As a small, privately owned business, we at Dominion understand all too well that if you want to expand your reach and grow financially, it is vital to have smooth and efficient processes in place. These processes can range from onboarding to employee retention to internal trainings, and of course, payroll. These processes have to be streamlined if you want your product or service to run smooth. The faster a business grows, the more problems come along, including data security, remote access, and having sufficient backup data. These are all concerns that business owners have to constantly be thinking about.
When candidates are interviewing for a position within your company, they try their best to make a good first impression with you. Once you decide on a candidate and hire them, it becomes your turn to make a good impression on them. You can do this by creating a good onboarding process. There is a lot of research out there on tips to creating an effective onboarding process, but have you heard of the common mistakes people make? Here are a few mistakes you should avoid during the onboarding process.
As you may already know, there are many different types of payroll processing: ranging from in-house to outsourcing, to even using a CPA. You’ve probably have heard of many different payroll service companies, but do you know exactly what they do and what they offer? Just like their name suggests, payroll companies ensure that employees are paid on time and that all of the employers stay compliant. Obviously, payroll is more than just writing checks, and a good payroll company will offer more than just that. Depending on the size of the company and the software’s capabilities, there are a variety of different things that payroll companies do for their customers.
In this day and age, nearly everything we do in our day-to-day life is done digitally. This includes most of our banking, accounting, social interacting, and even dating. With so much of our personal information hanging out there in the cloud, sometimes a flimsy password isn’t sufficient when it comes to keeping that information private. This is especially true if you’re like me and you only have one password that you alter here and there to adhere to different password requirements. This can be particularly dangerous with the major increase in hacking technology that has occurred over recent years. Common practices like my one-password-fits-all method or the ever helpful (yet horribly unsafe) notebook that holds every password you’ve ever created in one spot are not the only “weak links” when it comes to online security.
Now that Millennials are making their way into the workforce, companies are looking for new ways to beat the competition and attract the best talent. They offer great benefits such as health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K match, flexible schedules, volunteer time off, and paid time off. Paid time off (PTO) is one of the main benefits young people look for when applying looking to start their careers, and unlimited paid time off has become even more popular. But, despite its popularity, only approximately 1% of U.S. companies have established an unlimited PTO plan. Some of the companies included in that 1% are Netflix, GE, Duo Security, and LinkedIn. Offering unlimited PTO has its pros and its cons, and these can help you find out if implementing an unlimited PTO plan is the right move for your business.
When your General Ledger is out of balance, it can create a stressful headache. With these brief suggestions and specific reports, you will be able to solve the puzzle in no time. Once you have discovered the issue, you can simply call Client Solutions at Dominion Systems to assign the missing piece. Then you’ll be able to relax your shoulders, ease your mind, and continue on with your busy day, stress-free from the General Ledger. Keep in mind, the following information is specific to Dominion’s software, but is very similar to what other software service companies have.
We are adding a new section of data to input on the first screen of the 'Add New Hire' process within Onboarding. The new section consists of all related 'Employment Data' such as job title, division, and department. In addition to this added section, on the same screen, you’ll find that you now have the ability to add up to 5 different rates for your new employee if they fall under the hourly pay type.
If you’re reading this blog, I’m going to assume your company either doesn’t have an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) or doesn’t utilize it to its full extent. A solid ATS can turn your hiring process into a well-oiled machine that will relieve stress from your HR department and offer an enjoyable, easy to follow process to your potential job candidates. What exactly is an ATS, though? It's a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. A bad candidate experience can negatively impact a company's ability to recruit quality hires, as well as its bottom line, so implementing an ATS is the best step to simplifying this process. Not convinced? Let me throw some facts and figures at you.
Payroll is a very important aspect of nearly every business, so choosing the best payroll services is imperative. Running payroll is not only about ensuring employees get compensated, but also about making sure their hours are accurate and that the company is staying compliant. There are a wide variety of payroll services out there, so I would like to give you some information that can help you make the best decision.
At some point in time, employers will have to fill an open position within their company. Before doing so, there are some important steps that should be taken. After posting the job description, attracting the appropriate talent, and sorting through applications, it comes down to selecting the best candidates. After conducting interviews and choosing potential candidates, employers choose the person they believe would be the best fit. Should the employer immediately hire the person they chose? They could, but if they fail to conduct a background check on the individual, it might affect the company later on. Also, conducting background checks will make your onboarding go much smoother. Conducting background checks is very important and should be done by all employers, no matter the industry. Recently, Dominion paired with PointHR and hosted a webinar called “Current Trends in employment Background Checks”, which can be found here. I want to share with you the top 3 reasons to conduct background checks before hiring employees.