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A growth hacker’s guide to effective, compliant workforce management

Employer Health Care Costs: Predictions and Tips for 2021

The year 2020 has shaped up to be one of the most challenging times for human resources professionals in small and midsize businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we do business as well as how we support the changing needs of our workforce. From...

What Employers Need to Know About Time Off on Election Day

According to a recent study of the upcoming 2020 election by Pew Research, voters are highly engaged this year but nearly half expect difficulties when it’s time to cast their ballot. The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique demand for voter and poll worker safety and...

Is a “For Sale” Sign the Only Option for Your Payroll Business?

As you deal with the current economic recession, running a payroll bureau might feel riskier and more complicated than your comfort level allows. You may even be wondering whether you want to continue on this professional path or consider selling your business to move...

Stress Free Steps for Filing a Penalty Abatement

What is an abatement? When a company experiences a process breakdown within their tax filing system that results in filing or deposit noncompliance, they are hit with a penalty.  Depending on the reason for the error, a company can file for a penalty...

Why Every Business Needs an Employee Handbook—and How to Create One

Some people view employee handbooks as an antiquated practice from a past business era, but nothing could be further from the truth. A well-written, compliant employee handbook continues to be one of the best employee relations tools for businesses of all sizes. It...

Multistate Payroll Taxes: The Advantages, Pitfalls and Remote Work

Multistate Payroll Taxes: The Advantages, Pitfalls and Remote WorkMonday, August 17, 2020It may sound surprising, but the COVID-19 outbreak has created (and accelerated) several trends – and we don’t mean bedazzled face masks, either. Take remote work, for...

5 Ways Payroll Problems Wreck Your Sleep…and How to Solve Them

Everybody’s under more stress these days. Payroll tax problems can contribute to stress … but it doesn’t have to be that way. In one of our site’s most widely read blogs from 2019, we show you what payroll pitfalls to look out for … and the best practices to avoid...

The New Form 941: What Payroll Tax Professionals Need To Be Aware Of

The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 has changed the ways people interact, work and do business with each other. One change of particular interest to the payroll industry has been the revisions to the Internal Revenue Service’s Form 941.Approved and released by the agency...

How Small Business Owners Can Optimize Employee Benefits

When you’re growing a small business, you need to be able to hire smart, talented people. The most talented people will be recruited by multiple businesses and it’s likely some of those competitors might be larger corporations. To recruit and retain the best...

Compliance Advantages HR Automation Delivers to Small Businesses

No matter what size your business, if you have employees, you have human resources and payroll compliance and reporting requirements. Large enterprises have designated HR, legal and payroll departments to handle traditional workforce management and compliance...

Six Reasons Growth-Oriented Businesses Rely on HR as a Service

Entrepreneurs and business leaders encounter numerous challenges on the path to growth—from managing cash flow and payroll to growing sales and hiring the right employees. When you’re out there hustling to win the next client or launch your next product, new...

Leadership Skills for Managing Mixed Remote/Onsite Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many businesses that had little to no experience with distributed teams into remote work-from-home experiments. Many employers are pleased with the results and making plans to allow for more remote workers in the future. But for some...

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