The True Cost of Paper Checks

Astonishingly, paper checks are still a thing in our modern digital world. The manual process of sending out a paper check has been replaced by digital direct deposits and computer automation to complete these tasks. Yet, companies persist in sending out paper checks in a manual process. What is the true cost of this outdated […]

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5 Indications it is Time to Terminate an Employee

Firing an employee is probably the least favorite job of most managers. It’s an uncomfortable and delicate process that much be managed well to protect the integrity of your company and the dignity of the person being let go. Even getting to the point where you know a firing is imminent is difficult. Here’s how […]

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What is the Average Turnaround Time for a Background Check?

Hiring a new employee is a risky proposition for an employer. That’s why careful screening is so crucial to the new hire process. One of the tools business owners often use to mitigate their risk is the background screening process. How does a background test work, and how long should it take? What are the […]

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Successfully Manage a Multi-State Workforce

From an HR perspective, employment has probably never been so complicated. From part-time to full-time, contractor to freelance, there are employee designations with varying rules these days at the state and federal levels. One of these complexities rests with hiring contractors across state lines. How can managers create an engaging environment for workers while still […]

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Benefits of the “Just In Time Workforce” Model

The work world is an ever-changing environment. The trick for companies is to maximize the latest trends, regulations, and processes to stay ahead of the game. One of the changes we’ve seen in the last few years is an increase in the “just in time workforce,” which has added flexibility and cost-effectiveness at a time […]

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Recent COBRA Extensions Due to COVID-19

Attention, HR teams; there’s another change on the books.   COBRA, the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, is the ruling that allows employees who lose their job to continue their health insurance coverage. With more than 40 million Americans filing for unemployment by May 2020, the chances of experiencing a health insurance crisis are high. […]

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Understanding Employee Classifications I: Behavioral Control

Is your worker an employee or an independent contractor? The lines have been blurred by pending lawsuits aimed at companies like Uber and Lyft to start treating their California independent drivers like full-time employees. On August 11, 2020, a judge ordered these organizations to pony up taxes, penalties, and other restitution. Under California’s new Assembly Bill 5, companies […]

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5 Motivations Behind the Contingent Workforce

The growth of temporary and contract workers is undeniable. The statistics show that employees can enjoy the flexibility of a contract position while employers prefer the reduction in risk that comes from avoiding FT overhead. But do temporary workers really prefer these jobs? This article will review the findings from the Staffing Industry Analysts survey […]

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