October 2016 Archives

Setting Up Payroll For A New Business? Use These Tips!

new business payroll set up

Oct 27th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

A necessary step in establishing a new business is setting up new payroll. If you’re a small business owner it is likely you’re forced to perform multiple tasks yourself, so it is crucial to emphasize the details during this process to ensure that everything is done correctly the first time. Making a mistake when setting up payroll can be detrimental to your organization, so below are some tips which will ensure it is done the right way.

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What Does The Future Of Human Resources Management Look Like?

human resources management future

Oct 25th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

Innovation will be a cornerstone of future human resources management. The sheer amount of technology that is being introduced to the market is mind boggling, but understanding how to use it in a manner that will transform your business requires a mix of creativity and technical know-how.

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Why Should Employers Start To Offer Paid Sick Days?

paid sick days

Oct 20th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

Currently, only a handful of institutions within the United States offer paid sick days. Most do not, and the U.S. is one of the few developed nations that doesn’t make paid sick leave mandatory for each employee. Many companies are reluctant to offer this benefit due to fears that employees will misuse it, or it will drive up their operating costs. What you should know is that there are a number of advantages to be gained by offering these benefits. Below are some of them.

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New Minimum Wage Rate Increases At A Glance

new minimum wage rate increases overview

Oct 18th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

As of July 1, 2016, there are a number of cities and states across the U.S. which has implemented minimum wage rate increases. Businesses and employers that are based in these areas are recommended to make the necessary adjustments accordingly.

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Is Your Company Ready For A Human Resource Information System?

human resource information system

Oct 13th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

A growing number of businesses, both large and small, are implementing an HRIS, or human resources information system. Some of the benefits that are associated with such a system include reduced errors, automation and cost reduction. An HRIS manages various aspects of human resources, including accounting and payroll, and it also allows HR costs to be controlled while providing increased efficiency.

The majority of these systems feature a flexible design with databases that are integrated, and they have robust reporting and analysis abilities that make it much easier to manage employees. Equally important, it also strengthens communications while reducing the need for paperwork by offering a centralized location which is readily accessible where company announcements, policies and other important data can be stored.  However, knowing when and how to implement such a system is extremely important.

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How To Build A Stellar Staff Team

building staff team

Oct 11th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

Locating and recruiting the top workers for your staff team can be a challenging task. The job market has become increasingly competitive, and the gap in skills has become quite large. This environment requires employers to think strategically and in unorthodox ways to recruit the top talent, which will help them dominate their respective industries.

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Who Should Pay For Work-Related Travel Expenses?

work-related travel expenses

Oct 6th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

In many industries, it is common for employers to send employees on trips to perform work related tasks. At the same time, many employers are unaware of the nuances involved with work-related travel expenses, and when employees should be compensated accordingly. Below are some guidelines that employers should take into consideration when sending their employees on trips which incurs work-related travel expenses.

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The Earlier, The Better: Get To Know Your 2017 ACA Reporting Dates!

early ACA reporting dates

Oct 4th, 2016 by TRAXPayroll

As we move into fall, it is important to begin thinking about your 2017 ACA reporting dates. While the IRS provided a number of breaks for 2016 such as deadline extensions as well as leniency for businesses that didn’t get everything correct, it will tighten the leash next year considerably.

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