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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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What You Need To Know About How A New Location Impacts Your Payroll And HR

Do you know how many Starbucks locations there are around the globe? If you guessed around 30,000 locations, you’re correct! (It’s hard to get an exact figure and I assume that’s because they are adding new stores almost daily.) You can buy a cup of, arguably, the world’s most recognized coffee in 78 countries and…

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How Customized HR Reports Empower Your Organization (and Wow Your Boss)

The phrase “Knowledge is power” may sound cliche, but it doesn’t ring any less true since Sir Thomas Bacon first said it in the late 16th century. If you manage your organization’s payroll or HR, you run reports. Maybe your C-Suite wants a clear picture of your employee retention or you have to submit customized…

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How to Keep Your Payroll From Consuming All of Your Profit

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at all the things related to paying your employees, including direct deposit, payroll frequency, and setting salaries. Now we’re going to look at the big picture concerning payroll and consider how to prevent labor costs from eating up all of your profit. Managing labor costs can generate a…

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End the Payroll and HR Clutter: 10 Reasons to Go Paperless

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo, an organizing guru who’s developed a method of simplifying your life called the KonMari method. She wrote a book called, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” that inspired a Netflix show in which she visits American homes and helps families cut the…

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