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  • Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    When you've identified a low performing employee, it's definitely a buzz kill. Learn how to make a game plan to turn underperformers around before you have to take drastic action.

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  • The Future of AI in the Workplace (Why You Don't Need to Be Scared of Robots)

    The Future of AI in the Workplace (Why You Don't Need to Be Scared of Robots)

    Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a huge role in the future of work across all industries. It doesn't mean the robots will take over. In fact, they'll help us do our jobs better.

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  • What Employees Need to Know About Statutory Holidays

    What Employees Need to Know About Statutory Holidays

    When you're relaxing on your day off, the last thing you want to worry about is getting paid. See what statutory holidays you're entitled to as an employee.

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  • 9 Ways Automation Makes Your Sales Team More Efficient

    9 Ways Automation Makes Your Sales Team More Efficient

    Check out 9 ways sales automation can make your sales team's life easier — and lead to more customers and growth for your business.

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  • Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Check out a recap of a webinar on what every Canadian small business should know about changing payroll providers. Hosted by Jennie Moore of Moore Details Inc.

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  • How to Read a Paycheck — The Easy Way  [Infographic]

    How to Read a Paycheck — The Easy Way [Infographic]

    Paycheck vs pay stub, total pay vs net pay, contributions vs deductions and who is FICA anyhow? This simple infographic answers your questions and explains how to read a paycheck.

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  • A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    Get a breakdown of the year-end T4 and T4A tax forms that all Canadian employers are responsible for. Whether you need to issue T4, T4A or a Relevé 1​, they must accurately represent the payroll year.

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  • The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    A must-read for small business owners and those who are self-employed. This list of small business tax deductions will prepare you for your conversations with bookkeepers, accountants and tax experts.

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  • Paying Your Taxes as a Self-Employed Sole Proprietor in Canada

    Paying Your Taxes as a Self-Employed Sole Proprietor in Canada

    Being a self-employed sole proprietor puts you in a unique category where your business and personal income are one in the same. Find out how this affects your taxes too.

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  • Insurance Policies that Can Protect Against Payroll Mistakes

    Insurance Policies that Can Protect Against Payroll Mistakes

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  • Switching Payroll Providers — A 5-Step Checklist

    Switching Payroll Providers — A 5-Step Checklist

    Any kind of change can feel overwhelming and switching payroll providers is no exception. Getting it wrong can also result in an administrative nightmare or worse.

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  • 8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    How can you ensure that your end of year goes smoothly? These eight simple steps to ensure an accurate and compliant year-end payroll filing for your company.

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  • The Taxes You Pay as a Sole Proprietor [Mini Guide]

    The Taxes You Pay as a Sole Proprietor [Mini Guide]

    If you're a sole proprietor, you have to pay income and businses taxes, payroll or self-employment taxes and perhaps, if applicable, excise taxes. Find out how this all works.

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  • How to Read a Pay Cheque — The Easy Way [Infographic]

    How to Read a Pay Cheque — The Easy Way [Infographic]

    Everyone gets excited when they get their pay cheque. But there's a lot that goes into calculating the amount that goes into your bank account. This infographic explains.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Download a printable PDF of Wagepoint's US Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups and the bookkeepers and accountants who serve them.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Download a fun, useful, printable PDF of Canadian Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups.

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  • Feeling paranoid? Keep your information on lock this year

    Feeling paranoid? Keep your information on lock this year

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  • 6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

    6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

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  • How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

    How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

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  • How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

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  • How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    Follow our 8 easy steps to ensure your payroll year-end is smoother than a baby's bottom! Wagepoint wants to help your business minimize discrepancies and avoid fines.

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  • How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients

    How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients

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  • 7 Apps for Managing and Growing Your Small Business

    7 Apps for Managing and Growing Your Small Business

    Do you need more tools to help manage your growing business more efficiently, but don't know which ones to choose? We've made a list of some of our favorites that can help your business blossom!

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  • 7 Tips for Creating a Smart Organizational Change Management Plan

    7 Tips for Creating a Smart Organizational Change Management Plan

    When planning structural or other changes to your business, make sure your employees adjust. Here are 7 tips for creating a smart organizational change management plan.

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  • 5 Steps to Better Invoicing and a Smart Payment Process

    5 Steps to Better Invoicing and a Smart Payment Process

    Do your customers pay you in a timely fashion? If not, cash flow can become critical, making it impossible to grow your business. These 5 tips will help you create better invoices that get paid.

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  • How To Keep A Savvy Millennial Team Happy & Engaged

    How To Keep A Savvy Millennial Team Happy & Engaged

    How do you keep a team of savvy millennial workers happy, engaged, and committed to the success of your business? Learn 4 tips for getting the most from millennials.

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  • 4 Easy Tips for Successful Small Business Accounting

    4 Easy Tips for Successful Small Business Accounting

    Accounting is the backbone of business success, so it critical you understand the basics of small business accounting - and how to use it to grow your business. Here's what you need to know.

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  • Best Payroll Tools: Build a Smart HR Workflow for SMBs [Infographic]

    Best Payroll Tools: Build a Smart HR Workflow for SMBs [Infographic]

    Looking for the best payroll tools for your small business? Or a stack of online payroll tools that work together seamlessly? These tools build a smart hr workflow that's easy to manage.

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  • Do You Make Any These 5 Common Management Mistakes? (Most Make at Least 1)

    Do You Make Any These 5 Common Management Mistakes? (Most Make at Least 1)

    Even the best managers make mistakes. But you'll be more effective if you avoid these 5 common management mistakes. Learn what they are and how you can avoid making them.

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  • How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    Learn the responsibilities of tipped employees and their employers when it comes to reporting tips as income.

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  • The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The first few weeks at a company are vital to the success of a new hire. This article outlines, step-by-step, how to onboard new hires to your company.

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  • How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    Paying out bonuses are a great way to reward your employees for all their hard work and dedication to your company. In this post, we discuss how the bonus tax method works in payroll.

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  • How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    Learn how commission pay works and get a detailed overview of 7 different ways you can include commissions within your payroll structure.

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  • A Comprehensive List of all the Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    A Comprehensive List of all the Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    Beside mandatory deductions like taxes, there a number of other payroll deductions that are commonly used. Here is the comprehensive list of all the payroll deductions you need to know about.

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