When Should You Hire Temporary Help?

You're doing everything possible to keep your business moving forward. However, does interviewing, hiring and recruiting top talent always get put off?Using temp-to-hire positions has a number of benefits. Bringing workers on temporarily gives you the chance to see if...

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Offering Vision Benefits

Vision insurance may not be considered as essential as other aspects of medical benefits, but it can benefit a company's reputation and bottom line. Businesses should seriously consider offering it.Vision insurance may not be considered as essential as other aspects...

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7 Employee Award Programs to Boost Morale

Part of running a successful business is keeping not just customers happy, but employees too. Good employee morale will mean more productivity, so it's important that you design ways to show employees your appreciation and recognize their achievements. There are many...

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Bracket Changes and More From the IRS

You haven’t even filed your 2017 taxes yet, but the IRS has already announced changes that will affect your 2018 taxes, which you’ll be filing in 2019. The changes were announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which runs 28 pages, but below are some key points.

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IRS Updates Its Per Diem Rates

IRS Updates Its Per Diem Rates   The IRS has released an annual notice that lists and explains the 2017-2018 special per diem rates for taxpayers to use in substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from...

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IRS Issues Small but Important Changes to ACA Forms

Despite all the "huffing and puffing" by the politicians, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still with us. But that doesn't mean there haven't been changes. The IRS requires the filing of two pairs of forms: Form 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information...

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Keeping an Eye on Mobile Employees

 You may be ready to delve into what features are out there so that you choose the right app for your purposes. Features can include automatic GPS and timestamp, so you know where your employees are and when. Here are some more details: Efficiently group employees...

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2018 Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans

From 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts to Social Security, the federal government has been busy in recent weeks adjusting numbers for 2018. Whether you're an employee or business owner, senior management or nonexempt staff, these changes may affect how...

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How to Motivate Employees to Use Wellness Programs

Employers are incorporating wearables into their workplace wellness programs. How can they promote health and well-being? Read on: Give employees these devices or offer a subsidy rather than requiring them to buy them completely on their own. Set goals; encourage...

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How to Communicate With Your Staff

Don't let poor communication among your workers and managers get worse. It can lead to a serious decline in your firm's health. But there are ways to perk up communication. Here are some smart tips for improvement: Check in with employees on a regular basis. Meet with...

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Managing the Ubiquitous Form 1099

Managing the Ubiquitous Form 1099 Payroll One of the most important tax and payroll issues a company has to address is who is an actual employee and who is an 1099 independent contractor. Once you have that worked out, your next step is making sure each category of...

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What Paid Holidays to Give Off

For all full-time employees, 7.6 is the average number of paid holidays in the U.S. Professional and technical staffers average 8.5 paid holidays, while clerical and sales employees average 7.7 paid holidays. Blue collar and service workers have, on average, seven...

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