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If can they see it, they’re more likely to remember it

When people hear info, they’ll typically remember only 10% of it three days later. Add one or more images to a presentation though, and most folks will remember about 65% of the info they hear! Bottom line: It doesn’t necessarily matter if you’re a captivating speaker or the info you’re presenting is interesting to the […]

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We gave employees a top 10 FAQ for their Payroll questions

Your staffers have enough on their plates. They can’t be answering the same questions and handling the same problems over and over again.  Here’s one way to handle common issues that come up with system changes, notably Payroll upgrades. Consider this real-life success story from  Ronald Moser, HR supervisor for Kenmore-Tonawanda Schools, who spoke at the […]

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Fixed Assets Primer

In today’s current regulatory and highly competitive business environment, asset management is taking on far greater importance than in the past, with closer scrutiny of return on investment, as well as full disclosure of financial asset information. While the concept of an asset is fundamental to business accounting, for many organizations fixed assets management is […]

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Form-a-palooza! IRS blitzes with a slew of much-needed Finance docs

As if your finance department wasn’t juggling enough paperwork right now! IRS has been on a form-generating blitz to update key documents for 2015 and beyond. Are your staffers working off the most recent versions? 4 you need now Take a look at the most recent updates from the Taxman to ensure your finance department […]

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Slackers hurt teams in lots of ways: 4 action steps

Slackers can drag down a workplace in more ways than one. The most obvious effect is others have to work harder to get things done. And that can lead to everyone’s morale going down. Over time, slackers poison the well. Employees who work alongside a slacker over time will react in one of two ways […]

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Beware of this little-known Obamacare reporting snag

How your company categorizes employees as full-time may not jibe with the Affordable Care Act. You may even have part-time workers who are still actually considered full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees under Obamacare – due to a wrinkle in the calculation formula. That’s an alarming scenario employment attorney Keith McMurdy explained recently. The ‘measurement period’ To calculate […]

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Thing long-term for controlling these business costs

Gasoline prices have dropped to comfortable levels over the last few months (thank goodness)!  But long-term energy pricing forecasts are still spotty. Your guess about where energy prices will be two, five, 10 years down the line are as good as any futures forecaster’s. Finding ways to conserve energy and eliminate waste now can only […]

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The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search

Are people who entered the business world before the rise of Facebook at a social-media disadvantage? Wayne Breitbarth argues that the opposite is true when it comes to LinkedIn: the experience and connections of seasoned professionals give them a leg up in harnessing the benefits of LinkedIn. The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success gives them […]

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