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How Lazy Timekeeping Weakens the Bottom Line

As a small business owner, are you a real stickler for timekeeping accuracy or a little lax on the process, especially for your full-time exempt employees? If you are lazy about enforcing timekeeping, you’re opening yourself up to financial hardship and a …

4 Ways to Ease Your HR Burden

Running your own business is not easy and more often than not you’ll feel like you’re being pulled in all kinds of directions and asked to wear more hats than you ever dreamed of. There is a solution – outsourcing employee benefit …

Conquer that Mountain of Paperwork with an HR Expert

One of the main chores any small business owner faces is the mountain of paperwork that goes with human resources functions. From payroll and compliance reporting, the benefits selection process, timekeeping and workplace safety. We are adding to our A-Z guide collection …

How To Sell Talent Retention As Key Component Of Business Success

As a human resource professional, you dedicate so much time finding the perfect person a position. Once you hire them, how much time are you dedicating to keeping them in their role or growing them within the company? Losing employees is costly …

How to Deal with Employee Debt, Financial Education

Debt. It’s a four-letter word no one likes. American households carried $13.3 trillion in debt at the end of June 2018, according to Federal Reserve records. That’s a lot of money owed in mortgages, student loans and credit cards, just to name …

Survey reveals average employee compensation increases for 2019

With unemployment rapidly declining, and job market tightening, employers are looking to hold onto their employees. Increasing salaries with raises and bonuses is a popular retention tactic. Top performers can expect to see a big raise and “modestly larger” discretionary bonuses as …

More Time To Build Your Business: Why Small Business Owners Love Abel HR

What if we told you we could take those annoying HR tasks off your plate? And what if we told you that we could do it faster, smarter and guarantee the work? Below, we outline some of the many reasons small business …

15 Ludicrous Sacrifices Employees Would Make for a Raise

Workers would be willing to take some pretty silly – and some would say, desperate, steps to achieve a 10 percent salary increase. Among the most frightening, 35 said that they would give up their right to vote FOREVER (yep, we’re serious!) …

Survey Suggests Workers Looking for Big Raises In 2018

The vast majority of US employees are dissatisfied with their current salaries and plan to jump ship unless their current companies cough up, according to a new survey.   The survey, by job aggregator Indeed, was conducted in January and included the …

In the News: Illinois Bill to Prevent Salary History Inquiries Falls Short

The Illinois state legislature passed a measure late last year that would have prevented employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history, a move that was ultimately designed to amend the Equal Pay Act of 2003. However, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the …

Why You No Longer Have to Worry About That Pesky Overtime Rule

A federal court recently determined that the Obama-era changes to the Department of Labor overtime rule represented an overstep of the agency’s power and, in some aspects, was even unlawful!  To back up, Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in …

Survey reveals average employee compensation increases for 2018

Employees are continuing to see increases in their paychecks as employers continue to give salary increases for jobs well done. Worker pay increases are expected to hold steady at 3 percent again in 2018, according to Willis Towers Watson annual survey. The …
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