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Wage and Hour Division Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID) Webinar

Harbor America - Dec 14, 2018 9:43:00 AM

The US Department of Labor hosted a webinar on the Wage and Hour Division PAID Program. The webinar covers details about the PAID self-audit program, program benefits, and how the program works. Employee benefits, for example, include no attorneys’ fees, no litigation expense or delay, and freedom to decide whether or not to accept the settlement. Employer benefits include resolution outside of litigation, no liquidated damages, and no civil money penalties. Check out the full webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENX2Q_9VArs

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6 Tips for Expanding Your Construction Business the Smart Way

Harbor America - Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the construction industry, you probably know this has been a good year for growth. In fact, the first three months of 2018 showed a four percent increase in construction projects when compared to 2017. But what about your construction business? Has your construction firm been around for several years but still isn't growing? Then, it may be time to expand your company.

Topics: Construction- tips for construction business owners- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Top 5 Reasons to Have a PEO Handle Your Benefits

Harbor America - Dec 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As the owner of a rapidly growing business, you may find that it's hard to keep up with everything yourself. From the daily operations to your Human Resources management, it can be a lot to handle. And, since your expertise is in the business operations, you may not have the specific expertise necessary for your HR and benefits management efforts to truly thrive. That's where a Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, can help. Here's a look at the top five reasons why you should work with a PEO for managing your benefits and related HR tasks.

Topics: Benefits- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- PEO- Save Time and Money

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The Multi-Gen Workforce and Why It’s Critical to Your Business

Harbor America - Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When gauging the direction and growth of your company, consider also evaluating the staff you've charged with steering the 'ship.' The experience, motivation, and loyalty of your employees will determine the pace of your company growth. Each generation of workers presents variable facets and strengths that you could be leveraging. Today we're discussing how to take a closer look at what your current teams are bringing to table and why it's essential to incorporate multi-generational staff into your growth plan.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Hiring- Recruitment- Gen Z- Millennials- Baby Boomers

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4 Huge Signs Your Business Could Really Benefit from Partnering with a PEO

Harbor America - Nov 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do run a small or mid-sized business? Do you get frustrated with all you must accomplish each day? Maybe you're wondering if you should hire a PEO but aren't quite sure. Simply put, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a company that provides outsourced services to employers. These PEO services include Human Resources, payroll, employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee recruitment, and more.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Streamlined Operations- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- PEO- Tips for Small Business Owners- Save Time and Money

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Should Your Company Offer Bereavement Leave?

Harbor America - Nov 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Benefits packages often highlight health insurance, parental leave, and retirement options. These are important, but bereavement leave is an often overlooked benefit that can boost employee morale and, ultimately, improve your company's productivity.

Topics: Workplace Culture- HR Tips- Human Resources

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What Should Be Included in Your Employee Handbook?

Harbor America - Oct 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Your employee handbook is the go-to literature for your new hires, and it serves as a handy reference for long-term employees, as well. It's an essential document in any company, and it's important for you to ensure it's thorough and easy-to-understand.

Topics: Workplace Culture- Risk Management- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources

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8 Ideas for Boosting Employee Loyalty and Retention

Harbor America - Oct 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Fortune called it the biggest problem facing employers in 2017: employee retention. The truth is, considering the high cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new talent, this is a timeless concern that followed us into 2018—and will follow us beyond this year.

Topics: Hiring- Employee Retention- HR Tips- Human Resources

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Cultivating a More Respectful Workplace Environment

Harbor America - Oct 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You may be highly trained and proficient in all the aspects of your business, but if your employees are rude or simply don't respect one another, your company will suffer from a high turnover and absenteeism. A hostile work environment negatively affects productivity and can be quite costly. In fact, one study showed that American employees devoted 2.8 hours each week resolving conflicts, which cost $359 billion in lost work time.

Topics: Workplace Culture- HR Tips- Human Resources

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Is Your Payroll System a Total Disaster?

Harbor America - Oct 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Do you run a small or mid-sized business? If you do, then how is your payroll system? Is it in order or is your payroll a total disaster? If it isn't as streamlined, accurate or organized as it should be, you could face huge problems. Here are some of the most common payroll mistakes and the potential consequences of not keeping a tidy payroll system:

Topics: Payroll- Tips for Small Business Owners- HR Tips- HR- Human Resources- Compliance

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