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Reap the Rewards of Working With a Recruiter

Running a successful business means managing a myriad of moving parts daily. The American economy is entering a challenging period where anything and everything is possible. Hiring a recruiter will free up your time to [...]

August 1st, 2020|

Negotiating Your Way to a Better Health Insurance Rate

2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years for businesses since 1929. As supply chains shift gears and the economy shudders, there is a good chance your company is looking to cut [...]

July 24th, 2020|

Every Business Can Benefit From Doing Payroll Online With iSolved

Payroll is one of the most tedious and time-consuming tasks every business needs to perform. Whether you pay your employees weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, it is a chore that your employees depend upon for their [...]

July 20th, 2020|

How to Give the Bad News in Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are essential for anyone who manages employees. You depend on them for your business's health, and employees depend on them to know whether their efforts are taking them closer to their career goals. [...]

July 13th, 2020|

The Value of Your Employee Self-Service Portal

Time is money, and the more time you spend on menial HR tasks, is less time you have for other projects. Adopting a reliable employee self-service portal frees up your time and gives your employees [...]

July 1st, 2020|

Maintaining Office Safety When You Reopen After Lockdown

To open or not to open? Everyone is talking about what's best, what's right, and what's necessary. When your business opens up may still be up in the air. But, for sure, your business will [...]

June 25th, 2020|

Use Your Benefits Package to Attract Superior Talent

Businesses that rise to the top of their industry are the businesses that attract superior talent to their teams. Thus, the benefits package you offer shouldn't be viewed as an added expense; you should see [...]

June 17th, 2020|

Every Type of Time Theft Costs Your Business Dearly

Time theft is a problem that every business will face at some point. While many view it as an innocuous problem or a simple cost of doing business, the fact is that it's a problem [...]

June 11th, 2020|

Cloud Services Can Save Your Bacon as Business Evolves

COVID-19 is creating ripples that will radiate for months and potentially years to come. As businesses across the country adjust course to stay afloat, many are finding a safe haven in the clouds above. At [...]

May 27th, 2020|

What You Need to Know About the FLSA

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensures that all employees receive the compensation they are entitled to on the job. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are compliant with the [...]

May 20th, 2020|

Employee Time Tracking Keeps Your Business on Track

Remote work is nothing new. What is new is that a tremendous number of companies that previously had a few remote workers suddenly have entire teams working from home. While most employees will adjust, some [...]

May 14th, 2020|

Keeping Your Remote Employees Together When They’re Apart

Businesses are evolving quickly as COVID-19 causes disruptions and delays across the world. While technology can make it possible to get the work done that needs to be done, it comes with a significant downside. [...]

May 11th, 2020|

What Your Company Should Know About Workplace Childcare

It has always been a challenge for parents to find a balance between work and home. In an era when most parents have full-time jobs, companies that offer workplace childcare have an advantage. These companies [...]

April 27th, 2020|

Keeping Your Office Clean (and Safe) for Workers

Business as usual isn't quite as usual as it was just a few weeks ago. As COVID-19 spreads across the country, there are steps your business should take to protect your workers and customers from [...]

April 20th, 2020|

HR Operations 101: Managing Remote Employees

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, it is causing significant disruptions to businesses and the economy. Many cities and states are implementing strict self-quarantine policies. This is resulting in a considerable increase in the [...]

April 13th, 2020|

Maintaining Morale in Turbulent Times

A quick glance at the headlines is all it takes to see that your employees need reliable leadership more than at any time in recent history. Whether it's news of sinking stock prices, layoffs, or [...]

April 10th, 2020|

Continuing Education Courses Build Strong Businesses

For many industries, the 21st-century business environment is very much on shifting sands. As technologies evolve, trade routes open, regulations rise, and fall, one thing remains constant; the need to maintain an ever-increasing set of [...]

March 27th, 2020|

Team Building Activities That Make an Impact

Team building activities are a great way to bring employees together. They sharpen problem-solving skills, hone communication, and create bonds between personnel that can help your organization achieve your goals. The following are some quick [...]

March 20th, 2020|

Ways to Streamline Travel Reimbursement for Employees

Travel does more than generate carbon emissions; it creates plenty of paperwork that you need to process and manage correctly. If you find yourself drowning in a sea of receipts and red tape, it is [...]

March 12th, 2020|

Key Issues to Negotiate When Letting an Employee Go

There are many elements beyond a final paycheck that go into a robust severance package. When you are letting an employee go, making sure that everything falls into place, the way it needs to is [...]

March 10th, 2020|

Helping Employees Maximize Their HSA Benefits

Healthcare is expensive, but HSAs help take some of the stings out of buying prescription medications, putting braces on the kids, and doctor's visits throughout the year. Many employees don't fully understand how to maximize [...]

