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Tips for Working From Home

We’re over a month into our new reality of working from home. While some businesses are making the transition back into the office, the reality is that many will still be working from home for quite some time, or working remotely part-time.  If you’re in this for the long haul, make sure you’re setting your business up for success.  Here are our top tips for working from home: For leaders 1. Equip your team with the tools to be successful. What project management tools and communication tools are you using? If you’re not using anything to keep these item...

Onboarding New Employees: Your Complete Guide

Could your new employee onboarding guide use some work? Maybe you don’t even have one, in which case you could be missing out on some valuable information, introductions, and planning.  It’s possible to create an organized, streamlined onboarding guide for all of your new hires. Just follow these steps.  What should onboarding include? Start off by ensuring your onboarding process includes the following: An introduction. Introduce your new employees to their new department, the company’s culture, and your business objectives. How? Through m...

Benefits of Using a PEO

There are many benefits of using a PEO (Professional Employer Organization). Along with saving you money and headaches that can come with running an HR department, they’re also available as a resource to keep you compliant and keep your operations running smoothly.  What is a PEO? A PEO is essentially an organization that partners with your company and assumes many of your employer-related HR responsibilities in order to free up time to devote to your business. They typically focus on payroll and benefits.  What are the benefits of using PEOs? Research says:...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in HR

Thanks to technology in HR, it’s possible to eliminate paperwork, save hours, and reduce the risk of human error. We’ve been collecting data for years now, but it’s time to do something with it -- and that’s where artificial intelligence (AI) and HR meet.  How HR can use AI We can use AI for: Time keeping Benefit enrollment Payroll processing Recruiting Applicant tracking So much more The goal is to save time, money, and even paper by streamlining and automating processes that we’ve been fol...

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...

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