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NAPEO: COMPANIES THAT USE A PEO

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Check out these stats from NAPEO on companies that use a PEO!  PEOs provide services to 175,000 small and mid-sized businesses, employing 3.7 million people. There are 907 PEOs in the United States. The total employment represented by the PEO industry is roughly the same as the combined number of employees for Walmart (United States only), Amazon, IBM, FedEx, Starbucks, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Apple, and Google.  The PEO industry’s 175,000 clients represent 15 percent of all employers with 10 to 99 employees. Between 2008 and 2017, the number of WSEs employed in the PEO industry grew at a compounded annual rate of 8.3 percent. This is roughly 14 times higher than the compounded annual growth rate of employment in the economy overall during the same period. What do you love most about your PEO? To get more information from NAPEO  click here . 

SAFETY & TURNOVER: HOW ARE THEY RELATED?

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By: Millie Springer, Director of HR In a study done by in 2016 by Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, it was found that not only does employee safety climate perception impact an employee’s job satisfaction, it impacts employee engagement/performance as well.   In this study, two companies were examined.  In each case, it was determined that the more the employee felt that there was a positive safety climate at the company and group/department level, the higher the employee rated his or her job satisfaction.  It is important to note that the employee needed to feel like this was a priority at both the company level and the group or department level.  Having either one of these missing, could impact the results.   Employees who have higher job satisfaction, in turn, have increased productivity and engagement.  Increased productivity is a goal for many reasons.  Not only does increased productivity mean that an employee is working to their potential, that can le

What Makes a PEO Company a Better Choice for a SMB

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This is a great article on why every small business needs a PEO! What Makes a PEO Company a Better Choice for a SMB By  Abel Anderson Small businesses have a lot to deal with as they are starting up and beginning to grow. What may have started as a one-man show now has employees and benefits to sort out. Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who could help them with all of the administrative tasks that are daunting and time-consuming so they can focus on productivity? The great news is there is! Professional Employer Organizations, or PEOs for short, are companies that are contracted to control all of the human resource functions for SMBs. They work hard at managing everything, so the small business owner doesn’t have to do it themselves or hire someone to manage it. The Cost of Employees Let’s face it, hiring employees is expensive. You have the recruitment costs, the costs of onboarding and the time lost to train the employee. Additionally, you have a

WORKPLACE SAFETY WITH COVID-19

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Workplaces have changed drastically in the last few months. Each company has had to assess the workplace and determine how it will modify to mitigate coronavirus risks. Some companies are choosing to split the workforce into shifts to limit the number of people in the building at one time. Others are allowing their employees to work from home when possible. Some are rotating who is in the office on any given day or week. All companies are looking at workstations to determine how best to ensure the safety of employees. While a lot has changed over the past 5 months, we must stay focused on the constants. Maintaining a healthy environment for employees is definitely at the top of the list of priorities for companies. Companies need to be aware that the efforts they take to ensure workplace safety will impact the types of candidates they attract, their turnover rate, as well as the productivity of their employees. Often a cost/benefit analysis is used to determine

The QTI Group Gives a COVID-19 Relief Update

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On Saturday, August 8, 2020 the President signed four executive memorandums related to COVID-19 relief. There are media reports that all orders may be subject to constitutional challenge. Consequently, more time is needed to determine when and how these proposed Presidential relief actions will take effect.   We’ve had a few clients inquire about the memorandum and how it will impact them, so we decided to provide a summary of the two orders pertinent to businesses.  Federal Unemployment Benefits: The “Memorandum on Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019,” proposes an additional $400 in weekly federal unemployment benefits to replace the expired $600 a week benefit under the CARES Act. $300 of the $400 amount would be funded by the federal government while the individual states must fund the remaining $100 or seek a waiver if the state is not financially able to fund the $100. Unlike the

SAMPLE NOTIFICATION LETTER OF A POSITIVE TEST RESULT

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SAMPLE NOTIFICATION LETTER OF A POSITIVE TEST RESULT We have had several questions regarding employee notification of a positive test result.  If you have an employee who tests positive, you should follow CDC guidelines for contact tracing.  This notice could be used to notify other employees of the situation.   ANNOUNCEMENT TO EMPLOYEES ABOUT POSITIVE TEST We learned __________ that one of our employees has tested positive for/contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This employee worked in __________________________ (department/location). If you develop flu or other symptoms including dry cough and fever, please contact your medical provider, and do not come to work. Notify  _________________________ as soon as   possible. We  cannot identify the employee who tested positive for the virus because of privacy laws.   However,   we   have   gathered   the   names   of   those   employees   that   worked   in   close proximity (within 6 feet for 15 minutes

Sample Safety/Preparedness Plan

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Sample Safety/Preparedness Plan   Below is a sample safety/preparedness plan that you can customize to fit your business/industry needs.  If you have more questions or need assistance in developing this plan, please call our HR Department.  COVID-19 Preparedness Plan ____________________ is committed to a healthy work environment for all employees.  The following plan has been created in an effort to prevent or reduce transmission among employees and maintain a healthy work environment.   Employees are expected to: ·           Notify their supervisor and stay home if they are experiencing symptoms. ·           Follow CDC-recommended steps when sick.  Employees will not be allowed to return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.  ·           Notify their supervisor and stay home if a family member is experiencing symptoms. ·           Wash their hands frequently to include at least before and