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Are You A-OK with BYOD?
In growing numbers, businesses are experimenting with the concept of allowing their employees to use their own mobile devices (laptops, cellphones and tablets) at work, for work. Since 2007, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) craze has seen an increase in popularity because it reduces employer costs while increasing productivity by giving employees added flexibility, both personally and professionally.
Be Smart: Go Green to Save Green
With Earth Day here once again, it’s a perfect time to remind businesses looking to cut costs that going green is a smart way to get more green in your revenue stream. Embracing the sustainability of people and technology in these five tips ultimately should improve your bottom lines. Going green is also a smart way to leverage award opportunities, recruit millennials and instill a reputation as a world partner.
Business Lessons from the Court
What do the NBA and your business have in common? More than you might expect, from bench play to developing winning game plans and more. At the core of each are competitiveness, teamwork, innovation and a results-driven focus. As the NBA Playoffs kick into high gear, there are business lessons to be observed from all the on-the-court chaos. Here are four lessons to help you make a slam dunk toward success:
Improving Day One Productivity with a Seamless On-boarding Process
One in four new hires leave before their second year on the job. While it’s easy to point the finger at the employee for not adapting to their new environment, the blame is easily a shared responsibility with the employer. Inexperience, lack of preparedness and a poor on-boarding system are all contributing factors to a new hire’s struggles.
College Grads: What Should You Look for in a Company?
As a recent graduate myself, I know all too well about the immediate fear that ensues the excitement of graduation day. It’s a day you’ve been preparing for your entire college career, but yet it hits you so unexpectedly. Mid-day naps and catching up with friends after class will soon be distant memories. Eight to five will most likely be many of yours’ new normal. While this may not seem ideal for some, each student has an impending responsibility to grow-up, graduate and get a job.
Are You Prepared for the April 15 Year-end Return Filing Deadline?
Are you rushing to meet the April 15 deadline to file your personal income taxes? Well, good news for procrastinators as you might be in luck. If you haven’t started preparing your 2013 tax return, or maybe you have more to report than the income on a W-2 and a 1099, here’s an easy solution: File for an extension.
Individualism vs. Collectivism: No Man Left Behind
Whether in a business or educational environment, our culture is dazzled by the idea of collaboration as a means for creativity. Managers are so insistent on finding “the right fit” for the team that a whole group of people are forgotten: the individualists. With collaboration becoming the new way of thinking, those with introverted personalities are left on the outside looking in.
Capping Hours: Risk Outweighs Reward
Employee benefits have become a hot topic in the business realm, especially in regard to the federal government’s Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, it comes down to dollars and cents, and companies are finding that a more affordable route may exist beyond offering traditional health coverage. However, if you are thinking of finding a loophole through lowering employees’ hours, you might want to think twice.
Elevate Your Grocery Store to New Heights
The constant demand to remain a reliable source for customers is keeping grocers on edge. In a highly competitive market, grocers have to constantly keep up with ever changing price/value trends in order to remain relevant. Knowing the landscape of your competitive market helps grocers tremendously when marking items and increasing efficiencies across the board. Grocers who are armed with the proper tools to identify inventory, competitively price products, update old technology and maintain labor costs will ultimately win the battle.
Are You Settling for “Good Enough?”
Great leaders don’t become great overnight, rather, there is a constant need to improve. Although luck may play a part, it certainly isn’t the sole reason your top performers are moving into senior management positions. What sets them apart? Desire. Great leaders know that “getting comfortable” is unacceptable. They’re always looking for ways to improve, to learn and to excel, no matter what their job.
ACA Reporting Requirements Become Clearer
While many portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed, postponed or a mixture of the two, the IRS recently released two rules for employer reporting requirements.These rules are seen in Section 6055 and 6056 and will be reported via forms 1095-B and 1095-C, respectively. Both employers and insurers may voluntarily report for 2014, but reporting will not be required until 2015.
Seven Tips for Creating Your Own Luck This St. Patrick’s Day
As we celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17, you may be wishing for some Irish luck to put more green in your pocket or just add more Guinness to your glass. They say the Irish are born lucky, but if you and your ancestors don’t hail from the Emerald Isle, don’t give up. This could still be your lucky day as Paycom has prepared these seven tips for creating your own luck-filled destiny.