February 23, 2017
We all have our favourite seasons, but the one that most people seem to dread most is tax season. For small businesses, tax time usually means a lot of work and extra hours spent trying to figure out what you’re supposed to do, adding to the stress you already feel. Am I up to date on my bookkeeping? What if I get audited? How do I make sure I am in compliance? But with thoughtful planning and careful execution, tax season will be much easier to get through.
February 9, 2017
If you thought employee engagement was a hot topic in 2016, look out. The new year has begun and employee engagement remains one of the most pressing issues facing the American public and private sectors, as high turnover plagues organizations across the nation. Unfortunately, despite the fact that landmark studies have been released throughout the past five years that highlight the extreme need for high engagement, more signs continue to indicate that the workforce is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to being satisfied in their current employment.
One such indication comes from the millennial generation, where a tremendous portion of this group is so disengaged that more and more are planning to leave their positions for a new job in 2017.
January 31, 2017
You may be surprised to know that only half of small businesses today have a clear understanding of cloud computing – and what it can do for them. This is in sharp contrast to a vast majority of mid-sized to enterprise businesses embracing cloud and transforming to hybrid environments in record numbers.
January 24, 2017
Maybe it began with selling a few products over their Facebook page or monetizing a YouTube video gone viral? How ever they caught the entrepreneurial bug, our youngest adult demographic are grabbing the reins on their own businesses – and quickly changing many of the rules.
January 18, 2017
Remember Fred and Barney’s punch clock at the gravel pit? Workforce Management (WFM) hasn’t been around for quite that long – but it may surprise you to learn it does go back over a century. It was in 1888 that Willard Bundy, a New York jeweller, invented the first mechanized time recorder controlled by a clock movement (called the Bundy Key Recorder) which revolutionized hand-written time sheets. Over a century later, WFM solutions have advanced by leaps and bounds, especially in the last decade.