The combination of a strong economy and a very tight labor market tends to put the squeeze on employers competing for the top talent in their respective industries. Nowhere does this play out more visibly than in the benefits packages that companies...Read more
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Prescription drug prices continue to be a thorn in the side of those trying to rein in healthcare costs. Indeed, rising prescription prices constitute one of the single largest contributors to rising health insurance premiums. Already in 2020, the...Read more
You expect to go into large companies and international corporations and find dedicated HR departments. Not so for small business. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 54% of America's small businesses don't utilize...Read more
As a provider of payroll and benefits administration services, we have seen companies come up with a lot of creative benefits programs. One of the most exciting benefits emerging within the last few years is student loan assistance. Companies are...Read more
Payroll taxes are part of life. They are also mandatory for companies with employees. Both federal and state taxing authorities expect companies to comply with the law regarding payroll deductions, employer contributions, tax pays, etc. Failure to...Read more
Leadership training is all the rage these days. Companies collectively invest millions of dollars under the assumption that training will increase productivity, generate higher revenues, and create a market leader out of a company that has been a...Read more
Data suggests that wages will have grown in 2019, albeit just slightly above 2018's growth. If predictions hold, employees should receive pay increases 0.1% higher in 2020 when compared to 2019. Some of the projected increase has to do with higher...Read more
This past year has been a particularly good year on many fronts. The economy is roaring, unemployment is low, and businesses are investing in themselves. With all the good news comes greater productivity and the need to hire more employees. That...Read more
It is that time of year again when we begin prognosticating about what is coming down the workplace pike in the next 12 months. Every year we look for new trends that dictate what the workplace will look like across America. What we see coming in...Read more