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Unemployment Law – How to Avoid Legal Trouble

Unemployment law is one of the most important things that any company can abide by. The unemployment rate in this country is still above nine percent and although many companies are still hiring employees, others are laying them off. Unemployment law can cover a lot of ground, from the manner in which you terminate an employee all the way to their eligibility for unemployment benefits. No matter what the precise aspect of the law, staying legal under unemployment law is vital for your business' success. Violation of unemployment law can lead to serious trouble, so it's important to understand the fundamentals of unemployment law and their effect on your company. Here are some things to remember. Continue reading...

Tracking PTO/Paid Time Off Made Simple – Easy Solutions for a Serious Problem

Did you know that the vast majority of your employees will likely take at least three untracked PTO/paid time off days each year? Or that poorly managed PTO/paid time off costs large companies up to three hundred thousand dollars annually, with smaller to mid-sized businesses still feeling the sting of at least a few thousand dollars? If you weren't aware of the surprising costs of PTO/paid time off mismanagement, you aren't alone. Most companies never realize how much the issue is costing them, mainly due to the fact that the errors simply aren't noticed. Tracking PTO/paid time off effectively can save your business thousands, and is something you simply can't overlook. Continue reading...

Tips on Using Payroll Software – Getting the Most from It

Adding payroll software to your company is one of the best ways that you can boost the productivity of your HR department, reduce human errors, speed up the payroll process, and more. It can reduce errors by as much as ninety percent and speed up payroll processing times by up to sixty percent, making payroll software a valuable investment. Once you've found the right payroll software and added it to your company, you'll need to make effective use of it. There are a number of different tips that you can use to effectively get the most from your payroll software. Simply entering the appropriate information into the system will certainly generate basic results, but keeping various other points in mind will help you really make your payroll software shine. Continue reading...

The Many Facets of HR Solutions – A Wide Range of Considerations

Your company's human resources department is responsible for a lot of different duties. Payroll is the most common, but with over half of the businesses in America offering health insurance and over eighty percent offering paid leave of some kind, managing everything from attendance to benefits also falls on the shoulders of HR. But HR is also responsible for helping hire, train, and retain employees and for devising strategies to keep your employees moving forward. This is why HR solutions are so important now. HR solutions can mean a variety of things to different businesses, but at their core HR solutions are basically a set of steps or tools put in place to help relieve some of the workload off the backs of your HR employees. There are many facets of HR solutions, and most are worth knowing. Continue reading...

The Facts about Employee Background Checks – What You Need to Know

You never really know about people today, which is why so many businesses now screen all of their applicants with employee background checks. While it may seem like an intensive measure and an expense that you can avoid, the truth is that employee background checks are one of the only ways to ensure that your new hires are worth the time and money you'll be investing in them. And employee background checks aren't as difficult or expensive to obtain as you might think. Unicorn HRO can help with employee background checks and help you find the perfect employees without having to worry about their history. Continue reading...

Ten Rules of Employee Onboarding – Considerations you can't Ignore

Employee onboarding is a relatively new term that describes an age-old situation ��� the acclimatization of new employees into your working environment. The first few days on a job can be difficult and employee onboarding consists of gaining all of the behaviors, knowledge, and information that they need to succeed on your job. For HR help, Unicorn HRO can deliver solutions for many issues including employee onboarding. There are ten rules that make up the most important aspects of employee onboarding to remember when your new hires show up for their first day of work. Continue reading...

Some Not-So-Surprising Effects of Human Resource Information Systems – What to Expect

A quick Google search of Human Resource Information Systems will land you millions of results, most of them from companies offering to provide you with human resource information systems. There's an obvious reason that they're so popular among businesses ��� they provide very real benefits and solutions to companies of any size. If you're looking into human resource information systems, you'll likely be expecting results of varying levels. There are many different effects that human resource information systems will have on your business, some that you may not have expected but others that are likely the very reason you're thinking of investing in human resource information systems in the first place. Continue reading...

Raising your Profits with Human Resource Information Systems – Boost Your Bottom Line

Human resource information systems can do a lot for a company. From streamlining their HR department to simplifying numerous aspects of employee benefit management, human resource information systems are utilized by thousands of businesses of all sizes. And although many businesses moving into the mid-sized to large marketplace look at human resource information systems as an expense, the truth is that they are actually an investment. To be even more specific, they're an investment you can't afford not to make. Human resource information systems can boost your profits and help your business in a variety of different ways. Continue reading...

Manager Self Service and the Positive Impacts on Your Company – Why It's Worth It

There are countless HR tools and strategies out there that you can utilize to move your company forward, and one of the best is adding a manger self-service system to your company. By implementing manager self-service you'll provide your supervisors with tools that they can use to boost their performance and that of their team in various ways. Unicorn HRO offers manager self-service solutions that any business of any size can use to improve their company in numerous ways. There are many positive impacts that manager self-service will have on your company, some greater than others. Here's a look at some of the ways that manager self-service can help your business. Continue reading...

How to Know When It's Time to Hire a Human Resource Consulting Specialist – The Signs

Despite the sad state of the economy over the last few years, many businesses across the nation are still going strong. If you're one of the lucky ones, you may end up facing a surprising decision at some point ��� whether or not to hire a human resource consulting firm. A human resource consulting firm can provide a wide range of different solutions for your business, and your exact level of need for them can depend on a number of different things. If you're considering hiring a human resource consulting firm then odds are that you probably need their help with at least one issue. But there are many additional things that human resource consulting specialists can help with. Here are some of the ways you can tell that you might need the services of a human resource consulting firm. Continue reading...


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