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5 Ways to Improve Your Payroll Automation

May 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll automation is one of those things that, once fully implemented, makes both your life and the lives of your employees substantially less complicated; however, making the transition from traditional payroll to an automated system is anything but simple, and even largely automated businesses could stand to make a few adjustments. Whether you’ve fully switched […]
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Hackable Employees: How to Address the Issue and Protect Your Business

April 23, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Let’s face it — your employees are highly hackable. Regardless of how much money your firm throws at antivirus software and malware trainings, the ugly truth is that your employees are the ultimate weak link in your company’s cyber protection. While it may be disheartening to know that your firm will never be 100 percent […]
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Social Media Etiquette for Employers

April 3, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Social media is an undeniably large part of any business, both from a marketing perspective and from a personal standpoint: it’s a way to reach your customers, a space to build your brand, and an outlet for employees to utilize in their spare time. For all social media’s prevalence, though, crafting and incorporating an adequate […]
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Combating Buddy-Punching in the Workplace

March 26, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll fraud takes on a myriad of different forms, one of the more prominent of which is buddy-punching. Far from workplace brawls between friends, buddy-punching involves employees punching in for other employees who have yet to arrive on the premises. Regardless of the rationale, buddy-punching is responsible for hundreds of millions of lost revenue per […]
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Tips for Employers on Disaster Proofing Your Business

March 21, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Regardless of whether you’re hundreds of miles away from hurricane zones or right in the middle of one, here are a few ways you can ensure that your employees know what to do to react to—and even prevent—disasters. Practicing Responsible Actions Some of the most catastrophic side-effects of any disaster are often man-made and panic-induced. […]
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Dress Codes: Revisiting Company Policy in 2019

March 6, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
For many businesses, gone are the days of requiring employees to wear three-piece suits, shined shoes, and cuff links. The “Silicon Valley effect”, as some call it, has facilitated changes in dress code ranging from business-casual five-day weeks to straight-up jeans and hoodies. This seems as good a time as any to remind business-owners of […]
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How Do You Protect Remote Workers?

February 27, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
As property costs continue to rise, many employers have turned to a cost-effective alternative: the remote employee. Unfortunately, while the benefits of employing remote workers outweigh the cons, there are some safety-related downsides to having an extensive list of remote employees on payroll. Here are a few ways you can cut down on the risks […]
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5 Questions to Answer in Your Job Posting

February 12, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Even though job interviews garner a lot of attention, the postings which lead to them are even more important. Think of job postings as your side of the interview process: your ideal posting must hook a candidate from your target demographic, incentivize them to put a fair amount of time into crafting a worthy application, […]
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New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $15 an Hour

February 1, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
On January 31, 2019, New Jersey State Legislature approved legislature proposed by Governor Phil Murphy and state leaders earlier in the month to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. While the Governor is expected to sign the bill into law on Monday, February 4, employers will have some time to prepare and adjust […]
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100 Percent Commissions in Your Business

January 31, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Commission work is still widely questioned from an ethical standpoint, and employing workers on a 100 percent commissions basis carries a heavy stigma. Here’s what you need to know to keep your commission-based business compliant, ethical, and successful. Defining Commissions Before you delve into your payroll, make sure that your business fits the parameters of […]
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