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  • HR Snapshot

    HR Snapshot - A real-time look at trending HR topics.

    HR Snapshot provides a series of Q&A articles related to human resources and your business. HR Snapshot answers are provided by our HR pros and provides a useful insight to trending HR topics impacting your business.

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  • Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform - A real-time look at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) topics.

    Health Care Reform articles include various news and updates regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was signed into law on March 23, 2010.

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  • PEO Insights

    PEO Insights - A real-time look at the PEO industry.

    PEO Insights provides a series of articles related to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry and the growing interest for both small and large businesses outsourcing human resources through a PEO arrangement.

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  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety - A real-time look at Workplace Safety.

    Health & Safety highlights the importance of health and safety at work, providing you with up to date safety advice, facts, tips and opinions covering a vast range of workplace safety topics.

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  • Human Resources Compliance

    HR Compliance - A real-time look at HR Compliance.

    Our HR compliance articles section provides a comprehensive look at current HR issues and trends impacting your business. Includes straight-forward best practices, tips and information to help protect and grow your business.

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  • Payroll & Tax Compliance

    Payroll & Tax Compliance - A real-time look at Payroll & Tax Compliance.

    Keep up to date with current trends and issues related to payroll and tax compliance for your business. Topics include IRS news and updates and general payroll processing and tax compliance issues for business.

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  • Time & Attendance

    Time & Attendance - A real-time look at Time and Attendance.

    Time & Attendance articles include topics related to effectively managing workforce time and attendance for your business. Keep up to date with current technology trends, news and time & labor management information.

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Example Disciplinary Action Notice

Unfortunately, employees do not always perform to the highest standards, whether that be failing to perform all the essential functions of their position or being the perpetrator of workplace harassment. This form helps document the issue at hand, giving you a place to note which policy was violated and list any previous violations.

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Question About Hiring an Employee in The National Guard

We have a potential new employee who is in the National Guard. He let us know that he needs one weekend a month off and two weeks a year to serve. Can you let me know what our responsibility is as a company to support this employee if we should hire him?

Answer from Eric, one of our HR Pros:

Military status is a protected class and cannot be a factor in the selection of applicants or other terms and conditions of employment.

Employee Benefits: Managing Costs and Attracting Top Talent

With the cost of employee benefits rising each year, providing a benefits package that will help you attract, retain and motivate talented people can seem like a daunting task. But with knowledge and planning, you can create a win-win situation for yourself and your employees. You can use employee benefits to meet the needs of your workforce and successfully compete with larger companies for top talent.

Sample Background Check Notice To Job Applicant

Prior to making an offer of employment, your organization may choose to conduct a job-related background check. A comprehensive background check may consist of prior employment verification, professional reference checks, education confirmation and/or criminal record and credit checks. Third-party services may be hired to perform these checks. The following sample background check notice should be provided to applicants prior to initiating a pre-employment background investigation.

Employee Engagement Drives Business Growth

Align employees with business objectives to achieve business goals

For your business to thrive, you need to make sure your employees understand how they connect to your organizational vision and, more importantly, how they support your overall business strategy. When you show people how they personally make a difference to the goals and objectives of the business, they’ll be more productive than employees who don’t have the same direction in their jobs.

Employer's Guide to Performance Management

Performance management is an organized method of monitoring results of work activities. It is also collecting and evaluating performance to determine whether goals are achieved and using performance information to make decisions, allocate resources and communicate whether objectives are met. If designed and implemented correctly, performance management programs can have a positive impact on individual and company success.

Sample "Office Manager" Job Description

An Office Manager is responsible for a providing a wide range of office management and support for your organization. Your chances of successfully attracting and keeping an Office Manager as a new employee will be much greater if you give careful thought to the duties of the job and communicate these expectations to a prospective employee. Written job descriptions are an important aid to this communication.


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