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Remote Employee Engagement: What To Do And Why It Matters

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Defining Employee Engagement What exactly is employee engagement? It’s hard to say, because it's
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The Benefits of a Remote Work Policy and Why Your Business Needs One

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A remote work policy, sometimes called a telecommuting policy, is a document that outlines the
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9 Useful Remote Workforce Management Rules to Support Your Team

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One day, many managers woke up and discovered that they now suddenly managed a team of remote
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6 Ways to Improve How You Conduct Performance Reviews for Remote Employees

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The main goal of a performance review is to identify strengths and weaknesses of your workforce.
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9 Ways to Help Employers Stop Searching "How To Know If Remote Employees Are Working"

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In spite of reassuring statistics on remote work productivity, some employers can’t stop typing, 
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Will Employers Ever Feel Comfortable With Working From Home Productivity?

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From cars and coffee shops to coworking spaces, remote work has had an interesting history. One
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How Human Resources Can Help Meet the Challenges of Remote Working

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While some companies have managed the challenges of remote working for decades, others found
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Best Practices for Rolling Out a Remote Work Policy for Your Business

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A sudden transition to working remotely Early in the pandemic, as offices shuttered across the
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Keys to Onboarding Success: How to Effectively Onboard Remote Workers

By this point, you know a structured and personalized onboarding process greatly benefits your new
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Make Your Workspace a Cozy Place to Be

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Over the past two years, pandemic life has shifted the way we approach work and wellness. The
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The Impact of Employee Turnover

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As you move up in the business world, you can come to expect unwelcomed setbacks and challenges.
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Everything You Need to Know About Payroll When You're New to Payroll

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HR and payroll professionals are vital to the success of all businesses. People often think that
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Implementing an Employee Self Service

Technology has become an intricate part of everyday life for nearly everyone in the modern
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The Benefits of Payroll Software as a Service for Small Businesses

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The world of payroll and HR can be complicated. Payroll and HR are jam-packed with data, compliance
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The Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted March 23, 2010 and was one of the most debated pieces of
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The Costs of Working with a PEO

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PEO (professional employer organization) is defined as “ a firm that provides service under which
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How to Calculate your FTE Number

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This FTE number reflects the number of full-time, part-time, and any other active employees added
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Overtime Pay: The Healthcare Industry

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The healthcare industry faces several challenges when it comes to staffing 24-hour facilities.
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Time and Attendance: Worth your Time?

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Whether you’re currently using Domnions Time & Attendance feature or shopping around for one, there
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All the Tips- Restaurant Payroll

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Running a bar or restaurant is time-consuming, demanding, and stressful. Multiple managers working
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How to Start Processing a Paperless Payroll (and Reasons It's Better)

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What are the first things that come to mind when you think of payroll? Is it paychecks or taxes,
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Overtime- Federal Rules and Exemptions

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Over the last few years, there have been many changes to overtime rules and exemptions. As a
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Pay Frequencies: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business

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Pay periods determine how often you run payroll and how frequently your employees get paid. The
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Rules and Regulations for Paying Employees in Michigan

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As a new business owner, or someone managing employees for the first time, it can be confusing to
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Where To Begin When Looking For a Payroll Service Provider

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Doing your own payroll, even if it’s just one employee, usually comes with many headaches. Payroll
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Understanding Geofencing

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You’ve most likely heard of geofencing (and the benefits it can bring), but what is it exactly? A
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Ummm... We're Not THAT Dominion

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2020 just keeps getting more interesting by the day!  Definitely one for the books.  A global
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3 Helpful Features of an Applicant Tracking System

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Keeping track of qualified applicants is an important aspect of managing your business. The most
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How to Improve Your Performance Reviews Plan

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Traditional performance reviews have needed a refresh for some time. Your management and HR team
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The Benefits of Ongoing Performance Reviews

Whether you love or loathe performance reviews, you know they are important to gauge the
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Unemployment Fraud: What to Know and What to Do

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Stay aware and mitigate the risks of unemployment fraud Unemployment benefits were expanded under
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How a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Can Help You and Your Employees Succeed

Performance improvement plans (PIPs) are usually dreaded by managers because it is a conversation
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Business Lessons Learned from COVID-19

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As America flattens the curve on COVID-19, employees are slowly returning back to work. Once
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Employees Can Change Mid Year Health Plans

