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How to Write An Employee Performance Review

Writing performance reviews of your employees can be extremely aggravating. As managers, we are busy. We correct behavior we don’t like when we see it, so taking precious time away from customers and emails can seem like a waste of our time. But performance appraisals are actually one of the most important elements of managing

Handling half days off: Exempt vs. Nonexempt

What do you do when an employee wants a half-day off? You are probably thinking to yourself “That has got to be the dumbest question Haberman has ever asked.” In reality it is not quite as straight forward as you think, because you have two classes of employees, exempt and nonexempt, that have different answers.

Final Paycheck Calculations, Done For You!

Calculating an employee’s final paycheck used to be hard. GoCo now makes it super easy! When an employee is terminated, GoCo will automatically help you calculate the following: Prorated Wages Time Off Liabilities Employee & Company Benefit Deductions (Health, Dental, Vision etc). Terminating an hourly employee?  No problem.  We allow you to adjust the number

Gallup breaks down the numbers on employee engagement

Gallup believes that many companies are approaching employee engagement from the wrong angle. Instead of viewing the subject in general terms like creating a positive office atmosphere, it asserts HR personnel should focus on the specific work-related items that the rank and file requires to be productive. The polling giant is backing up the argument

Calculating Imputed Income on Group-Term Life Insurance

If you provide group-term life insurance to your employees, you might need to think about imputed income. It applies whenever you provide an employee more than $50,000 worth of life insurance. So what is it, and how does it work? You’re probably familiar with the concept of providing pre-tax benefits to your employees, such as

How to Fill Out a W-4 Form

When your life situation changes and/or a new year rolls around, it’s a good idea to revisit the amount of money that is being withheld from your paycheck for taxes. This is done by filling out a Form W-4. It’s been a while since I had to complete a W-4 Form for an employer, but

7 Advantages of Offering Paid Time Off

Many organizations provide paid time off benefits for their employees. Getting a paid for not working is a great benefit. Just ask anyone who works in the trades, like a carpenter, cement finisher, brick layer, etc. who only get paid when they work! Paid time off benefits can be packaged in any number of ways.

The Benefits of Having a Paid Leave Policy at Your Company

It wasn’t that long ago that the only long term leave an employee could take from their job was for maternity or serious illness. Most other types of employee absences were managed through a company’s vacation and sick leave policies and it was at their employer’s discretion whether any of that time was paid, or

Best Practices in HR Analytics

If you’ve read the book or watched the movie Moneyball then you know how powerful statistics are when used strategically. Moneyball is the true account of the Oakland A’s general manager who analyzed player statistics (the act of sabermetrics) to hire, fire and re-position individuals on the team using a surprisingly small budget, ultimately taking