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How to Improve Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is vital if you want your employees to perform at their best.  Companies that prioritize wellness can expect higher retention rates, better employee performances, and an easier time recruiting. But how do you get started?  Some tips to improve wellness at work: Offer wellness benefits. Think outside the box when it comes to employee benefits and consider offering something like a gym membership or discounts on health-related expenses. Create wellness challenges. Rally your entire office together by rewarding them for completing...

Pros and Cons of Remote Employment

Remote working has increased in popularity among businesses. In fact, in the last 5 years alone, there’s been a 44% increase in remote work (source). But is it right for your business?  We’re outlining the pros and cons of remote employees to help you make the right decision when it comes to your own business.  The pros of having remote employees Productivity. Research shows that 85% of businesses have seen productivity increase in their company as a result of the flexibility that remote working can bring.  Increased advantages in recruit...

Hiring Tips for the Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry has seen plenty of advancements over the years. But if you’re operating in the industry and haven’t revamped your hiring process recently, now is the time.  Some hiring tips for the restaurant industry: Know who you’re targeting You don’t just want any person to become an employee in your restaurant. You’re likely looking for specific requirements and skills, but you also probably have some personality traits in mind that can be tough to find.  What are the elements of a perfect employee for your restaurant? Deve...

How a Dedicated HR System Can Impact Talent Management

Having a dedicated HR system in place can help you optimize your talent management. Our solutions take you from initial screening all the way through new-hire paperwork and onboarding.  An HR solution that addresses each of these steps is powerful. Here’s what you can expect from working with a dedicated HR partner like us.  Screening and background checks Get full service employment screening and background checks on your prospects. Know exactly who you’re interviewing or hiring so there are no surprises later.  Recruiting&nbs...

Tips for Time and Attendance Management

Time and attendance can be tough to manage. Maybe you’re struggling with employees taking off too often. Maybe it’s a tracking issue. Or maybe you’re just wondering how to tighten up your systems a bit more.  Whatever you’re running into with time and attendance, there’s always a way to improve. Start by following these tips: Digitize and simplify your tools.  Is your payroll process being held up by spreadsheets or even physical timesheets? It’s time to digitize and simplify. Rather than requiring employees to submit spreadsheets each wee...

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Tax

Social Security tax requires you to both withhold a percentage of your employees’ wages and make a matching contribution. If you have employees, you’re impacted by it. But it can often feel overwhelming.  Here’s all you need to know about Social Security tax.  Withholding rate The Social Security tax withholding rate is 6.2% That means for each paycheck, you’re required to withhold 6.2% of every employee’s wages, and contribute 6.2% of their wages as well.  Annual wage base changes Yes, the Social Security wage base...

5 Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace safety is one of the most important things your business can focus on, but it’s something a lot of employees aren’t aware of. We get it -- there’s so much else going on every single day that it can be tough to get employees to rally around workplace safety.  But you could save your company time, money, and even lives by having a workplace safety plan in place.  According to OSHA, the following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018):  Fall protection, construction Haza...

HR Tips for 2020

New year, new decade, new chance to make sure you’re taking care of your employees. Follow these HR tips for 2020 in order to start the year off on the right foot.  1. Be flexible. If you don’t already have flexible policies in place, such as remote working policies and flexible hours, 2020 is the time to adopt them. Plenty of companies are adopting work from home policies and allowing employees to take off as often as needed or work around their schedules. Be flexible and open to giving your employees what they’re looking for (it’ll even help keep them around long...

Tips for Time Management in Your Business

According to Inc Magazine, small business owners waste 21.8 hours each week. Do you have a strategic plan in place to ensure you’re managing your time (and your employees’ time) as efficiently as possible? Take a look at these time management tips for businesses and discover areas where you can improve. Even focusing on improving on one or two of these at first can save you plenty of hours a week.  Track your employees’ time Do you know how long it takes your employees to complete any given project? By tracking how long different projects take as well as how...

Reducing Employee Turnover: Tips for Hiring the Right People

Hiring the wrong people is one of the top 5 most common and most expensive HR mistakes that we see companies make. In fact, employee turnover can cost you 200% - 300% of the cost of one salary alone. That means if you’ve hired a few of the wrong people, it’s costing you a lot.  So how do you ensure you’re hiring the right people for your organization? Here are a few things to focus on: Up your searching, training, and retaining efforts.  This will take some time and money upfront, but will pay off later when your team is strong and you’re able to retain the righ...

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