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In response to COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows employees to change their
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How Onboarding Software Ensures a Smooth New Hire to Employee Transition

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Ensure a seamless transition from new hire to employee. The hiring process as a whole can be quite
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The Importance of Background Checks for Companies

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Background checks are a key component of the hiring process. They can include information from a
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The Value of an Integrated Time & Attendance Software

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An integrated time and attendance software can provide value and ROI for your business. For
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3 Ways Time & Attendance Software Can Help Grow Your Company

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What method or tools does your business use to track the hours’ employees’s work? If you’re an HR
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Payroll Performance Metrics to Track (that the C-Suite Cares About)

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Ever since there’s been data, there have been those obsessed with tracking and measuring it. And
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Coronavirus Scams to be Aware Of

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With the onset of the coronavirus, scams are on the rise, and more people are becoming victims. In
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The Real Cost of Manual HR Tasks

One of the benefits of switching to digital, single-source payroll software is the elimination of
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Valuable HR Certifications for Today's World of Work

If you’re an HR professional with time on your hands, now is a great time to expand your
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3 Reasons Why You Should Offer a Retirement Plan

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Does the thought of retirement invoke a sense of calm or panic? If you’re consistently putting away
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How to Improve Your At-Home Workspace

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By now most companies that remain open have their employees working from home because of COVID-19
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How to Choose the Right Payroll Software for Your Business

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Finding the right payroll software that suits your business can be a long, arduous process, and
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What to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program

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This post was originally published on April 6, 2020. To see the latest changes on the PPP, check
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The 2020 Tax Filing Deadline is Extended to July 15

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Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said “nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.” And
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Staying Connected in a Remote Work World

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Working from home is now the reality for a majority of employees across the United States (and the
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Avoid Payroll Tax Penalties in 2022

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Small to mid-sized businesses are always at risk of being fined for failing to meet payroll tax
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How to Manage Remote Workers During COVID-19

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The coronavirus is disrupting businesses everywhere and people in HR and management positions need
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Tax Season Tips for Small Business Owners

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Tax season is a stressful time for nearly everyone. Due to the monotony, employees put off filing,
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What to Know about the New Form I-9 Requirements

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Form I-9 confirms an employee's identity and authorizes them to legally work in the United States.
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3 Payroll and HR Trends to Embrace in 2020

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There are a number of new trends for the payroll and HR professional to keep a pulse on: from
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The Benefits of Financial Wellness Education

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Workplace benefits are more extensive than they used to be. It’s not enough to throw out a standard
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What to Know About Per Diems

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The phrase “per diem” as it applies to business typically refers to the amount of money paid to
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5 Qualities of a Great Applicant Tracking System

As a small business owner, you don’t always have the luxury of affording the software that your
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How to Prepare for a New Hire's First Day

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The first day at a new job can be overwhelming. Chances are your new hire is excited, but stressed
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What to Know About At-Will Employment

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At-will employment has grown in popularity in recent years. It offers a lot of flexibility for
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Do Employees Accrue PTO While on FMLA Leave or Vacation?

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It’s a common question, especially among those newer to payroll processing and managing benefits:
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Important Recruiting Metrics You Should Know

Reliable data is key to making sound business decisions, and how your business recruits employees
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How to Administer Employee Surveys

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Getting consistent and honest feedback from clients and employees alike is vital for running a
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What to do When Payday is on a Holiday or Weekend

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No matter if you pay your employees weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly, or monthly, the payroll
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The Future of HR: Key Innovations For 2020

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New technologies, artificial intelligence, and a new generational cohort entering the workplace are
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3 Things to Consider When Setting Up Your Company’s Timekeeping Policies

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No two businesses are exactly alike, so there isn’t one method of timekeeping that will work for
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Are You Required to File for ACA?

