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Candid candidates: Social media and the hiring process

You’re probably already using your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for their free PR capabilities. But have you considered how social media can help you find star candidates through ramped-up recruiting and better screening? Seventeen percent of organizations...

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Best time clocks are worker friendly

Because it will make their jobs easier, those on your payroll are likely breathing a huge sigh of relief over your decision to install new time clock software. Honest staffers may also be relieved it’s no longer possible to abuse your system. At the same time, even...

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On the right track: Comparing timeclock software in 2016

Your New Year's resolution is improving your business processes in 2016, and you're ready to invest in the integrated time and attendance software that will transform your payroll into a thing of beauty. A Google search reveals choices ranging from the basics to...

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Tired of playing bad cop? Let data do it

Of course you want to trust your workers and maintain goodwill throughout your company. No one wants to play the part of time clock Nazi. But you operate in the real world, and you understand that what constitutes “time theft” can be open to interpretation by...

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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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