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Cloud HR and Payroll Help Businesses Align Cash Flow with Growth

    Small businesses are actively investing in change to drive agility, resiliency, and growth. But what is the best way to make change happen? Which investments provide the biggest bang for the buck? How can businesses ensure that cash flow is closely...

Top 10 Questions to Ask Prospective Payroll Providers

    When it comes to payroll solutions, there are plenty of options. Each solution has its own personality. Choosing a solution your business can grow with is a smart approach.  While switching payroll services isn’t uncommon, it can be costly in...

7 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Current HR System

Human Resources (HR) tools must grow in tandem with your company. Doing timesheets, taxes, and onboarding manually might make sense when there are just a few employees, but that changes when a few turns into dozens. Controlling costs upfront makes sense. However,...

COBRA Subsidy in ARPA

The DOL has recently released a webpage full of resources, helpful information, model notices and FAQs related to COBRA Premium Assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for both workers and families and employers and...

COBRA Subsidies Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act (the 'Act') which includes continuation coverage premium assistance for certain individuals and their families receiving COBRA due to an involuntary termination of employment or a reduction...

5 Steps to Improving Motivation in Remote Teams

    Keeping remote employees motivated and productive requires a different approach. What works to improve motivation for on-site employees often fails in remote settings. While offering benefits in terms of flexibility and access to top talent,...

Cybersecurity and the HR Tech Stack

Organizations of all sizes collect and store sensitive, confidential employee data on a daily basis. As the number of cyberattacks on businesses grow, it’s important for human resources leaders to take a closer look at cyber security practices. Additionally, existing...

3 Technologies and 3 Tips for Successful Remote Recruiting

Remote recruiting is gaining traction at organizations of all sizes, and not just because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The move to a digital-first workforce has been in motion for a long time, with high-tech companies leading the charge. The remote revolution...

Compensation Issues for the Remote Workforce

As we continue to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on work life, let’s take a closer look at compensation issues related to managing a remote workforce. If your business allowed employees to work from home during the pandemic, are you now planning to make...

Two Ways to Reduce the Cost of Human Capital Administration

The costs of human capital administration and compliance can be significant in businesses of all sizes. Core human capital administration functions include personnel, benefits, payroll, and maintaining compliance with workforce-related rules such as employee...

Pay Equity and 2021 Compensation Planning

Every worker has the right to equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental abilities. There have been several laws enacted to protect pay equity at both the state and federal level including the new...

How to Build Incentive Plans that Motivate Employees

One of the most important functions of HR is to attract and retain productive employees. To succeed, HR must create an effective compensation program that provides fair and equitable pay. Additionally, many organizations establish incentive plans to motivate employees...

Good Riddance 2020! Get Ready for Payroll Year-End

This year has been tough and many will be glad to ring in the New Year for 2021. There are substantial changes to year-end payroll and tax reporting employers need to know about in order to close the books on the year 2020. As we look back to January, we began the...

Multistate Payroll Tax Compliance Best Practices for Higher Ed

Online learning for higher education is one of the sectors greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been increasing relentlessly already over the past decade, with 6.3 million higher education students taking classes online in 2017, according to...

Healing Workplace Political Rifts and Refocusing Your Team

Political discussion in the office has long been a lightning rod issue. In the past, talk about politics and religion was largely avoided in the workplace, but in today’s climate, it’s practically omnipresent. In February 2020, a Gartner survey found that 91% of US...

Startups, Small Bureaus, and CPAs…Oh My!

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Payroll Service BureauHave you been selling payroll services for years and often thought ‘why do I have to sell so many new accounts every month, while the owner collects recurring revenue forever?’...

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