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Year-end is right around the corner, and for many of us, that means it's time to dive headfirst
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Understanding the Biggest Cost of Doing Business

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When was the last time your HR team met with your accountants or financial team? Even if you do,
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Using Software to Stay Compliant with ACA

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Let’s call a spade a spade - the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules and regulations are confusing.
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The One Thing Successful HR Teams Do Differently

Successful HR teams track people management data to business outcomes. But often, HR needs the
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4 Tips to Choosing the Best HR Management Software For Your Business

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In order for a business to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, it is important to have a
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Ways Remote Employees Can Prioritize Their Health

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More and more companies are beginning to allow their employees to work remotely. It's a great perk
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How Time & Attendance Software Can Eliminate Buddy Punching

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It is common to worry about theft as a business owner, and because of that, we put many processes
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What To Know About the Updated Federal Overtime Rule

On September 24th, 2019, the US Department of Labor set into law a new overtime rule. The new rule
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8 Ways You Can Take Your Onboarding to the Next Level

A good onboarding process can help new hires adjust quickly and smoothly to a new job. HR
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How to AdDRESS the Employee Dress Code

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In recent years, company culture has become, in general, much more relaxed than it used to be. With
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The Basics of Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment refers to the period of time when an employee can sign up for a new health plan
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5 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

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This post was updated in February 2020
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Improve HR Reports with 3 Key Metrics to Monitor Employee Performance

No matter how innovative or in vogue a company is, its longevity is dependent on the talent behind
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What Are the Advantages of Incorporating a Business?

Incorporating a business may seem overwhelming. The word brings up large corporations, giant office
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Ask Yourself One Question For Smooth Payroll Implementation

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Payroll and modern HR are key components to a successful business. So if your current payroll
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How Important are Flexible Work Environments?

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Not too long ago, the most significant factor between a candidate selecting your company over your
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3 Key Features to Look for in an HRM Software

Human Resource Management (HRM) software has revolutionized the way that businesses manage their
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What to Ask a Candidate's References

If you’ve been fortunate enough to find a qualified, personable candidate who fits all the
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4 Ways to Overcome Office Distractions

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This post was updated in March 2020
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Get to Know Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans and Deadlines

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Employee access to a 401(k) is one of the best and most popular benefits you can offer to improve
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Understanding U.S. Income Tax Form W-2 and Form W-4

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If you’re new to the payroll industry or have recently started working with a company that has
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12 Deductions All Small Business Owners Should Know

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Tax deductions are a great way for small businesses to reduce their income tax bill. Let’s take a
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Dominion’s Perks: Performance Reviews

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Performance reviews have the potential to contribute to the growth and longevity of both your
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3 Ways to Optimize Your Recruiting Process

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Turnover is expensive, there’s no denying it. On top of lost productivity, you have the time it
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5 Tips to Improve your Leadership Skills

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This blog was updated in March 2020
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IRS Moves to Modernize with New Law

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The IRS is infamous as a daunting government agency. You’d be forgiven for conjuring some
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What to Do Once You Hire Your First Employee

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Congratulations! You’ve hired your first employee. Once the excitement wears off it’s time to get a
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The Benefits of Using a Time Off Software

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Working a job without a solid Time Off software in place can mean ensuing chaos for managers at
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How to Change Pay Periods

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Pay periods determine how often you run payroll and how frequently your employees get paid. The
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How to Conduct Performance Reviews as a New Manager

Performance reviews are starting to regain traction. Here at Dominion, we’ve heard from current
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5 Key Features to Look For in a Benefits Administration Software

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Did you know that 83% of employers have changed their benefits strategy within the last three
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4 Great Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll and How to Get Started

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No matter the size of your business, whether you have one employee or 100, having a payroll system
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The Importance of Job Costing and Management Accounting

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Job costing and management accounting work hand in hand when it comes to making important financial
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The Importance of Performance Review Software

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Performance reviews are in an interesting spot in today’s professional culture. Some organizations
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Does Michigan Require Employers to Pay for Unused Vacation Time?

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Vacation laws in Michigan explained: Vacation policies come with questions. Among the typical paid
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The Cost of Absenteeism and How to Control It

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When it comes down to it, there are many costs that are directly associated with absenteeism. Many
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The Advantages of Remote Workers

Working remote has gained a lot of traction recently, and the trend only appears to be increasing
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Optimizing Payroll for the Manufacturing Industry

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Payroll is necessary for nearly any business, regardless of its industry. However, there are some
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Employee Exit Interviews: 14 Questions You Should Ask

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Exit interviews can be uncomfortable. Some departing employees use the opportunity to vent years
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4 Reasons Your Business Needs an Applicant Tracking System

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Keeping track of applicants for your organization is one of the most important aspects of managing
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What to Know About the New EE0-1 Report Deadline

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There has been a new date set for EE0-1 Pay data reporting. The Equal Employment Opportunity
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Why Should I Conduct Exit Interviews?

