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What’s in a Whirks Payroll Agreement?

What's in a Whirks Payroll Agreement?

Understanding what’s in a payroll agreement doesn’t sound like an exciting way to pass your time. If you choose (or have chosen) Whirks as your new payroll partner, it’s imperative that you understand which services you’re receiving, how they’re going to benefit you and your team, and what you’re going to pay for them every…

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Why You Should Integrate 401k with Your Payroll

Integrating a 401k plan with your payroll provider

For years, it’s been common for small and midsized businesses to forego providing a 401k retirement plan for the following reasons:  Complex implementations and integrations  Costly and complicated administration and management Compliance concerns              Integrating a 401(k) plan with your payroll enables you to reap the rewards of economies with lower fees, no…

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What’s the Difference between a 1099 and a W2?

Employees vs Independent Contractors: What's the Difference?

As an owner, you’re constantly making different decisions that will benefit your business best – but especially what will support your team and elevate your company culture.  At some point, you’ll ask yourself when it’s appropriate to outsource a certain job or service. Instead of onboarding a new employee, you may opt to hire an…

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Payroll Near Me: The Benefits of Choosing Local Payroll

Payroll Near Me: The Benefits of Choosing a Local Payroll Provider

Memphis blossoms in the springtime. Trolley night lights up South Main and midtown patios bloom with conversation. The month of May invites people from all over the world to experience the hidden magic of Memphis.  The downtown farmer’s market is my favorite part of our city in the springtime. After I buy my favorite flowers,…

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How Company Values Shape Your Growing Team (feat. Brandwein’s Bagels)

On our latest episode of the One Step Better podcast, we chat with Alex Brandwein, our awesome client and owner of Brandwein Bagels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  A born and raised New Yorker, Alex attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and found himself in investment banking for eight years. Somehow, while deciding to get his…

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5 Non-Cash Ways to Motivate and Appreciate Your Employees

Should I Motivate my Employees with Money?

In this week’s episode of the One Step Better podcast, Mike and Matt discuss the idea of motivating your employees with money. Hiring has never been harder, and several employers are offering a sign-on bonus to encourage people to apply.  Roles offering sign-on bonuses increased by a whopping 454% amid staff shortages. (Global Data) As…

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Navigating HR: Directions for Writing an Employee Handbook 

How to Write an Employee Handbook

We all know the drill: on your first day on the job, you’re given an employee handbook to read and review. Some people toss it in the backseat of the car and never see it again. Some sit down with a highlighter and review every policy. Others may do a mix of both.  It’s like…

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Outsourcing Your Payroll: Is it Right for Your Business?

Should I Outsource My Payroll?

At this point, I could insure my 5-year-old golden retriever for a million dollars. From eating entire rotisserie chickens to dueling with possums, she’s quite popular at our local vet clinic.  Have I tried to mend these things at home? Yes. Have I thought pumpkin puree or Neosporin would do the trick? Yes. In the…

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Job Descriptions: 5 Stellar Steps to Attract an Allstar

Five Steps to Writing a Stellar Job Description

When you’re scrolling through Netflix, looking for a new show to binge-watch, do you blindly click on the first thing you see without reading the description or watching the trailer?  You’re about to dedicate yourself to “one more episode,” which entails sleepless nights, lost Sundays, and half of your refrigerator. Don’t you want to choose…

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Cybersecurity for a Mobile Workforce: Is Your Business at Risk?

Cybersecurity for a Mobile Workforce

How many times have you left your house and asked yourself, “did I lock the door?” If you’re anything like me, you have to go back and double-check, because the one time you don’t, someone could break in, invade your privacy, and set you back financially.  It’s worth turning around to double-check. It’s worth spending…

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