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What Is Strategic Human Capital Management?
What Is Strategic Human Capital Management? Your employees are your best investment. They are your partners in achieving your business goals. Outdated human resources approaches can impact performance and leave employees stagnating and create obstacles to goal attainment. Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) is an innovative approach to managing and developing your workforce. With strategic […]

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Looking Ahead: Human Capital Management Strategies to Implement in 2023
Looking Ahead: Human Capital Management Strategies to Implement in 2023 Human Capital Management (HCM) Strategies are an approach to strategically recruiting, planning, assessing, and developing your employees to meet business objectives. With HCM, business strategy is not separate from human resources. In organizations that have implemented a Human Capital Management approach, your human resources team […]

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Trends for 2023: Choosing the Right Payroll Services for Your Small Business
Trends for 2023: Choosing the Right Payroll Services for Your Small Business More and more small businesses are moving towards payroll services. Using a service to process payroll has many advantages for organizations. For many businesses, payroll processing is the most complex and highly regulated part of their business. When you are doing payroll in-house, […]

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Avoid Toxic Work Culture: Implement Team Building Activities for Adults
Avoid Toxic Work Culture: Implement Team Building Activities for Adults Some of our favorite comedies focus on workplaces – often toxic ones. Severance, The Office, Thirty Rock, The IT Crowd, and even Parks and Rec had us laughing along while self-centered bosses and backstabbing co-workers, gave in to gossip, insults, and bad behavior, often trampling over the boundaries […]

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The Value of a PEO for Small Business
The Value of a PEO for Small Business Small businesses are a vital part of our economy. Entrepreneurs bring a personal twist to the marketplace with innovative products and services based on their unique talents and interests. As a market segment, small businesses make up 44 percent of the US gross national product. There are 32 […]

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How Does a PEO Make Money?
How Does a PEO Make Money? You have heard about how Professional Employer Organizations benefit partner businesses. Businesses that contract with PEOs offer better benefits to their employees, reduce liability, and have lower turnover — all at a reduced cost. This allows partner businesses to thrive and invest their time and attention in the value […]

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How Can My Business Improve Human Capital Management?
How Can My Business Improve Human Capital Management? While there has been an influx of new workers in the labor market, competition will remain fierce. Knowledge workers are still in high demand, and experts predict demand will remain high in the near term. Employers are looking at strategies to attract and retain talent, sometimes by […]

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10 Team-Building Activities for Work
10 Team-Building Activities for Work You have probably seen “quiet quitting” all over the internet lately. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it is a new way to describe when employees have lost their passion and do the bare minimum. They may not be actively seeking other employment opportunities, but they are not actively engaged […]

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What Is a Non-Compete Agreement?
  What Is a Non-Compete Agreement? Non-compete agreements outline an employee’s obligation not to compete with their employer for a specific time after the employer/employee relationship terminates. From an employer’s point of view, they can seem like a great idea, and they reduce the likelihood an employee will join your field of competitors. Some businesses […]

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How to Negotiate Salary
How to Negotiate Salary You have crafted an offer, presented that offer, and the candidate has countered. You have moved into the negotiation phase of the hiring process. How to negotiate salary is a challenging topic for many hiring managers and human resources staff. By the time you have gotten to the offer, you have […]

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What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Corporate Payroll Services?
What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Corporate Payroll Services? Managing payroll in-house is often a time-consuming and expensive part of doing business for small and medium enterprises. As a small and medium business owner, you have probably weighed the pros and cons of in-house payroll versus outsourcing corporate payroll services. At the most basic level, […]

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What to Look for When Choosing a PEO in Maryland
What to Look for When Choosing a PEO in Maryland Choosing a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in Maryland can help small businesses and their employees thrive in this economically vibrant state. In 2015, Maryland was ranked third in the nation in “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” by the U.S. Department of Commerce in its annual Enterprising States […]

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Notable Perks for Higher Employee Retention
Notable Perks for Higher Employee Retention You’ve hired a great team and invested in training. Employee satisfaction is high. You have nothing to worry about. Or do you? Your employees may not actually be actively looking, but there’s a threat on the horizon. In today’s tight labor market, your competitors may be reaching out to […]

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Creative Recruiting Strategies
Creative Recruiting Strategies While April’s job report shows a modest drop in vacancies, the labor market remains extremely tight. This news is excellent for job seekers but creates a challenge for employers seeking to recruit the best candidates. Recruitment strategies and hiring practices that had once been effective are no longer successful. Too often, companies […]

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Forecasting 2022 Pay Raises
Forecasting 2022 Pay Raises Employers are responding to inflation and competition for talent with higher employee salaries. In 2022, forecasters project pay raises to be one percent higher than last year, averaging around 4%, the highest growth rate since 2008. More than half of human resources specialists surveyed said that companies were planning pay raises […]

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10 Inexpensive Benefits Your Employees Will Thank You For
10 Inexpensive Benefits Your Employees Will Thank You For The competition for talent remains fierce. Inflation and a tight labor market have sparked an increase in wages while, at the same time, business costs are growing. Your margin may be slimmer, but retaining top employees is still a number one priority for businesses. Pay is […]

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What Is a Co-Employer Relationship?
What Is a Co-Employer Relationship? When a business contracts with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), the employer and the PEO enter a co-employer relationship. Both the PEO and the business share responsibilities and liabilities along specific lines. At the most basic level, the co-employment relationship divides the responsibilities with the following goals in mind: The […]

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How Can a PEO Support Your Small Business?
How Can a PEO Support Your Small Business? Every small business could use a world-class human resources team. One that can effectively take care of all the administrative tasks, stay abreast of the myriad of regulations and compliance issues, reduce risks, and provide strategic consults in times of need. Unfortunately, for most small businesses, this […]

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What Is It Like for an Employer Switching to a PEO?
What Is It Like for an Employer Switching to a PEO? According to the NAPEO, more than 17,0000 small and midsize businesses have switched to Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). PEOs allow small and mid-size businesses to access the same level of human resources support and employee benefits as large corporations. These businesses are poised for […]

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How Do You Teach Professionalism in the Workplace?
How Do You Teach Professionalism in the Workplace? Chances are, your organization has been impacted by the Great Resignation and the historic levels of new hires. This churning of the workforce has had an impact on culture. New hires bring enthusiasm, new skills, and innovative ideas to your teams, but many have limited professional experience. […]

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