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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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Top 5 Payroll Providers in Tennessee

As I was writing this article, I realized that I live and...
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What’s in a Whirks Payroll Agreement?

Understanding what's in a payroll agreement doesn't sound like an exciting way...
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Payroll Customer Support: Who Do I Call?

A couple of years ago, I joined a mobile bank. I got...
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The Time is Right: How to Approach Uncomfortable Conversations with Your Employees

I grew up without cable, which left us with limited tv options....
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Why You Should Integrate 401k with Your Payroll

For years, it's been common for small and midsized businesses to forego...
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What’s the Difference between a 1099 and a W2?

As an owner, you're constantly making different decisions that will benefit your...
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Payroll Near Me: The Benefits of Choosing Local Payroll

Memphis blossoms in the springtime. Trolley night lights up South Main and...
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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...
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Human Resources

What Do I Need to Do to have ACA Compliance? 

ACA compliance is important for every company, no matter the size. The problem is that there are a lot of moving pieces that you’ll have to wrangle to make sure you’re compliant. If you are anything like me, you second-guess…

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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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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 with your job. Some people even believe they are good at reading people. Whatever came…

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Now Hiring

Do I Need E-Verify?

U.S. laws require employers to only employ people who are legally authorized to work in the United States. What is E-Verify? E-Verify is a web-based...
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Job Descriptions: 5 Stellar Steps to Attract an Allstar

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...
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5 Steps to Setting the Perfect Salary Range

When it comes to setting salary ranges, business owners, chief financial officers (CFOs), and HR managers are overwhelmed with finding a magic number. If you...
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We’re Always Hiring: 3 Ways to Find the Perfect Employee It's 2022. You own a restaurant and you've survived the last two years. Congratulations! It really is something to celebrate. Your doors are open again....
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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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What Do I Need to Do to have ACA Compliance? 

ACA compliance is important for every company, no matter the size. The problem is that there are a lot of moving pieces that you’ll have to wrangle to make sure you’re compliant. If you are anything like me, you second-guess…

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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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