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January 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

After meeting its annual goal in December 2015, Hilcorp Energy gave a six-figure gift totaling over $100 million to approximately 1,400 employees. Whereas your company may not be able to top this event, there are inexpensive (but effective) ways to recognize your employees’ achievements. To be most effective, employee recognition must be timely, frequent, specific,…

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January 13, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many staffing agency owners dream of staying competitive by expanding nationwide or overseas. The increased costs, stress, and time commitment are among the reasons many owners don’t take action. Discover how Innovative Employee Solutions can help by becoming your nationwide Employer of Record. Increase Productivity When we become your employer of record, you can utilize…

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January 11, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

  Although an employer of record often works with a staffing agency, the two are separate business entities. Each has specific roles and responsibilities in their symbiotic relationship. Purpose An employer of record serves as an employer for tax purposes while an employee performs work for the client, such as a staffing firm or other…

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January 8, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

An underperforming employee demoralizes colleagues and decreases your company’s productivity. Because this person was originally hired based on their skills, experience, and attitude, it’s important you learn to reengage the worker to help both them and your bottom line. Give Feedback Ensure the employee knows their responsibilities within the organization, why they’re important, and when…

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January 6, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

In February 2015, the IRS released forms employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “shared responsibility” mandate must file to show compliance with ACA requirements. Learn about the complexities of filling out these forms and how Innovative Employee Solutions can help. Form 1095-B must be filed and given to enrollees by employers subject to…

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January 4, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a Human Resources professional, you resolve complex issues in the workforce daily. Here are three of the top challenges you’ll most likely face heading into the New Year. Recruiting & Retaining Qualified Employees Your role in finding, developing, and retaining top talent will be affected by shifts in workplace demographics, losing mid-skill jobs, and…

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June 17, 2015 Read time: 3 minutes

The following is a guest post from IES’s President, Peter Limone: When it comes to hiring and paying employees, the road to payday can sometimes be a bumpy one. As President of a company that specializes in helping companies simplify payroll for their contingent hires, I’ve seen firsthand how easy it is for clients to…

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April 30, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

It is extremely important for employers to hire the right employee to ensure a lucrative investment. Hiring the wrong employee can set a company back financially and lower the organization's morale. In a CareerBuilder survey of 2,696 employers, 41 percent of participants revealed that a bad hire set their company back $25,000, and 25 percent said it…

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April 30, 2015 Read time: 3 minutes

Communication is a huge component of the job for HR professionals, and with the growing digital age, virtual communication seems to be the go-to method in the workplace. More employees are working from home, companies are expanding and mobility is becoming the norm, meaning that maintaining connections over long distances is vital for business success.Email…

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April 30, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Although gossip can be completely innocent in the beginning, it can eventually hurt feelings and damage reputations. According to the University of Virginia's Health System Faculty and Employee Assistance Program, workplace gossip may even cause good employees to leave the company. As an employer, it is your job to keep gossip under control in your organization. Here…

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