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Find the right person for your business

Any organization – be it a business, a non-profit, or even a household – runs on its personnel. The right person in the right job is often the difference between thriving and floundering. It’s not always about an individual’s training and...

Four strategies for managing a team of telecommuters

Employee productivity is a major concern for any manager, but it can be especially difficult to keep an eye on when some or all of your team works remotely. If you’ve experienced a drop in productivity among your telecommuting employees, then try out these...

Chase your dreams instead of pushing paper

Nobody starts a business to push paper. Entrepreneurs and executives establish companies to build, create and service. They have vision. They see a void and seek to fill it. To them, it’s not just a business, it’s their passion. Theirs is a drive to work...

Three strategies for dealing with a dishonest employee

Dishonesty is a common human trait and everyone has lied at least a few times in their lives. In the workplace, however, dishonesty can create serious problems. If you’re struggling with an employee who is dishonest with you and members of their team, here are...

A better way to do payroll

There was a time when the business owner or human resources manager would bring out the company checkbook each week and hand-write paychecks to be given out, usually on Friday. These might come with a slip of paper listing various deductions, perhaps with year-to-date...

When it comes to setting goals, it pays to get SMART

Goal-setting isn’t just for New Years’ resolutions. Setting goals in the workplace is crucial to motivating employees to perform at their best in their positions. If you’re not actively helping your employees set and track their goals at the moment,...

Is your business ACA compliant?

Businesses with 50 or more full-time employees are required to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by filing required documentation including forms 1095-C and 1094-C. This includes year-end payroll summary data for each full-time employee along with the year’s...

Is your workplace suffering from tech overload?

Have you fallen into the habit of sending e-mails to communicate with our employees — even if they are just a few steps away from you? Perhaps it is time to rethink your reliance on technology to communicate with your team. Although most people assume Millennials...

Effective onboarding is vital to employee retention

Many employers don’t realize that employees’ feelings about the companies they work for are often shaped in the first weeks and months on the job. It’s a critical window of time for employees to find out about the companies they work for and whether...

Balancing the needs of parents and employees without children

It’s not easy trying to accommodate two vastly different groups of people, but when it comes to working parents and child-free employees, you might find their concerns and desires more similar than you might expect. While child-free employees sometimes feel...