The Evolution in Drug Testing and Screening
The Evolution in Drug Testing and Screening

With the evolving social acceptance around the controversial subject, employers will need to discern what their stance is and how to navigate the recruitment of desired talent in a way that supports our budding state of acceptance of the use of marijuana.

Planning For Summer Hiring
Planning For Summer Hiring

Planning For Summer HiringThe end of 2018’s first quarter is approaching and if your company is looking for a few extra hands for summer work, now is the time for the big question of “Do we hire for summer?” This is the ideal time to begin planning for potential summer hires for several reasons - mostly, to provide time to decide if you need added workforce personnel and to formulate a plan.

Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk
Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk

Most enterprise level corporations have more sophisticated protection against serious risks than most small businesses. Nonetheless, it’s critical to protect your business – no matter how great or small - and here’s a list of basics to get you started. Software & Security Patch Updates Updates are released for software all the time.

Celebrating World Environment Day
Celebrating World Environment Day

Also, called Eco Day and Environment Day, 2017’s theme is 'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator'. We are urged to get outdoors and into nature so we can better recognize not only its beauty, but its importance. You are invited to think about how interdependent we are with nature and the environment as a whole, and challenged to find fun and e…

Why is Supporting Small Business So Important?
Why is Supporting Small Business So Important?

Small business is the backbone of America and represents 99.7% of all employer firms. Now, that’s a noticeable contribution! Small business offers much to the US and are celebrated on both National Small Business Week, and Small Business Saturday. See the benefits that small businesses provide and why they are important to our economic status: Expansion Small businesses aren’t limited to keep…

Employee Exceptions
Employee Exceptions

Effective business owners strive for engaged and happy employees who will be more productive. However, in their attempt to cater to an employee who seems to need an exception (i.e., modified pay structure or PTO policy, cash loan, etc.), we’ve observed our clients painting themselves into a compliance corner that is oftentimes difficult, and potentially expensive, to navigate. However, before de…

Spring into Spring Cleaning
Spring into Spring Cleaning

Winter has left, Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time to clean out your closets, update your home and office space, freshen and tidy up, and get rejuvenated! Remember to apply these same principals to your business operations so you can move forward with purpose, and achieve your business goals. As you tidy up and get things in order, now is the time to perform a…

It's Tax Time!
It's Tax Time!

Effective communication with your employees is paramount to their satisfaction, and ultimately to the success of your business. One basic and often neglected tool, is the humble pay stub. Most pay stubs will have detailed pay item information, deductions, W4 status, and the all-important TAX calculations. Employees who have access to their stubs online can easily update their W4 and other personal…

Green Payroll and Why It Matters: Help Your Business Thrive
Green Payroll and Why It Matters: Help Your Business Thrive

Going Green” is more than a buzzword. The trend that has been spanning decades and becoming a more sustainable business has incredible benefits to your company, to the environment, to your employees, and to your customers.

Valentine's Day Campaigns Any Company Can Use
Valentine's Day Campaigns Any Company Can Use

February is the month of love. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, you can always use holidays to your marketing advantage to introduce more people to your business. Email Email is a powerful platform, especially if your database is fully loaded! By utilizing email, your company can offer vouchers or coupons, send a heart-felt or love-themed email, or offer a variety of date night/V-da…

New Year, Better You - Setting Yourself Up for Success
New Year, Better You - Setting Yourself Up for Success

Out with the old, in with the new. Typically, similar patterns occur each year; we set goals for what we want to accomplish over the course of the new year. Whether it be more exercise, learn new skills, or break old habits, we set goals or 'resolutions' that either stick, or don't. To be fair, many of us find it difficult to truly challenge ourselves. There has never been a better year to take yo…

Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll
Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll

Accelerating trends to outsource payroll and advisory services are continuing, and unlikely to slow down. Companies are swiftly realizing that outsourcing these services is creating enormous savings and improving efficiencies. Time is money! Though saving time and money is the core motivation for companies to move to an outsourced solution, they’re not the only motivating factors. Outsourcing is…

UPDATE: UPCOMING OVERTIME RULE CHANGES BLOCKED
UPDATE: UPCOMING OVERTIME RULE CHANGES BLOCKED

On November 22, a federal judge in Texas, District Court Judge Mazzant blocked the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule Change from taking effect on the proposed date of December 1. The judge agreed with arguments posed from states and business groups and issued an ’11th hour’ injunction that prevents the rule from being implemented on December 1.

FINDING THE BEST-FIT PAYROLL PROVIDER
FINDING THE BEST-FIT PAYROLL PROVIDER

There are numerous payroll providers on the market. How are you choosing the best fit for your company? Are you now looking to grow? Is price your number one priority? Is your concern quality of service? By answering the following questions, finding the best fit is easy. Here is a brief list of a few items to evaluate:

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIGNATURE BLOCK IN YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATION
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIGNATURE BLOCK IN YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATION

Paperless, digital, and instantaneous. This describes the modern day way in which we all communicate. In the world of digital communication, email is standard. With email also comes basic criteria for communicating effectively. A few of these are: Proper spelling and grammar, manners, addressing the person properly, a polite close to your letter, and your signature block.

HOW TO MAKE PAY CARDS WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
HOW TO MAKE PAY CARDS WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Pay Cards are prepaid debit cards that an employee’s paycheck funds are deposited into. It reduces paper waste, helping companies become greener, and also helps employees who do not use a bank have a safe alternative to carrying a large amount of cash.

DOES A HEALTH-CENTRIC LIFESTYLE LEAD TO HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK?
DOES A HEALTH-CENTRIC LIFESTYLE LEAD TO HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK?

Does your health impact your work performance? According to studies, healthier employees are more productive in general. Clean eating and moderate exercise create added benefits, not only to one’s overall personal life, but contribute to higher productivity in the workplace as well. Not only does a healthy lifestyle add more energy to all facets of your life, but it can also decrease overall absences from the workplace caused by injury and illness.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DOUBLES OVERTIME PAY REQUIREMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DOUBLES OVERTIME PAY REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Labor just published revisions to the overtime exemption regulations that are expected to cause more than 4 million workers to lose their exempt status. Department of Labor is more than doubling the minimum weekly salary level for employees to be exempt from FLSA overtime under the “White Collar” exemptions.

MAKING PAYROLL EASY – PAYROLL VAULT’S PROCESSES
MAKING PAYROLL EASY – PAYROLL VAULT’S PROCESSES

You have a business to run and we want to give you the opportunity to really focus on your business and your customers without having to worry about cutting checks, stressing over HR issues, or any other assortment of clerical and administrative tasks that can easily overwhelm and consume you.

WHO ARE YOU HIRING? WHY ARE BACKGROUND CHECKS IMPORTANT?
WHO ARE YOU HIRING? WHY ARE BACKGROUND CHECKS IMPORTANT?

Your new prospective employee looks great on paper and crushed it throughout the interview process. References can say what the interviewee wants them to say. Items can be doctored, and resumes can be fabricated. How can you tell who is really working for you? What’s their history and what has really happened in their past work experience?

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