January 2016 Archives

Should I Hire Employees As 1099 Or W2?

hire employee as 1099 or W2

Jan 28th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

Most businesses want to be flexible when it comes to who they hire. In addition to employees, they may also hire independent contractors for various tasks. However, some business owners are concerned about the consequences of having too many 1099 employees, and want to know the advantages of hiring them versus W2 employees.

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Understanding Guidelines For Employee Breaks

employee taking a break

Jan 26th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

The majority of employers provide their employees with rest breaks, and in some cases, employees are paid during them. However, while this practice may be common, it is not always required. A federal law called the FLSA, or Fair Labor Standards Act, has established that employers are not responsible for providing rest breaks or meals to their workers. At the same time, states have their own laws, some of which are opposed to FLSA.

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Is Your HR Department Failing You?

HR department needs help

Jan 21st, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

The Human Resources department can serve as an important agent of change, but this is only possible when they take responsibility for their mistakes and failures. Failure is something that few want to own up to, but it only becomes a problem when it isn’t used a catalyst for future improvement. Because HR is considered the front line when it comes to recruiting new personnel, the decisions they make can have serious long term consequences for the organization as a whole.

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Productivity Tips To Help You With Time & Labor Management

time & labor management helps businesses

Jan 19th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

The average employee in the U.S. works about 8 hours per day, but for many this schedule is not enough to finish everything they must do. As time passes and the list of things that must be done continues to grow, it can often seem as if the end of the day comes too soon. Some employees choose to solve this problem by working longer hours or taking their work home with them, but this is unfair both to themselves and their families. Instead of working more hours, it is better to make the most of the time you have. Below are some tips that will help you do just that.

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How To Succeed In Launching A Wellness Program For Your Workplace

wellness program boosts productivity

Jan 14th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

The health and wellness of employees will directly impact the organizations they work for. Therefore, employers should consider the implementation of a wellness program. Creating such a program has numerous benefits, such as improving employee participation and making employees feel that the company goals are compatible with their own.

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Hiring Employees Vs. Independent Contractors

independent contractors or employees

Jan 12th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

It is a simple fact that independent contractors and employees are different, and it is necessary for employers to be aware of the distinction, as it will assist them in determining who to hire and what taxes they must withhold, as well as any legal issues which may be associated with their employment.

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Assessing The Value Of Your HR Software For Your Business

assessing the value of hr software

Jan 7th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

Measuring the value of human resources can be a difficult task. Sales departments can rely on metrics such as conversions, advertising campaigns or product launches as a form of measurement. For human resources however, this can be tricky, as the assets are employees. While there is no question that employees provide a great deal of value to a business, this value can be difficult to measure.

Because we live in an age where data has become so important, the departments within companies are under increased pressure to correlate investment strategies with results that can be measured. Human resources is not an exception to this phenomenon. They must be able to provide data to their bosses which prove that the tactics and strategies employed by the department are effective. It is for this reason that HR software has become one of the most sought after tools by HR managers around the world. To understand the importance of these tools, you must first understand value, and how to measure it.

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5 Ways Every Small Business Can Benefit From A Business Blog

setting up a business blog

Jan 5th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

When the concept of blogging arrives initially, many business owners across different industries wonder if the task is worth the effort. In fact, operating a business blog can be a great way to promote your products and services cost effectively online. The search engines, especially Google, like blogs that are updated regularly, and will reward you with lots of targeted traffic from people who are looking for the products and services you provide.

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