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Guide to Efficient and Effective Performance Management – Things to Remember

Performance management is essentially a system used by any organization to ensure that specific goals are being met. Several different steps go into good performance management, and on the jobsite it could be structured according to department or spread throughout the entire company. Effective performance management is as much an art as it is a process, and understanding the basics of it can help you boost your profits and reach company goals more effectively. Over eighty percent of companies in a recent survey said that their performance management process could improve, and if you fall into this majority then there are several steps that you can remember to help boost your company's overall performance management. Continue reading...

Five Tips for Choosing a Great Payroll Service – Things to Remember

Outsourcing payroll to a payroll service is almost as common in today's workplace as computers. With the IRS fining an average of one out of every three companies that handles payroll on their own, it's easy to understand why. A reduction of errors and more productivity in your HR department make a strong case for using a payroll service. There are hundreds of companies specializing in payroll service today, and choosing the best one can be difficult to do. Luckily, there are several things that you can keep in mind that will help you select the very best payroll service possible. Here are five things to remember when choosing a payroll service. Continue reading...

Five Secrets of Benefits Administration – Secrets You Can Use

Studies have found that employees value their benefits almost as much as their salary. Thirty percent of employees in a recent survey said that they would immediately begin looking for employment elsewhere if their health insurance was terminated. At some point you'll have to consider benefits administration. And while benefits administration can be a messy, confusing affair and one more issue for your HR department to deal with, in the long term benefits administration can't be ignored. Here are five secrets of benefits administration that you should know. Continue reading...

Five Keys to Successfully Automating Human Resources – Simple Steps to Remember

Automating human resources is one of the best things that you can do for your company. You'll see an increase in productivity, especially in your HR department, fewer mistakes being made, easier employee benefit management, and even an increase in overall profits once you make the switch to automating human resources. Very small businesses may not to worry with automating human resources but once your business moves into the mid-sized world, it's practically a requirement. Luckily there are certain steps and considerations that can help make the process of automating human resources a bit easier on you and your employees. Here are five keys to successfully automating human resources. Continue reading...

Five Benefits of Human Resource Outsourcing – Great Advantages

There are many reasons that you might decide human resource outsourcing is worth your time. Whether you're noticing that your HR employees are having to work ten hour days to stay ahead or if you're experiencing a drop in productivity that your think human resource outsourcing could help, there's no question that human resource outsourcing can provide real benefits to your company. Unicorn HRO offers human resource outsourcing for any business of any size and can give your company real advantages that actually impact your bottom line. Here are five great benefits that come from human resource outsourcing. Continue reading...

Employee Onboarding and Your Bottom Line – The Importance of Onboard

Human resources mean a lot in a company and cover every stage of employment. One often overlooked aspect that most businesses need to be well versed in is that of employee onboarding. Instead of simply hiring a new worker, introducing them to a few coworkers and then leaving them to fend for themselves, you need to treat employee onboarding as a vital part of your company's process. Ignoring the importance of employee onboarding can cost you, and a strong program for employee onboarding can boost your bottom line more than you might realize. Unicorn HRO offers employee onboarding assistance and can help you turn your new hires into valued team members. Continue reading...

Disability Insurance Basics – Tips for Buying Coverage

There are plenty of insurances out there. Health insurance is the most talked about, one that most don't think about until it's needed is disability insurance. Studies have found that a disabling accident occurs once per second in the United States, making disability insurance a very real concern. The most common type of disability insurance is the well-known worker's compensation. Other basic forms of disability insurance may be offered by an employer, and in the cases of many small businesses an owner may insure himself with disability insurance. Here are some of the tips that you need to keep in mind if you're considering shopping for disability insurance coverage for your employees. Continue reading...

Choosing the Right Long Term Disability Insurance Policy – A Brief Guide

With today's young workers facing an estimated one in four chance of becoming disabled by the time that they retire, long term disability insurance is one of the most important investments that an employer can make for protecting their employees and one of the best that employees can choose to utilize. Since medical problems contributed to sixty two percent of bankruptcies filed in 2007, and recent studies suggest the number has climbed since then, it' more important than ever to protect yourself with long term disability insurance. A lot of variables are present in long term disability policies, and understanding the main factors to look at when choosing long term disability coverage can help you find the best policy to offer your employees. Continue reading...

Boosting your Profits with HRMS – Keys for More Cash

Your business' bottom line depends on a variety of different things, and business owners and managers spend tremendous amounts of time trying to boost their profits with everything from clever marketing to employee layoffs. One tool that can be used to boost profits tremendously and is often overlooked is an HRMS, or Human Resources Management Service. Most companies, especially mid-sized or larger ones, use some form of HRMS. It could be as simple as a payroll system, but HRMS programs are fairly common in the business world. Whether you've never really used for anything beyond payroll or simply aren't effectively taking advantages of the benefits an HRMS can provide, these tools can significantly boost your bottom line. Continue reading...

Avoid Frustration With Good Payroll Customer Service – Why it Matters

Talk to anyone who's ever had technical problems with their internet and they can tell you that customer service is important. This applies even to something as seemingly mundane as payroll, and payroll customer service is an important feature that can't be overlooked when choosing a payroll service. Whether you decide to outsource your payroll or install software to handle it in-house, payroll customer service is a vital component of any good payroll system. Good payroll customer service can save you time, money, and help you avoid frustration. Hopefully you'll never need to use it, but if you do you'll be thankful that you chose a company with great payroll customer service. Continue reading...


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