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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...

I-9 Audits Are On The Rise: Be Prepared

Audits of I-9 records quadrupled in 2018 over the prior year. That means nearly 6,000 employers were audited, which led to several dozen civil and criminal convictions. The agency involved — Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) — "is carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers," it stated upon releasing audit statistics. To accommodate the increase, HSI is beefing up its army of auditors.   "Most employers don't intentionally falsify I-9 forms or knowingly accept falsified ones from employees. They si...

New Year HR Checklist

It's a New Year! Time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to get organized and stay compliant. We know that running a compliant business requires a lot of organization. Whether you are part of a big team or handling HR for a small business, it's nice to get a little help. And, if you’ve already fallen behind a bit, don’t worry, this checklist can help you catch up.  Click Here to Download the Checklist

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