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Saying goodbye can be awkward, especially at work. Regardless of the circumstance, conducting exit
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Keys to Onboarding Success: Explaining Health Insurance

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A guided, structured onboarding process is a critical element in retaining employees. One subject
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What You Need to Know About FSAs

Flexible Spending Accounts, or FSAs, are popular health savings options for employees. Similar to
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Is Your Time & Attendance Software Suited for Job Costing?

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For organizations large and small, accurately analyzing, tracking, and estimating job costs is a
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W-2 Simplified: Your Guide to Form W-2

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Tax season is upon us and of all the forms employees, CPAs, HR professionals, and accountants
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The Importance of Defining Your Employee Work Style

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We all have different values and interests that define our lifestyles. We’re constantly evaluating
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3 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile HR App

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It’s challenging to keep up with the trends of the modern workforce. From requests to work from
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The 5 Most Common FAQs about Dominion's Time & Attendance Software

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Whether you’re currently using Dominion’s Time & Attendance feature, you’re shopping around for
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How to Determine and Grow Your Employee Retention Rate

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Do you know how much money your company loses due to employee attrition? Turnover is expensive,
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Four Recruiting Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Compete With The Big Boys

Small businesses don’t have the budget or large HR teams their larger competitors do. Small
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New Year- New Benefits Administration

As a new year begins, so make new resolutions. For some, it may be to hit the gym more often or
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3 Ways to Prevent Time Theft

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As a business owner, one of the biggest concerns you might face is time theft. Did you know that
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Fringe Benefits Adjustments for 2019

Fringe benefits were a popular topic of discussion in 2018 for the HR industry. We predict fringe
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The ROI of Time & Attendance Software

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It’s great to see a benefit from the things we choose to spend money on. From a new kitchen knife
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How to Build an Effective HR Team

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This post was written by Daniela McVicker
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Topics to Cover in Year-End Performance Reviews

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Many employees wait all year long, and they’re likely to stir up feelings of anticipation leading
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Analyzing 3 Challenges of Present-Day HR Professionals

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This post was written by Eugene Eaton
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Keeping the Company Safe: Human Resource’s Role in Cybersecurity

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With modern employees working remotely and on multiple devices nowadays, the need for increased
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Four Reports That Every Successful Small Business Needs to Get Ahead

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Small businesses need to leverage all the tools at their disposal to make the most of their cash
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The Best Practices for Giving Performance Reviews

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Traditional performance reviews have needed a refresh for some time. Management and HR know this,
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How to Write the Perfect HR Content for Both Search Engines and Readers

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Content creation is one of the crucial Google ranking factors in all industries, HR included. This
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3 Benefits of Setting Up Employee Self Service Onboarding For Your New Hires

It is common knowledge that HR professionals have many tasks they have to complete every day. These
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The Important Difference Between Interfacing and Integration

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With all the technical jargon thrown around these days, particularly when you work within the
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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees: Understanding the Difference

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There are two classifications of employees: exempt and non-exempt. An exempt employee is not
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Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Cloud-Based Payroll Processing

Are you responsible for running payroll for your company? If so, you know the stress and headaches
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Calculating Time Cards: Rules, Tips, and Considerations

In today’s modern workplace it may come as a surprise that some employers choose to manually
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5 HR Resume Tips You Need to Learn Now

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This post was written by Jennifer Broflowski
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How Payroll SaaS Assists Small Businesses

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This post was updated in July, 2019
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3 Ways To Develop Transferable Skills

This blog post was written by Donna Moores
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The Michigan Payroll Setup Checklist: What You Need to Know

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Running Michigan payroll can be a complicated affair. From withholding taxes, submitting the right
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Top 10 Marketing Tips for Good Product Promotion

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This post was written by Scott Mathews
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Outsource Your Payroll System to Minimize Employee Turnover

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This blog post was written by Mariam Kessell
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3 Components to Consider When Tracking Time and Attendance in Michigan

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HR managers have a lot to keep track of when it comes to time and attendance. From timesheets to
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What Benefit Plans Do Employees Want? 3 Important Takeaways

Benefit plans are a key component in today’s HR and hiring marketplace. From trendy fringe benefits
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Product Release | September 2018

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New on Thursday, September 27th
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6 Key Benefits of Online HR Software

