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Navigating HR: Directions for Writing 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…

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The best way to write a job description that gets noticed

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What happens if I don’t send a 1099 form to a vendor? 

Oh 1099’s, they’re like a 4-letter word. There is so much information...
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HCM, ASO, and FMLA: Understanding Payroll Acronyms 

If you've started a business, you may have heard folks throw around...
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Whirks vs Paychex :  What’s the difference? 

When you're looking to outsource your back-office tasks, you have a wealth...
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The 3 biggest payroll mistakes restaurants make

Payroll might not be the first thing you think about every day...
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10 “to do’s” you NEED to address when starting a new business

When I started thinking about opening my own firm, my initial priority...
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How to set meaningful goals for 2023

I love the process of planning a trip or going on vacation. ...
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Identifying and empowering your second hat HR person 

Second Hat HR is a term we use with small businesses that...
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Human Resources

The best way to write a job description that gets noticed

Creating an effective job ad is essential for attracting the right candidates to your business. It’s important, after all, a job ad is the first impression you will make with any potential applicants. What are you showing them if you…

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First Steps

Outsourcing Your Payroll: Is it Right for Your Business?

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...
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The 3 Pros (and Cons) of a PEO

Payroll people, man. They just can't get enough acronyms. FLSA, PPP, ERC, ACA, HCM? Now you're reading an article about a PEO. When does it...
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Under the Same Roof: Understanding HCM & Its Features

For a long time, I thought HOA was a type of insurance. I had no idea it meant “Homeowners Association.” Then again, I thought it...
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Hiring

What is your ideal employee profile? Find out in 4 steps 

Do you know what makes your best employee the best? It is a very interesting thought, and it starts with taking some very fluid concepts of traits, values, and character and applying very concrete definitions to them. What is your…

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The best practices for onboarding employees in 2023

You’ve advertised your job opening. You’ve been bombarded with responses. You’ve interviewed a number of candidates. And you’ve – finally! – come to the point...
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How to make your hiring process objective 

Keeping Score is Easy, Rating People is Difficult  Scoreboards, report cards, and ratings all have the same intent—to clearly identify who is achieving and who...
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Five hiring mistakes we’ve made (and what we learned from them)

Oh do I have stories for you about all of the stupid things I have done when trying to hire new employees… The list is...
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How to get better at recruiting: best practice tips for getting the person you want

What are you good at? Maybe for you, it's sports or hobby-related – or maybe the first thing that you thought of has to do...
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Tech Trek

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

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…

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Cybersecurity for a Mobile Workforce

What is a Performance Management System?

"Attention is the rarest form of generosity." --Simone Weil  How wonderful does it feel when someone notices the smallest detail about you? Or recognizes how...
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The Benefits of Integrating Timekeeping with Payroll

We all know the age-old saying, “Time is money.” If you have employees, this is absolutely true. Whether they are hourly or salary, their time...
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What is Employee Self-Service?

We like to compare HCM technology to your home. If HCM is a house, then the features are all the different rooms to accommodate your...
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The 5 Benefits of Electronic Onboarding

I love waking up early in the morning. It gives me time to work out, make my coffee, and prepare for the day ahead. But,...
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The best way to write a job description that gets noticed

Creating an effective job ad is essential for attracting the right candidates to your business. It’s important, after all, a job ad is the first impression you will make with any potential applicants. What are you showing them if you…

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Local Love

Guiding Your Team Through Change

All entrepreneurs know that change is always inevitable, especially in today's environment. But a lot of the time, change is HARD. In a past blog...
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Increasing Engagement with Remote Employees

It’s easy to feel distant from remote employees when you don’t see them in person. To truly increase employee engagement and culture, HR must take...
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Why Hands-On Learning is Critical to Your Onboarding Formula

You probably participated in some type of science experiment in middle or high school. Under the watchful eye of your teacher, you donned a pair...
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A Better Way to Do Performance Reviews (Part 2)

As part of our series on best practices, we made the case for why you need to prioritize giving feedback to your team through a...
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