Employers

What You Need to Know About Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit

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If you are a small employer, you might be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which can make a difference for your business.   To be eligible for the credit, you must: have purchased coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program – also known as the SHOP marketplace have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees pay an average wage of less than $50,000 a year pay at least half of employee health insurance premiums

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Talking Brass Tacks and Bottom Lines

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Conveying Financial Information in Non-financial Terms is Top Challenge for Finance Staff For individuals on the outside it can often feel like those in the financial world use a language all their own, with enough acronyms, formulas and jargon to make their head spin. So it’s no surprise that financial professionals have trouble trying to get across complex financial information to coworkers. In a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey, chief financial officers (CFOs) said their greatest challenge when working with those in other departments is conveying financial information in nonfinancial terms (49 per cent).

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Pinterest Group Board Tips for Businesses

What is a Pinterest Group Board? A group board is a board that you and anyone you invite can Pin to.  You can create it yourself and invite others to participate or search for appropriate group boards for your business to join. Why Should a Business Use Pinterest Group Boards? Pinterest group boards can be very beneficial for businesses. When you create or join a Pinterest group board, your potential for added exposure for your company or brand increases significantly.   Group boards can also provide content inspiration. Some businesses even use group boards for projects and events. Pins on Pinterest are more likely to show up in Pinterest’s popular smart feed if they are being repinned by a variety of people. If a Pinterest group board has pins on it that have a high repin number, not only will those pins do well but so will other pins on the group board. Remember, the success of any group board depends on combined effort! The more successful other pins are on the group board, the more successful your company’s pins on that group board will be. How Do You Invite Someone to a Pinterest Group Board? Remember, you can only invite …

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Who Do Executives Turn To First For Job-Change Advice?

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Who says people don’t listen to their better half? According to a recent Accountemps survey, more than two in five (43 percent) executives said they turn first to a spouse or significant other for advice when evaluating an employment offer. Friends were the next most commonly tapped source of guidance (21 percent), and their influence seems to have grown: When a similar question was asked in 2007, they were cited by just 3 percent of managers. Mentors trailed closely behind, with 20 percent of the response in the latest survey. Coworkers and other family members were mentioned by just 9 percent and 7 percent of those polled, respectively.  

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Three-Quarters of Broker-Dealer and RIA Executives See a Talent Crisis in the Industry

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Attracting New Talent is a Bigger Priority than M&A and Succession Planning Combined A new Fidelity® Institutional poll,1 taken at the company’s annual Executive Forum client event, found that nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) firm executives believe that there is a talent shortage in the industry, and acquiring or recruiting new talent is one of their firm’s top three strategic priorities.

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Six Steps to Bring Financial Wellness to the Workplace

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State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and Benz Communications today released an easy-to-implement framework that companies of all sizes can use to develop successful workplace financial wellness programs. “The urgency of addressing employee financial wellbeing inspired us to collaborate with employers and create a framework that helps them to take action” According to research from SSGA, 61 percent of employees experience moderate to high levels of financial stress1. The majority of employers feel a sense of responsibility for helping employees gain financial security. However, when faced with workers’ diverse income levels and financial know-how, in addition to cultural issues around discussing financial matters, employers may not see a clear path to driving employees’ financial wellness.

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Many CFOs Working On Vacation

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Professionals across the country are planning summer trips, but research suggests many financial executives will be packing their work with their sunscreen. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, 68 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they typically are in touch with the office at least once a week while on summer vacation, a 20-point increase from a similar survey three years ago. Roughly one-third (32 percent) of CFOs anticipate a clean break from work while on vacation, down from 51 percent in 2012. In general, respondents are more likely to check in with the office daily than not at all.

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New Research Shows Happy Employees are Productive Employees

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A new Blackhawk Engagement Solutions’ survey of employed Americans reveals that happy employees are more productive than unhappy employees. The study also shows that employee rewards and recognition may not be aligned with what actually makes employees happy and more productive. “Gone are the days when all-expense paid trips and merchandise hold much weight to make employees happy, productive or motivated,” said Rodney Mason, GVP of Marketing with Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, an international incentives provider. “Our research demonstrates that employees want recognition for their contributions, and rewards for exceeding expectations, putting in extra hours and working beyond their responsibilities.”

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New Study: U.S. Employees Believe Employer Feedback Loop Falls Short

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While the vast majority of employees in U.S. organizations crave feedback on their job performance, most organizations fall short of providing the requisite environment, systems and trainings needed to foster an effective feedback culture, according to a new national survey conducted by Eagle Hill Consulting. The findings and corresponding recommendations are detailed in a new whitepaper, Feedback on Feedback, Five Ways to Create a Constructive Feedback Culture. The survey of 1,700 professionals across a range of industries and career levels was undertaken to gain a deeper understanding of how employees view feedback in relation to their performance and professional development.

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