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Health Insurance Renewal

Healthcare Renewal Increases For 2020

Here we are in the fourth quarter, and it is time for most businesses to wrap up operations for the fiscal year and prepare for the new year ahead. One of the tasks many businesses dread is processing the healthcare renewal for the upcoming year. Double digit increases in healthcare costs for most small to…

date:  Oct 25, 2019 comments:  0
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Employee Body Odor

Making “Scents” of Employee Body Odor

One of the most awkward and challenging situations that employers face is when an employee’s body odor has drawn the attention of co-workers, often referred to as “employee relations”. It quickly becomes clear which co-workers are better equipped to work around the issue, but sometimes the measures that they take create other problems. When employees…

date:  Sep 28, 2019 comments:  0
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Hire an HR Professional

Should Your Business Hire an HR Professional?

The average small business owner spends between 18 and 40 hours a month on HR-related tasks. Choosing when to hire someone to deal with HR issues can be a daunting decision for business owners and executives alike. Most companies fear approaching 50 FTE’s as it leads to rigid legislation such as ACA reporting. Hiring a…

date:  Sep 27, 2019 comments:  0
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HR Compliance Test

Test Your Knowledge About HR Compliance

Holiday Pay Q:  Do I have to pay employees more for working holidays? A:  A common misconception is that employers must pay employees a higher rate of pay if they work on a holiday. That’s not true, except for a couple of states in New England that have “Blue laws” on the subject. Similarly, they…

date:  Aug 01, 2019 comments:  0
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Myths About Using A PEO

5 Myths About PEO’s

There was a time in business where you created a service or developed a product and you opened your doors and tried to convince people to buy your goods or service. How many times have you walked into a business to see their first dollar signed and framed? Ahhh, those were the good old days!…

date:  Jul 08, 2019 comments:  0
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Take The PEO Test

Take The PEO Test

Take a 5-question test to see if a PEO could help your company better manage its Human Resource functions. 1)    Are your healthcare costs spiraling out of control? Most companies who offer health insurance to their employees face double digit rate increases to their premiums annually. According to CNBC.com, “over the past nine years, employee…

date:  Jun 24, 2019 comments:  0
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Should've Had a PEO

Case Study #1: ABO Solving Huge HR Problems

4 years ago, America’s Back Office took on a large client that was suffering financially due to a major issue in employment related expenses.  The cost to insure their workers’ compensation plan had spiraled completely out of control. The company employed a lot of workers in light industrial and manufacturing jobs and the pay was…

date:  Jun 24, 2019 comments:  0
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HR Director

The Problem of the Individual HR Director

In the world of PEO sales, things always come up in the HR realm that constantly teach you “once you think you have seen it all, wait, because something new will rear its ugly head.” The realm of the “back office” or Human Resource arena is both wide and deep.  Even the most seasoned HR…

date:  Jun 24, 2019 comments:  0
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The True Cost of Human Resources

The True Cost of Human Resources

As a Business Development Consultant in the field of Human Resource Outsourcing, I am tasked with showing C-suite executives the true cost of their HR operations. Many times, in the minds of leadership, the barometer of this metric is housed purely on the Profit and Loss (P&L) statement of the corporation.  So, they simply go…

date:  Mar 13, 2019 comments:  0
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Client Retention Matters

Why Client Retention Should Matter More To Businesses

In a day and age of a global economy, the name of the game for businesses is growth and market share. Business is done more rapidly than it has been in the past and what took weeks now takes milliseconds to transpire. To remain competitive, businesses not only have to make accurate decisions, they must…

date:  Feb 07, 2019 comments:  0
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