February 28th, 2020|

Help Employees Profit on Pension Plans & Retirement Benefits

Defined pension plans provide a stable and steady source of income for retirees. Whether your employees are planning to retire soon, or decades down the road, it is your job to make sure they have [...]

February 20th, 2020|

Severance & Separation: What Employers Can & Need to Do

Whether because your company is going through layoffs, or the time has come to let an employee go their way, the day will come when you need to understand how to put together a severance [...]

February 12th, 2020|

Clearing the Air When Toxic Behaviors Pollute the Office

Healthy office culture is as important as the skills, experience, and talents your employees bring to your business. Toxic behaviors and bad attitudes pollute the air. In turn, this diminishes productivity and leads to high-turnover. [...]

February 10th, 2020|

The Benefits an HR Specialist Brings to Your Business

Running a business is no easy task. Managing client needs, meeting production schedules, and staying one step ahead of the competition takes most of your time. It also means you have less time to focus [...]

January 27th, 2020|

The Trick to Recruiting Top Talent to Your Team

Hiring top talent is the best way to grow your business. This mantra holds whether you need a graphic designer, dental assistant, computer specialist, or administrative aide. When it comes to recruiting top talent, the [...]

January 20th, 2020|

Are You Ready for 2020’s New Overtime Rules?

The new year means new overtime rules. It is essential to plan for these. Otherwise, you could find yourself short-staffed in the coming year. Or worse, you could end up on the wrong side of [...]

January 13th, 2020|

Turn Back the Clock on Time Thieves

Bandits don't always wear ski masks and sunglasses. Some wear suits and ties while some wear uniforms and badges. Time thieves are bandits who show up to work like everyone else and flash a smile [...]

January 10th, 2020|

Performance Reviews Are Crucial for Improving Your Business

Successful companies help employees excel at their jobs. Annual performance reviews are a tool most companies use to assess an employee's performance. However, you can also use this tool to evaluate your performance as an [...]

December 26th, 2019|

Making It Through the Last Minutes of Benefits Enrollment

It is somewhat ironic that many employees would rather have a root canal than go over the details of their health insurance policies. Sorting through the details of coverage and co-pays, premiums and prescription plans [...]

December 19th, 2019|

Using Flex Spending Accounts to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy

Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (HFSA's) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSA's) make it easier for your employees to maintain their health and take care of family members. Flex spending is a valuable benefit that [...]

December 12th, 2019|

Is Your Business ADA Compliant?

Nearly 30 years have passed since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in July 1990. The ADA has made it possible for millions of Americans living with a disability to perform their jobs and [...]

December 9th, 2019|

Tax Updates for 2020

There are a number of significant tax updates that you should know about. Establishing a clear picture of these updates that are just over the horizon will give you 20/20 insight into the questions your [...]

November 27th, 2019|

Be Prepared for 2020 W4 Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law in December 2017. The law involves significant changes to the W4 that employers must comply with at the start of 2020. Of particular note, the TCJA significantly changes the [...]

November 21st, 2019|

Covering the Essentials in Your Employee Handbook

The employee handbook is the linchpin that keeps your business together. It provides a framework of polices and practices that will shape your company's future. Even so, many employers don't give this handy guide the [...]

November 14th, 2019|

What Employers Need to Know About Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is not common in the United States. While the FMLA does provide some leave for both fathers and mothers, there are few states that offer fathers this benefit. However, it is a benefit [...]

November 12th, 2019|

Why Holiday Pay Matters to Your Employees (and Business)

The holiday season is right around the corner and your business is gearing up to meet the demands of your customers. Before the ghosts, turkeys, and tiny reindeer come to town, it's crucial to understand [...]

October 28th, 2019|

5 Tips for Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Employers have a responsibility to protect workers from sexual harassment in the workplace. It is incumbent on employers to address this topic with all employees and to implement policies that deter the behavior. However, even [...]

October 22nd, 2019|

Reaping the Rewards of Enterprise Class Payroll Software

Payroll is one of the most important chores any business has to address. Employees depend on it being on time, every time. Using enterprise class payroll software helps your business stay on top of the [...]

October 14th, 2019|

Avoid Costly Mistakes When Outsourcing Payroll

Payroll outsourcing can save your business time and money. Allowing someone else to take care of the bookkeeping frees you up to focus on building your business. However, that is only possible if you choose a [...]

October 9th, 2019|

The Biggest Scheduling Errors Restaurant Managers Make

When you own a business with employees, scheduling is incredibly important. You need to know how many employees need to be on the schedule each day and during what hours. Ensuring labor percentages are kept [...]

