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    How to Set Up a Retirement Plan for Your Employees

    by on September 3, 2014

    Offering a retirement plan to your employees will cost you money, as well as time and effort. But the small business that can afford to do so will often be rewarded with a happier workforce, better-qualified applicants and significantly less turnover. Getting…

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    Am I Required to Provide Health Insurance to My Employees?

    by on July 17, 2014

    Recent changes to healthcare laws have left small business owners wondering how to navigate the new system. Once regarded as a premium benefit offered only by high-profile employers, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health insu…

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    5 Simple Exercises to Improve Circulation and Health (That You Can Do at Your Desk)

    by on July 15, 2014

    Most of us are aware that poor posture and lack of exercise can lead to a wide range of physical ailments. As recently as 2012, a medical journal stated that professionals with sitting jobs were twice as likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than thos…

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    What Affects Your Employee Insurance Costs?

    by on July 15, 2014

    Providing employees a solid benefits package—specifically great insurance—is one of the keys to not only recruiting and hiring top talent but also to keeping your star performers onboard.
    While the cost of healthcare insurance has many small business ow…

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    Creative Options for Employee Perks

    by on June 25, 2014

    The media loves to rave about employee-friendly companies like Google and Zappos for their extensive employee perks, such as bowling alleys, unlimited food and on-site yoga. Some corporations even offer hockey rinks, rock walls and open bars for their staf…

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    Guide to Employee Benefits for Small Business

    by on June 25, 2014

    As our economy rebounds, it will be more important than ever to retain your best employees. One of the most influential factors in keeping employees happy on the job is having benefits. For small businesses, this can be tricky and costly, but with a little for…

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    The Business Benefits of Providing Snacks as an Employee Perk

    by on May 19, 2014

    Providing employees with nutritious snacks should never be viewed as an unnecessary business expense. That’s because unhealthy snacking can lead to health-related issues that cost companies even more time and money.

    “When people snack at their desks, they…

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    Should You Make Employee Salaries Transparent?

    by on January 23, 2014

    Buffer, a social media scheduling service, recently caused a stir in the tech world last month when it revealed its “open salary” formula and published the current salaries of 15 employees.
    The move, which CEO Joel Gascoigne said was made in the interest o…

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