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HRAs: The Alternative to Group Healthcare Plans for Small Employers

September 18, 2019

HRAs Are Changing the Way Employers Provide Health Benefits Guest post by Ali Prosek, Client Success Manager at Take Command Health (a CEDR partner company) What is an HRA? Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) are a type of employer-funded health benefit that allows employers to reimburse employees for qualifying medical expenses and premiums tax-free. When designing…

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5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad

June 25, 2019

5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad Happy employees make for a better, more productive workplace. It’s the type of thing that we all know implicitly, and yet a recent Gallup poll indicates that a majority of American employees still count themselves as “disengaged” from their jobs. But engaged employees are your…

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How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions

April 22, 2019

Implicit Bias: Keeping Personal Assumptions out of Important Employment Decisions. Implicit Bias is a hot topic these days, and one that could easily creep into the fabric of your company culture, whether you are aware of it or not (and probably not, hence the descriptor “implicit”). Most of us are aware of the many benefits…

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Borrowing Employee Handbook Policies Is a Bad Idea

April 16, 2019

Why “Borrowing” Employee Handbook Policies Is a Bad Idea So, you know you need an employee handbook but you aren’t sure where to start (for the record, we suggest you start with our Employee Handbook Guide). You ask a few colleagues about the process they used to build their employee handbooks, you comb through online…

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7 Things Your Timekeeping System Should Do

April 3, 2019

7 Things Your Digital Timekeeping System Should Do for You (But Probably Doesn’t) Analog punch clocks are all but relics of a forgotten time as most private dental and healthcare practices now use some sort of digital timekeeping option to track employee hours. Many of those digital timekeeping tools are provided free with your office’s…

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5 HR Basics All Employers Should Remember

March 27, 2019

5 HR Basics That Every Employer Needs to Know Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a handful of HR truths you needed to worry about and, once you’d mastered them, you’d earn your black belt as a manager? OK, enough daydreaming, and we won’t lie to you. There are dozens of HR points…

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Religious Accommodations for Biometric Security: The Mark of the Beast

March 12, 2019

Biometric Time Clocks and Religious Accommodations: What You Need to Know Picture this: you’ve just purchased a flashy new biometric time clock and you and your staff couldn’t be happier. It’s 2019 – technology is here to make our lives easier. No more old-fashioned punch cards! No more extra passwords to remember when logging in…

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Letting an Employee Go Before The Last Day of Their Resignation

March 1, 2019

You Asked, We Answered: Can I Let an Employee Go Before the Last Day Given in Their Resignation Notice? Question: I had an employee give 4-weeks notice that she was leaving. Through online advertising and word of mouth, we found a wonderful new employee almost immediately. The new candidate was available to start work right…

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Budgeting Payroll Costs & Strategies for Payroll Reduction

February 21, 2019

You Asked, We Answered: Calculating Payroll Budget & Strategies for Payroll Reduction Question: Our practice is working on a new budget. We want to reduce payroll costs to 23 percent of collections. I’m not sure where to start! What should I be factoring in as a “payroll cost” (continuing education, uniforms)? And what are the…