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Small Business Mythbusters: How to Motivate Employees

Myth 1: Money is the only effective way to motivate employees to improve performance. Raises and bonuses certainly are ways businesses can motivate employees to work harder and better. But, cash isn’t the only way to encourage workers to improve their performance. Some studies have shown it is not even the best way. Helping employees…

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Emphasize Your Health and Safety Programs

August 12-18 is OSHA Safe and Sound Week 2019, an annual reminder of the importance of health and safety programs. Two key areas to focus on are your employees’ well-being and reporting injuries and claims. An organization that values safety will improve employee morale and engagement, and help your team feel supported and valued. Learn…

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Taking a Positive Approach to Employee Discipline

Are your employee discipline policies focused on punishment, or are you more focused on offering positive guidelines? Done right, a more positive approach to employee discipline can improve morale and create a stronger, more impactful company culture. Learn the 5 steps for creating empowering human resources policies, and why the positive approach is so effective,…

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Paid Family Leave Requirements

While there are no federal legal requirements for paid family leave, several states already have laws on the books, some have laws that will go into effect in the next few years, and many other states are considering passing laws. And each law has different wage replacements rates, length of family leave, and funding mechanisms.…

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The True Cost of Hiring

Do you know how much a new employee will cost your business? Not just the salary—the full, true cost. To know the actual cost of hiring, you need to factor in benefits, training costs, and even the costs of the hiring process itself. For a business to succeed, it needs to have accurate information, including…

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Follow Best Practices, Not Fads

Are you implementing HR best practices, or are you following passing fads and trends? Are you even sure which is which? “Talent management” is one of the biggest concerns among businesses of all sizes, as business owners and CEOs look for ways to modernize their workforce. It’s important to identify the best strategies to put…

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What to Know Before You Implement Biometrics

Businesses using biometrics is no longer just for the movies. As many as 40 percent of businesses say they plan to use some form of biometric technology, whether for security, cost reduction, or any other reason. These technologies can range from scanning fingerprints to facial geometry, and businesses are using this data for everything from…

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How to Save Money with Ancillary Benefits

Offering additional benefits can be a valuable way to retain your talented employees and attract top job candidates, but have you considered ways that adding ancillary benefits could actually help you save money? Benefits like dental, vision, and disability insurance might initially seem like big expenses on top of your health insurance plan, but they…

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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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