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May 30, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring the right worker for the right job is a task all employers undertake at some point. Learn reasons why hiring a contract employee may be more reasonable than hiring a traditional employee. Scale Your Workforce Having a workforce that changes in size drives your company’s revenue. You pay for services delivered and nothing more.…

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May 27, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to an April 2016 study from Future Workplace and Beyond.com, most HR professionals believe interviewing employee referrals is more effective than meeting with other job candidates when filling open positions. Find out reasons why and how your company can benefit.  Immediate Connections Hiring employee referrals means your workers have connections their first day on…

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May 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

More HR professionals have been leaving tech companies due to professional dissatisfaction. These companies lack active, engaging roles for HR staff beyond administrative tasks. Learn how you can use this lesson for reconfiguring your own HR department to meet your workforce needs.  Lack of Defined Roles Due to the changing nature of work, many companies…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO     Payrolling companies serve as the employer of record for your contingent workforce. This can include temporary help, project workers, seasonal help, interns, or independent contractors.  As the employer of record, the payrolling company is responsible for payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, and HR management. Since they…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO and contributing author Karen Fisher, CSP. As the U.S. economy continues to slowly rebound from the effects of the Great Recession, many organizations will be looking to add to their payrolls in 2016. If you’re unsure whether to hire a permanent employee, you may consider temporary help…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By Katherine Duru Amid the patchwork of federal, state and local laws, there are an increasing number aimed at providing some paid sick leave for all employees.  High profile outbreaks of communicable infections such as norovirus have convinced lawmakers that it is in public health interest to allow workers, especially those in food service, to…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO In the world of employment there’s no bigger risk than being uninformed.  As a way of example let’s presume you did not keep up with ACA mandates and you have 80 full time employees in 2016. If you are not compliant with this law, you may be…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO There are a few simple ways to cut your payroll costs using a process called payrolling. If you’re not familiar with payrolling, a payrolling company serves as the employer of record.  For the most part that means that employee and employer liabilities are the responsibility of the…

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May 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re bringing in your company’s best workers. Because you have limited resources, here are some low- or no-cost ways to ensure you’re making a positive impact on your organization.  Build Transparency  Communicate the value of transparency to leaders and hiring managers. Let them know you want it to be a…

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May 23, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

After the new overtime laws go into effect on December 1, 2016, you may have to notify your exempt workers that their salaries don’t meet the new federal threshold of $47,476 for remaining exempt. Your now-exempt workers will have to start tracking their start times, break times, and end times. Since this will be a…

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