New COVID-19 Strain Spreading Across United States

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new variant of COVID-19 has been reported in the United States. Referred to as B.1.1.7, this strain of the coronavirus was identified in the United Kingdom before it was detected in the United States. As of this writing, B.1.1.7 cases have been confirmed in California, Florida, New York, Georgia, Colorado, Connecticut, Texas and Pennsylvania. Thus far, knowledge of this new COVID-19 strain is minimal, though health experts believe that the…

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Time Theft Prevention during Remote Work

Time theft in the workplace is a common and expensive problem across industries. If not addressed, it can cost employers time, money and customers. In fact, the American Payroll Association found that 75% of businesses in the United States are affected by time theft every year. Another study estimates that time theft costs U.S. employers more than $400 billion per year in lost productivity. When employees are working remotely, it’s harder to detect and prevent all types of fraud. This article explores…

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Effective Communication: The Employee Handbook

Employee handbooks explain the relationship and responsibilities of the employee and employer. In addition, they also provide clear communication on a variety of employment policies, and topics. A well-written employee handbook establishes guides for the workplace and protects the employer from liability. Employee Handbook Purpose: A Guide Handbooks specify expectations, rules and compensation. A comprehensive employee handbook will serve as a guide to employees and include information regarding compensation, benefits, dress code, human resources issues, time off, and workers’ compensation. Employees should…

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What Are the Benefits of Having a PEO? 6 Advantages for Both You and Your Employees

As a business owner, you probably have too much on your plate, from crunching the numbers, being the face of the company to managing your employees. Even small business owners can find the whole business-running affair a tad overwhelming. However, PEOs would gladly take a huge load off your back, and here’s how they do it. If you’ve never heard of PEO, then maybe you’re not cut for business- no, we’re kidding. If you’ve never heard of PEO and the benefits of…

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Administrative Service Organizations

For some companies, outsourcing administrative and human resources tasks may be more efficient than handling them in-house. For others it may even be necessary due to a lack of time, resources or expertise. Consider the advantages of administrative service organizations (ASO) if you want to outsource employment-related tasks. What is an ASO? Administrative service organizations provide administrative and human resources services for its clients. This is a simple way to outsource tasks that can be more efficiently handled outside the company. ASOs…

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