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Making Performance Reviews More Effective With More Time

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Performance reviews don’t have the best reputation. There’s a certain distaste that employees have for reviews, regardless if they’re managers or not. Despite that distaste, many companies still conduct performance reviews using the same antiquated processes that bred the distaste in the first place.

1099-MISC Tax Rules: Breaking Down the Form

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What is a 1099 Tax Form? The 1099 tax form reports any miscellaneous payments made by businesses to non-employee individuals during the past business year. While there are over a dozen different types of 1099s, we’ll focus on the common MISC version.

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12 Tips for Giving Peer-to-Peer Feedback

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Peer-to-peer review can feel awkward and sometimes ineffective. But, constructive criticism is important in business. Quality feedback helps people improve and therefore, helps the company improve.

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Communicating With Your Team About the Coronavirus Outbreak

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In recent weeks, you have undoubtedly seen headlines about a new form of Coronavirus that’s been identified and is currently under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

How Employee Resource Groups can Enhance your Professional Development

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Employee Resource Groups generally form out of a need for community and can be focused on race, gender, religion, or any other defining characteristics that group members share.

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5 HR & Payroll Mistakes That Startups Make All Too Often

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5 HR Mistakes Startups Should Be Aware Of Startups are natural rule breakers. You’ve got to ruffle a few feathers and disrupt the status quo if you want to build the next Facebook. But there’s one area where startups definitely don’t want to break the rules: payroll and HR.

What You Need to Know About New York State's New IVF Mandate

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About 9% of men and about 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems. Infertility affects many people and is often a misunderstood condition. While there are a number of alternative methods of reproduction, these alternatives can be very costly.

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5 Ways Payroll Software Can Boost Employee Happiness

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Improving company culture and boosting employee happiness are two sides of the same coin. Boosting one tends to positively affect the other, and both positive culture and workplace happiness are tied to increased company productivity.

How Employee Resource Groups Foster Inclusion and Impact Your Company

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What is an Employee Resource Group? The traditional definition of an ERG is a group of employees who share the concerns of a common race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or background/experience.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How It's Done: Inspiring Employee Wellness Ideas from Justworks Customers

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These days, offering a competitive salary isn’t enough to attract and retain top talent. Employees look to their employer to offer experiences that benefit their physical, mental, and emotional health.

4 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work

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It’s an exciting time when the holiday season comes around. You get to look forward to holiday parties, savory meals, and some vacation time. You’re finishing up end-of-year projects and want to finish the year strong, so you want to make sure you are your best self at work.

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What You Should Know about Keeping your Business Data Safe on the Cloud

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Cloud services give companies of any size the ability to store data and host servers on the cloud platform.

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Suicide Awareness in the Workplace

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Most people spend a good amount of time at work, and it’s important that employees feel they are in a welcoming and caring environment. As an employer, you want to make sure that you provide a supportive work culture for your employees.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How to Have a Holiday Party that Keeps HR Happy

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The holiday party is one of the great corporate American traditions. It’s the time when we start reflecting back on the successes and pain points of the year, and work might slow to a brief but much-needed lull.

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4 Policies That Encourage a Family-Friendly Company Culture

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When an employee walks into the office, they bring their experiences, their emotions, and their responsibilities. This all affects how an employee performs, how they relate to others in the workplace, and how they view their company. For many of us, family is a key component of this context.

13 Ways To Onboard Happy Employees and Increase Retention

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The onboarding experience is a crucial first impression for your new hires. As an employer, it offers the opportunity to set people up for success within your company, and feel that they’ve made the right choice in joining your team. In this way, onboarding is also helpful for employee retention.

How to Improve Employee Wellness with Holistic Health

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Companies today are expanding their wellness programs in an effort to maintain employee happiness and productivity. When employees are happy they tend to be less stressed and more productive, which ultimately results in an overall better working environment.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

How to Successfully Scale Your Startup

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Pop culture tends to characterize startups as DIY operations run out of garages, late-night sprints, and “disruption” with a capital D. In reality, startups are like most small businesses who simply want to run efficiently and grow sustainably. Scaling up doesn’t require radical action.

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Finding Work-Life Balance as an Engineer and a Dad

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Video conferencing for a meeting can sometimes be fraught with problems. The audio could be too quiet, your internet connection could cause the video to be choppy, and your video feed might even freeze up. Sometimes the video conference software you use could be confusing.

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Understanding Employee Growth: 5 Ways to Support Their Skill Development

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It’s been proven in study after study: employees who feel engaged at a company are more inclined to stick around longer. Companies with engaged employees also have 202% better performance than companies with low employee engagement.

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Looking Back on 2019: Catch up on Everything We Launched This Year

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At Justworks, we’re on a mission to make starting, running, and growing a business easier. We know that each team and organization is different and comes with its own unique complexities and needs.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

How to Work From Home: Tips to Increase Productivity Outside the Office

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For many of today’s workers, being physically located in a specific place is no longer a requirement. With the abundance of laptops and wifi, working remotely is an option for more and more of us.

5 Ways to Promote Camaraderie in the Workplace (Besides Happy Hour)

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Building camaraderie in the workplace is one of the core features of a successful business. At Justworks it’s even built into our core values.

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Payroll Taxes in 2020: The Dos and Don'ts

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The subject of payroll taxes can a prickly one for HR professionals and business owners. There’s a lot involved in staying compliant with payroll tax regulations, but few of us have the time to manage it.

What Payroll Taxes Are Actually Used For

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In the immortal words of Rachel Green, “Who is FICA and why is he getting all my money?” Payroll taxes can be very confusing for employers and employees. Employees see them on paystubs and often have no idea where all that money is going (not in their wallets, that’s for sure).

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Lessons Learned from Work From Anywhere Week: Traveling with Coworkers

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Many professionals will travel with coworkers at some point in their careers, typically for a conference or a work event. These situations can be potentially stressful when you have to navigate logistics, make decisions as a group, and maybe even share close quarters.

Financial Planning 101: Four Strategies for Young Professionals

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For many young professionals, financial planning can feel daunting. Here are a few ideas that are easy (and may even be offered through your employer). Read on about four things to consider when undertaking your financial planning.

Identify Your Work Style and Flex for Success

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What is a Work Style? We all live a particular lifestyle, and no one is quite the same. It encompasses our decisions as consumers, our self-expression, our values, and our patterns of behavior. Do you cook or go out? Dress for utility or style? Prioritize family or career?

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6 Small Business Tax Deductions To Remember

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When it comes time to file taxes, many small businesses scramble to make sure that they have all their paperwork in place to minimize their tax liability.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

HSA & FSA: What You Need to Know

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It’s no secret that healthcare can become very expensive. According to a Gallup healthcare study, in 2018 Americans borrowed an estimated $88 billion to cover healthcare expenses. On top of that, one in four people skipped medical treatment because of the cost.

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