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Termination Meetings: Where and When to Conduct the Most Difficult Conversation

on Jun 26, 2018 2:58:55 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Let's face it. Terminating an employee sucks. Every. Single. Time. It is a difficult conversation to have, for both parties involved. Being prepared when terminating an employee can help minimize the fallout and allow your company and the employee to move on quickly and smoothly. Part of that process is being strategic about the time and location where the final meeting between you and the employee you are terminating is to take place. Below are some things to consider when setting up that most difficult, yet necessary of conversations. 
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How to handle an immediate employee termination

on Jun 23, 2018 12:29:42 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
At times, situations occur in which you will need to carry out an immediate employee termination.
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What can Construction Companies Write Off?

on Jun 22, 2018 1:30:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes
Construction companies often have to deal with large expenses for materials, tools, the use of vehicles or any potential business costs they may need to support without being able to charge their clients for them. The good news is that, in many cases, these can be written off so that you'll pay a lot fewer taxes at the end of the fiscal year than you'd normally expect. Here are a few of the ways your construction company can take advantage of tax breaks and, more importantly, save money.
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Drafting Your Company's Social Media Policy

on Jun 21, 2018 1:59:06 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Chances are, most of your employees are on social media. It stands to reason that some of them may be using their private accounts to say things about their employment. Frustrated employees might even be complaining about their working conditions – or worse, about you.  
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Common Payroll Jobs

on Jun 19, 2018 3:18:32 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Human resources
Thinking of a job in payroll processing? Assembling your own in-house payroll team? Payroll only works if the people who make up the team are committed to serving clients, are highly attentive to detail, and take pride in their work. Here are a couple of very important positions that make up an efficient and prolific payroll department. 
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Anatomy Of A Job Description

on Jun 15, 2018 4:32:46 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
It may seem obvious that a job description is exactly what its title suggests: a description of a particular job. Beyond that, though, a job description can serve a variety of useful purposes for your company. Like your employee handbook, an effective job description can establish expectations between employee and employer. It also sets a benchmark by which an employer can assess an employee's performance. From a recruitment standpoint, a well-written job description can be a crucial component to help your company attract and retain valuable talent.
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Why Paid Sick Leave Is Becoming More Popular

on Jun 12, 2018 9:48:39 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
We’ve all seen it—one of our employees has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee has the option of taking time off, and you’d prefer they do so, but still they show up, putting everyone in the workplace at risk. The reasons vary. Sometimes the employee can’t afford the reduced hours. Sometimes they can take the financial hit, but they’re worried about falling behind on their projects, missing an important meeting, or looking bad next to their co-workers who never seem to take a day off.
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PeopleWork 04 - Tammy Tucker and Employee Background Checks

on Jun 7, 2018 10:29:58 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | PeopleWork
In this episode of PeopleWork, we are joined by Tammy Tucker of National Crime Search, a nationwide provider of background checks and employment and volunteer screening. We had an extensive conversation about the things employers should know and consider when it comes to running background checks and employment screenings on potential job candidates. Below you can watch the video and/or read the transcript from our conversation.
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The Difference Between Mission, Vision and Value Statements

on Jun 7, 2018 4:10:05 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
One of the opening sections of your employee handbook should introduce new employees to your company by defining your company's mission, vision and value statements. A common misconception is that these statements are one in the same. While it is true that they are closely related to one another, the notion that they are the same is simply not the case. However, when crafted properly, your mission, vision and values statements can work harmoniously to paint an overall picture of the type of company yours strives to be. 
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A Guide to Introductory Periods

on Jun 5, 2018 10:33:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
An introductory period is a period of time put in place for an employer and a new employee to evaluate each other and determine if the employment relationship is a good fit. Here are a few things to keep in mind while creating or updating a new hire policy for your company's employee handbook. 
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