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June 29, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO   There are many reasons a business should hire an employer of record to outsource back-office support functions. The best reason is to free up your employees to focus on your company’s purpose and contribute to your company’s growth. Getting help in dealing with the stress associated with…

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June 28, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO If you run a multi-state business, you see this all the time.  Inaction at the Federal of State level prompts local jurisdictions to take matter in their own hands.  Mandatory sick pay is the latest in a deluge of new laws passed at a local level that…

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June 28, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Team players embrace essential work qualities through personal development and life experiences. Defining which traits make a great team player is essential for identifying top candidates for your company’s open positions. Learn how to build effective teams and improve your company culture by seeking the following qualities in job candidates. Humility Great team players don’t…

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June 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to poll results released in May 2016, more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults don’t think private companies should disclose employee wages internally. However, Americans do want salary or wage ranges included in new job postings. Learn how these factors affect your small business.  Poll Results More than 530 people responded to the Marist…

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June 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Immigration compliance is one area where being proactive today saves your company money down the road. Consistently verifying workers’ employment eligibility within three days of working for your organization helps avoid legal issues in the future. Find out how to use E-Verified services and how IES can help. Review I-9 Files Begin by reviewing the…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By Trevor Foster, VP of Finance Providing excellent customer service is touted by practically every service business out there. It makes sense – the company’s primary objective is to serve the customer (by very definition, considering it’s a service business). But that also opens up some issues. For our purposes, let’s assume your company really…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Sean Ring, Business Development Manager One of the most powerful and undeniable trends in the global economy is the perpetually transforming nature of the workforce. We have already experienced a vast shift over the past decade and experts in this field unanimously forecast the continued movement towards increased leverage of contingent labor. Contingent labor…

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June 20, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Forming new habits takes time and effort, but once you get there, it shapes who you are. Learn to implement seven daily habits that’ll increase your happiness level at work. Eat and Drink Healthfully Whether you’re too busy to eat, mindlessly snacking, or indulging in a colleague’s birthday treats, it’s important you eat healthfully daily.…

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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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