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The Cost of Hiring New Employees: 4 Things to Know

January 3, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s no secret that the hiring process takes time, patience, and thoroughness; however, it also costs a fair chunk of change. The repercussions of an improper hire can last for far longer than the employee in question. While the approximate figures around hiring someone new range from around $1,000 to over $5,000 per employee, the […]
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Managing Overtime: 7 Common Questions

October 3, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Despite its frequent usage across occupations, overtime remains an elusively curious phenomenon from a payroll perspective—especially if you’re new to calculating your own company’s payroll. Overtime is expensive to maintain and even pricier to screw up; for that reason, we’re addressing some of the most common questions you’re likely to have about overtime so that […]
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The Flu and You: Keeping the Flu Out of Your Workplace

September 24, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Flu season, which can extend until May, is no laughing matter; it’s not uncommon to lose several employees for a week or more at a time, and even one in-house instance of sickness can spell doom for the rest of the office. Fortunately, there are several measures that you can take to prevent the flu […]
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Gifts, Employees, and the IRS

April 25, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Whether or not employers should give gifts to their employees is an oft-debated topic. The ethical side of office gift-giving is up to you, but whatever you decide must also take into account IRS regulations for taxing gifts. Here are a few things you should know about handling gifts for employees, as well as a […]
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Cyberbullying in the Workplace

April 23, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Cyberbullying is one of the most potent forms of modern-day harassment, and it isn’t likely to go away any time soon. You can’t truly control your employees’ interactions with others online, but establishing a strict and thorough policy regarding online conduct will help cut down on workplace drama and improve employee wellbeing. Here are a […]
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Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

December 5, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Harassment and discrimination have no place in daily life, so the same logic should apply in the workplace. Whether you’re the owner of a business or you’re simply an employee, you need to be aware of your rights, other employees’ rights, what harassment looks like, and how to address it. Know Your Legislature Before you […]
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What to Do if You’ve Accidentally Overpaid an Employee

November 14, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Of all the acceptable mistakes one can make, those involving numbers and other people’s money rank highest in the “oops” category. Payroll mistakes are actually quite common, with around a third of employers making noticeable errors in their calculations; thankfully, the process is entirely reversible. Here is a quick breakdown on what to do if […]
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What Can Your Team Learn from the Olympics?

August 12, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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As you are no doubt aware, the 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing. Far from pertaining only to athletes and sports enthusiasts, the Olympics stand for everything the business world holds dear: professionalism, integrity, and sheer, unadulterated talent. Surprisingly, you can learn a lot about your workforce and team from comparing the Olympics and […]
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Workplace Wellness Programs

July 18, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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As incentives become routine installments in companies’ hiring strategies, the lack of workplace wellness programs is quickly becoming a deal-breaker. A workplace wellness program doesn’t have to be a complicated overhaul of your current business model—all you need to do is provide your employees with healthy options to facilitate their personal health and happiness.   […]
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Establishing a Pay or Salary Raise Budget for Your Business

June 1, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Whether you need to plan employee raises in order to comply with the new overtime rules, or if implementing annual salary increases is part of your company’s compensation package, the following will advise you to think strategically about these higher labor costs your business is expecting to incur.   After a year of successful business […]
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