What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the Payroll Tax Deferral

There has been a great deal of uncertainty in recent weeks surrounding President Trump’s Memorandum on payroll taxes issued earlier this month (on August 8). Meant as economic relief during COVID-19, the Memorandum allows employers to defer withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax (6.2%) through the end of […]

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Zoom Gloom: Seven Tips for Combating Virtual Meeting Fatigue

Back when everyone first started working from home because of COVID-19, the Internet proclaimed, “Now we’ll finally see which meetings could have been emails!” Months later, some telecommuters might now find the joke a lot less funny. As workers and managers have increasingly collaborated online instead of in-person, meetings may have actually become more frequent. […]

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6 Effective Tips for Managing Underperforming Remote Employees

The American workforce has undergone a seismic shift in the wake of COVID-19. Most businesses are expected to return to some version of normal operations eventually, but the increase in remote employees will continue to affect operations, even after most employees return to working in the office. Without face-to-face interaction, managers have needed to develop […]

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More Than Charity: The Internal Benefits of a Workplace Giving Program

Considering starting a workplace giving program? The outward benefits—including positive PR and increased brand reputation—may be obvious, but many employers are surprised by the positive effects that are visible in the day-to-day operation of the company. The boost in morale and team spirit can contribute to overall improved company culture at the grassroots level, but […]

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7 Essential Steps to Starting a Successful Workplace Giving Program

A workplace giving program can yield measurable ROI—reducing turnover rates and even increasing revenues—but some of the biggest advantages are less concrete: generating daily enthusiasm and rallying the company around a common cause. While addressing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) creates branding and sales opportunities for the company down the line, the most successful programs reflect […]

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended For a Final Time

**UPDATED 7/6/2020** In a somewhat surprising move from the Senate late last week, the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended again for an additional five weeks. This latest extension of the popular relief program gives small businesses through August 8 to apply for the loan. The legislation passed quickly through the House and was signed […]

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Performance Management: Four Keys to Kickstarting a Performance-Based Work Culture

Company culture is an X-factor that can either erode morale and employee engagement or multiply productivity and positively grow your business. A key component of company culture is performance management. You can monitor individual outputs and set goals, but even conservative efforts to improve productivity can cause a backlash when the culture behind it isn’t […]

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