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Disability Insurance and Your Company – What You Need to Know

Recent research shows that one out of every seven people will become disabled for at least five years by the time they turn sixty five years of age. Disabilities have increased a staggering four hundred percent over the last twenty five years and raised the need for disability insurance. The odds are you'll end up with at least one employee becoming disabled while working for your company, which means you'll need disability insurance. In some cases, it could even be you yourself. In short, it's worth investing in disability insurance. Continue reading...

Choosing the Right FSA Administration Program – Knowing What to Look For

Employee benefits are an incredibly important part of your business, and offering a wide range of options is important. More and more employees are coming to value flexible spending accounts as much as they do their health insurance, and giving them FSA options is a great way to boost morale. But FSA administration can be another thorn in the side of your already overworked HR department. That's why utilizing an FSA administration program like the one offered by Unicorn HRO is so important. By investing in a FSA administration program your HR workers will be free to do their job instead of dealing with FSA administration tasks. And choosing the right FSA administration program is easy when you know what to look for. Continue reading...

Benefits of Automating Human Resources – An Overview

The human resources department of any business, big or small, is responsible for a lot of different tasks. Managing the hiring and termination of employees, monitoring their progress, handling payroll, managing employee benefits, and much more will fall on the shoulders of your HR department. To help make their job easier, businesses across the world are investing in human resources technology ��� software programs that will allow automating human resources to occur. While it might seem like an expensive proposition, the truth is that automating human resources in your company holds numerous benefits that you might not be considering. Continue reading...

Are Voluntary Benefits Plans Right for Your Business? – Some Considerations

In today's marketplace employee benefits are valued almost as much as a decent salary. In fact, over half of all currently employed workers who are seeking employment elsewhere listed their reason for doing so as a 'lack or loss of benefits at their current job'. But with businesses feeling the pinch of the economy themselves, providing great benefits to your employees may be something your budget simply won't allow. Voluntary benefits plans offer a great middle ground in this scenario. With voluntary benefits plans you can still offer your employees benefit options without decimating your operating budget. While not as attractive as some other benefits, voluntary benefits plans may be the best that you can do, and can still be a good way to boost employee satisfaction. Here are some things to consider about voluntary benefits plans. Continue reading...

A Guide to Implementing SaaS Payroll – Steps to Remember

Business technology can help your company grow and evolve, but can also be expensive. Purchasing the needed software and hardware to add even a basic payroll system to your company can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. SaaS payroll solutions is a better option for most mid-level businesses and allows you to pay a basic subscription fee in order to use all of the various features that the SaaS payroll provides. Essentially you'll receive the benefits of business technology but with fewer costs or hassles thanks to SaaS payroll. It's a fairly straightforward process to add SaaS payroll to your company, but a few simple steps can help make the addition go even more smoothly. Continue reading...

What to Look for in an HRMS – Key Features you Need

Every business is different. It could be something as major as the exact service that you provide or as simple as the employees that you have under your roof, but no two businesses will ever be exactly alike. Most companies, however, do utilize an HRMS to help with some of their basic HR functions. But like companies, no two HRMS solutions will be exactly alike despite having many of the same basic features. Choosing a good HRMS depends on a number of different things, but in the end it all comes down to just what the system can do for your company. Here are a few of the key features you need to look for when you begin the search for a great HRMS. Continue reading...

Using Technology to Improve Workforce Management – Simplifying the Process

Workforce management is one of the most important aspects of running any company. In fact, workforce management is so fundamental that you've likely undertaken it in some form without even knowing it. From adding better equipment so that your workers can complete their jobs better to simply reviewing performance records and adjusting your training strategies accordingly, workforce management involves a lot of different aspects. While there's a lot to it, you can actually simplify your workforce management processes by implementing technology into each aspect of workforce management. It's easier to do than you might think, and today's technology can help you improve the effectiveness and efficiency of workforce management tremendously. Continue reading...

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...


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