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Compliance Tips for Construction Companies in the Middle of a Hiring Spree

Harbor America - May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction companies around the country are in the middle of hiring booms for a variety of reasons. In some areas, it's a simple case of increased demand for homes due to population increases. In others, it's the need to rebuild following natural disasters. Whatever the case, you want to be sure that your construction hiring and payroll practices are up to standards during that hiring boom. Taking a few extra steps to ensure compliance at this stage of the process will help protect you down the road. 

Topics: tips for construction business owners- Human Resources- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Hiring- Payroll

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Making Sense of Unemployment Claims: Tips for Small Business Owners

Harbor America - May 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Unemployment claims can quickly become a drain on your business's finances. You do your best to treat your employees fairly. Chances are, if you've had to fire or lay off employees, it's for a good reason. Still, if you want to be sure that you're effectively managing unemployment claims, make sure you're following these key tips:

Topics: Human Resources- Tips for Small Business Owners- Unemployment Claims

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5 Top Payroll Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Harbor America - May 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Your business may be equipped with the latest and best technology, but it can still suffer financial loss when there are payroll mistakes. About 40% of small businesses pay an average of $845 annually in IRS penalties because or payroll errors-yikes!  To make sure your business isn't contributing to that statistic, here are five top payroll mistakes and the best ways to avoid them:

Topics: Save Time and Money- Tips for Small Business Owners- Streamlined Operations- Payroll

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5 Tips for Running Your Family-Owned Construction Business

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

Do you run a family-owned construction business? While having members of your own family work for you has several benefits, it also comes with its own unique challenges. In addition to managing employees who aren't part of your family, you may have to handle family conflicts at work. What's more, you'll probably need to choose a younger family member to take your place when you retire. Here are five basic tips for running a family-owned construction business and avoiding common problems:

Topics: Construction- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Small Business Human Resource Mistakes that You Need to Avoid

Harbor America - Mar 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As a small business owner, you have to wear so many hats. Not only do you have to focus on revenue and customer service, you also have to keep track of your paperwork while finding time to market your business. If you have employees, there is even more work. You have to run your own Human Resources department.

Topics: Save Time and Money- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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Financial Wellness Benefits: Should You Offer Them to Your Employees?

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

The 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that 53% of employees are stressed about their financial situation, and only 45% say they would be able to meet their basic expenses if they were unemployed for an extended time. Their financial concerns affect everything from their health to their relationships to their productivity at work.

Topics: Employee Retention- Human Resources- HR- employee morale- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Benefits

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5 Ways to Streamline Business Operations in 2018

Harbor America - Mar 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

If you're like many small business owners, you may be inclined to take on too much responsibility and make things more complicated than they should be. As a result, valuable time is wasted and you're less productive. Confident small business people realize the key to being successful is found in using their time wisely. Here are five ways you can streamline business operations in 2018 in order to save serious time, make more money and meet more of your goals.  

Topics: PEO- Save Time and Money- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners

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