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Payroll deduction –an overview

Payroll deduction is a tricky job. Payroll professionals have to wade through innumerable, elaborate laws that apply to different kinds of pay. If one kind of payroll deduction applies to an employee who lives in one state and works in another; another kind of…

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Added by kate smith on June 29, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Handling travel pay

Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DoL) have requirements that need to be met when considering compensable travel pay. The requirements for this segment of pay have to be met from gross pay and overtime calculation.

Many components go into making this calculation. Factors such as one day assignment but overnight concerns, waiting time, meeting and training regulations come into play. Making these calculations rightly is important to meet the…

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Added by kate smith on June 28, 2017 at 8:36am — No Comments

Collaboration is important for getting things done, if handled properly

Collaboration is an essential part of our lives and careers. It is a great means to getting things done when it is not possible for us to carry out all our work ourselves. What did you do when you built your house? Did you carry out all the work related to construction, such as painting, plumbing or…

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Added by kate smith on June 27, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Getting the Onboarding Right helps Organizations to keep Good Employees

Onboarding is an extremely important function for an organization. It is the first step towards creating an impression about the organization in the mind of the new hire. Not getting the onboarding process right puts a stumbling block in the employee’s first step into the organization at the start…

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Added by kate smith on June 2, 2017 at 6:11am — No Comments

The Roles of Mentor, Coach and Manager

All these positions –the mentor, the coach and the manager –carry their own importance to organizations. To someone in a non-management position, these three roles may appear to be synonymous with each other, but there is an element of difference between each of these.

An organization needs all these three roles if it has to facilitate team engagement and lead it to higher results. A mentor, coach and a manager have their own unique and designated roles to perform and bring…

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Added by kate smith on June 1, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

Identifying and retaining all the stakeholders in a business

An often overlooked aspect of a business is the stakeholders. Many organizations have a problem in identifying their real stakeholders. Many stakeholders are pretty obvious since they are visible. But many businesses have a problem in getting to understand who the real stakeholders are because there are the invisible ones who are difficult to identify.

Internal and external stakeholders make up a strong and potent force that has the ability to either make or break an organization.…

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Added by kate smith on May 31, 2017 at 3:08am — No Comments

Want to lead? Learn to communicate effectively

Communication is the most important means by which a person or organization express themselves. Communicative ability is difficult to suppress. At the individual level, there are talented communicators, and there are the effective communicators. A talented communicator can be…

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Added by kate smith on May 30, 2017 at 7:47am — No Comments

Dealing with substance abuse at the workplace

That substance abuse is a serious issue and menace at the US workplace needs no iteration, if one takes a look at these disturbing statistics compiled by the National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA) for five years from 2008 suggest:

-        Close to nine percent of the workforce in the age group of 18-64 used alcohol heavily in one month prior to the survey

 

-        More than eight percent used illicit drugs in the same preceding period

 

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Added by kate smith on May 29, 2017 at 7:12am — No Comments

Understanding payroll fraud and preventing it

Payroll fraud is a matter of serious concern to the people affected by it, the organization in which it happens, and to the economy overall. It is estimated that payroll fraud is involved in around an eighth of all workplace frauds and makes up about a…

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Added by kate smith on May 24, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

The importance of onboarding

The importance of onboarding can be understood from the fact that it starts with the induction of the new hires and acclimatizes them with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the culture, environment, people, and the business. In the light of the important elements that go into onboarding; it is a fallacy and a misconception to assume that it is yet another ritual that HR has to perform with new employees, hand them a cup of coffee and carry out the… Continue

Added by kate smith on May 23, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and…

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Added by kate smith on May 19, 2017 at 7:45am — No Comments

Behavior based interviewing for selecting the right candidate

Many organizations make the mistake of basing the suitability of candidates purely on their skills and the knowledge they bring. This measure goes only half the way, and is incomplete, because many organizations fail to take into consideration the fact that…

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Added by kate smith on May 18, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments

Ways of understanding and eradicating bullying

There is no gainsaying the fact that bullying at the workplace is a very harsh and wicked way of degrading a colleague. It is a very uncivilized form of harassment at the workplace and is a serious deterrent to a healthy relationship at the professional level. Workplace bullying is very…

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Added by kate smith on May 17, 2017 at 7:24am — No Comments

Tips for transitioning into a new role

A role change is many times inevitable for individuals in many positions. Change, as we all know, is the only constant in a business. When this much is said about businesses, it is but natural that employees in various positions need to be prepared for a change…

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Added by kate smith on May 16, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

Thinking and planning strategically is needed to become successful

Strategic planning can be understood as the means by which organizations conceptualize and visualize their long term plans and the way by which they plan to go about achieving them. To implement strategy, organizations need to implement…

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Added by kate smith on May 15, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Enhance the effectiveness of being a payroll manager

A payroll manager is essentially responsible for managing the payroll for the employees. The payroll manager has to ensure that the employees are paid on time, in accordance with their pay scale,…

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Added by kate smith on May 12, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

Stay interviews help to retain employees

A stay interview is a potent tool for gauging employee moods and attitudes towards her work and the organization. It helps to understand employee thinking about her role and future in the…

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Added by kate smith on May 11, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments

When it comes to employee burnout; prevention is better than cure

Employees have to be fresh in the mind, motivated and energetic if they have to be productive. Employees whose talents are recognized by the organization are more fired up about their job. They are likely to be more innovative, more creative and more loyal.

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Added by kate smith on May 10, 2017 at 5:36am — No Comments

Are you a leader or a manager?

The debate about the differences between leadership and managerial ability is perhaps as old as the time these two qualities came to be identified. There is a lot of discussion about what leadership and management are, which of these is more suited for organizations, whether one of these is born and the other made, and so on.

Managers carry out the task assigned to them in an efficient, methodical manner. They go by the set processes and rules. A leader, on the other hand, leads by…

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Added by kate smith on May 9, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

An investigative report is extremely important for an organization. Learn to get it right.

Writing the investigative report is among the most important aspects of an internal investigation. Contrary to the belief that it is all about just putting the contents of the investigation to paper; writing the investigative report starts from the time the investigation itself starts. It ends only when the investigation ends. An investigative report that carries even the smallest of blemishes or oversights can have the potential of turning the course of the investigation on its…

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Added by kate smith on May 8, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments

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