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Human Resource Management

April 26, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Financial Times reports that human resource (HR) information systems are moving rapidly toward web-based applications such as employee self service (ESS) and online recruiting. "Human resource management is evolving into a more technology-based profession," John Sweeney, employee at the Society for Human Resources Management, explains to the news source. "For example, in many organizations,…

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March 11, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

When choosing a payroll management service, business managers should take the time to vet potential firms in order to ensure they find the best fit for their companies. Payroll outsourcing services can help employers avoid making costly mistakes and enable them to invest the time they would have spent on administrative tasks into high-priority projects,…

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March 10, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

While outsourcing business processes such as payroll management, accounting and HR administration can save money, it provides other substantial, and possibly even more important, benefits as well. Outsourcing can increase efficiency and help companies launch new projects faster, notes All Business. Starting a project in-house involves training and hiring a new team, which can take…

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March 9, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Human Resources outsourcing services can help businesses maximize the use of their time and money, as well as provide their employees with an expert resource. HR firms can help companies outline their payroll management strategies, including rules for bonuses, compensation and benefits, notes All Business. There are many HR administration outsourcing companies that are beginning…

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March 8, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Outsourcing payroll and related tax duties to third-party payrolling services provides businesses with smaller staffs to handle their administrative responsibilities, but they must know their tax responsibilities as the employer as well. Payroll services can report, collect and deposit employment taxes on behalf of the businesses that hire them, but the main employer will be…

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March 2, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

HR administrators should educate their organizations' managers about the temporary workforce in order to ensure they are well-treated and respected during their time at the company. Lance Richards, senior director and global practice leader of the human resources consulting practice Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group, notes in an article for Human Resource Executive magazine that…

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February 25, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

U.S. employers are planning to dole out the largest pay raises since the beginning of the financial crisis, according to several experts' predictions. The consultancy Towers Watson found that companies expect to offer 3 percent merit increases for 2011, up from the 2.7 percent increases awarded to employees on average in 2010. Before the financial…

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February 23, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently updated the I-9 handbook for employers, which addresses topics that were found confusing in the old version, including how to handle name changes, misspellings and correcting mistakes on I-9 forms. HR administration should take note of new additions to the handbook, including stipulations requiring employers to wait until after…

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