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Focus on Culture to Boost Employee Engagement

    As we discussed in our previous blog about the Great Resignation, employees are leaving jobs at an unprecedented rate. While reasons for quitting vary across generations and industries, one thing is clear: employees are looking for employers to do...

The Great Resignation: Why Your Top Talent is Eyeing the Door

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era: The Great Resignation. It’s a term first coined in 2019 to predict a mass, voluntary exodus from the workforce—and it’s here and it’s now. Employers and employees both are still reeling from the disruption...

With Inflation Running Hot, Wage Pressures Increase for Businesses

    Inflation has been making headlines all summer, sparked by rising prices and increases in other key indicators. According to July 2021 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index rose 5.4% year-over-year as of July 2021,...

Biden Orders Federal Vaccine Mandates and More

    On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden gave a speech (transcript here) outlining the federal government’s six-point plan for forging a ‘path out of the pandemic.’ Some areas of focus will directly impact business compliance, while others have...

Mental Health Benefits: Four Ways to Support Employee Wellbeing

According to a fall 2020 poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), more than half of U.S. adults reported that stress and worry over the pandemic had negatively impacted their mental health. As a result, KFF reported that mental health illnesses could soon replace...

The Delta Variant and its Impact on Return-to-Work Plans

As summer 2021 began, government officials and business leaders were optimistic. COVID-19 vaccinations were on the rise and infections were declining. There was a collective feeling we had put the pandemic behind us. Businesses were eager to call employees back to the...

PPP vs ERTC: How to Maximize ERTC with Second-Draw PPP Forgiveness

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was one of business owners’ favorite provisions within the CARES Act. At the same time, many employers overlooked the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) because they couldn’t claim the ERTC if they took a PPP loan....

Employer Health Care Costs: Predictions and Tips for 2022

    Health care options and costs are once again a hot topic for many HR and benefits managers this year. Medical costs have been trending upward since 2017 and rose about 7% amid pandemic uncertainties in 2021. According to PwC’s annual healthcare report,...

Small Business Owner’s Guide to Employee Retention Tax Credits

    Originally created within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is an incentive designed to encourage employers to keep employees on their payroll as businesses face the lingering...

2021 Compensation: Employer Expectations vs Post-Pandemic Realities

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, only 64% of businesses gave base pay increases in 2020, which was down from 82% in 2019. As businesses deal with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, surveys showed that employers were expecting to give small...

The Top 5 Payroll Processing Challenges of Small Businesses

    Asure recently asked small business owners about their experiences with payroll processing and compliance. Do any of these statements from small business owners resonate with you?  “I’m a one-man band. Making sure I know what compliance issues...

Higher Growth Companies Do More to Address Workforce Skills Gaps

    According to a recent survey by McKinsey, 87 percent of companies worldwide are aware that they either already have a skills gap or will experience one within the next few years. Disruptive technologies like AI and automation have certainly played a...

Employee Retention Tax Credit: How It Works and How to Get It

 www.asuresoftware.com/ERTC  With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) in March of 2020, the main focus for business financial relief centered on the Payroll Protection Program. The goal of the program was to get...

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