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This post was updated in March 2020
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How to Create Core Company Values that Stick

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This post was updated in February 2020
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7 Industries Where Mentorship is Crucial for Career Growth

Do you practice mentorship programs within your company? Who on earth are mentors, and how can your
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10 Tips for New HR Professionals

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The following is a guest contribution from Mary Whitman. Mary is a writer and editor based in
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5 Ways to Use Background Screenings to Find Rock Star Employees

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With over 30 states and over 200 counties, cities, and municipalities implementing the Ban the Box
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8 Reasons Why Mobile HR is the Future of Payroll and HR Management

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Payroll and HR professionals can get bogged down in manual processes. From sifting through endless
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How to Use the Pomodoro Technique to Optimize your Time Management

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Finding a decent time management system to motivate yourself isn’t always easy. Even the most
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How to Get Started With Recruitment Marketing

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Recruitment marketing is a relatively new trend in the HR world. However, it has quickly evolved
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Become a Hiring Hero with These 10 Hiring Process Hacks

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The competition to win over top candidates is extremely high in today’s marketplace. Companies have
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9 Ways To Have Effective Communication Skills at Work

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The following is a guest post by Freddie Tubbs. Freddie Tubbs is a communication manager at Paper
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Do You Know The Right Lookback Period For Your Organization?

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The world of tax law and payroll regulations is a complicated one. Managing pay periods,
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How to Accurately Calculate Vacation Time for Hourly Employees

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Summer and early fall are popular times for vacation requests. From small businesses to large
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Clarify Overtime Pay in the Healthcare Industry by Understanding the 8/80 Rule

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The healthcare industry faces a number of challenges when it comes to staffing 24-hour facilities.
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7 Ways HR Reporting Can Benefit Your Business

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As companies grow, the amount of internal data they generate grows along with them. Typically,
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What Is Employee Time Theft and How Can Employers Prevent It?

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Did you know that nearly half of employees commit time theft in one form or another? Employee time
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How to Discipline and Manage Difficult People and Problem Employees

Most businesses with employees will, at some point, have to manage a difficult or problematic
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Value These 3 Things to Diminish the Skill Gap Phenomenon Among Your Employees

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Today’s workplace changes rapidly. The technology we use and the skills we need are constantly
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6 Things to Consider When Manually Calculating Time Cards

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If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably safe to say you have at least a few hourly employees
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Our Partnerships: Verified First Wins HRO Today Competition

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Here at Dominion Systems, we partner with the top companies that can provide value to our clients.
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3 Tips to Help You Schedule Hourly Employees Better

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When you are managing a business that has hourly employees, things can get a little tricky when
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Personalizing Benefits: Communication Assists Employers

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With the rise of extensive health, savings, and wellness programs available to employees, it’s more
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10 Surefire Ways To Motivate Your Employees

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The following is a guest post by Rachel Summers. Rachel is a social media manager of seven years
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Why Employers Should Improve Employee Financial Education

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Workplace productivity is a top concern for employers across all industries. It’s a constant
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How to Navigate an Injury at Work

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No matter how vigilant you are about maintaining safety in the workplace, you can’t always avoid
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4 Software Tools Every Successful Business Should Have

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This post was updated in April, 2020
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How to Establish a "Perfect" Time and Attendance Policy

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Absenteeism in the workplace is a real issue, and it has become a significant problem over the past
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4 Reasons Your Company Should Hold Off-Site Gatherings

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Within the marketing department here at Dominion Systems, we make a point to get off-site from time
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How to Set Up a Time and Attendance System for Your New Business

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Did you just start a business or are you thinking about it? As you think about what talent you want
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The Best Way to Manage Remote Workers

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Are you lucky enough to work for a company that allows employees to work remotely? There are many
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Tips and Tools Every HR Professional Should Know About

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Tips and Tools Every HR Professional Should Know About:
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How A New Hire Survey Can Improve Your Hiring Process

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In your career, you’re asked to provide feedback, which enables continuous improvement. As an HR
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5 Tips to Help Add Structure and Communication to Your Hiring Process

The hiring process is not an easy task. Not only is it time-consuming, but companies sometimes
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5 Ways the Food and Beverage Industry Can Benefit with Payroll and HR Software

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Do you have the recipe for a well-managed, profitable company? Make sure the right payroll and HR
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How an Applicant Tracking System Benefits Your Small Business or HR Department

Whether you’re a small business owner or managing human resources for a small business, the hiring
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The Benefits of Hiring Recent Graduates

As an HR professional, I am sure you are very aware of the long and arduous process of finding the
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What do you know about Job Costing?

