Considered an ALE? If Not, You’ll Want to Know About Form 1095-B

An Applicable Large Employer (ALE) is defined as an organization with 50 or more full-time employees. An ALE is required by law to offer health insurance to full-time staff. Organizations of this size who fail to provide the required benefits are subject to penalties by the IRS. If you’re a small business with less than […]

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sick employee missed open enrollment

November 27, 2018

Your Employee Missed Open Enrollment. Now What?

For businesses that provide health care insurance for staff, open enrollment is a hectic time of year. Collecting all the documents needed to assure employees are enrolled properly is a complex process that requires a lot of organizational ability. Whether you manage open enrollment on your own or use an outside consultant, numerous reminders are […]

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employee engagement survey- coworkers together

November 27, 2018

How to Ask the Right Employee Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

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recruitment best practices

November 26, 2018

Recruitment Best Practices: 4 Expert Tips

There are many factors at play when recruiting new candidates to join your team. It can be a challenging process to narrow the selection and ensure each qualified candidate has a fair chance. That’s why we asked our experts about recruitment best practices. Here are their four tips: 1. Limit The Application Timeline To avoid […]

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calendar extensions from IRS form 8809

November 26, 2018

Everything You Should Know about IRS Form 8809

Managing all the taxes, withholdings, and paperwork for your employees can be a hassle, especially if you’re a new or very small business. However, there is one quick solution that can help make the whole process a bit easier: Gaining a basic understanding of the forms that are relevant to you and your business. One form […]

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employer health insurance tax benefits

November 26, 2018

What Health Insurance Tax Benefits Are Available for Employers in 2019?

As a small business owner, every deduction counts. Make sure you’re getting rewarded for protecting your employees. A few changes are being made to health insurance tax benefits in 2019, including small business tax credits, deductibles, HSA, and HRA options. Make sure you’re in the know about which tax benefits will be available to you […]

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why its important to calculate gross to net pay

November 21, 2018

Do You Need to Calculate Gross to Net Pay?

Understanding the differences between gross pay and net pay are essential for employers and employees. Both parties must understand gross to net pay when establishing salary requirements, making hiring decisions, and negotiating an offer. What’s the difference between gross pay and net pay? When an employee accepts a new job offer, the negotiated salary is […]

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