Tax Burden

Back to Basics: Employment Tax Tutorial

Employment taxes are notoriously difficult to navigate. What makes the topic so complex is that it has two distinct yet related parts: employee and employer taxes. To simplify things, many employers entrust their employment tax responsibilities to a payroll provider. While this is a great idea, it’s still important for employers to know at least…

Cyber Security

How Secure Is Your Employees’ Personal Data?

  As part of the employment process, employees routinely give up their personal information, which the employer then uses for various purposes – including hiring, payroll processing, and benefits administration. This sensitive data may classify as “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII), which the employer is obligated to protect. What is PII? According to the General Services…

Automating Employee Management: A Strategy for Business Success

With many paper-based processes rapidly becoming obsolete, employers are turning to technology that allows them to better manage employee life cycle while meeting regulatory demands. According to a survey by Ernst & Young, the following employee management activities have shifted from paper-based to technology (though to varying degrees): Staffing/Recruiting Onboarding Compensation and benefits Performance Management…

Clean Water: Taken for Granted?

I woke this morning and like most, I used the restroom, took a shower, and brushed my teeth as the start of my day. And like every day, I did it without acknowledging the importance of that clean water to my sheer existence. I’m guessing this scenario sounds familiar to you. But what if it was…