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HR Checklist for 2020

The end of the year is a great time to audit and organize your organization before launching into the new year. One thing to audit going into 2020 is the exempt status of your employees. The change to the FLSA exempt status salary threshold will be effective on January 1, 2020. FLSA status is just one of the things included in our End of Year Checklist.

By |December 10th, 2019|Human Resources|

Week In Review

Need a little weekend reading? Each Friday we will be posting a round up of posts from the week. September 1 - September 6, 2019

By |September 6th, 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|

Navigating HR Perils

Navigating your way through the employment maze is challenging. Marilyn Conyer, President/COO of Spirit HR, spoke at the Moore Norman Technology Center Grow Your Business Summit about some of the HR perils that require an employer’s attention.

By |May 22nd, 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|

5 Simple Tips to Stay Cyber Secure at Work

Cybercriminals are not known to discriminate; they target vulnerable computers regardless of whether they are a home user, small business or connected to a large corporation. These criminals often rely on human error to gain access to computer systems. Something as simple as a failure to install software patches or clicking on a link in an email can have devastating results.

By |October 17th, 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|

Payroll Terminology Made Easy

Payroll terminology can look like alphabet soup or a foreign language. And, terms used by the Department of Labor (DOL) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can cause even more confusion. Don’t despair, let us guide you on important terms you will encounter when either managing payroll or looking at a paycheck stub.

By |February 13th, 2019|

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|

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|

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|

5 Simple Tips to Stay Cyber Secure at Work

Cybercriminals are not known to discriminate; they target vulnerable computers regardless of whether they are a home user, small business or connected to a large corporation. These criminals often rely on human error to gain access to computer systems. Something as simple as a failure to install software patches or clicking on a link in an email can have devastating results.

By |October 17th, 2018|

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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