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how to recognize ageism in the workplace

September 12, 2018

Ageism in the Workplace

Whether your workforce is comprised of seasoned employees in their 50s and 60s or those under 25, ageism can exist anywhere. Age discrimination is typically directed towards those in an extreme age group– that is, recent college graduates or older employees nearing the end of their careers. You know you are promoting or allowing ageism […]

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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 […]

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how to create a performance management system

September 11, 2018

How to Construct the Perfect Performance Management System

You’ve started your own company after decades of dreaming about it. You’ve assembled a dream team and have begun raking in sales numbers like you’ve never dreamed of. Everything seems to be going along just fine until one of your employees starts to slack. His numbers drop and you must decide to either correct the […]

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How to handle when an employee is called for jury duty

September 10, 2018

How Do I Handle Employee Jury Duty?

Jury duty is an important civic responsibility, but it can be extremely inconvenient for both employer and employee. After all, what if your employee is gone for an extended period of time– weeks, months, over a year? Are there certain policies and procedures to follow for employee jury duty? Here’s how to create a policy that addresses […]

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the new tax plan affects commuter benefits

September 10, 2018

The New Tax Plan Changed the Math for Commuter Benefits. Will Employers Keep Them?

Kyle Asman was excited to offer commuter benefits to his small team when he launched his new company in January. And it was little surprise that 10 out of the 15 employees at Bx3 Capital, a financial advisory firm, took advantage of the perk. The company is in New York City, after all, a land of […]

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what fringe benefits are taxable?

September 7, 2018

Are Fringe Benefits Taxable?

From paid vacations to company laptops, fringe benefits exist to reward employees for their hard work on the job and make your organization more attractive to job candidates. But as an employer, it’s important to understand how to provide these benefits legally. Here’s what you should know about providing and taxing fringe benefits in your […]

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disability family insurance

September 6, 2018

After health insurance, what’s the second most important fringe benefit to provide your employees?

As everyone will agree, health insurance in today’s world is a necessity. But, after health insurance, what follows for the next most important benefit?  Some would argue dental, others life and a variety of other must haves. In my opinion, from both an employee and employer perspective, disability Insurance is the one benefit that guarantees […]

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what is a peo?

September 6, 2018

What is a PEO?

PEOs take the headache out of those HR related tasks like payroll and taxes. Companies, especially small to medium-sized, may benefit from outsourcing these areas and focusing instead on other aspects of running a business. In turn, however, employers and employees may suffer the consequences. What does PEO stand for? PEO stands for Professional employer […]

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do millennials expect 401k programs?

September 6, 2018

Do millennials Expect 401k Programs?

An astonishing two-thirds of millennials have no retirement savings, according to a recent study by the National Institute on Retirement Security. What’s more, even though 66 percent of millennials work for employers who offer 401k programs, only 34.3 percent participate in the plan. Of those who are contributing to a plan, most millennial employees aren’t saving enough. […]

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nonprofits can offer employee benefits too!

September 5, 2018

Why Nonprofit Doesn’t Have to Mean No Employee Benefits

Nonprofit managers have a long list of jobs to do. You have clients to serve, administrative tasks to perform, and funds to raise. For all these tasks, you need talented workers who can devote time and attention to your agency. Perhaps you’ve heard that nonprofits can operate solely on the efforts of good-willed volunteers with […]

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financial well being

September 5, 2018

Financial Wellness Programs: Why They’re on the Rise

It’s 2018 and benefits simply aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days when companies were elevated in the labor market by a simple retirement plan or health insurance. Today employees– especially those of younger generations– are demanding more comprehensive, creative, and unique fringe benefits. In honor of National Payroll Week this week, we […]

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supplemental-payroll-examples

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 […]

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