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Best Practices For Effective Employee Communications

on Oct 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human Capital Management Employees Human resources
How do you communicate with employees? That’s a complicated question, far too complex for a simple answer. “Sometimes I email them!” doesn’t really encompass the breadth and depth of employee communications. This sometimes means that we leave our communication processes unexamined. After all, why bother trying to investigate something with so many moving parts?
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Employee Training Programs - Best Practices For Employers

on Oct 3, 2018 9:49:40 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human Capital Management Employees Human resources
Even if you have a perfect set of employees who are eternally loyal and supernaturally healthy, you still need to invest in good employee training programs. Such programs enable you to keep up with new technology, techniques, and trends. They help your employees become more efficient and proactive. And they provide those employees with a sense of direction and progress. In some industries, where a lack of good training can cause serious or even fatal consequences, it’s even more critical.
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Using Badge Cards for Timekeeping: Pros and Cons

on Aug 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor Employees Human resources
Anytime you make a change to your timekeeping system, you’ll need to plan thoroughly and carefully. Can you afford it? Does it fit your business model? What are additional structural revisions that you’ll need to make in order to accommodate the change?
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NYS Releases Draft Sexual Harassment Policy Model Templates and Guidelines

on Aug 27, 2018 12:10:20 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
New York State's  2019 budget includes a host of new provisions aimed at preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.  Several months ago we published an article about the new sexual harassment prevention measures and what they mean for employers. While the law has been passed, many of the details were not released. We now have some more details.
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4 Tips for Overtime Management

on Aug 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
When you employ hourly workers, overtime can be both a dream and a nightmare. A dream because it’s a powerful tool to motivate employees to pitch in extra time when you need it most. And a nightmare because even minor scheduling mishaps can throw your month’s payroll budget into total disarray.
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Should You Bother Allocating Labor Costs in Your Business?

on Aug 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor Human resources Employees
When you’re really small, you can often save time and money in ways that larger businesses can’t. Need an all-hands meeting? You can turn your chairs around and talk to all five of your employees easily. Not sure what your customers think about your new product? The odds are good you probably know many of them personally and can just ask the next time you see them around town.
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When Your Family Business Outgrows the Family - Tips for Hiring, Onboarding and Beyond

on Aug 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Labor law
Family businesses can bring both joy and pain to the families that own and run them. They can foster family unity, give members a common goal, and ensure that the business itself is built on shared values. They can also become a point of dissention as familial relationships and business relationships experience constant muddling. Differentiating between Janet-my-mother and Janet-my-manager can be tricky when both are frustrated with you.
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Know Your Forms: Employees vs. Independent Contractors

on Aug 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Labor law Human resources Payroll
When you’re bringing someone on board to do work for you, there is always a fair amount of paperwork involved. Tax forms, contracts, non-disclosure agreements … the list goes on and on.
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Do I Need to Pay New Employees That Are Still in Training?

on Aug 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor Human resources Payroll
It can be frustrating to spend days or even months training a new employee to take on the responsibilities of their role, only to have them leave before they’re ever producing value for your business. It’s enough to make some employees wonder: if people actually pay for training from schools and other organizations, why am I paying people for the training that my business provides?
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Best Practices For Onboarding and Orienting Re-Hires

on Aug 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Labor law Human resources
These days, it’s not unusual to see “boomerang” employees, those who leave for positions or opportunities elsewhere, only to return later on. Sometimes this is just a matter of practical circumstances; people leave to pursue school or full-time caregiving, as a result of a layoff, or because there are no current opportunities for advancement at your organization. Other times, they leave for greener pastures (whether that means more money or a different sort of work environment) only to discover they actually prefer to work for you.
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