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Why You Should Hire Retirees

What do businesses everywhere need? Employees. Look at the data on older individuals’ job performance and abilities: They get mind-blowingly better with age. In this article, we zero-in on what benefits your company can accrue from recruiting retirees. You’d like to hire employees who are honest, responsible, dependable, loyal, focused, organized and mature. Get the […]

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How to Approach Paid Time Off

Time-off benefits can be a very valuable part of any employee benefit package. While employers aren’t legally required by federal law to give employees days off for federal or state holidays, it’s a smart way to retain employees and to provide job satisfaction. (There may be state laws that affect time off, however–check local laws.) […]

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Disability Coverage 101

Lengthy periods of disability can be financially devastating to workers and their families. Protection against that risk lies in disability insurance, which provides income to employees when they become sick or injured, and unable to work. It protects workers and their families by helping to meet daily expenses. Providing disability insurance coverage for employees is […]

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Payroll

Outsourcing your company’s payroll has many benefits. As an owner/manager, using a payroll provider can help reduce costs, save time and ensure your payroll taxes are calculated and applied correctly. Outsourcing also helps keep employees happy by making sure paydays run smoothly. Is outsourcing payroll right for you? While some companies have dedicated payroll departments, […]

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What You Need to Keep Private

Employees expect their employers to safeguard their personal information. Social Security numbers, medical information and other sensitive information must be safeguarded from prying eyes. As an employer, you and your human resources staff must be cautious about who can access such information and how it is treated. What Information Must Be Kept Private? Sensitive information […]

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Navigating the W-2 Form

Employers use the W-2 form for reporting withholding and insurance requirements for employees. The threshold for issuing a W-2 is based on dollars and nothing else: the magic number is $600. If you paid at least $600 cash — including taxable benefits — you must issue a W-2 form. If any taxes have been withheld, […]

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Why Do Employees Quit?

  While better salaries or benefits can lure your talent to other organizations, compensation isn’t the only – or even the most common – reason that employees move on. Here are seven surprising reasons employees quit and what to do during the hiring process to stem turnover: The job or company is different from what […]

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Understanding Time and Attendance Rules

There are a lot of misunderstandings about what employers have to do — as opposed to what is simply customary — for nonexempt employees. (“Nonexempt” generally refers to employees who are not managerial and who thus are generally subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act—commonly known as the FLSA). Fortunately, the Department of Labor has […]

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When Should You Hire Freelance vs. Staff?

For more than a decade, the gig economy has transformed work and the way business works in America. Access to remote work has dramatically changed the definitions of work and workplace. More and more people work from home or off-site and more people these days have the moniker of consultant or contractor. Studies tout that […]

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Help Your Staff (Without Micromanaging)

When we see someone who is overwhelmed, our first thought might be to tell them to get it together, but that is hardly helpful. As a manager, it is your job to encourage your staff and help them with their burdens in a constructive way. And just doing the work for them doesn’t help. How […]

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