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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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?

Are PEO Payroll Services Worth It?
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

When you need help with your payroll, should you hire a payroll service or a PEO? Learn what a PEO for payroll looks like.

How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration. Here is what you need to know about hiring immigrant workers and finding qualified applicants.

8 Hiring Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Learn how to overcome hiring obstacles to add ideal candidates to your team.

The 10 Types of Employees Every Business Owner Needs on Their Team
By Skye Schooley | October 01, 2021

A strong team can support and grow your business. Here are the 10 types of employees you need on your team.

How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

By Sean Peek | September 30, 2021

While similar, human capital management (HCM), human resources information system (HRIS) and human resources management systems (HRMS) are noninterchangeable HR solutions with different purposes.

Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
By Skye Schooley | September 30, 2021

To ensure your employees are getting help when they need it, one benefit you should strongly consider offering is an employee assistance program.

What Is Human Capital Management?
By Sean Peek | September 27, 2021

Human capital management encompasses all the processes a business takes during recruiting, hiring and training to optimize productivity.

What Is a Human Resource Information System (HRIS)?
By Sean Peek | September 27, 2021

An HRIS is an excellent investment for your business that can save you time and increase productivity. Here's everything you need to know about implementing an HRIS in your organization.

What Is Disciplinary Action?
By Sean Peek | September 24, 2021

A disciplinary action is a corrective measure taken to improve an employee's behavior and prevent future misconduct, violations or poor performance.

Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2021

Identifying the pros and cons of hiring new grads and seasoned professionals can help you determine which type of employee you should hire.

The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By Skye Schooley | September 22, 2021

Professional employer organizations can take administrative tasks such as payroll and workers' compensation off your plate.

How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

How to Choose Payroll Software
By Nicole Fallon | September 21, 2021

Choosing the right payroll software for your small business can streamline operations and ensure your employees get paid correctly and on time.

How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Making proper payroll journal entries is a task with which all small business owners should be familiar.

Workplace Visitor Policy With Free Template
By Jeff Hale | September 21, 2021

Your workplace visitor policy is a necessary document to ensure that your employees, data, and guests are safe and treated with a high degree of professionalism.

10 Ways Employee Monitoring Software Can Benefit Your Remote and In-Office Teams
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2021

Many businesses believe employee monitoring software is only useful for remote work. However, this software can be a great aid in the office as well. Here are the benefits, as well as the concerns.

How to Calculate Night Shift Differential Pay
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2021

Night shift differential pay makes it easy to find and motivate daytime employees to work nighttime shifts. Here's how to implement it.

8 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)
By Skye Schooley | September 15, 2021

If you're considering outsourcing your HR, you need to keep certain challenges in mind and know what to look for in the right service.

A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

Can Managers Become Leaders?
By Jennifer Post | September 01, 2021

Follow these five steps and become a better leader today.

13 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By Jennifer Post | August 30, 2021

Communication, employee training and organization are a few of the things that can improve the office workflow.

5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 2021

Cutting ties with a shareholder isn't simple, but it can be achieved through these five steps.

Should You Pick the Cheapest Payroll Service?
By Simone Johnson | August 25, 2021

If you're a budding business owner, you may need an affordable payroll service, but is it wise to choose the cheapest one you can find?

12 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

Learn how a new POS system can help your restaurant manage orders, inventory, staff and a host of other back-office tasks.

What Is a PEO?
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2021

If your small business needs HR support but isn't ready to hire an in-house HR specialist, a PEO may be able to help. Find out what a PEO is and what it can do for your business.