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What do you know about job costing? Payroll software has many fundamental features that benefit
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What To Do When An Employee's Direct Deposit Doesn't Hit

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It’s payday, and you get a worried call or email from one of your employees. They say they checked
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The Different Pay Frequencies and How to Choose the Right One For Your Business

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Whether you are starting your own business or you’re simply thinking about making changes to your
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How Employee Self Service Can Help You Reduce Time and Increase Efficiency

Sometimes I feel like there aren't enough hours in a day for me to get my work done, and other
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How to Incorporate Healthy Habits into a Busy Workplace Lifestyle

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How can you squeeze new healthy habits into your busy schedule? Believe it or not, it is actually
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Recruitment Strategies to Help You Attract and Keep Top Talent

Attracting and retaining top talent has been one of the major priorities in Human Resources for
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W-2 Distribution: What Happens When You're Late?

It's that time of year when taxes and W-2s have been at the forefront of every HR professional's
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Timesheet Rounding: Why You Shouldn't Round Employee Punches

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Is your organization still rounding employee punches to the nearest 15-minute mark on timesheets?
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4 Ways Quality Customer Service can Improve Your Business

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With the dawn of the internet, customers have unlimited access to information and are thus more
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3 Ways to Create a Bully-Free Workplace

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Bullying has become more of a concern in the United States now more than ever. Videos have gone
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Beneficial Ways to Give Recognition to Your Employees

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Recognition leads to retention. When employees’ work is acknowledged by colleagues and superiors,
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The Importance of HR Compliance and the Steps to Take to Avoid Fines

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The Human Resource department is one of the most imperative departments a business has. HR's duties
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5 Ways Time & Attendance Can Help Your Business Grow

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By now you may have noticed that I write a lot of blogs about how having a time and attendance
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How to Prepare for Open Enrollment

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Whether your open enrollment period is around the corner or further down the road, there are a few
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5 Easy Ways to Improve Workplace Safety

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We can all agree that working in a safe environment is vital in order to get the job done.
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3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Learning Management System

It is no secret that finding top talent is getting harder because there are so many other companies
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Discrimination in the Workplace and How to Handle It

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Discrimination in the workplace has become a common topic over the past few years. HR professionals
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3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated During Holiday Shifts

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With the long Labor Day weekend just around the corner, many of us are preparing for backyard
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A Breakdown of Michigan's Workers' Compensation

Did you know that workers’ compensation results in the exchange of more money between hands than
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How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace by Implementing a Point System

It is a known fact that absenteeism has a big effect on your bottom line, so controlling it has
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5 Time Tracking Methods Rated

There are many ways of setting up an employee for time and attendance. Some are better than others,
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4 Key Features Your Time and Attendance Software Should Have

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In today’s technology-ridden business world, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a dozen
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5 Tips to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

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This post was updated in February 2020
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5 Ways Employers Can Benefit From an Applicant Tracking System

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Previously I have shared with you the benefits of going paperless, or how technology can make your
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5 Simple Ways Onboarding Contributes to Your New Hire Success

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Are you aware that on average one-third of new hires will leave a job within six months of
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3 Simple Tips on Choosing the Best HRMS Solution for your Business

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There are multiple acronyms used to describe HR software solutions, such as HRM (Human Resource
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Tips to Help Your Employees Focus During Summer

Summer is finally here. Although we would all rather be at the beach or at the pool all day, most
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The Importance of 2 Factor Authentication

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This post was updated in March 2020
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Using an Applicant Tracking System to Improve the Candidate Experience

Job candidates today have the ability to be selective –and many are. As a result, providing an
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5 Key Factors to Consider When Switching Payroll Services

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Payroll is a very important aspect of nearly every business, so choosing the best payroll services
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Reasons How Background Checks Can Improve Your Onboarding Experience

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At some point in time, employers will have to fill an open position within their company. Before
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Ways to Encourage Employees to Have Work-Life Balance

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Promoting a healthy work-life balance is very important. Lately, work-life balance has become a
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5 Necessary Software Tools to Run Your Business Better

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It doesn’t matter if you’re starting a new business, newly managing an existing one, or have been
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6 Intentional Steps to Building a Good Company Culture

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It is a known fact that company culture is very important to keep employees happy. It is also a
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Understanding Employee Garnishments

Here at Dominion we have a small group of payroll and HR experts who make up what we call our
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How to Run your Meetings More Efficiently

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Company meetings always seem to be a popular topic of conversation, largely due to the fact that
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New Hire Reporting: What is Required?

