When you are running a business, there are quite a few administrative things that you need to take care of to help your business run smoothly and within the confines of the law.  Whether its quarterly tax payments or submitting documentation and receipts to your accountant, there is a lot of paperwork to be done and forgetting to do specific paperwork can end up costing your business a lot of money.  One of the areas that companies need to be concerned about, especially with the cost of noncompliance going up, is filing the proper paperwork with the Federal Government is the I-9.

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Has your company been suffering from high turnover? Are you stumped on why many employees seem to be leaving their positions so often? Are you even having trouble attracting new employees? Read on to learn what you can do.

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 When it’s time to fill a position in your business, one of the best ways to find a new hire who is both a great fit and a right fit is using a staffing agency. After all, a staffing agency has the expertise needed to understand your industry, learn the needs of your business, and have access to a vast body of skilled professionals ready and willing to begin working. What’s more, a staffing agency is well versed in the regional and federal laws that apply to the hiring process and the needs of new hires.

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 National staffing firms may have an extensive reach and decent brand awareness, but that doesn’t necessarily make them more qualified or better than a smaller local hiring organization. Local staffing agencies have more at stake in the recruiting process, therefore they provide a higher level of customer service. Recruiters from local staffing companies tend to stay late to fill orders and do what it takes to get the job done. From experience and knowledge to access and personalized service, local agencies have significant advantages over national agencies.

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 According to Fast Company, the Korn Ferry Hay Group’s 2016 Salary Forecast stated that most workers in certain regions are expected to see their biggest pay increase over the next three years. Whether it’s due to inflation, legislature pushing for fair wages to match a rising cost of living, or businesses trying to keep good talent, you should be aware of the trends in wage increases and how that affects your compensation plans.

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 Outstanding businesses large and small use mentoring to tackle complex workplace challenges such as outlining company succession plans, improving productivity, and, perhaps most importantly, increasing employee retention. In fact, mentoring is on the rise  — more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies offer employees access to professional mentoring programs. 

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More employees are quitting without giving notice, which leaves a business stuck with having to fill in the gaps quickly. Sometimes people go due to the lack of training, the prospect for promotion, they feel like they’ve been mistreated, or a variety of other reasons.

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Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final changes to rules governing the reporting of workplace injuries. OSHA periodically changes or updates its regulations in furtherance of its mandate to “assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards.” The latest changes deal with how information on workplace injuries is made available both to OSHA and the public. The new OSHA online injury regulations are aiming for more transparency in the way injuries are reported.

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 Making sure your employees are motivated and engaged in their work is one of the most important ways to ensure your business stays successful. A motivated workforce is a happy workforce, and a happy workforce will help your business grow. In this post, we’ll share a checklist you can use of best practices on how to create a motivated team.

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According to Merriam-Webster, “culture” was the most popular word in 2014. And for good reason. If Glassdoor, Linkedin, and Indeed don’t say your company is a great place to work, you might be risking losing your employees to one that is. Now that the economy has turned around, employees have stronger bargaining power, making the term “company culture” one of the most important words in corporate boardrooms to date.

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