Tag: small business

tax

20 Tax Changes and Credits Small Business Owners Need to Know This Tax Season

Filing your business’s taxes can sometimes feel like a necessary evil, making tax season a very stressful time for a small business owner. Each year, you may ask yourself: “Am I paying too much?” “Have I taken advantage of all the deductions available to me?” “What tax credits apply to my business?” When you’re not a […]

Without HR Tech, Employers Would Not Have Been Ready for the Pandemic

Something that I hear repeatedly from HR experts is the idea that if the pandemic had happened 10 years ago, we’d all have been doomed. Without videoconferencing and remote virtual private networks (VPNs), remote work would have been nearly impossible. But what about HR technologies? What role did they play in the last year? Today’s […]

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Onboarding Remote Team Members for Small Businesses

What is onboarding, and why is it important? Onboarding is the process of integrating new team members into a business with the goal of familiarizing them with the company, as well as expectations, processes, procedures, and guidelines. It may also include additional paperwork that needs to be completed before training begins to get new hires […]

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Could Remote Life Become Permanent? How to Adapt and Keep Up

COVID-19 has forced many businesses and organizations to enter a new way of working that may be unfamiliar to some. Yes, I’m talking about remote work. According to a recent Robert Half survey, a majority of office workers have already transitioned to remote work, with just 2% planning to do so soon.

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Ask the Expert: Small Employers and the FFCRA

Q. Our total workforce is made up of 26 employees, and we do not have a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy in place. Under the recently approved Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), do we need to adopt a full FMLA policy, or can we simply comply with the income protection features of […]

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Small Businesses Weigh In on COVID-19 Impact

As employers across the nation grapple with new remote working arrangements and accommodating employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), new survey findings reveal exactly how this pandemic is affecting operations for small businesses.

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Hiring Help: Outsourcing the Talent Acquisition Function

Are you an HR department of one or a small business that doesn’t have the time to source and hire top talent? Have you considered outsourcing this function to help fill vacancies faster? If so, you may be confused by all the options available to you.