How to Hire Top Talent for Your Business - Part 1 [Video Blog]

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We all know you need skilled and dedicated employees to build and grow your business. Attracting the right people is essential to positioning your company for growth and success, but establishing your company as a destination for top talent takes effort. 

You've got to lead the competition on two fronts by: (1) offering an attractive compensation and benefits package, and (2) showcasing a corporate brand and culture that both excites and motivates candidates.

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3 Tax Recordkeeping Tips for Employers [Video Blog]

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

You may not give much thought to doing your taxes outside of tax season, but some of the expenses you pay during the year might qualify for money-saving tax credits or deductions come tax time. If you organize your tax records now, you'll make tax filing easier and faster when you do them next year. It also helps reduce the chance that you'll lose a receipt or statement that you need. 

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Do You Need a Cell Phone Policy in Your Workplace? [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It's likely that most, if not all, of your employees bring a personal cell phone to the office. Determining when it is acceptable for your employees to use their personal cell phones in the workplace, and when it is not, requires a careful balancing act.

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Are Unpaid Internships Worth the Hassle? [Video Blog]

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 3:05:17 PM

We are going to discuss unpaid internships and whether they're really worth the hassle.

A fact sheet issued by the U.S. Department of Labor outlines six criteria that categorize employment as an internship rather than paid employment:

1. The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational environmentHELP_UNPAID_INTERNS_800px-1;
2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern, and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. 

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5 Tips on Payroll Outsourcing for Employers

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Many employers outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payers such as payroll service providers and reporting agents. Reputable third-party payers can help employersOutsourcing Payroll streamline their business operations by collecting and timely depositing payroll taxes on the employer's behalf and filing required payroll tax returns with state and federal authorities.

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Employee Termination: Checklist & Guidelines for Employers

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Termination is never an easy part of a manager’s job. But the steps you take beforehand can reduce the difficulty and the company’s possible exposure to wrongful termination lawsuits.

HR experts agree that firing an employee shouldn’t come out of the blue. Termination should beTermination the final step in a thorough process of establishing company policy, regular performance evaluations, constructive discipline and dispassionate consideration of the employee’s risk and value to the company.

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The Importance of a Clear Social Media Policy

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Social media, with its ability to reach millions of potential customers with the click of a mouse, can be a marketing boon to companies. It can also present some serious challenges for employers due to the fluid nature of the boundaries between personal and company social media.

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Building a Great Organizational Culture

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 8:30:00 AM

"Organizational culture" is a popular buzzword, but what does it really mean? What does it take to develop a corporate culture that keeps both management and employees satisfied and productive? A few recent online articles elucidate this topic and provide an excellent starting point for exploring this concept.

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Contract Worker Safety—What Employers Should Know

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 8:30:00 AM

As a host employer for contract workers, if you thought that you didn't have to worry about safety issues, think again. OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recently announced that it is increasing its vigilance with regard to temporary worker safety in a memorandum released in April. The agency stated in the memorandum that, "Given the number of temporary workers and the recent high profile fatal incidents, the agency is making a concerted effort using enforcement, outreach and training to assure that temporary workers are protected from workplace hazards." 

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Hiring Interns? Be Sure to Comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Summer is a popular time for hiring interns, but did you know that internships are most often considered 'employment' subject to the federal minimum wage and overtime rules?

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