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12/18/2018

The holidays and year-end are a great time to recognize your employees’ hard work and dedication. If your business wants to hand out bonuses as an incentive, you’ll need to consider the following implications. Definition of a Discretionary Bonus A discretionary bonus is a one-time or annual payment you give to an employee beyond their […]

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The holiday season usually means plenty of social events and distractions. Unfortunately, this can lead to lower productivity and burn out. Follow these helpful tips to minimize issues during the holiday season. Focus on Tangible Goals When employees can “see” their progress, it can help them stay motivated during the holidays. You can post sales […]

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12/13/2018

Before you can start a new year off on the right foot, you must wrap up the current year and that includes plenty of tasks. Use this handy checklist to ensure you complete year-end procedures promptly and start the new year off setup for success. Remind Employees Remind employees they need to fill out a […]

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employees utilizing their company's BYOD policy

Syntronic reports 87% of companies rely on their employees personal devices to access business apps. They adopt a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy since employees already rely on their own smartphones, laptops, and tablets and it can lower business expenses and increase productivity. However, allowing employees to use their own devices also comes with many risks. Here’s […]

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a company showing that they're thankful for their employees

Creating a positive corporate culture is extremely important. It helps attract top talent and happy employees want to stay with your company. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune to show your team that you appreciate their efforts. Here are 7 simple, inexpensive ways to show your team you’re thankful for them and their […]

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11/15/2018
a man hiring his first employee

How do you know when you should hire your first employee and what’s the best way to go about it? These are big questions for a business owner since it affects their bottom line. Here are a few guidelines to help you decide if the time is right and what you should do to ensure […]

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two beach chairs representing unlimited vacation time

Offering benefits that improve an employee’s work/life balance may give you an edge if you’re struggling to find suitable employees. However, the idea of offering unlimited vacation time is foreign to most businesses. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile, though. Here’s an explanation of how unlimited vacation time works and some of the pros and […]

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an office that has embraced a compressed workweek

Employees want to improve their work/life balance, but not all options suit all positions or individuals. If you work in a job where you need to be in the workplace, the compressed workweek is often a viable option. What is a Compressed Workweek? Employees either work all hours in less time or work fewer hours, […]

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a man thinking about his out of state payroll taxes

As your business grows, you may find you need people who live outside your state. However, this can lead to payroll and tax headaches if you don’t handle things properly. Tax Requirements Taxation authorities expect employers to withhold state income tax from an employee’s wages, even if they work out-of-state. The employer may also be […]

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charlotte employee enjoying his commuter benefits

Commuter benefits no longer qualify for a tax deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, employees can still access commuter benefits by using their pre-tax dollars to pay for their commuting costs. The Act makes no changes to the exclusion from wages from employees. If you’re considering offering commuter benefits to your employees […]

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