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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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Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates
Best Interview Questions to Ask Candidates You’ve selected your top candidates and it’s time to find the perfect match to fill the position. The interview process is an essential step in recruitment. It’s the time when the candidate and employee meet and assess each other. Every new hire is strategic. You are looking for a […]

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Tips for Avoiding Burnout
Tips for Avoiding Burnout   In 2019, the Word Health Organization named job burnout as an occupational syndrome resulting from work stressors not being adequately managed. Employees suffering from job-related burnout experience exhaustion, feel negative about their job and lose productivity. While not considered a mental health illness, unmitigated burnout can increase an employee’s risk […]

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20 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities
20 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities A lot has changed in today’s workplace. Many teams of employees are working in a hybrid workspace, part remote and part on-site. Employers are offering more flexible schedules. While supervisors are less able to pop over and offer encouragement in a traditional way, there are many ways to engage […]

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How Does Employee Engagement Increase Motivation?
How Does Employee Engagement Increase Motivation? Both research and common sense tell us that engaged employees will be motivated to achieve better outcomes for their place of employment. We know that fostering employee engagement is a highly effective strategy to increase motivation. The terms “motivation” and “engagement” are often used interchangeably however they do not […]

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Team Building Activities for Virtual Employees
Team Building Activities for Virtual Employees With many working from home at least part time, more new hires are meeting people through Zoom meetings instead of in-person meetings around the conference room. To have a productive workplace, teams need to work together seamlessly to get tasks and projects done on time. Team morale and connection […]

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How to Show Professionalism in the Modern Workplace
How to Show Professionalism in the Modern Workplace Skills and experience are important to employers — but equally as important are employees who are reliable, tactful, and professional. Appearance, behavior, and reputation, especially in client-facing positions, can make or break a job interview or promotion. With the increase of virtual and remote working, professionalism is […]

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