Managing Employee Payroll Bonuses

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When it comes to incentivizing employees, few options are more motivating than bonuses. Employers set goals, employees work hard, and results are achieved – or are they? According to recent research, the way employees are incentivized makes all the difference. Bonuses can be set at intervals, connected to an employee’s individual goals or even in response to achievements the company itself meets. All of these factors play into how hard employees work to achieve their goals – and whether or not they feel valued for that work when goals are met. Continue reading

Improve Your Business with 6 Financial Tips

COME OUT ON TOP!There are a surprising number of ways established businesses can save money – and not a single one of them directly involves giving up resources or cutting back on your company’s existing bottom line. Boost your business’ financial capabilities with these easy tips for business owners and CFOs: Continue reading

The Biggest Threats to Your Business – and How to Fix Them

shutterstock_74087128Modern businesses are faced with more challenges than ever before. Gone are the days of simply exchanging goods based on mutual agreement; today, government policy, the free market, and even our own technology can get in the way of running a successful company. Protect your assets and the vitality of your business with these business tips from your partners at Padgett Payroll Services®. Continue reading

5 Business Tips for Chief Financial Officers

shutterstock_215289142The CFO plays a crucial role in the success of a business. This job is more than projecting numbers and generating P&L reports; it’s about planning for the security of the company and ensuring risks are taken in a calculated, researched way. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to practice the duties of a CFO, but there are certainly some tips that can help improve success in the field. Continue reading

5 Steps to Improve Customer Service in Your Business

CustomerServiceAt times, large corporations get lost in the shuffle of day-to-day activities and overlook warning signs that could point to distress for the business. By the time businesses realize a problem exists, it might be too late. The damage done to the company’s reputation is already too catastrophic to fix. This is an extreme, yet all too real scenario that no business owner wants to encounter. Recognize the warning signs before it is too late and streamline your business processes so employees can focus on customer service and quality work. Continue reading

5 Hiring & Employment Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Small business owners know a unique set of challenges await them in the financial world. Special rules and regulations are in place for businesses with less than a certain number of employees, and different tax brackets further classify companies into categories, each with their own rules and stipulations. It is a lonely world with stiff penalties for breaking the rules. Avoid fines by reviewing these mistakes small businesses frequently make. Continue reading

So You Made a Payroll Error

Payroll errors, while not common, can happen to even the best H.R. departments. Payroll is an extremely sensitive topic for many employees (especially those working on an hourly basis), so it is important to handle these errors with respect for all involved and not only admit the error, but correct it as soon as possible to avoid further embarrassment or distrust. This is a scenario that calls for the employer to be humble, admit that mistakes happen, and to make amends per state law. Continue reading