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June 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

The National Safety Council has published that almost 13,000 American workers are injured every day on the job.  It gets worse.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics published their study this spring regarding workplace injuries resulting in deaths in 2014 and for the first time since 2010, that number rose from years prior to 4821 people,…

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June 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, running payroll in-house may seem like a logical and time-saving move. However, considering the tax regulations, legal considerations, and lengthy amount of time needed to complete the process, tackling payroll yourself may not be in your best interest.  Common Mistakes When carrying out an essential business function that’s not your…

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June 16, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development According to a recent Research and Market report, “Global Human Resources Outsourcing Market 2016-2020,” analysts forecast human resources outsourcing to grow at a rate of 12.74% over the next four years. Human resources outsourcing is when a business contracts with a third-party organization to handle either a…

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June 16, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO Payroll processing companies simply provide a software platform, either by licensing the software or by providing software as a service to enable your company to process your own payroll. The platform is updated by the payroll processing company with the latest rates for all payroll related taxes…

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June 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplace cyberbullying results in increased absences, lost productivity, increased medical costs, and higher turnover. It poisons an organization by undermining employee morale and eroding any sense of loyalty, trust, or teamwork. If the Healthy Workplace Bill is passed, employees will be able to sue workplace bullies, hold employers accountable, and compel employers to correct and…

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June 13, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Hilary Hager, Corporate Counsel On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations significantly changing the rules governing which employees can be classified as exempt from overtime laws.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee must satisfy a three-part test to qualify as exempt.  They must: Be paid on a…

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June 13, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Research shows that companies investing in their workers create greater annual revenue. Learn how to expand your own talent pipeline and grow your bottom line with these five steps. Plan Align your senior management with your business needs and company values. Decide on your company’s expansion goals, the required size of your key talent pool,…

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June 12, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

If you’ve used temporary staffing or payrolling services before, you may have a general understanding of all the costs that are included in a bill rate.  However if you’re just now considering these services you might be a bit surprised when the staffing firm quotes the rate to you.  The purpose of this article is…

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June 9, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Most of the time, perfection is the greatest obstacle to productivity. Here are some reasons why and ways to overcome them.  Procrastination As an entrepreneur, you can’t waste time on perfectionism. If you don’t launch a new product or service until it’s perfect, you’re irrelevant in the marketplace. Teams no longer have time to design…

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June 8, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Sara Jensen, National Business Development Manager First things first, before we get into the cost of outsourced Payrolling, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page about what Payrolling really means.  Click here to learn what Payrolling is. Now that you understand what Payrolling is and you’ve determined that it meets your business needs,…

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