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The Costs of Employee Turnover: Replacement

by Stacey LinnMay 24, 2016 8:00 AM

An unexpected departure from an employee can leave owners in a tight bind. Recruiting and hiring a new employee is a big undertaking for any company. Just like employee separation, the replacement process can cost your company a lot of time and money.

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Four Things You Should Ask Your Health Insurance Provider About

by Tim AustinMay 10, 2016 8:00 AM

Healthcare is an important part of any small business. That’s why it’s important that you ask your medical insurance company about their services. It can be easy to turn a blind eye to what your insurance company is doing, but you should get a better understanding of how they’re serving you so that you can evaluate what they’re doing to help you. Here are four healthcare topics you should ask about.

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Are Your Employees Protected?

by Andrew SzczesniakMay 3, 2016 8:00 AM

Have you ever seen the old commercial where an actor comes on screen and says, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV?” Well, to paraphrase that tagline, I’m not an attorney, but I like to think that I have some commonsense ideas and understandings.

As an employee, I have always felt reasonably safe and confident that unless I knowingly broke a law, I would be safe from legal repercussions should a former employee or customer go after a business. Makes sense, right? Not so much anymore.

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Seven Common Interview Biases

by Michelle SpanoApril 28, 2016 8:00 AM

Would you choose a candidate solely based on the fact that they attended the same college as you? How about choosing a candidate based on how attractive they are? If this line of reasoning sounds absurd to you, then you’re right! However, you may unintentionally use that type of information to make a selection.  

Almost all business owners become an interviewer at some point in their careers. While the main goal of an interview is to evaluate the candidate, it’s also important to understand common interviewer biases. These are preconceived ideas and beliefs that we assign to candidates unknowingly and may ultimately sway our hiring decision.  

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How Your Business Would Benefit from Direct Deposit

by Tim AustinApril 26, 2016 8:00 AM

Direct deposit helps to make payday convenient. More than 60 percent of business had switched over to direct deposit as of 2014 and the number has only grown since. If you still haven’t made the move to direct deposit, here’s how it would be a good move for you and your employees.

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Administration Professionals Day 2016

by Tim AustinApril 19, 2016 8:00 AM

A good administrative professional can really benefit a business. As Administrative Professionals Day is April 27, here are some gift ideas to treat the administrators, secretaries, and other similar employees at your office.

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Four Reasons People Hate Their Work and How You Can Fix It

by Tim AustinApril 12, 2016 8:00 AM

Unhappy employees can make for an unproductive company. Sometimes the key to boosting morale is to make small changes in the office. Here are four things that may upset your employees and how you can help fix it.

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Employers and the ACA

by Andrew SzczesniakMarch 29, 2016 8:00 AM

As the Affordable Care Act heads into its third full year of existence (some provisions started before 2014), there doesn’t seem to be any more clarity for business owners and what they should do. If you have 50 or more employees, do you offer it? Do you succumb to the ever increasing costs and drop coverage and pay the penalty? If you’re under 50 employees, should you drop it and get out while you can? Are there any more changes coming down the road that you need to know about? Well, a recent article in New England Journal of Medicine may help shed a little light on things for you.

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Providing Red Cross Medical Emergency Training for Your Business

by Kacie SuttonMarch 24, 2016 8:00 AM

In the event of a fire, we have all been taught STOP, DROP, and ROLL. But do we know what to do in the event of an unconscious, choking, or injured employee? According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 211,000 workplace injuries occur each year. In an emergency, seconds count. Is your staff ready? 

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Workplace Eye Wellness Month

by Jeff CostinMarch 22, 2016 8:00 AM

Roughly 2,000 U.S. workers suffer an eye injury at work each day according to the Centers for Disease Control. From tired eyes to serious abrasions, companies need to take measures to help protect their workers. This March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so we’ve put together some tips to help your employees protect their vision while on the job.

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