Compensation & Benefits

12 Overrated Employee Perks Your Company Should Avoid Offering

In today’s highly competitive job market, employers often try to woo top talent by advertising a variety of perks of working for their company. While some of these benefits are indeed attractive to job seekers, others simply aren’t so effective when it comes to recruiting or retaining employees. To find out more, we asked members …

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What Employee Benefits Matter Most to Your Team?

Employee benefits are becoming an increasingly important part of the package that employees consider when taking—or deciding to stay with—a job. But fewer than half of small businesses currently offer employee benefits, according to a new survey by Clutch. Are you selling your business short by not providing the benefits your team wants? Here’s what …

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Pay Equity: Are You Paying Your Employees Fairly?

Is pay equity getting a fair shake at your business? In 2017, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20%, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. If progress toward pay equity continues at the current snail’s pace, IWPR estimates it will …

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How to Manage, Schedule, and Track Time for Employees on Multiple Job Sites

In partnership with Simply Business By Rieva Lesonsky 2nd in a series of articles exploring how to make 2019 your business’s best year yet. With the economy at nearly full employment, it’s increasingly difficult to find workers—especially for small businesses. Some 61% of employers in the NFIB’s most recent monthly jobs report are either hiring …

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3 Common Payroll Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you’re a small business owner, it can seem like there are a million different things vying for your attention. And if you have employees, payroll is one of them. As a business owner, I know how difficult it can be to know all the payroll and employment laws. There are so many that it’s …

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How Satisfied Are Your Small Business Employees?

The economy is booming—and that means employees who have been loyal to your business for years might quietly be searching for new jobs. Just how happy are your small business employees? To find out, QuickBooks Payroll surveyed 1,000 employees at companies with 20 or fewer workers. Here’s what they learned—and what it means to your …

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