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How HRIS Can Save You Big Bucks – Cutting Costs with a Simple Investment

The goal of any company is profits, and you'll have various steps that you need to undertake in order to reach your profit goals. Saving money can actually contribute greatly to earning it, since less loss equals more profits. And while businesses try a variety of measures to cut their costs, one that they often overlook is implementing an HRIS. An HRIS, or Human Resources Information System, is essentially a software system that streamlines and improves the function of your HR department. While an HRIS may seem like an investment you can't afford when trying to lower costs, the truth is that an HRIS can save you money almost as soon as you implement it. Continue reading...

Flexible Spending Accounts – Are They Worth It?

Employers looking to attract the best new hires and retain their employees have long relied on benefits packages as way to boost morale and make their business an attractive place to work. While over seventy five percent of businesses offer paid holidays and almost as many offer health insurance, not as many offer flexible spending accounts. Flexible spending accounts offer an additional benefit that can supplement existing health insurance options or can provide unique additional services. Many employers haven't added a flexible spending account option to their benefits package because they assume that doing so is complex and expensive. But a flexible spending account can be a great addition to your benefits packages and easier to do than you might think. Continue reading...

Five Surprising Tips for Training Employees – Secrets you can Use

Training employees is a must for any business today. Studies have shown that investing time and money into training employees can yield a twenty four percent or higher return within a year's time. And with over fifty billion being spent annually on training employees, it's obvious that most businesses are well aware of its benefits. As such, your company needs to consider training employees as an investment of major importance instead of an expense you can't afford. There are many different tips and strategies that you can use for training employees, some more well-known than others. Here are five surprising tips you can utilize when you decide that training employees is the way to go. Continue reading...

Five Must Have Features in Human Resource Software

Technology has created countless advances that help today's businesses thrive. One of the best technological additions to your company is human resource software. There are many different reasons to add human resource software to your company including higher productivity, fewer errors, and easier access to data. But choosing human resource software can be difficult since so many different products are on the market today. With so many choices, you may have a hard time narrowing them down to the one that works best for you. Here are five features that any human resource software must have, regardless of your company. Continue reading...

Five Key Features of a Manager Self Service Program – What to Look For

You want to give your business all of the advantages that you can, from hiring the best employees to running the right ad campaigns. One of the best ways to help out your company even further is to invest in a manager self-service program. Manager self-service is a system that allows your manager to speed up their productivity, reduce errors, and create new strategies for your company effectively. Unicorn HRO offers manager self-service solutions that any business can use, and that can provide your business with the benefits it deserves. When you begin shopping for manager self-service systems, there are a few basic features that you'll want to look for. Here are five of the key features any good manager self-service program should have. Continue reading...

Finding Great Health Insurance Brokers – Choosing Your Health Insurance Ally

Health insurance is one of the most important types of employee benefits you can offer, and surveys have discovered that eight nine percent of employees rank it as a 'very important' aspect of their benefits package. But choosing the right kind of health insurance can be tricky, especially when you need to purchase a plan to offer to your employees. That's where health insurance brokers can help. Professional health insurance brokers can help you find the perfect insurance plan for your business in a fraction of the time it could take you to do so on your own. But choosing from the various health insurance brokers can be just as difficult to do. Luckily, understanding just a few basic things can help make finding great health insurance brokers easy. Continue reading...

Effective Tools for Retaining Employees – What you Should Know

You invest a lot into your company. From new technology to ad campaigns, you have to invest in it if you want to succeed. Your greatest and most valuable investment, however, is your employees. Retaining employees is a must for any business that wants to stay successful, and there are various tools and strategies that a business can employ when they want to focus on retaining employees. Employee turnover can cost your company thousands of dollars, more if you've invested into training and other developmental steps relating to them, which is exactly why retaining employees is so important. Here are a few of the strategies and tools you should keep in mind for retaining employees. Continue reading...

Creative Methods for Recruiting Employees – Overlooked Tools

While the last few years have been easy for employers planning on recruiting employees, new studies have found that almost forty percent of small to mid-sized businesses say that they'll be adding employees to their company over the next year. That means that the battle of recruiting employees will likely flare up again. If you're planning on recruiting employees you'll want to find the very best ones available to you. This can actually be harder than it sounds, but using clever methods for recruiting employees can help you tremendously. There are a variety of overlooked and underused tools in your arsenal for recruiting employees. Here are a few of the best. Continue reading...

Choosing the Right Employee Self Service Program – How to Find the Right One for You

Technology has boosted the business world to new heights, making processes that were once nightmarish as simple as clicking a mouse. Employee self-service programs are one such example, and are prized in the business industry. Employee self-service programs provide simple, web based solutions for your company that allows employees to manage and view their data including benefits information and payroll stats without bothering human resources. Implementing employee self-service programs lets your HR department focus on employee hiring and retention instead of dealing with a constant influx of queries from elsewhere in the company. If you're ready to invest in employee self-service programs, there are some things that you can keep in mind to get the best employee self-service system for your company. Continue reading...

Benefits Administration Tips – What Every Employer Should Remember

Few things in the human resources world can be as polarizing as benefits administration. Those in the HR department usually dread the words 'benefits administration' since it can not only be a tedious affair, but also because there seems to be a constant barrage of benefits administration related inquiries from employees outside the HR room who want to know about their benefits. They spend more time with benefits administration than other tasks. In short, benefits administration takes valuable time away from the human resource workers and slows progress in other areas as well. But you need benefits administration in order to keep a great workforce. Here are some benefits administration tips that you need to keep in mind. Continue reading...


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