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The 5 Best Payroll Software for Businesses

When searching for a payroll software to handle your business’s financial and human resources needs, choosing a provider that offers top-tier services and a strong reputation is essential. In this regard, five standout companies emerge: ADP, Paychex, Gusto, Paylocity, and…

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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...
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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...
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Don’t Skip Employee Performance Reviews: Here’s Why (Part 1)

Chances are performance reviews aren’t something you or your employees get stoked...
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Millennials are the Future of Your Organization: Here’s What You Need to Know to Recruit, Hire and Engage the Best

Millennials get a bad rap. They’re typically characterized as an entitled 20-something...
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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

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If You’re An Employer Who is Confused About the Affordable Care Act, Read This

No matter what you call it (the Affordable Care Act, ACA or...
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How to Make Payroll a Dream (Instead of a Nightmare)

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First Steps

Avoid Penalties: 3 Common Payroll Mistakes Small Business Owners Make 

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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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Growing Business

When should I have a separate legal entity for my small business?  

I have previously written about the need to have a number of checking accounts, including a payroll checking account, when starting or running a small business. An additional suggestion I would make to owners who have more than one location,…

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Creating Your Culture

How do you create leave policies that are generous and practical? 

Leave policies are a delicate matter for any company. As a small business owner, I, like you, often struggle with the balance of what is truly expected and what, in my mind, is generous to my employees.  I want to…

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