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7 Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself from Hackers Targeting Payroll

Posted on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

By Kent Miller, Director of IT

The payroll industry, as well as the financial industry as a whole is seeing a marked increase in a specific type of tactic being used to compromise a company’s security credentials.  Malicious parties realize that gaining unauthorized access to the systems of financial institutions has become increasingly difficult.  They now are turning their attention to clients that use cloud-based solutions.  Using various techniques, they are getting access to user’s credentials which are then used to make changes to bank account numbers in order to divert and nab funds when transactions are being made.

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Top 5 Reasons to NOT Give Holiday Bonuses

Posted on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

1. Because you want to lose good employees.

In a recent survey by Deloitte Consulting, business and HR professionals indicated that creating a positive workplace culture was critical to acquiring and retaining good talent. Word travels fast with an ever-present social media, and employers who don't make the effort to retain productive employees may find themselves short-handed thanks to competitors who know the value of goodwill gestures. Holiday bonuses are one way business owners and executives can promote a culture of community and shared vision with their employees.

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The Real Costs of Employee Turnover—And How to Measure Them

Posted on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Employee turnover is expensive—more so than you might think. However, turnover costs can vary depending on the length of time it takes to fill the role, the importance of the position to the employer, and the employer’s industry. Some costs are easily calculable, such as those of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. Other costs can be difficult to measure, such as the impact of a termination on employee engagement. Easily measurable or not, all these costs hurt your bottom line.

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Q&A - Can We Reject a Job Candidate Because of Their Accent?

Posted on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

We interviewed a candidate who had the right type and length of experience, but spoke with a thick accent. Is it okay to reject a candidate because their accent made it difficult to understand them?

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First Impressions: How to Welcome a New Employee

Posted on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Congratulations!  The hard part is over—you’ve succeeded in finding and hiring someone.  You now have a new "employee".  That means you need to give the person the tools to be the best employee he or she can be, and that process starts on Day One. 

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Three Pillars for Successful Employee Relationships - Part Two

Posted on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Putting It All Together

Staff involvement is critical to successful employee relationships. While having a comprehensive business communication and recognition program is nice, your regular staff meeting is a fundamental vehicle for bringing the pillars for successful employee relations together.

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Three Pillars for Successful Employee Relationships - Part One

Posted on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Think of all the employee-related relationship problems you’ve observed and experienced. Whether you considered them as trivial annoyances or business-killers, such problems often result from three factors: poor knowledge, poor communication, and poor recognition. By recognizing these factors and understanding how to avoid them, you can dramatically improve your employee relations.

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7 Steps to Improve Employee Performance through Performance Reviews

Posted on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Many businesses recognize that their most important asset for success is their employee base. Unfortunately, one crucial step in managing and strengthening that asset is often overlooked. In the face of constant competitive pressures, companies often do not utilize completely the employee performance review process.

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Flexible Work Solutions: Telecommuting and Flex Time, Part Two

Posted on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Trust plays a big part for employees to gain a high degree of flexibility and control in their work.  Unfortunately, lack of clear understanding on objectives and results is the most common mistake a company experiences in this area.  So, look to build strong relations and understandings (and try not to stress out about what your employee is doing each and every single moment).  One way to get peace of mind is to communicate clearly the performance expectations, tasks, and goals to be completed during specific timeframes.  Such agreements would illustrate the employer and employee’s responsibilities and how the program would operate including:

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Flexible Work Solutions: Telecommuting and Flex Time, Part One

Posted on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Balancing employees' work and personal responsibilities has grown increasingly important in today’s business environment.  Employers thus have grown more aware of the many benefits in offering flexible working conditions for their employees.

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