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what is an IRA 941 form?

October 30, 2018

IRS 941 Form: Understanding The Basics

The IRS 941 form is one of the most important documents for employers to submit. Filing this form on time will guarantee that your company is adhering to the necessary tax payment and employee wage guidelines. Here’s a quick rundown of the IRS 941 form, including why it’s so important and how to complete it […]

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woman with tattoo typing on computer

October 30, 2018

An Over 30’s Guide to Recruiting Millennials

There’s a new, young generation infiltrating the workforce, and they’re changing the way top companies are recruiting. Though Millennials have a pervasive reputation of entitlement, they now comprise one-third of the US workforce, and that’s proving to be a good thing. Their ideas of a positive work environment go way beyond pescatarian lunch options and […]

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disability enrollment

October 30, 2018

How Does Disability Enrollment Work?

In the U.S. we have two federal programs—Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs—designed to provide assistance for those with disabilities. “While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either […]

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compressed 9/80 work week

October 29, 2018

Breaking Down the 9/80 Work Week and What It Means for Employers

The traditional 40-hour work week has been the schedule model since the 1940’s. Around that time, Ford scaled back from a 48 to a 40-hour workweek because, “too many hours were bad for workers’ productivity.” Traditional workplaces are changing in all sorts of ways,  from unique fringe benefits to working from home options. Similarly, the 40-hour work week […]

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Keeping payroll by hand

October 29, 2018

Why Do So Many Small Businesses Use Pen and Paper for Payroll?

There is no more essential task for an employer than payroll. If you have people working for you, they’re going to expect a check at the end of the pay period. And if it doesn’t show, you probably won’t have employees for long. Payroll can also be one of the most intimidating employer tasks. There […]

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good nutrition can boost productivity

October 26, 2018

Boost Productivity by Upgrading Your Food Options

Food is an awesome resource. It provides fuel for your day. It brings friends and family together. Many historians have argued that food, or the lack of it, has started and ended wars. But what you eat is just as important as how much you eat. You’ve probably known this for a long time. Your […]

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best professional podcasts to recommend to your team

October 25, 2018

7 Podcasts to Recommend to Your Team

When you’re a manager, part of your role is to be a culture creator for your team. Fostering an intellectually stimulating environment benefits your staff. It supports their professional development and it forges team cohesion. If you believe in the members of your team, and you demonstrate that by encouraging their professional development, they are […]

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what is an FSA?

October 24, 2018

What is an FSA? Common FAQs Explained

An FSA, or flexible spending account, is a great way for employees to save costs on health insurance, sometimes with help from their employer. However, many employers have questions about how FSA contributions work. Here’s what’s covered by an FSA, and how your employees can use them. What is an FSA? First, what is an […]

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Ideas to celebrate thanksgiving in your office

October 24, 2018

10 Creative Ideas for Your Office Thanksgiving Celebration

Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie… everyone knows the key ingredients to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. But what about the ingredients for the perfect office Thanksgiving celebration? This year, you don’t need to provide your employees with a full-blown feast. Instead, focus on the reasons for the holiday: showing your appreciation, and encouraging them to […]

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onboarding personal information

October 24, 2018

What Personal Information Do I Need to Collect from New Hires?

Hiring employees, especially for the first time as a burgeoning small business, can be a daunting task. With strict government processes and contracts involved, complications are aplenty. Once your bases are covered you can integrate those new hires with ease. From the documents you need, to what information you should avoid asking your employees, we’ll […]

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FSA employer contribution limits

October 24, 2018

FSA Employer Contribution Rules

A flexible spending account, or FSA for short, is offered by many businesses. As Healthcare.gov explains, “A Flexible Spending Account (also known as a flexible spending arrangement) is a special account you put money into that you use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs.” The most notable part being, “companies don’t pay taxes […]

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women in small business month

October 23, 2018

Reflecting on Women in Small Business Month

Gender inequality and the gender pay gap are not only moral and social issues, but they also present an economic challenge. Women account for half the world’s population of working-age adults, but they are not currently achieving their full economic potential. If this trend continues, the global economy could suffer. In fact, according to a […]

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