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Benefits for Your Employees and Your Business

August 23, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When you hear “employee benefits,” you probably think of things like 401(k)s and Paid Time Off; things that benefit employees in a business. However, employee benefits actually benefit the business and the employer too. Here are some possible employee benefits and offering them effectively can simultaneously benefit your business. Common Employee Benefits Traditional or Roth […]
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Tips to Avoid Expensive I-9 Penalties

August 18, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Managing a business comes with many responsibilities. The majority of these tasks may result in serious penalties and fines if not properly managed and monitored. Employers may try to get around certain laws or skimp out on properly completing or documenting the necessary paperwork due to the amount of time and effort that it may […]
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Employee Management Basics: FAQS for Hiring, Training, and Letting Employees Go

August 17, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Human Resources is at the core of your business’s health and happiness. One of the most important elements of HR is handling the coming and going of your workforce. Ensuring a smooth hiring and onboarding process is the best way to find success in your business. However, the responsibility of HR does not end there. […]
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WEBINAR – 5 HR Headaches for Small Businesses

August 9, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar on simplifying payroll for seasonal employers with tips for agricultural, shore, and seasonal businesses. Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Register: Click Here 5 HR Headaches for Small Businesses: How Outsourced HR Solutions Can Help Resolve Them Alloy Silverstein and Abacus […]
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HR Admin: Key Tasks & Responsibilities

August 3, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Human Resources plays a large role in the well-being of your business. Throughout the employee life cycle, there are many specific tasks and responsibilities that an HR Admin must be in control of. Those tasks tend to require a full-time employee’s attention, which is not always feasible for someone with other job-related duties OR a […]
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3 Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

August 3, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
There are four main functions of a running business: Operations/Production, Finance/Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resources. However, not all businesses appreciate how integral HR can be for the longevity of a company, even if you are currently just a small business. While it may just seem like a bunch of paperwork and dealing with tricky situations, […]
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Providing for Your Employees Through Effective HR

August 2, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Providing for Your Employees? - Are you adequately providing for those who make your business profitable?
HR exists to provide support for you, your business, and most importantly, your employees. By establishing a set HR system, you will be providing your employees with the tools and resources necessary to have a productive and inclusive work environment. The 2022 workforce is much different than in pre-pandemic times. Candidates and employees aren’t shy […]
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What Is HR Compliance?

August 1, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
team work human resources
Running a business comes with no shortage of perks: the freedom to be your own boss, invest in an idea, steer its trajectory, and, with a little luck, create wealth. It has its challenges, too, Competition may be fierce. Demand for what you offer may be low. Costs may not be sustainable. But even if […]
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Addressing Unbanked Employees in your Payroll Strategy

July 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Majority of employees are familiar with receiving a paper check or a direct deposit come payday and effortlessly seeing the funds in their bank account. Yet there’s a portion of the U.S. who are unbanked, or who don’t have a bank account with a financial institution. How does an employer provide pay checks to these […]
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Pay Cards: Pros and Cons

July 12, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
There is not a one-size-fits-all payment program appropriate for all organizations. Learn about the pay cards alternative and if it would be a welcome offering to your small business employees.   While direct deposit is the most popular and convenient way to pay employees, direct deposit enrollment is not always 100% and the desire for […]
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