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7 Tax-Free Ideas to Bolster Your Business Benefits Package

July 24, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The benefits package offered by your business is extremely important to your employees. How important? A survey performed by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that benefits are directly tied to overall job satisfaction for 92 percent of employees. Even more importantly, 29 percent of employees cited the overall benefits package at their […]
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5 Ways to Diversify Your Workplace

June 26, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Diversity—a buzzword in any hiring environment—is both tricky to master and devastating to mess up. While diverse hiring has potential to introduce some feelings of discomfort due to social stigmas surrounding discussions on race, gender, and so on, it’s important to ensure that your workplace—and, thus, your employee pool—is as accepting as possible. As a […]
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6 Tips for Making Smarter Hiring Decisions

June 11, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Hiring and training new employees is one of the toughest jobs you face as a manager or business owner. Even when there are plenty of applicants, finding the right one is still time-consuming. Here are some tips for each stage of the process – from identifying your requirements to interviewing candidates. 1. Know Exactly What […]
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How Not to Lose Your Best Employees

June 4, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In today’s tight labor market, finding and retaining top talent can be daunting. Ideally, you’ll discover and hire workers who fit your company culture, sign on to its mission, and stick around for the long haul. But retaining your “best and brightest” can be a balancing act. Here are five suggestions: 1. Focus on culture. […]
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Updating Your Employer Handbook for 2019

May 31, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Your employee handbook should be a go-to compendium of resources to help both you and your employees keep your workplace compliant and employee-friendly. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy for you to let your employee handbook’s contents go without an update for long enough that it no longer mentions relevant criteria, thus landing you […]
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Better Job Descriptions for Better Hiring

May 22, 2019 | posted by Abacus Payroll
While not a required aspect of the hiring process, a proper job description can be the difference between a well-oiled machine and total pandemonium. Unfortunately, what can be a pivotal document often becomes overburdened with legalese, tired phrases, and a profound lack of inspiration. Here are a few ways you can attract inspired candidates and […]
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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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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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Avoiding Labor Poster Fees

September 26, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
If you own a company of any size, you’re probably familiar with labor posters. Labor posters—those placards with information about employees’ rights—are unsightly but mandatory wall décor for every workplace, and the penalties for not putting them up are stiff. Here’s what you need to know to avoid labor poster-based fees in 2018. Risk and […]
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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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