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The Benefits of FMLA Management Software – How it can Help You

The FMLA might seem like a huge burden to employers, but the statistics reveal a different and surprising truth altogether. Although more than fifty million employees have taken leave under its laws, ninety percent of businesses have reported that FMLA leave has a positive or a neutral effect on their business. The only trick part of the situation comes in FMLA management. Failure to adequately handle FMLA management can result in serious problems within your company and could cost you big. And while FMLA management is something that most companies would like to avoid, the truth is that any company with more than fifty employees must efficiently handle FMLA management. Continue reading...

Talent Management and Technology – The Perfect Combination for Business

Forty one percent of small to medium sized businesses say that they plan to increase their number of employees over the next year, a sign that the job market is indeed improving. That also means it's returning to its once-legendary competiveness, which means that talent management will be more important than ever. To get the best from your talent management specialists, utilizing technology is vital. Few things can help your talent management abilities like good talent management software, and there is a wealth of features that you can use to improve all aspects of talent management, from attracting new employees to retaining them. Continue reading...

Simplifying FMLA Management – What You Need to Know

The Family Medical Leave act of 1993, or the FMLA, puts forth strict regulations that employers must follow concerning their employees' rights to take leave to provide medical care for their family members. Failure to follow good FMLA management rules could result in serious troubles for any business, especially a small to mid-sized one since the fines or lawsuit settlements could be severe. But in order to properly obey all of the laws laid down by the law, a company's HR department must be vigilant in FMLA management. There are several different aspects of FMLA management that involve more than some might expect, and effective FMLA management is important. Continue reading...

Payroll Software Buying Guide – Tips for Choosing Effectively

There are few tasks as mundane and time consuming – but also as vital – to your company as payroll. Today's business that lacks good payroll software is seriously doing itself a disservice, since recent studies estimate that utilizing payroll software can reduce the time your HR department devotes to managing payroll by as much as sixty percent. That's a huge number, and more than enough reason to invest in payroll software. When you add in the fact that payroll errors account for over twenty five percent of IRS fines levied on businesses, the need for payroll software becomes even clearer. There are a few key features and basic steps that you should keep in mind when buying payroll software that will ensure you get the program you need. Continue reading...

Keys for a Smooth Open Enrollment – How to Avoid Disaster

Few events can be as stressful for your HR department as open enrollment. The period each year when your employees can enroll in or significantly modify their benefits like insurance and retirement is a major event that will see your HR workers flooded with requests and inquiries. Bu you can turn open enrollment into a simple process that saves everyone time and energy. Remembering a few basic things can help your open enrollment process become much easier to manage. Keeping them in mind can give not only your HR workers a bit of relief, but can help your other employees manage open enrollment easily as well. Continue reading...

How to Excel at Recruiting Employees – Things to Remember

The backbone of any company is their employees. Recruiting employees that fit well within your company is one of the keys to success, and an astonishing thirty three percent of business failures are caused by employee theft and that employee turnover can cost three times as much as the actual salary of a position, the importance of recruiting employees effectively becomes all the more clear. But the truth is that recruiting employees is either an art or a science, depending on whom you ask, and everyone will make mistakes from time to time. There are, however, a few things that you can remember when recruiting employees that will help improve your chances of hiring the best workers. Continue reading...

How Health Insurance Brokers can Help You – The Many Benefits

It's no secret that health insurance is one of the most coveted employee benefits out there. Ninety eight percent of large companies offer it, and even seventy five percent of businesses with fifteen to twenty five employees do. Choosing the right insurance package for your employees can be a daunting task, which is why so many rely on health insurance brokers to help them find the best plans. Although some businesses may shy away from using health insurance brokers and instead try to shop for insurance on their own, their search usually leads them back to the professional help that health insurance brokers can provide. If you're ready to provide health insurance to your employees, there are many reasons that health insurance brokers should be used. Continue reading...

Five Training Management Tips – Maximize your Training Benefits

There's a reason that businesses spend over fifty billion dollars annually on training – because it works. From training new employees on their duties to giving your seasoned workers new skills, training can provide a return on investment as high as twenty four percent or more. Training management is a key aspect of good training, and utilizing proper training management can be the difference between successful employee training and disastrous training. There are many different aspects of training management that you should keep in mind, some more important than others. To maximize the benefits from your employee training, here are five training management tips that you should always be aware of. Continue reading...

Five Secrets of Efficient Workforce Management – Tips to Remember

Workforce management is just what it sounds like – properly undertaking various steps to maximize the potential of your employees. But while it sounds fairly easy, workforce management can actually be quite complicated, especially if you fail to understand some basic elements of it. There are a number of different tips out there that you can employ to boost the effectiveness of your workforce management efforts, but some are more effective than others while some only apply to certain industries. Here are five of the best tips that you can use to improve your workforce management results, regardless of what business your company is focused on. Continue reading...

Five Major Benefits of Pay as You Go Workers Compensation – How it can Help

Pay as you go workers compensation is becoming more popular in the business world thanks to a number of benefits that it can provide companies. The old, traditional method of workers comp involves paying upfront costs based on estimated payroll and then suffering through annual audits. Pay as you go workers compensation is a more common sense approach to the issue, and one that can save you time and money as well as providing you with many other benefits. Workers compensation is required by law, and pay as you go workers compensation offers you the best way to stay compliant. Here are five of the biggest benefits that pay as you go workers compensation can deliver. Continue reading...


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