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How to Negotiate a Starting Salary with a Job Candidate

on Mar 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Payroll Human resources
Making an offer to a potential employee is a delicate balance. After all, you want to ensure that both parties feel the compensation is fair and agreeable. It’s stressful for the candidate, but it’s also stressful to you as a hiring manager. What are the best ways to keep the negotiation as stress free as possible?
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Hourly or Salaried? How to Design a New Job Position

on Mar 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Now that your business is achieving success, it’s time to grow your workforce. Should you hire hourly employees for the budget flexibility or should you hire salaried workers for the payroll predictability? What are the laws that might govern your decision? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of hourly positions and salaried positions.
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Setting Up a Timekeeping System for Your First Employee

on Feb 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 3 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
When it comes time to track your first employee’s hours, what is your plan? The options are nearly endless, but some ideas are much better than others.
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How to Set a Salary or Wages for Your First Employee

on Feb 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
When you’re ready to hire your first employee, there is one set of decisions that can seem pretty intimidating: everything that has to do with their salary and wages. If only it were as simple as deciding on an hourly wage and that’s all it takes!
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Setting Up New Hire Reporting for Your First Employee

on Feb 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
New Hire Reporting is a federally mandated task that is accomplished on a state-by-state basis. In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) laid the groundwork for reporting, and every employer is required to report. That includes public, private, government, and non-profit employers. Although PRWORA does not require employers to report independent contractors; however, some states do, and you should check the state where you are hiring to confirm.
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Best Hiring Practices for Startups

on Feb 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
Hiring your first employee or employees can feel like a huge step in the growth of your small business. It can also be an intimidating process, full of paperwork, hard decisions, and maybe even feeling like you’re in over your head.
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Follow This Simple Checklist for Hiring Your First Employee

on Feb 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
What do you need to know to hire your first employee? We’re happy you asked! Complete Payroll offers payroll services, HR software, time and attendance management and tax services for small and midsize employers. For nearly three decades, we have helped thousands of employers hire millions of employees around the country. We’re happy to share some of our expertise in the form of this checklist.
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Setting a Timeline for Hiring Your First Employee

on Feb 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
“How long is this going to take?” It’s a question that we hear often from business owners who are about to hire their first employee. There are so many things that need to be done, so many decisions to be made. People want to know, how long is it going to take from start to finish?At Complete Payroll, we are payroll experts. We have spent the last twenty-six years helping thousands of employers all over the country hire  and onboard millions of employees. We understand that even though the building blocks of hiring are the same from company to company, the experience is never exactly the same. The unique circumstances of your company, your industry, your location, and the current hiring climate all play a role in what the timeline looks like for you.
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Best Practices for Negotiating Pay Raises with Employees

on Feb 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Salaries Payroll Human resources
Your company is doing well and your workforce is strong. Invariably your employees are going to want to discuss a raise in compensation. While no managers like this conversation, the cost of an employee leaving is high.
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Best Practices for Structuring a Bonus Package

on Feb 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human Capital Management
Many companies offer a variety of bonus packages, including profit sharing, spot bonuses, sign-on bonuses, and referral bonuses. A bonus package is a good way to attract new talent and to keep key employees with the company.
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