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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | November 15, 2021

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.

5 Ways an Ergonomically Designed Workstation Can Improve Your Productivity
By John Morabito | November 12, 2021

Learn how workplace ergonomics can increase productivity and employee happiness.

What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Business owners must be aware of payroll liabilities or they'll face repercussions from employees, payroll services and the IRS. Here's what you need to know.

Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Employers have distinct responsibilities for payroll taxes. Learn how to calculate payroll taxes and comply with payroll tax rules.

What Is Employee Benefits Management and Administration?
By Sean Peek | November 10, 2021

Managing employee benefits can take a lot of time and energy, but numerous software options can help you with employee benefits management.

Self-Directed Work Teams
By Jennifer Post | November 09, 2021

Here is how to make self-directed teams work for your company.

6 Direct Deposit Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | November 09, 2021

Direct deposit is a popular way to handle paychecks, but it might not be right for every employee. Here are some other options.

16 HR Tools Every HR Manager Needs
By Sean Peek | November 09, 2021

Using the right human resources tools is the key to success for any HR department. These options will help your organization increase productivity and efficiency.

4 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | November 09, 2021

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

Dress for the Job You Want: Why Looking the Part Matters
By Skye Schooley | November 08, 2021

Like it or not, studies show that what a person wears is important to hiring managers and executives. Learn how an employee's clothing can impact their performance and others' perception of them.

How to Impress Your Manager During Your One-on-One Meeting
By Peter Daisyme | November 05, 2021

A one-on-one meeting with your manager is an opportunity to grow. Learn how to maximize it to benefit your career.

How to Effectively Implement Employee Monitoring Software
By Aigerim Berzinya | November 05, 2021

Employee monitoring software, when used in a transparent manner, can help your business. Learn how to implement it properly.

How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 05, 2021

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Julie Thompson | November 04, 2021

Merit increases can boost worker productivity and retention, but you need to know if they're right for your business and the best ways to implement them.

Onboarding vs. Orientation: What's the Difference?
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2021

Many people conflate onboarding and orientation, but these two important HR processes have key differences that set employees up for success.

How Can Weather Affect Your Mood in the Workplace?
By Sarah Parfitt | November 03, 2021

Learn how different types of weather impact employee focus and productivity.

What Is Employee Self-Service?
By Sean Peek | November 02, 2021

Employee self-service portals are increasingly popular in human resources information systems because they improve efficiency, accuracy and accessibility.

Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Because the payroll process has many moving parts, payroll reports can clarify labor costs, budgets and compliance issues.

Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Employers keep paycheck records to meet state and federal storage requirements. Here's how to manage and store records that pertain to payroll.

5 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

How do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time? Here are five tools for tracking employee productivity.

What Services Can a PEO Provide for Your Small Business?
By Joshua Stowers | November 01, 2021

Learn about the HR services you can outsource to a PEO.

Switching CRMs? 4 Tips to Make It a Hassle-Free Transition
By Alex Haimann | November 01, 2021

Looking for a new CRM? Learn how to streamline the process for your business.

Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 28, 2021

A social media manager is responsible for creating and monitoring your social media content. Here's what to look for when hiring one.

Restaurant Security: A Guide to Getting Your Money's Worth
By Sean Peek | October 19, 2021

No matter your budget, increased restaurant security will pay off in the end.

Creating an Employee-Centric Company Culture Will Not Be the Death of Your Business
By Jennifer Post | October 19, 2021

Companies with an employee-centric culture are surrounded by employees who take pride in the business and feel valued and encouraged to make suggestions.

Workers' Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 16, 2021

There are certain tax implications for workers' compensation that every employee and business owner should understand.

5 Statistics That Prove Gamification is the Future of the Workplace
By Tim Pickard | October 15, 2021

What motivates employees at work? Recognition, rewards and a sense of competition are all strong motivators.

Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | October 14, 2021

Is a PEO the right HR solution for your business? Learn about the pros and cons of PEOs.

Why HR's Organizational Structure Matters
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

The organizational structure of your HR team can make a big difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your business. Learn what these structural characteristics are and why they matter.

The Pros and Cons of Working in a Shared Business Space
By Sean Peek | October 13, 2021

Sharing a business space with another startup can be great for the collaborative entrepreneur. But what about those who need a little more space and privacy, yet don't have an office of their own?