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Have Technological Advances Left Your HR Department Behind?

When it comes to new HR technology in the workplace, many companies embrace it and fully immerse themselves, while several others resist the change. This was the case when computers replaced typewriters and CDs replaced floppy disks. It also continues to be the case today, as cloud-based systems, fiber optic networks, social media platforms and…

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Common HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Human resources (HR) is a critical component of all businesses, regardless of their size. How a company interacts with its employees can either be a positive or a negative. In today’s economic environment, losing money and facing legal troubles are not ways to sustain or build a business. Sometimes, the mistakes are not easy to…

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What is Resume Fraud and How Your Company Can Prevent It?

When employers and recruiters are searching for new talent to help grow their businesses, the résumé is often the only tool to show a candidate’s qualifications. In many cases, interviewers are initially forced to assume that applicants are accurately representing themselves on their résumés. But as we all know, you can’t always take a person’s…

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Employee Pay: Your Workers Are Expecting a Raise; Are You Prepared?

The Majority of U.S. Employees Feel Underpaid Employee pay has become somewhat of a hot-button topic in recent months and years, with employees increasingly demanding higher wages to match the cost of living. It appears that many employers who made budget cuts and froze salaries following the Great Recession have created a new norm that’s more reflective…

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Workplace Safety: How Safe is Your Workplace Environment?

Are You Taking the Correct Precautions In Your Workplace? Workplace safety may not be a primary concern for many business owners and managers, but it certainly should be. The AFL-CIO published a 200-plus page report in 2015 painting a picture of a nation of employers and legislators who have neglected the safety of the American…

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How to Engage Millennial Talent

3 Ways to Attract the World’s Largest & Most Influential Workforce More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.[1] We’ve…

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Onboarding Is More Important Than You Think

After spending countless resources on recruiting, interviewing and hiring a new employee, one would think that managers would want to make a good first impression and make the first few days, weeks and months for a new hire as smooth as possible with effective onboarding. Strangely, onboarding is often overlooked by employers. Reasons for this…

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How Effective and Necessary are Employee Surveys?

  Depending on the size of your business, your ability to implement change and the candidness of your workers, an employee survey could be the key to improving employee engagement. Any company that cares about its employees will do what it can to understand what’s going on in the work place and how both management…

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Workplace Discipline

Best Employee Discipline Practices: Are You Using Them?

  It’s the necessary evil that nearly every boss, manager, supervisor and HR professional dreads: having to discipline an employee for tardiness, lack of productivity or anything else. In an ideal world, no employee would ever do anything wrong or underperform; unfortunately, these things happen at all workplaces, making employee discipline an inevitability. In many…

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Four Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive

It’s just basic common sense that a happy employee will be more invested in their work and thus more productive. Employees who are unsatisfied or unfulfilled in their roles will not be motivated to put their best foot forward. A 2014 report by Conference Board, a nonprofit research group, showed that 52.3 percent of Americans…

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Save Time and Money by Monitoring Employee Hours

Payroll is one of the largest expenses for any business owner of any size; but there are ways to lower the cost. Using an automated system to track your employee hours will reduce mistakes and cut down on the labor associated with manually calculating time. Think of all the potential productivity gained by automating your…

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Do You Trust Your Third-Party Payroll Provider?

Staying compliant and accurate on your business’s payroll, employment tax withholding, tax return preparations, reporting and tax payment responsibilities is no easy task. There are so many laws and regulations to consider, and business owners often lack the time or expertise to effectively navigate tax liabilities and run their business operations. It’s for this reason…

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Analyzing the Impact of the Workplace Anxiety Epidemic

  Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses in America, affecting more than 40 million adults (nearly one in five) and costing more than $42 billion in health care annually. Stress from family life, finances and relationships often cause people to experience feelings of anxiety, but workplace anxiety may be an overlooked issue.…

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Too Much to Handle: The Plight of Today’s HR Professionals

  As the field of human resources continues to evolve, so do the job descriptions of HR professionals. What began as a largely recruitment and personnel-based industry has exploded into a complex amalgamation of responsibilities, including compliance assistance, payroll administration, employee relations management and an ever-growing list of other obligations. In today’s business world, the…

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How Can Your Small Business Compete For Big Talent?

A few recent studies have projected great news for both job hunters and recruiters. A LinkedIn survey found that 85 percent of the U.S. population is passively searching for a new job. A CareerBuilder survey showed that 36 percent of employers plan to expand their full-time head count in 2015, compared to just 24 percent…

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