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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation For Employees

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 11:29:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Motivating Employees

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Breaking Employee Motivation Into Internal And External Factors

To be motivated means to be moved to do something. Internal motivation comes from within a person, not something imposed from outside: a feeling that something is “the right thing to do” (aligns with the person’s morals, ethics or convictions). External motivation originates outside the person and can include laws or organizational regulations: expectations of other people (and probably not shared by the individual). But, as we’ll see, the line between the two types of motivation is blurred.

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PEO California: 10 Points Of Consideration Before Hiring A Firm

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 11:27:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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PEO California - 10 Details To Consider Before Hiring A PEO

PEOs or professional employer organizations are becoming more and more popular for small and mid-size businesses to partner with to assist in their growth. While they have existed for a while, PEOs are increasing in popularity as businesses are faced with more compliance and regulatory issues. PEOs assist business owners in managing all aspects of their HR so they can focus on what they went into business to do.

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Why Do Companies Use Staffing Agencies? And Why Yours Should Too

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management

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Why Do So Many Companies Use Staffing Agencies?

The use of staffing agencies is steadily increasing. You may be wondering why this trend is occurring and if it is something you should look into. Here are the top reasons we have been given by staffing agency users and situations where you should consider doing the same.

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Explaining The Modern Performance Appraisal Methods

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Management

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Modern Performance Appraisal Methods For Your Business

Performance appraisals have existed in one form or another for decades. They have become more formal over time and, for years, the same methods that were originally developed worked. In today's workplace, however, the types of jobs being performed are different than ever before. In addition, many people don't work onsite but work from home, coming in only occasionally or not at all. New methods had to be developed that would accurately assess work performance.

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How To Motivate Employees During Layoffs And Downsizing

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Keeping The Remaining Team Motivated During Tough Times

Corporate layoffs are a common feature in a volatile global economy that fluctuates at the slightest indication of political or economic instability. Most companies will put effort into helping the downsized employees cope with being out of work. In the process, they often forget about the employees who survived the layoff. The usual presumption is that the remaining employees are relieved that they have 'survived' the layoff. However, according to Charlie O. Trevor, an associate professor at the Madison School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, the remaining workers also need attention. Failure to deal with their concerns could erode the motivation of the remaining human capital. To prevent such problems, you should employ the following tips that will help boost the morale of the surviving employees and enhance their productivity.

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Employees and Social Media Use Outside of Work: Drawing A Line

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 2:14:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Guiding Employees And Social Media Use Outside Of Work

Controlling social media use of company employees is nearly an impossible task as there will always be someone who goes against the grain. However, making sure that rules and regulations are clear; minor mishaps may be able to be prevented.

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California Temporary Employee Laws And How To Correctly Pay

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 1:32:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees

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Understanding California's Temporary Employee Laws

Many businesses recognize the benefits of having a great staff on hand. It helps the business to run like a well-oiled machine and can certainly help to boost productivity while at the same time, keeping issues at a minimum. At times, however, it may be necessary to hire seasonal or temporary employees. This may happen because of a temporary boost in demand for your services or it may be due to your full-time employees taking a vacation. In either case, it's important to understand how temporary employees should be managed, including how to pay temporary employees according to California law.

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California Unemployment Claims: Avoiding Mismanagement

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2020 12:53:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Management, Unemployment

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California Unemployment Claims And Protecting Your Business

The labor market has been experiencing significant changes over the last few years. In California alone, the unemployment rate has dropped from 11.7% in August of 2011 to just 3.9% in October of 2019. Despite this massive increase in employment, businesses are still plagued by unemployment claims that can create a large expense. The Employment Development Department reported a rise in the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits. California has the largest unemployment system in the US. Despite the employment rate rising steadily over the years, the EDD stated that 2016 saw unemployment checks being distributed to over 800,000 people which translated to close to 33 million dollars paid out in unemployment benefits daily.

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Setting a 401(K) Plan for Your Staff - Business Owner’s Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 11:50:31 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Motivating Employees, Management

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How To Set Up A 401(K) Plan - A Beginner's Guide

If you're planning on hiring employees, you may want to set up a retirement plan as a part of their benefits package. Generally speaking, small businesses will go with a 401(k) plan, which allows employees to put a portion of their pre-tax income into a retirement account and which allows businesses to contribute to that account (businesses have different ways that they can contribute, including matching employee contributions up to a certain amount). However, setting up a 401(k) plan can be a bit of a challenge if you've never done it before. The following is a beginner's guide on how to set up a 401(k) plan for your business.

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California New Hire Forms - Your Ultimate Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2019 8:10:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People

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California New Hire Forms - Your Ultimate Checklist To Keep You On Track

If you're running a business in California and planning to hire new employees, be aware that the hiring process is not as simple as you might think. California has incredibly strict rules and regulations regarding hiring practices, which means there are certain procedures and paperwork you’ll need to navigate. The entire hiring process can be a little overwhelming, so we have created a guide to help you to comply with the state's strict hiring requirements and documents.

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