One factor which separates successful start-ups from those that don’t succeed is the company culture which is created and fostered by the founder. This culture permeates every aspect of the business, from the way in which employees dress to company meetings, marketing strategy and branding. As with civilizations themselves, the most successful companies on Earth are those which create and foster a distinct culture which allows them to grow, expand and capture increased market share. Below are some tips on ways you can accomplish the same for your enterprise.
A growing number of businesses are transitioning into a paperless environment. There are many advantages to doing this, and a number of start-ups have created services and products which make this transition easier. However, there are some general things you should consider when planning to go paperless, as both regulations and the needs of your clients may impact your ability to change completely.
Employee evaluations are often unpopular with both employees and their employers, and there are a number of reasons for this. While these evaluations are considered a necessity because they can help to shape the development of your employees, they are only effective when the right strategies are considered. When evaluations are done correctly they will lead to greater effectiveness while being less tedious for those who administer them.
A lot of changes have occurred within the last year which will require attention to detail when preparing for the 2016 tax season. The good news is that your HR department can play a supporting role to ensure important goals are met. Below are some things to keep in mind for this year:
While finding the best healthcare insurance plan for your workers can be tough, it has become a lot easier. The Affordable Care Act provides more options for employers, which makes it easier for them to find a plan that suits their needs. Below are some options to consider when searching for the most optimal employee healthcare plan.
The Small Business Healthcare Relief Act, or SBHRA, is a bipartisan plan which will allow small businesses to utilize Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) to help their workers with out of pocket costs for healthcare and insurance. It was first proposed in June of 2015 and has numerous co-sponsors in the Senate and House. Below are some additional details regarding this plan:
Workplace trends can have a significant impact on office life. While in the past, many large corporations served as industry trendsetters, a growing number of smaller enterprises are making their mark in recent years. 2016 is the year in which more changes will become visible in the workplace, and it can be helpful for both employees and their employers to become familiar with them.
The introduction of software solutions which are cloud based has led to the term SaaS, which stands for Software as a Service. While more people are becoming familiar with cloud computing, SaaS is a distinct concept which is an extension of it.
There are a number of obvious reasons why employers should track the amount of time their employees spend at work. In addition to payroll, which requires the employer to know the specific amount of time spent working, it is also important determine which employees are wasting time or working in a remote area. A great way to accomplish this is through the implementation of a time & labor management system. Some employers may be reluctant to invest in such a time tracking system, but below are a list of reasons they should:
Benefits play a crucial role in employee compensation, and workers would be wise to pay more attention to them. Research shows that many workers spend less than a half an hour selecting their benefits, while others select the same choices each year despite various changes in their lives. Many employees don’t take their benefits as seriously as their paycheck because the benefits don’t affect them immediately. However, employees who familiarize themselves with open enrollment can save over $700 per year by avoiding the mistakes of those who are not familiar with the process.