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The Behavioral Economics of Hiring

What goes into the decision-making process when it’s time to hire a new employee? What is the candidate thinking? What is the employer thinking? Insights from behavioral economics, a field that applies psychological insights to economic theory, can help both sides better understand and improve the hiring process. These changes can help build better relationships…

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Have You Considered Managed Payroll?

Managed payroll can be a key solution for businesses that are worried about keeping in compliance with wage and hour laws. Especially with ongoing changes to these laws, like new minimum salary thresholds for exemption from FLSA overtime rules, it can be difficult to keep up to date and all too easy to find yourself…

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Are You Looking to Hire Foreign Workers?

Does your business require employees with very specific skills, sometimes requiring you to look outside the United States for the right talent? It’s vitally important to stay compliant with all rules and regulations for hiring and employing foreign workers. Know what to do, from your initial contact with the Department of Labor to working with…

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Technology and Overtime Management

Proposed changes to FLSA mean that more employees will become eligible for overtime, as the minimum yearly salary for exemptions goes up to $35,308. What does this mean for you and your business? What can you do with technology to help your business better prepare for and handle these—and any other—changes? Learn more about overtime…

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Can You Ask Questions About Salary History?

Do you live in one of the states or localities that have banned salary history questions during the hiring and/or salary negotiation processes? Already, 7 states have laws in place, and there are many more states looking at similar legislation. If you live in one of these areas, it’s important to be fully up-to-date on…

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What to Do When You Hire Seasonal Employees

Many small businesses rely on seasonal employees to handle increased work demand during specific parts of the year. If your business is among them, are you following best practices to take care of those employees, keep your business in legal compliance, and increase the return rate of your seasonal employees? Our blog team has put…

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How Transparent is Your Compensation?

A more transparent compensation process can help your business in a lot of ways, including attracting top candidates to apply with your company, increasing employee retention, and improving morale among your team. Make sure you have a clear understanding of where your company’s pay fits into the industry standard, and how your compensation stands in…

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What Will Work Look Like in the Future?

What will work look like as we move into the future? Today doesn’t look like 40 years ago, so there’s no reason to expect 40 years from now will look like today. There have been many trends impacting work in recent years, including a decrease in the number of hours worked, an increase in the…

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Don’t Overlook Your Employees’ Good Performance

Could your performance reviews be having a counter-productive effect? In many businesses, reviews are a source of stress that actually hurt productivity, rather than spurring excellence. But it’s not because performance reviews are bad in and of themselves. It’s that many of us are doing them wrong. Recent studies urge business owners to focus on…

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Are You Watching Out for Workplace Bullying?

More businesses are increasing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, but there are other harmful behaviors that could negatively impact your business, too. Workplace bullying is a serious problem that can sometimes be more difficult to diagnose, yet can hurt productivity and morale in your business, increase employee turnover, and leave the company open…

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