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Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. June 15 - June 21, 2019

By |June 21st, 2019|Week In Review|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. June 8 - June 14, 2019

By |June 13th, 2019|Week In Review|

Employee Benefits FAQs

Some people enroll in employee benefit plans but never ask questions at their time of enrollment. Whether it’s your first time to enroll with benefits, or you’re already a pro, here is a list of FAQs that may help you somewhere down the line.

By |March 5th, 2019|

Benefits 101

Enrolling in your employee benefits plans may be one of the most important things you do for yourself and family as a new employee. Consider these questions during your benefits enrollment process and you’ll stay ahead of the game.

By |February 6th, 2019|

Benefits Glossary

The benefits world can be a confusing place. The best way to plot a successful benefits route is to understand the benefits terminology being used.

By |January 9th, 2019|

The Daily Huddle

Today our guest blogger, Mike Bosley, gives us his insights on the value of sharing key performance measurements with his team on a daily basis. This “open book” method of management has worked well for him over the years and creates an environment of employee buy-in and pride in company achievements.

By |February 11th, 2019|

HR Concerns for 2019

Each year has it’s own unique HR challenges. Workplace violence, the changing marijuana laws, data security, leave laws and workforce planning are among the top concerns for 2019.

By |January 21st, 2019|

Time Off to Vote

In anticipation of Election Day 2018 (November 6), employers should review their policies and practices to ensure workers are provided time off to vote as required by applicable law and all other obligations of the business are met.

By |November 5th, 2018|

Exempt or Non-Exempt

Determining if an employee is exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is sometimes challenging. The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.

By |October 31st, 2018|

5 Reasons to Outsource

There are many reasons why a company would outsource certain business functions. Outsourcing is a great way to improve your competitive advantage while controlling costs.

By |October 15th, 2018|

Journey Mapping

A customer journey map is merely an illustration or diagram of all the places (touchpoints) your customers come into contact with your company, online or off. It provides a visual way to track the customer experience.

By |August 27th, 2018|

Test Your I-9 Knowledge

Your level of I-9 knowledge can affect your compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. This federal regulation forbids employers from knowingly hiring individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States. Take this short quiz to see how your Form I-9 knowledge stacks up.

By |October 29th, 2018|

Independent Contractor or Employee?

It is critical to correctly determine whether individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Failing to properly classify a worker can cause exposure to possible fines and penalties. Before you can determine how to treat payments you make for services, you must first know the business relationship that exists between you and the person performing the services.

By |September 26th, 2018|

National Payroll Week

Founded in 1996 by the American Payroll Association (APA), National Payroll Week (NPW) celebrates the partnership between America’s employees, the payroll professionals who pay them, and government programs and that our payroll system funds

By |September 5th, 2018|

Youth Labor Standards

As the end of summer approaches and school begins, it is important to review the youth labor standards. Youths that worked during the summer and you want to continue to employ may have hours restrictions. The guidelines below will help walk you through the basics.

By |July 18th, 2018|

Running a Business is Hard

Running a business is hard. Taking care of human resources without the necessary tools makes it even harder. You wouldn’t think of operating your core business without the right tools. You shouldn’t try to manage HR without the right tools either.

By |July 23rd, 2018|

Who, What and How

The old adage says that the three most important things are location, location, location, but to us here at Spirit HR, it is who, what and how. Who we are, what we do, and how we help you.

By |July 16th, 2018|

5 Ways to Manage Overwhelm in Your Business

The electronic age was supposed to free up time through automation. Somehow technology has taken over and created an environment where we are now working longer to keep up with the speed at which things are coming at us. Smartphones keep us connected 24/7, email at our fingertips and non-stop social media are only a few of the things that consume our time. These suggestions will help you reduce your “overwhelm.”

By |May 31st, 2018|

NAPEO Confab

At the NAPEO Annual Conference in September, our COO Marilyn Conyer joined a round table discussion on the PEO Industry.

By |November 17th, 2017|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. May 18 - May 24, 2019

By |May 24th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. May 11 - May 17, 2019

By |May 17th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. April 27 - May 3, 2019

By |May 3rd, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. April 6-12 , 2019

By |April 12th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. March 24-April 5, 2019

By |April 5th, 2019|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. March 23-29, 2019

By |March 29th, 2019|

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