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8 common hoops to jump through in the payroll circus

If you’re still handling payroll in-house like more than 60 percent of U.S. businesses (according a 2013 National Business Association survey), you’ve likely rolled your eyes at least once over all the regulatory hoops. Navigating the Department of Labor circus can...

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Top 10 questions when researching time clock software

The clock is ticking, and you’re ready to invest in time-management software that will make the monitoring of your employee schedules faster, easier and more efficient — boosting productivity and fostering workplace trust in the process. Now, it’s just a matter of...

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Off-site blight? Not on your watch

Supervisors in industries like construction and office cleaning have grappled with it for ages: How do you best manage offsite employees when they’re out of your sight — and in many ways, out of your control? These days, an increasing number of employers with...

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Overtime law doesn’t have to be ticking time bomb

Uncle Sam got out the cattle prod for employers this year, motivating them to track overtime wages more closely. The good news: The Fed's tweaking of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) isn’t all that complicated. Mainly, it clarifies definitions for the exempt...

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How to Handle Last-Minute Sick Calls by Employees

A few employee absences each year (especially during cold and flu season) are understandable, but a few people always seem to push the envelope. In a survey this year by CareerBuilder, 38 percent of respondents admitted to calling in sick when not, up from 28 percent...

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The Top Two Things that Make a Great Entrepreneur

A glimpse at some of the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs reveals a cornucopia of characters who have parlayed their personality traits into big bucks and success — consider the diverse and sometimes wacky personas of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Even...

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Millennial Motivators may not be what you think

Feeling like the prank-ee in an employee game of Ding Dong Ditch these days? You’re not alone if you’ve been one of the last ones to open the door. Most employers apparently consider a 10 percent turnover rate OK, but last year 22 percent of the workforce -- 30.5...

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Using Google Calendar to Manage your busy lifestyle

Regardless of whether you own a business or website or just want to organize and simplify your personal obligations, Google Calendar offers intuitive features that integrate with all your devices, including your iOS or Android smartphone. If you never need to...

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Top 10 Busy Lifestyle Trends

In running a company, you're constantly juggling competing obligations and having little time for yourself. Getting everything done requires time management and choosing how much attention to give to each task. Although you may often feel like no one gets enough of...

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Pushing Ourselves Harder for Greater Results in Less Time

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." This famous quote, published by Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's Almanac in the mid 1700s, says a lot about the mentality of today's society. Technology is constantly challenging us to...

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