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7 Insurance Policies Every Business Needs 

You get to work and notice that there is a weird buzz amongst the staff for this time in the morning. Not thinking too much about it, you grab a cup of coffee and head to your office when someone asks you, “Have you heard what is happening?” At this point, your curiosity has been…

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The Year-End Payroll Checklist in just 5 Steps

Making sure your payroll situation is wrapped at year’s end might seem like a far off task, but that time goes quickly. Don’t believe me? How many people put Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving? Seems like every year around this time, this question is posed to spark an interesting debate among friends. There is the hardcore,…

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3 mistakes to avoid when setting up a 401k plan

Offering a retirement plan is a great benefit that allows employees to contribute to their future in a meaningful way. But this great benefit can turn into a nightmare for employers if it is not handled appropriately. Take a look at the three most common mistakes we see employers make when starting a retirement plan…

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How to set up payroll taxes for remote employees

I had my first chance to work in the payroll world when I was finishing up my junior year at college. A friend of mine knew a guy that owned an accounting firm, and he needed some help processing payroll for about 40 different companies. I didn’t know anything about payroll, but I thought it…

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What platforms integrate with my payroll system?

I have to confess, anytime I go to the doctor and fill out the packet of forms they give me, I never fill them out fully. I will pick the questions that seem pertinent to me and ignore the questions that seem like a waste of time or that are redundant. Why? Because I feel…

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You Have a Complicated Payroll – What can you do about it?

Last winter my heater stopped working. Now, in true DIY fashion, I decided this was my opportunity to learn all things HVAC so I started down the Google rabbit hole of searching for all the ways I could fix my own problem. I read a lot of articles, watched countless hours of videos, and eventually…

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How Leadership Can Bottleneck Your Business

It can seem a little shocking to say that leadership could be responsible for bottlenecking the growth of their business.  Their whole goal is to make the business grow, so how on earth could they be the ones responsible for causing it to stall? It comes down to one simple thing, not wanting to release…

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How to Protect Your Brand in the Face of Online Employee Reviews

It used to be that you reviewed your employee’s performance. In today’s digitally connected culture, employees now get to review you. Current, potential, and former employees have countless platforms on which to share their good and bad experiences with your workplace. Your potential hires are likely reading any number of employment sites such as Indeed,…

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Four Ways You Can Soften the Impact of an M&A for Your Employees

AOL Buys Time Warner for $162 Billion Exxon-Mobil Merger Not Expected to Raise Prices at Pump Will Whole Foods Benefit From the Amazon Effect? When we read headlines about mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the focus is typically on dollars and cents (billions of dollars, potentially), the impact on the consumer, and projections about the potential…

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How M&As Affect Payroll and What You Need to Do About It

Peanut butter and jelly. Mornings and coffee. Summer and air conditioning. Some things are better together. Your business has decided to try a merger and everything is coming together like peas and carrots. The only problem? No one knows who is a pea and who is a carrot and everyone is confused about which processes…

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