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June, 08 2018 HR Products & Services
Four Options for Handling Your HR and How to Decide Which One is Right for Your Business

If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you know what human resources is and you probably know that it’s a responsibility you must take on before hiring your first employee. However, you might not know about all the options there are for managing your HR. Let’s walk through some of these options, outline the advantages and disadvantages of each, and give practical tips on how to decide which option is best for your business.

June, 07 2018 Legal News & Compliance
Five HR Topics Businesses Should be Aware Of

Here are some of the most notable topics and issues we think your business should know about and our guidance on preparing for the effects they’ll have on your business.

Five Ways Strategic HR Can Help Consulting, Advertising and Other Professional Services Firms Succeed

If you own or run a company that provides professional services, then you probably face specific business challenges that entrepreneurs in other industries may not fully grasp. Here are five HR opportunities that can help your professional services firm succeed.

April, 25 2018 Employee Benefits
The Most Amazing Employee Benefit You're Probably Not Using

Modern employees want to work for employers who care for their well-being. An employee assistance program (EAP) is a great employee benefit for giving employees and their family members who are struggling with stress, substance abuse, relationship problems, grief and a host of other personal issues an around-the-clock, confidential resource to get the help they need.

April, 18 2018 Employee Benefits
HSA vs. FSA: An Expert Explains the Difference Between Health Savings and Flex Spending Accounts

Your employees might be struggling to decide between a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA). The pre-tax dollars deposited into these accounts can be used to pay healthcare costs for medical, dental and vision expenses. The IRS restricts what expenses can be paid for using an HSA or FSA. While both programs are great ways to take advantage of tax savings, they differ in ways that benefit the user, depending on their situation.

April, 11 2018 Affordable Care Act
Is Your Company an Applicable Large Employer? The Answer Makes a Big Difference for ACA Compliance

Is your company facing a potential employer shared responsibility tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The ACA requires ALEs to offer health coverage to at least 95% of benefits-eligible employees or potentially pay a tax penalty.

April, 05 2018 Employee Benefits
Benefits 101: How to Help Your Employees Help Themselves When Selecting Benefits Options

Employers who struggle to communicate their benefits options to their employees may see those same employees failing to select the best options for themselves and their families. These employees won’t appreciate the value of your benefits offering because they may not be getting the benefits they need. Of course, satisfaction with employee benefits, which are a crucial component of your compensation package, can go a long way to overall employee satisfaction, which is key to attracting employees to your company and retaining the ones you have. Here are some tips for communicating more effectively with your employees about their benefits.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Every Day a Great Day

Mornings are often full of hope as many entrepreneurs start their work day feeling motivated. However, it’s easy to find ourselves mired in other issues and leaving work at the end of the day feeling deflated and exhausted. While leading a small business can be very rewarding, entrepreneurs should consider ways to be more productive and remain mindful of how they schedule their days to avoid burnout and keep their small business dreams from turning into nightmares. Here are five tips for making every workday effective and productive.

March, 21 2018 Talent Acquisition
Are Your Recruitment Efforts Falling Flat? Data May be the Answer!

Too many businesses make the mistake of not tracking or using recruitment analytics. Here are some pieces of data you should be collecting as you hire new employees.

March, 14 2018 HR Best Practices
Struggling With Your New Year’s Resolution to be More Productive in 2018? Here’s How to Eliminate the 3 Biggest Productivity Hurdles Companies Face

With so many demands on your time, it’s easy to be affected by productivity hurdles. Productivity is usually tied to other vital business outcomes, such as employee morale, efficiency and the bottom line. Improving your productivity game can have a positive impact on your overall business success. If you are struggling with becoming more productive in 2018, below are three HR-related productivity hurdles that business owners commonly face and a few solutions that might help you overcome them.