Most employers start onboarding too late and stop too early. Poor onboarding practices not only lower morale in new employees, they hinder productivity and will eventually cost you money. How can you leverage your onboarding process to improve employee retention, save money, improve your recruiting, and foster better working relationships within your team? Learn how to create a clear employee onboarding process that meets your specific needs with this simple checklist.
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With the right software, DIY can sometimes be as simple as uploading information into the cloud and clicking a button. Even so, small business owners should take the time to understand the various components of payroll. Think of it this way: If an employee comes to you with a question about their paycheck, you should be able to help and explain any payroll documents in a teachable manner.
There are three ways to go when it comes to payroll. The first is to do it yourself manually; the second is to do it yourself but use a payroll software solution; the third is to hire an accountant or an accountancy firm to do it for you. Doing payroll manually demands the greatest time investment but it may also be the best way to save money if you’re just starting out. Read on for tips and tricks to DIY payroll, and learn when it might be best to go with an expert.
Is it time to add Intuit QuickBooks Online Payroll to your business? With its recent changes to its payroll platform, QuickBooks proves that it wants to remain a small business’s best option when it comes to business software. While you might have to pay extra for the service, the features and ease-of-use at all levels mean that QuickBooks should be in contention if you need to add a payroll system.
Automation of HR is fairly new, but the benefits for small businesses are immense: Where a small business was priced-out of running enterprise-level HR services, now the market is booming. Ultimately, HR is about hiring the best people, growing the best people, and retaining the best people for your company’s growth.
HR, as a department within your business, is the branch of operations that is responsible for managing a company’s human resources (or human capital; or employees). Wondering whether a Human Resources Manager, a full Human Resources Department, or an outsourced service is the best fit for your business? We can help you decide.
Merchant Maverick has spent countless hours learning the ins and outs of payroll software and testing the best options around. Grab a coffee and save yourself some hours by delving into our top choices for small businesses. What you need is out there, and we will make sure you find the best payroll fit for your business.
Make year-end payroll easy with this step-by-step guide and free business payroll checklist. Learn your tax obligations, the required tax forms, and this year’s payroll filing dates so you can properly complete your business’s year-end payroll.
Need help with payroll taxes? Learn what payroll taxes are, which taxes you are legally required to pay, how to calculate them, and more.
How do you decide which pay schedule is right for your business? We breakdown the pros and cons of weekly, bi-weekly, semi-weekly, and monthly pay and the implications your pay schedule decision has on employees.