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September 7, 2017

Alleviating Year End Payroll Stress with the Special Accounting Rule

Use the Special Accounting Rule to relieve future Year End Stress As we find ourselves rounding the curve into the latter half of 2017, it’s the ideal time to start forecasting for the many to-dos that come with the quickly approaching year’s end. While the final calendar months are laden with fun, it also comes […]

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September 5, 2017

How to Turn Your Employees into Super Savers

Ah, young people. If you’ve ever skimmed buzzy articles throughout the day, you’ve likely seen headlines like Here’s What Millennials Are Prioritizing Instead of Retirement or Why Millennials Aren’t Saving Enough Money to Retire. Juicy stuff, right? These articles suggest that young folks only want to experience the here and the now, and imply that […]

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August 23, 2017

The Gig is Up: A Deep Dive Into the Future of Casual Work

More and more people are opting for temporary jobs over full-time positions, but are the tradeoffs worth it? The promise of greater work-life balance, the opportunity to meet more people, and the exposure to new trades are just a few of the reasons why workers of all ages are increasingly opting for non-permanent positions over […]

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working remotely

August 22, 2017

How to Make a Flexible Work Program Successful

Whether you’re an employee or employer, you probably have some feelings about the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely. If you’re an employer, you know that some employees need the structure that accompanies a standard 9-to-5 schedule in an office environment to be most productive. If you’re an employee, you most likely value time away […]

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August 18, 2017

The 4 Traits of a Truly Engaged Employee

Engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave their company, and boost business much more than their counterparts. In fact, according to research from Gallup, employees who were highly engaged with their company had 147% higher earnings per share than their competition. So what do you need to do to foster an engaged workforce […]

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company culture

August 17, 2017

5 Signs Your Company Culture is Superficial

Businesses love to preach about the importance of company culture, but many companies struggle with a disconnect between what they say and the reality of their own company culture. A joint study between the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and Columbia Business School surveyed over 1800 CEOs and CFOs worldwide focusing on over […]

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HR teams

August 9, 2017

5 Ways HR Teams are Changing (for the Better)

It’s no secret that HR teams have changed over the years. Thanks to HR software and tools, HR teams are now able to harness technology to collect relevant HR information and streamline tedious services like payroll and benefits administration. And increasingly, HR teams are now able to offer valuable contributions to an organization’s profitability. What […]

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workplace productivity

August 7, 2017

7 Productivity Drains That Impact Your Business

Are you running out of ideas as to how to boost workplace productivity? You’ve armed your staff with state-of-the-art gadgets and software, signed them up for the latest workshops and webinars, and outfitted their workspaces with the most modern furniture. In your quest to improve the effectiveness of their productive effort, you think you’ve done […]

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PEO Considerations

August 4, 2017

Some Straight Talk About the Whys and Why Nots of Utilizing a PEO

First off, to be totally transparent, I work for a company that competes with PEOs (Professional Employers Organization) on a daily basis. The purpose of this blog is to reflect and attenuate some of the responses I hear from clients who have either been using a PEO or are considering using a PEO. You may […]

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Wellness & Health Benefits Prioritized

August 1, 2017

Businesses Prioritize Wellness & Increase Overall Health Offerings, According to New SHRM Report

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society, just released its annual employee benefits report. The 2017 Employee Benefits report highlights some interesting shifts in employer benefits offerings, including an increase in wellness and health-related programs.   Almost one-third of organizations surveyed increased their employee benefits offerings in the last […]

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employee happiness

July 27, 2017

5 Ways to Increase Employee Happiness

Can you make your employees happier? According to an article in Gallup’s 2017 State of the Workplace Initiative, happiness is a positive feeling that is associated with employee engagement. And here’s the kicker – study after study shows that employee engagement is a key to running a more successful and more profitable business. Yet according […]

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July 25, 2017

Maintaining a Vibrant Company Culture: Why You Should Hire, Promote, and Terminate Based on Values

Wayne Sleight is the COO of 97th Floor, an award winning digital marketing agency. With Wayne’s leadership, 97th Floor has created a company culture that has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fortune Magazine. He was recognized as Maverick of the Year in 2016 at the American […]

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