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Payroll tips from an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 13, 2018 8:56:55 AM

Payroll can be the most complicated part of running a successful business, but it doesn't have to be. If your company does not have a payroll management service to handle payroll activities, then that means you're essentially juggling the job on your own, and we want to help.

Here are some tips and suggestions that will make all the tasks leading up to payday a lot less stressful.

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Tags: Workforce Management

What does a payroll service company actually do?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 6, 2018 9:25:14 AM

Payday — whether it's once a month or once a week, it's a day that every employee looks forward to and counts on.

For an employer that manages payroll independently, payday isn't necessarily enjoyable. Payday requires a lot of time — perhaps even more time than it's worth. 

If you're wondering what it would be like to have a payroll management service handle your company's payroll, let us tell you.

Here's what a payroll service company does...

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Questions to ask an HR provider in Upstate, SC before outsourcing

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're looking into outsourcing an HR provider for your company in Upstate South Carolina, this is a necessary time to ask essential questions.

Here are a few basic questions you should be asking potential consulting companies before you decide to outsource them for your HR needs.

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Tags: Staffing & Hiring, Human Resources

Tips for selecting an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some companies make the jump quickly; others try various approaches before coming to the same conclusion: They need to hire an HR consulting company.

Regardless of how or when you arrive at this conclusion, it's important that when you do, you select the right people to do the job.

Human resource management is no easy task, and the people who do it should not only be qualified, but also have the ability to connect with your employees. Take our advice on selecting an HR consulting company to partner with your business.

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Tags: Human Resources

What is Servant Leadership?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Leadership styles can vary as drastically as the individuals who lead. While some styles result in met goals, others fail miserably. Some leadership approaches spur employees toward success, and others shrink their confidence.

Regardless of your experiences under leadership or your typical approach to leading, it's time to learn about one leadership style that's both effective and often overlooked. It's called Servant Leadership. 

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Benefits of outsourcing your HR department

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Human resources is a demanding job. HR managers are expected to be experts in a field that changes consistently.

With all of the time, knowledge, energy and resources required of an HR manager, it sometimes feels like you're searching for someone superhuman to run your human resources department. Only a superhuman could possibly step into a position like HR without experiencing burnout six months in, right?

Not necessarily.

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Tags: Human Resources

How to prevent workplace harassment

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 19, 2018 8:37:00 AM

With the eruption of the Me Too Movement last year, workplace harassment has become a more familiar topic than it ever has been.

While the recent news coverage on the subject could never transform this into an easy topic to discuss, these events are evidence that it is, at the very least, a necessary one.

For that reason, we'd like to equip you with ways your company can proactively fight workplace harassment.

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Tags: Human Resources

3 Advantages of trade school education vs. traditional college

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 12, 2018 8:38:00 AM

America’s educational system tends to push students to get traditional four-year, liberal art college degrees that will open the doors to becoming lawyers, doctors, professors, business owners, accountants, and more. This has been the case for several generations—even though the modern job market has changed drastically since the 2000s.

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Tags: Job Search

How to improve company morale without seeming superficial

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 5, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Let’s say you want to reduce high turnover, but you know your company has major issues with low employee morale. Or maybe you’ve got some great employees you’re determined to keep and you just want to be proactive.

Sure, you can try gimmicks like offering free coffee or installing a ping-pong table that employees can use after hours. But chances are if your employees are unhappy, these things will be seen as superficial.

So what steps can you take that will actually impact morale?

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Tags: Human Resources, Workforce Management

Interview questions you DON’T have to answer

Posted by David Ballinger on May 22, 2018 9:58:00 AM

In a good job interview, the person asking questions on behalf of the company is trying to determine whether the potential employee is a good fit—that is, does he or she have the right qualifications to do the work, and does he or she fit well into the company’s value culture?

What the interviewer should not be fishing for, however, is irrelevant information that is potentially illegal to ask for, such as your ethnicity, marital status, age, and other factors that don't affect your ability to do the work, but have been historically used to discriminate against job seekers.

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Tags: Job Search, Human Resources