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“Put me in, Coach!” Let them PLAY, and they just might LEAD.

Successful organizations today are forward looking, mission driven, and value based with participative work environments. Employees are expected to work smart, using judgment to make informed decisions guided by a clearly stated vision and strategy. So, how do we keep our valuable employees from taking their knowledge and skills to another team? Many companies use…

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Your Client Retention Rate Stinks. Now What?

It’s the beginning of a new year. You lost some clients, you gained some. But do you know why? With reasons ranging from customer dissatisfaction to better offers/marketing from the competition, a high attrition rate is concerning for any business owner. Many reasons could be cited in this article and dissected, but I want to…

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Workers’ Compensation- Is it working for you?

In 2012, there were over 12 work related deaths per day (US Department of Labor). This statistic shows the importance of a business not only protecting their best asset, human capital, but also their company’s resources.This is where workers’ compensation comes into play. Unless you’re one of the few employers, and I mean FEW, that…

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Winter Storm Janus: Payroll Stopper?

According to The Weather Channel, the “nor’easter” is “poised to pack a massive punch in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England” today. Winter Storm Janus is forecasted to bring travel delays, school and federal government closings, power outages, and more. With these effects, businesses are impacted quickly and owners are left scrambling to carry on “business…

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What Your Timekeeping is Missing

How do you track employee hours? Through emails to supervisors? Keeping track via the white board in the break room? Maintaining an Excel spreadsheet? These are all reasonable ways to monitor employee time, but are they the most efficient and reliable? Is your current method capable of showing where you’re overpaying for unnecessary labor, verifying…

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Updated COBRA Notices Highlight ACA Coverage

Workers eligible for COBRA continuation coverage when leaving a job may now choose to purchase coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. To ensure workers are aware of these changes, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released new forms with updated language. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was concerned…

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Tips for Hiring an Intern (in less than 5 mins)

 Today, almost all students are looking for ways to get their foot in the door by working for a company as an intern. Internships not only help students gain the experience they need, but business owners benefit from an extra set of hands around the office. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, “85 percent of…

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The Truth Behind Commitment Phobia

Defining which metrics to use in measuring the success of a company seems like one of the most basic responsibilities of any leader. Many executives can clearly state their company’s vision, but can they tell you how they will know if they are on the right track to get there?  Why can’t companies commit to…

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The Importance of Giving Back

For years, company leaders have been told to “think global, act local”. But why is it important from a corporate standpoint to give back to the community that surrounds your company? Corporate contributions to charities or community service organizations benefit companies in many ways. Contributions come in many forms. However they choose to contribute, corporations…

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Taxpayers Beware

‘Tis the season of scammers trying to gain access to your confidential information, especially those W-2s that you recently received. Be on alert for phishing scams! Here’s how the typical scam works: Cybercriminals do their homework identifying CEOs, executives or others in positions of authority. Using a technique known as Business Email Compromise (BEC) or…

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