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Could Flexible Work Hours Boost Your Employee Productivity?

We’re in the midst of a flexible workplace revolution. It’s predicted by the end of 2020, 30 percent of the global workforce will be freelance, outsourced or working remotely at least part of the time. Flexible hours are a motivator. Increasingly, research reaffirms that flexibility in working hours makes people happier and more productive. In… Read more »

What PEO Conferences Should You Attend This Year?

If you work with – or are thinking of working with – a professional employer organization (PEO), then you need to get to know NAPEO: the National Association of PEOs. Consider this menu of 2019 NAPEO offerings as you plan for year ahead. NAPEO Annual Conference The NAPEO Annual Conference and Marketplace takes place September… Read more »

What 3 Things Can Your Business Do to Grow in the New Year?

Now that the holiday celebrating is over and you’ve toasted to the new year, how can you ensure 2019 will be successful from a business standpoint? Especially in today’s fast-moving, digital, everything-happening-in-real-time world, what steps can you take to keep your company competitive, profitable and top-of-mind with your customers? Use the following three steps to… Read more »

How to Identify Your Business Differentiators

What sets your business apart and enables you to rise above the competition? In other words, how do you define your business differentiators? Many companies mistakenly think that as long as they have the lowest prices, they’re safely ahead of the game. But increasingly, research and global business trends are proving that price is not… Read more »

PEO Trends for 2019

Professional employer organizations (PEOs) are relatively new on the global business scene, having developed into a flourishing industry within just the past 20 to 30 years. But their rapid growth is not surprising with statistics such as these: Employee turnover rates for companies that partner with PEOs are significantly lower than they are for comparable… Read more »

Top Tips for Running Your Year-End Evaluations and Reviews

Performance reviews are valuable for both employers and employees. The feedback gained during these sessions enables both parties to open up and discuss what’s working and what’s not. A successful review should be a two-way conversation, focused on how both parties can be better in the year ahead. Here are some tips for making your… Read more »

Year-End Tax Prep: Here’s How a PEO Can Help

It’s the most deadline-packed time of the year. You’re swamped with wrapping up open enrollment, budgeting and myriad other responsibilities, as the clock keeps ticking toward December 31. On top of it all, you need to handle those inevitable tax issues. If you’ve ever been fined for non-compliance, you’ve really felt the pain. What’s an… Read more »

Are You a Small Business Owner? Here’s Why You Should Consider Working With a PEO

Forbes recently reported that 80 percent of small businesses fail within the first two years. That’s a sobering statistic, to say the least. Of course, you won’t be one of them, as long as you continue to boost your competitive edge, be innovative and deliver excellent customer service. A professional employer organization, or PEO, can… Read more »

How to Show Your Staff You Are Thankful for Them

November is a time to give thanks – and the holidays are kicking off, so it’s typical to think of gift-giving and recognizing the most important people in our lives. As an employer, those people are your top-performing employees. And while this is a good time for showing your appreciation for a job well done,… Read more »

Save Time on Your Commute to Work With These 5 Tips

Since you spend a considerable amount of time commuting to and from work, it makes sense to be strategic about how you use that time. Multitasking is great, as long as it’s safe and you’re doing two things that don’t tax the same part of your brain. In fact, it works, because each activity is… Read more »