Too Close for Comfort [case study]

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 17, 2018

As a Professional Employer Organization, Employer Flexible provides a variety of services to businesses of all sizes. From payroll to human resources, the experts at Employer Flexible are experienced in many facets of owning and running a business in order to properly serve their clients.

When a sexual harassment allegation surfaced in 2017 with a Technology Firm, Employer Flexible took the lead in investigating and resolving the situation. As soon as allegations of this nature are reported from any client, strict measures are taken to ensure a fair investigation and a proper resolution.

In this particular event, an employee reported an invasion of her personal space by her manager.

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Topics: Sexual Harassment

6 Big Advantages of Dependent Care FSA Accounts

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 13, 2018

There are many advantages of a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) for working caregivers. If you have someone who resides in your home whom you are able to claim as a dependent on your tax return, you may be able to utilize the benefits of an FSA to save money. Here are six big advantages of operating an FSA through your employer.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Benefits in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by Employer Flexible on September 11, 2018

Having immediate access to important information is a must nowadays. We live in an on-demand society, and if your customer cannot get what they need “right now”, they will find it elsewhere. That’s why Employer Flexible launched myHR– a mobile application to save its customers time and decrease stress. And who couldn’t use a little more time and a little less stress in their life? With the Employer Flexible myHR app, employees have 24/7 access to critical benefits, payroll and policy information for themselves and covered family members.

When Employer Flexible first launched the app in 2015, demand for digitized employee HR records and benefits information was on the rise. Today, it’s a necessity. This year, worldwide app downloads rose to over 200 billion, with no signs of slowing down.  

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Topics: HR

Promoting a Healthy Work-Life Balance in the Workplace

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 30, 2018

As a business owner, productivity is always a priority, but an employee’s health and satisfaction should also be taken into consideration. Running a successful business has become synonymous with maintaining a group of happy and healthy employees who are engaged in their work on a daily basis. However, many companies fail to promote a culture of work-life balance. There is no longer one solution for accomplishing a healthy work-life balance, nor is it a “nice-to-have” for a business.

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Employee Reviews

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 24, 2018

Critics of the performance review have long pushed for its extinction. And it's easy to jump on the bandwagon. When implemented incorrectly, performance reviews can feel outdated, cumbersome, and outright disingenuous. But when handled strategically, the performance review can bring benefits that far outweigh the cost of the process.

Here are five key reasons to keep and perhaps upgrade the performance review for your organization.

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Topics: Productivity, performance, Human Resources, HR

Best Practices in Setting Social Media Policies for Employees

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 20, 2018

The social media landscape offers incredible chances for establishing a positive online presence for your company – but participating in this forum could backfire if not closely controlled. Therefore, as you build your company, you need to establish social media policies that help protect your brand from any digital missteps.

With helpful guidelines in place, your employees can actively participate in social media without risk of tarnishing your brand or disrupting your operations.  

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Why Should You Take Advantage of a Healthcare FSA?

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 12, 2018

The healthcare flexible savings account (FSA) is one of the most overlooked and advantageous tax havens and personal protections you can use. Whether you are gainfully employed under the safehaven of a huge company or taking on the world as a self employed entrepreneur, a healthcare FSA can help you tremendously.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

5 Ways to Create a Positive Culture while Promoting Higher Productivity

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 26, 2018

Maintaining a strong workplace culture has become a must-have for business owners today. In many cases, culture may be nearly as valuable to a job seeker as salary and benefits. However, when creating a workplace that promotes a positive culture, business owners often walk the fine line of fun and productivity. As your company’s leader, it’s important to appoint a few employees to a company “culture committee” to lead the charge in promoting fun in the office so you can stay focused on moving the business forward.

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Tax Withholding: What You Need to Know to Do it Right

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 30, 2018

A new job means a fresh start, but it also means filling out tax forms again. And even if you're not starting work someplace new, the IRS still recommends that you revisit your withholding form intermittently, as well as anytime you have a significant life change, such as a marriage or birth. This is especially important during years when important tax changes have taken place. The IRS even offers a free withholding calculator that makes it easier to estimate just how much needs to come out of your paycheck every pay period. 

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Topics: PEO, Human Resources, Employee Benefits

401k in 2018: Stats, Facts and Insight for Your HR Department

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 23, 2018

Traditional pensions have gradually died away like long-lost dinosaurs of the retirement savings world with 401k plans emerging as the primary way Americans are saving for their golden years. What was once a secondary option for retirement savings with a lot of employers is now much more prevalent. According to ForUsAll:

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Topics: PEO, Human Resources, HR, Employee Benefits, 401K