I woke this morning and like most, I used the restroom, took a shower, and brushed my teeth as the start of my day. And like every day, I did it without acknowledging the importance of that clean water to my sheer existence. I’m guessing this scenario sounds familiar to you. But what if it was different?
Sep 10, 2014 1:00:00 PM
LIKE...It’s amazing how our perception of this word has changed since Bret Taylor, CEO and co-founder of Quip, built the ‘Like’ button at Friendfeed, the social network he built after leaving Google. If you’re thinking to yourself, “I thought it was created by Facebook”, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Facebook acquired Friendfeed in 2009 for roughly $50 million, and over one billion people began to “Like” things in a whole new way.
Sep 3, 2014 12:45:00 PM
Did you know payroll errors can account for 1.2% of an employer's total payroll (Nucleus Research)? For a small business, it can mean thousands of dollars. This week marks the 18th annual National Payroll Week. The goal of this week is to celebrate those who process payroll and help American workers better understand their paychecks.
Aug 29, 2014 2:45:00 PM
FACT: Over 40% of businesses that experience a serious loss never reopen their doors. Many business owners understand the need for Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance, but not all realize how close it can hit to home.
Topics: Property and Casualty Insurance
Aug 20, 2014 12:20:00 PM
It has been said that "People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” (IRS). The majority of these complaints stem from misunderstanding taxes. Today, businesses have seen an increase in tax notices due to incorrect data reports and tax agency staff changes.
Topics: Tax and Compliance
Aug 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM
It’s that time of year again when employers should be reviewing service providers and benefit plans for the New Year. One that should not be overlooked is your 401(k) plan. Employers that offer a 401(k) plan have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure their company-sponsored plans have reasonable fees and expenses.
Topics: Benefit Administration
Aug 6, 2014 10:45:00 AM
Spring and fall are the two most popular times for couples to get married. This big life event not only takes time away from work, but also requires certain internal changes to be processed. Below are a few of the most common updates that every organization’s Human Resource department will need to adjust:
Jul 30, 2014 4:15:00 PM
Have you ever considered whether an employee seems too good to be true? Over half of all job applications contain false information. How is an employer supposed to know about these discrepancies when they have what they think is a great match for the position and their company?
Topics: Human Resources
Jul 23, 2014 4:19:00 PM
Consider this: An employee comes into work ten minutes late a few days a week, occasionally exceeds his/her given lunch break, and leaves the office a couple minutes early every other day. Over the course of the year, these additional (unworked) minutes add up to an entire week's worth of pay. Now, let's say they get paid $10 per hour for a 40-hour work week. If multiple employees are following suit with overstated time tendencies, the business owner is in turn paying out thousands of dollars of unworked labor per year. It may seem minimal on a week-to-week basis, but these inflated time cards can create a larger issue for the company's bottom line.
Topics: Time and Labor
Jul 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Many businesses have hired seasonal employees to help balance out their busy summer season. Business owners need to be aware of how the seasonal help can affect their employment numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Topics: Affordable Care Act