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Help Reduce Employee Stress With These Work-Life Balance Benefits

Work-life balance is important for both employees and the companies that employ them. Workers who feel they have some control and ownership over their own lives have better relationships with their employers and are better able to leave their home issues at home (and their work issues at work). They tend to be more motivated and productive and less stressed at work.  Popular Work-Life Balance...

Pros and Cons of Hiring Over the Holidays

Is the holiday season a good time to recruit and hire new staff? The verdict is still out on that question. While some people support the idea of a holiday hiring freeze, others believe it is purely a myth. The truth is there are both advantages and disadvantages to end-of-year hiring.  What Are the Pros of Holiday Hiring? Proponents of hiring over the holidays believe...

Should Your Business Offer an HRA or HSA?

HRAs and HSAs are two very popular, tax-advantaged healthcare savings plans. These plans differ in several ways, including who is eligible to participate, where contributions come from, and what kind of health plans can be combined with them. Before deciding which one is better for your company, it is important to understand what these plans are, what benefits they provide, and the key differences between...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying a Business

Purchasing a going concern can be a great way to go into business. The company you are buying may already have established customers or clients, smoothly running operations, trained employees, and cash flow. But buying a business can be risky – it requires dedicated due diligence. The following are ways to protect yourself when acquiring a business. Do Your Due Diligence Do not cut corners...

What Additional Benefits Should I Offer Remote Employees?

The remote workforce is growing stronger. A large percentage of employees are now working away from the office one or more days per week. There are many advantages to providing special perks for remote workers. Here are some examples of the types of benefits you can offer employees who work from home. Flexible Work Hours and Unlimited PTO One advantage of working remotely is knowing...