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Adding a new team member is much more than just filling an open position. Aside from the training
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An Overview of Workers' Compensation in Michigan

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Workers’ compensation is a unique area of the law. It’s all governed by the Michigan Workers’
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Best Practices to Make Your Employment Interview Process a Two-Way Street

Way too often the interview process is looked at as a way for the candidate to impress their
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The Importance of Exit Interviews and The Best Questions to Ask

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No matter how perfect you think your retention strategy is, the truth is employees will leave your
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Employee Misclassification: What Happens When You Mistake an Employee for an Independent Contractor

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When you have a new hire, there are a few pieces of information required before running payroll.
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4 Factors to Consider When Running Payroll for Commissioned Employees

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Many employees whose jobs fall into the sales category are typically paid some sort of commission
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Job Classifications: Do I Have an Employee or a Contractor?

Before you can properly run payroll for your new hire you need a few key pieces of information; pay
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How to Get More Referrals to Your Business

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Currently, there is a lot of competition for businesses out there, especially in the service
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How to Boost Employee Morale During the Holidays

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The holiday season tends to be full of treats and baked goods everywhere we turn, with the office
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Understanding the Codes and Forms for ACA

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The time for ACA reporting is rapidly approaching, and here at Dominion we're of the opinion that
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Preparing For Year-End: The Tasks That Are Often Overlooked

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With the year coming to a close, payroll and HR professionals are starting to prepare documents,
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Payroll Security

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This post was updated in April 2020
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What You Need to Know About Overtime Exemption Rules

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Next month is the month many employers are, and have been, dreading for quite some time now. On
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What is Your Management Style?

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This post was updated in March 2020
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Paying Employees on Jury Duty Leave

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Jury duty is never fun, not for the person who has been summoned as a juror, and especially not for
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3 Effective Training Methods

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One of the most important things hiring managers need to do for new hires is provide them with all
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Rules & Regulations for Paying Employees in Michigan

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As a new business owner, or someone managing employees for the first time, it can be confusing to
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Understand How Employee Furloughs Effect Employees and Their Benefits

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What is an Employee Furlough? A furlough is a leave of absence without pay for a finite period of
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Product Update | Hiring a Temp as an Employee

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On the evening of Thursday, September 29th, we will be releasing an update that will allow you to
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Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations

Say one of your managers fires an elderly employee who then files a formal complaint stating he was
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The Growing Importance of Security

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With security issues rising and the older generations growing wary of ‘outsourcing’ their
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Dealing with Difficult Bosses

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Dealing with a difficult person can be a challenge, especially when it comes to someone who has
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How to Start a Business in Michigan

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If you’re thinking of starting a business here in Michigan there are a few things you will need to
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Addressing Workplace Violence

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 2 million employees
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How to Help Your Employees Understand Their Pay

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If you work in payroll or HR, chances are at some point you will be approached by a fellow
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Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

As you work to add diversity to your workforce, there may be times when religious accommodation is
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Why Training and Onboarding are Vital to New Hire Success

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According to a 2014 study, one-third of new hires leave a job within six months of starting. That
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Identifying Employee Performance

Every workplace has at least one person who is always on time, takes direction well, is willing to
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Writing Effective Job Descriptions

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Job descriptions are essential in the hiring process. After all, they are the first thing potential
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Workplace Distractions and How to Deal With Them

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Think about what distracts you the most at work. Is it music? Gossip? Social media? No matter where
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Six Methods of Tracking Time and Attendance

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Some Time and Attendance methods are more effective than others depending on the nature of your
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Must-Ask Exit Interview Questions Every Employer Should Be Asking

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Most people never stay at their same job forever. They either get bored, their employers are not
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8 Uncomplicated Tips to Reduce Stress at Work and Improve Wellbeing

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Workplace stress is a serious subject. Everyone who has had a job has experienced stress at work.
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