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Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals’ Day

by Tim AustinApril 14, 2015 8:00 AM

Administrative professionals in a wide variety of industries work long and hard to make sure that their office provides the proper support it needs to succeed. Given their contributions to an organization’s wellbeing, it’s only appropriate that you show your appreciation for these important employees. 

Conveniently enough, April 22 marks Administrative Professionals’ Day in the U.S., giving employers a chance to reward the office administrators, secretaries, and every other person in a position that helps to hold the office together.

Photo Credit: "Gift Basket” by Calvert Café & Catering is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Debunking 4 Common PEO Myths

by Tim AustinJanuary 20, 2015 7:00 AM

Choosing to partner with a professional employer organization (PEO) is a great decision for your business. If you’re like most business owners who are considering a PEO, you have done a lot of research and have tons of questions and concerns.

Below, we’ve debunked four of the most common PEO myths to make your decision a little easier.

GMS debunks four of the most-common PEO myths.

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Why Social Media is Becoming an HR Issue

by Andrew SzczesniakApril 14, 2014 4:37 PM

So you listened to your friends and advisors and finally established your company’s presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Now you can control your company’s web presence, right?

 

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National Ditch Your Resolution Day

by Tim AustinJanuary 22, 2014 10:45 AM

Did you know that January 17th has been named National Ditch Your Resolution Day? It has been reported this is the average day that most people give up on their healthy resolutions.  This is an important day for us in the” Wellness World”, but it is also the average day most people give up on all of their work and personal goals too. This is the time that most people who have been working so hard since the New Year become tired and simply give up. 

So how does someone go from throwing out all of the “bad” food, habits, attitudes, spending a small fortune on “good” food, gym memberships, and changing work habits to giving up merely 17 days later?  Before they jump right in to making and attacking resolutions, they need to have a plan in place.

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How PEOs Ease Concerns for Small Business

by Tim AustinDecember 30, 2013 8:50 AM

"Keeping the plates spinning," is an idiom many small businesses use to describe the way they manage their human resource responsibilities. Some outsource HR functions to various companies while some tasks are handled by an in-house team member who has many other job duties

There's no need to juggle between outsourcing tasks to multiple companies and attempting to have them work together on your behalf. Professional employee organizations, or PEOs, can help minimize the stress, time and costly resources you spend administering your HR functions by managing: 

 

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Habits of HR Success

by Tim AustinMay 22, 2013 2:50 PM

What if I told you that you can accomplish all of your HR goals?

 

You can. You just need to form a few good habits.

 

Check out my guest blog post on Easy Small Business HR. In it, I explore the ways to make success a habit. Your HR successes help you -- and your business -- succeed.

 

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Healthy Tips for Business Trips

by Stacey LinnMay 14, 2013 1:54 PM

Do you travel for work? Do you find it hard to keep a routine? You aren’t alone.

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Help Stop Cancer: Join a Study

by Tim AustinApril 9, 2013 10:42 AM

We’ve all been affected by cancer.

Each year, 12.7 million people will learn they have cancer. Cancer impacts all of our lives; our friends’ lives, our families’ lives.

What if there was something you could personally do to help?

Help Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society is seeking participants for a study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The CPS-3 study is looking to enroll adults between 30 and 65 years old who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The study won’t take up too much of your time, but will make a huge difference in cancer research.

Together we can stop cancer.

I am a member of the board of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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Old-Fashioned Ways Are New Again

by Andrew SzczesniakApril 8, 2013 11:27 AM

If my mom only knew.

When I was younger, my parents would encourage (mandate) that I help them in the family garden out back. However, that really cut into my wiffle ball playing/tree-climbing/insect-torturing summertime. I came up with every excuse in the book to get out of it. I was told it was good exercise and that the vegetables we grew were healthier and better for me than anything we bought at the grocery store. I didn’t care. I was a kid. I hated vegetables.

Now we appear to have come full circle. Not only are gardens making appearances in the suburbs, they’re also starting to dot cityscapes and in a surprising twist, corporate campuses.

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A Young Guy Looks at Wellness & Aging

by Andrew SzczesniakMarch 4, 2013 9:30 AM

Recently, I turned 48. Forty years ago, the age of 48 looked and sounded ancient. When I hit my 30s, it no longer seemed so old. I’ve been seeing a lot of stories recently about people I know or know of who are dying in their 50s and 60s. As I look at my two daughters, I grow more concerned about the prospect of only being on this planet for another 10-15 years.

Every morning I curse my 4:55 a.m. alarm when it wakes me so I can meet my buddy Kurt for our 6 a.m. workout. Having a workout partner helps on those cold Cleveland mornings — and there are many! However, as I was making that trek in to work out, I thought how lucky I was to be working for a company that values employee wellness the way GMS does.

Healthy Employees are Productive Employees

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