How Small Businesses Can Create Competitive Employee Benefits

Recruiting battles often leave small organizations feeling like they showed up bare-knuckled to a tank fight. And since hiring top talent can make or break a small organization’s ability to succeed, winning the recruiting battle is vital. One of the largest factors candidates consider when accepting a job offer is total compensation, of which benefits […]

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5 Reasons We Offer “Paid Paid Vacation” (And Love It)

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I love birthday money, but not nearly as much as I should. See, when I get money for my birthday, I always end up spending it on random everyday items: groceries, lunch, babysitters, etc. And before I know it—voila!—the birthday money is gone. Sure, the money helped (babysitters are expensive!), but it wasn’t much of […]

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5 Ways To Have More Grateful Employees

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Salary, benefits, reward and recognition. We give and give. Granted, our employees often give a lot back to the company too, but sometimes being a manager or in HR can feel like a pretty thankless job. Here are a few ways to inspire a little gratitude within your company: 1. Earn it. Before we start […]

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Think your Company Is Too Small for HR? Think Again

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Every company started somewhere. Sometimes it’s a small group of people gathered around a cast-off kitchen table in a basement. Or someone working a regular 9-to-5er with an idea that keeps gnawing its way to the surface. Perhaps there’s an actual office space and a bean-bag chair (possibly a CEO reading Louis L’Amour books) where […]

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15 Creative Benefit Ideas for Happy, Productive Employees

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You’ve probably heard about some companies that offer their people pretty great benefits. From free food to multiple months of paid time off for new parents, companies are pulling out all the stops—and with good reason. Companies that effectively appreciate the value of employees enjoy a return on equity and assets more than three times […]

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3 Ways To Give Employees the Gift of Time Away

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This time of year—when many of us are off spending time away from work and being with those we love most—is a great time to reflect on your employees and determine if they’re taking the time away from work they need. Of course, it seems counter-intuitive to think keeping your people out of the office […]

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Efficient HR: How Employee Self-Service Saves Time

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There are few things people dislike as much as busywork. When my daughter comes home from school with homework I know she’s done so many times it makes her head spin, my head starts spinning. Why would teachers do that to our kids? Likewise, why would we keep doing HR busywork if we don’t have […]

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