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Payroll Blogs Don‘t Have to be Dull!

We Aim for Education, but Also a Bit of Fun!

Not only do we provide Payroll Services and HR Technology, but we also assist our clients through our educational payroll blogs! Covering everything business-related, from new legislature to company culture, we aim to teach on all aspects of owning a business. Long story short — our goal is to provide every business with the tools to help increase smiles and decrease stress.

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Learning How to Be a Good Leader from Ants and Cicero

Leadership is an intangible concept.  While we can easily name qualities that we feel make a good leader, there remains a certain je ne sais quoi that we can’t put our finger on.  We know people who, on paper, would appear to make a good leader, and yet in person we just don’t get those … Read more
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Go, Team, Go! Team Building During COVID

I don’t know about you, but some people almost had me convinced that COVID would disappear after the election.  You know, POOF!  Well, that clearly isn’t the case.  In fact, cases are on the rise, and it’s a little unnerving.  Plus, since some sectors of the workforce are back on the jobsite, we worry about … Read more
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Look Out! COVID-19 and Paycheck Protection Program Scams

Scams of some sort seem to be all the rage this year.  So, if you do an internet search about COVID-19 scams, you’ll have to sift through a bunch of articles claiming the virus is a scam or a hoax.  Well, that’s not what this is about at all.  In fact, the virus is clearly … Read more
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Fun Office Holiday Party Ideas During COVID

Even though this year feels like it has been a million days long, the end is going to be upon us in no time!  So, it’s time to start planning your office holiday parties before it’s too late.  After all, it would just add to the bad in 2020 if you don’t come through with … Read more
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Small Business Trends and What They Mean for 2021

The year 2020 has been a record year for change.  We’ve experienced an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, labor processes turned upside down, and radical change in awareness of racial injustice.  Without a doubt, we have been learning countless lessons along the way.  To add to it, we still have nearly a quarter of the year to … Read more
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Cautionary Tales of Cancel Culture in the Workplace

Some people find themselves in the Human Resources hotseat over the course of their working career.  Most times whatever happened was unintendedly offensive to someone, or against company policy.  In today’s social and political climate, however, there is quite a variety of mistakes that can land employees in front of HR, or worse—suddenly fired.  Furthermore, … Read more
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Thoughtful Ways We See Businesses Giving Back

If you’ve never read Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, bookmark this post, then come back after you’ve read the novel.  If you’re not a reader, there are several great movie versions for you to choose from—and no judgement here if you prefer cinema over paper and ink!  Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m pointing … Read more
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What Is Job Sharing and How Can It Benefit My Business?

Imagine a job position where you only had to report to work a couple days out of the week.  Then, despite your absence, the work still miraculously got done.  Well, that idea not so far-fetched.  In fact, it’s entirely possible with a concept called job sharing.  Job sharing can be a great thing for both … Read more
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Going with the Flow of the New 1099-NEC

The Just as everything seems to be changing in 2020, it’s only natural that we would have a new 1099 form to think about, as well.  So, let’s find out what the new version of the 1099 form is all about so that we can be ready to file taxes after the new year.  After … Read more
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Leaves of Change: Fall Unemployment Benefit Payments

Never in the history of our generation’s lifetime have so many people looked in anticipation of unemployment benefit payments.  Yet, here we are as the ripple effect of COVID-19 changes everything we’ve ever done.  After Congress initially passed the CARES Act, parties couldn’t come to an agreement on how to proceed with extending the act’s … Read more