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4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave

February 19, 2020 | 95 views

4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave
4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave

It’s no secret that the United States is far behind dozens of western countries in offering paid paternity leave. Currently, a handful of states mandate paid leave for fathers of newborns or newly adopted children. This can be tough on businesses to provide. Under 20% of companies offer the benefit voluntarily, and the cost and uncertainty are daunting for small companies.

Where paid paternity leave is not required, many companies do offer time for new dads to kick off this new phase in life at home with their child. Unfortunately, for most, it is still unpaid. No matter how your state and company approach this more common benefit, scheduling leave and accommodating employees’ needs comes with some common-sense planning.

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A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic

February 12, 2020 | 239 views

A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic
A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic

Calculating full-time employees and efficiencies for a staffing plan is a science. Each productive (and non-productive) hour gets counted into formulas to determine the best staffing allocations for your clinic, your staff, and your patients. The nitty-gritty of man hours and staff levels are critically important, of course, but a high-level overview must come first. By collecting data on these areas, the final staffing plan will accurately reflect your clinic’s overarching plan which must come first.

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Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB

February 5, 2020 | 256 views

Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB
Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB

Are you new to business tax preparation or unhappy with your most recent tax preparer? You are not alone. Businesses change tax preparers for various reasons, but the clock is ticking to complete last year’s tax filing, so choose a CPA or preparer wisely.

Changing CPA’s will mean some readjustment if you’re thinking about a change or need a new person to handle your taxes. Don’t take this lightly. Nearly everyone has a nightmare story about missed deductions, poor communication, or painful audits.

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Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office

January 29, 2020 | 290 views

Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office
Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office

No, we’re not expanding horizontally into gaming here at ScheduleBase. Nor are we hiring a fluffy position to entertain our employees in the break room. And we don’t currently plan to sponsor an Esports team. However, we have found that Esports aficionados have some excellent skills for the workplace.

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Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.

January 22, 2020 | 628 views

Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.
Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.

I admit it. I’m the guy whose car requires that everyone wear an extra layer because I crank up the air conditioner. It’s downright Arctic in there 12 months out of the year. Anyone who travels with me often knows to wear layers. And I’ve learned to keep a blanket in the back for the poor wimps who are shivering when it’s 70 degrees inside the car. This causes all sorts of conversations about temperature preferences, but everyone is different.

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It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.

January 15, 2020 | 394 views

It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.
It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.

It’s a new year with promises of prosperity and good things. The annual bucket list is ready to be implemented, and the old year is gone, done, in the books. Was it good? Will this year be better? What are your plans to make the new year a win?

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Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives

January 8, 2020 | 401 views

Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives
Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives

We all want to be healthy, and we want our employees healthy, too. A company wellness program is designed to encourage employees to adopt healthy behaviors and then maintain them. To achieve this within your organization, it is helpful to use small incentives combined with interactive programs to engage employees in ways that get them on the road to sustained health.

All aspects of health can be promoted as part of your wellness program. After all, it is not just body mass index or advanced yoga poses that prove a person’s health status. Health check-ups and food choices matter, too.

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Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now

December 26, 2019 | 504 views

Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now
Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now

The end of the year is upon us. If you have not done so yet, schedule a meeting ASAP with your tax professional. This is the time when businesses of all sizes need to do two critical things: (1) determine if any last-minute tax treatments can be applied to minimize tax liability, and (2) based upon your budget for next year, determine how best to treat business income and deductions going forward.

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You Know Word-of-Mouth is Important. Now Go Engage It.

December 18, 2019 | 447 views

You Know Word-of-Mouth is Important. Now Go Engage It.
You Know Word-of-Mouth is Important. Now Go Engage It.

Last month, we posted about why Word-of-Mouth is valuable in the digital age. Its client-centered approach and perceived reliability are attributes to appreciate as part of your marketing arsenal. Harnessing its power and strategically managing Word-of-Mouth does take some concentrated focus and effort, however, to be effective.

Based on your needs, budget, and business size, you can engage customers in promoting your business by Word-of-Mouth. If you are able, dedicate a specific person to manage these tactics to become the expert of your social presence. Not every bad thing is avoidable online, but a singular person can manage it with a focus on keeping your online reputation and presence a forceful component of your marketing mix.

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Will Your Construction Company Be Better with New Technology?

December 11, 2019 | 1,187 views

Will Your Construction Company Be Better with New Technology?
Will Your Construction Company Be Better with New Technology?

KPMG International recently published its 2019 survey results of the global readiness of the construction industry. The data show progress with initiatives that contribute to success—things like a diverse workforce and effective reporting and governance. A good portion of the report addresses the advancement of technology and how it is likely to affect the construction industry.

As with most industries, technology’s rapid growth and numerous applications are disruptive for construction too. Advancements in modeling, design, and analytics are already entrenched in most organizations. But emerging technologies are coming faster than ever—are these disruptors helpful to the construction industry?

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