September 27th, 2019|

How Our Services Can Help Your Administration Staff

There are a lot of things to keep track of while running your own business, and one of the most important parts is administration. Administrative service assistants and managers help keep things running smoothly and [...]

September 20th, 2019|

Why Benefits Packages Are So Important

To entice top talents to work for your company, you are going to want to offer a really good benefits package for your employees. Nowadays when people are job-hunting, they pay attention to not only [...]

September 12th, 2019|

Importance of Health Insurance to Businesses

Health care is a hot topic these days. It’s something that is incredibly important to everyone regardless of who they are or their background. It’s something that provides security in case of a catastrophic medical [...]

September 9th, 2019|

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Online Benefits Enrollment

Benefits enrollment, especially during open enrollment, is one of the biggest and often most frustrating projects HR team members and departments undertake every year. This is especially true in large organizations in which HR employees [...]

July 18th, 2019|

The Importance of Employee Time Tracking

Thinking of upgrading your employee time clock? At Greenlink Payroll we can help! Keeping track of employees’ time is incredibly important when you own a business. However, we understand that it can be a tricky process as [...]

July 15th, 2019|

The Advantages of a Cloud-Based Payroll System

Payroll can be one of the most complex and frustrating aspects of managing a business--but what if there was an easier and more profitable way? Greenlink Payroll offers cloud-based solutions that streamline your processes so you [...]

July 12th, 2019|

The Advantages of Human Capital Management Software

No matter what your company sells or what service it provides, undoubtedly the most valuable resource you have is your employees. Your employees spend their days contributing to the overall success of your organization and [...]

July 8th, 2019|

Day-to-Day Ideas for Office Team Building

When most companies think of team building, they often think of large planned company retreats at a fun place like an outdoor park. These opportunities give employees the ability to break out of the office [...]

June 24th, 2019|

Are Your Employees Taking Their Paid Vacations?

No matter how many vacation days employees get, one week, two or three, there are always employees who will not take a significant portion of their paid vacation time. According to a study by the [...]

June 20th, 2019|

Should You Offer Flex Hours to Your Employees?

In today’s modern world, employees value having more options to fit their growing needs, from childcare to work/life balance, and employers are increasingly providing them in order to attract top talent. Flex hours are generally defined [...]

June 17th, 2019|

How Sick Days Impact Office Productivity

Sick Days: How to Fill the Ill Sick days are a vital component of office policy in order to ensure the health of an organization. Of course, sick days can also affect office productivity, since employees [...]

June 10th, 2019|

“Hey Jude” – Can’t Put it Off Any Longer and No Getting Out of It

April 10th, 2017|

“Hey Jude” – Beating the Minimum Wage Increase – Is Replacing Employees the Answer for You?

March 8th, 2017|

“Hey Jude” – Trump and the Affordable Care Act

February 1st, 2017|

“Hey Jude” – Let’s Talk In The New Year

January 18th, 2017|

Three Tips to Get Compliant with New Overtime Requirements

On May 18, 2016, President Obama announced that the Department of Labor had finalized major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which also modifies regulations around overtime. The changes are slated to go [...]

June 24th, 2016|

4 Benefits of Improving Employee Onboarding

Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to [...]

April 22nd, 2016|

5 Benefits of Tracking Time and Attendance

As an employer, you have a lot on your plate. Between payroll, interacting with employees, and trying to run the business, you may find yourself stretched thin and not able to commit as much time [...]

March 4th, 2016|

Can you prove your ACA compliance?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandates and deadlines are putting plenty of fear, worry and doubt into those who must comply with reporting requirements.  Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) should be especially aware of their [...]

July 10th, 2015|

FLSA lawsuits are on the rise

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits numbered over 7,000 in 2012 alone.  Companies such as Walmart, Staples, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle, CVS, Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and AT&T have been subject to significant FLSA [...]

February 6th, 2015|

How’s your company’s vision?

Can you see what’s coming for employee health care reporting?  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is burdensome and complex with changes to many different laws or sections of our tax code.   With nearly 100 provisions [...]

January 9th, 2015|

Six Reasons to use HCM technology

Most human resource professionals are well aware of the Human Capital Management (HCM) movement.  The right HCM technology will streamline HR processes and save the company time and money, both of which should be considered [...]

December 4th, 2014|

4 tips for impressing new hires on day one

“You never get a second chance to make a (good) first impression” is common advice doled out to job interviewees or new company hires. Companies should also consider this when they contemplate how to help [...]

November 3rd, 2014|

6 Open Enrollment Items for Your To-do List

When many of us think of fall, our mind wanders to the changing colors on trees, raking leaves and football.  Human resource and benefit professionals must have one more thing top of mind–open enrollment.  Annually, [...]

October 1st, 2014|
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