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We get it payroll can be a bit "ahem" challenging. But we're here to help with articles on small business payroll, employee management and more.

  • A Fintech Guide to Social Learning

    A Fintech Guide to Social Learning

    Learning from others can take place in all sorts of mediums, including online social media platforms. Here's your fintech guide to social media learning.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Key Resources for Small Business Owners

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Key Resources for Small Business Owners

    This post provides key resources for US and CA small business owners to help navigate through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • The Business Leadership Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    The Business Leadership Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Shrad Rao, our CEO and founder dives into entrepreneurship, leadership, growth and remote work culture on The Business Leadership Podcast. Here's your recap.

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  • 2020 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2020 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of public holidays and other important American small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2020 payroll calendar.

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  • Contractor vs Employee: A Mini Guide for American Small Businesses

    Contractor vs Employee: A Mini Guide for American Small Businesses

    Learn the key differences between a contractor vs. employee to determine which type of worker is better suited for your American small business.

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  • 4 Ways To Boost Employee Experience with Employee Feedback

    4 Ways To Boost Employee Experience with Employee Feedback

    Collecting employee feedback is key to improving the employee experience. Here are a few collection methods and ways to incorporate the data in your business.

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  • 2020 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2020 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of statutory holidays and other important Canadian small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2020 payroll calendar.

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  • How the New 2020 IRS W-4 Form Affects Small Business Employers and Employees

    How the New 2020 IRS W-4 Form Affects Small Business Employers and Employees

    Starting in 2020, any new hires will need to complete the new W-4. So will any employees who want to adjust their withholding allowances. Read more here.

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  • What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    When an employee with insurable earnings leaves a company, employers must issue a Record of Employment (ROE) to determine whether they are eligible for EI benefits.

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  • Employee vs Contractor: A Mini Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

    Employee vs Contractor: A Mini Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

    Should you hire an employee or contractor? Learn the difference between the two types of workers to see which is better suited for your Canadian small business.

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  • Why Your Small Business Needs to Adopt eLearning for Employee Training

    Why Your Small Business Needs to Adopt eLearning for Employee Training

    Employee training is the need of the hour that no business can afford to ignore. Read on for reasons why eLearning is the best option for your small business.

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  • Why Q1 is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    Why Q1 is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    The beginning of Q1 is the one time of year where your year-to-date amounts are zero. That’s why it’s also the easiest time to start or switch payroll software.

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  • Putting Payroll Year-End Into Perspective [Webinar Recap]

    Putting Payroll Year-End Into Perspective [Webinar Recap]

    Payroll year-end means reconciling year-to-date amounts for the current calendar year and issuing the related tax documents. Learn how this works and how to make it easier.

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  • How to Contact the CRA Without Losing Your Mind

    How to Contact the CRA Without Losing Your Mind

    Contacting the CRA can take a while and figuring out who to contact can be confusing. Here are some time-saving tips and key phone numbers to ease the process.

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  • Why the New Year is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    Why the New Year is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    As one year comes to an end and another's about to begin, it's also the best time to change or start using payroll software. See why timing is everything when it comes to small business payroll.

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  • Understanding Payroll Frequency — The Enigma Decoded

    Understanding Payroll Frequency — The Enigma Decoded

    There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to payroll frequency. Read on to find out which payroll schedule is best suited for your business.

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  • 7 Employee Retention Strategies That You Can Apply Today

    7 Employee Retention Strategies That You Can Apply Today

    Let's explore 7 employee retention strategies to ensure the strong, happy team you’ve built—stays the same strong, happy team you’ve built.

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  • Why Small Businesses Need Payroll Software [Webinar Recap]

    Why Small Businesses Need Payroll Software [Webinar Recap]

    Using payroll software saves you time and money. Yet, 60% of small businesses still manage payroll manually in-house. Learn why there’s a better way.

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  • 7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    Growth for your business often means your processes get more complex. See if your HR systems are keeping up as you scale using these 7 signs.

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  • The Accounting and Bookkeeping Facebook Groups You Should Know

    The Accounting and Bookkeeping Facebook Groups You Should Know

    Facebook groups are communities where accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners can go to learn about accounting software and applications, trade tips and build connections.

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  • 8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    Hiring new employees can be daunting. Get inspired and learn from the experiences of other successful businesspeople with these 8 TED Talks.

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  • The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    Money, money, money! There are lots of songs about the dollars — here's a list of of our top picks for when you're running payroll. Spotify playlist included.

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  • Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Looking for the right small business payroll software can feel overwhelming. This overview and checklist will help you in comparing payroll software.

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

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

    Transparency isn't just a new workplace trend — it's a culture. Learn how to be transparent with your employees so they're more engaged, happy, and likely to stick around.

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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

    Hiring can be costly and time-consuming. Do it right the first time with tips on how to get (and secure) the best candidate.

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  • How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    Employees aren't just cogs in the machine. Empower them using tactics employed by some of the most successful tech businesses out there.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Addressing Employees' #1 Stressor Head-On (The Employee Benefit that Pays Dividends)

    Addressing Employees' #1 Stressor Head-On (The Employee Benefit that Pays Dividends)

    Productivity at work is down because employees are struggling with financial stress. But it doesn't have to hurt your business. This employee benefit will reduce stress and boost loyalty.

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  • Human Resource Management for Newbies (A Mini Guide)

    Human Resource Management for Newbies (A Mini Guide)

    If your small business doesn't have an HR department, you're responsible for the tasks usually handled by human resource management. This mini-guide will cover the basics of what you need to know.

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  • How to Build and Promote a Culture of Learning

    How to Build and Promote a Culture of Learning

    How do you help make sure your employees are engaged and involved? You take the lead in creating a culture of learning that promotes openness and more.

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  • How to Perfect Your Restaurant New Hire Checklist

    How to Perfect Your Restaurant New Hire Checklist

    Once you've hired someone, onboarding is the next step in the process. Make a checklist and master the onboarding process for your restaurant.

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  • How to Find Great Freelancers — The Easy Way

    How to Find Great Freelancers — The Easy Way

    More and more small businesses are using freelancers for specific skills and projects. Find out where to begin and how to find the right freelancer. Includes a list of the top freelance sites.

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  • 10 Practical HR Hacks for Small Businesses

    10 Practical HR Hacks for Small Businesses

    You're a small business, but you still want to do all that you can to create a positive work culture and show your employees you care. These 10 HR hacks can help.

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  • Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Integrity, reflected in every action from leadership to the rank and file is a powerful employee perk. There are also business cases to support this claim.

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  • 10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    Finding the right person for the job isn't just about what a person says. It's also about what their body language is really telling you. Watch for these 10 key signals.

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  • Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Which jobs and industries offer the largest cash employee bonuses? What are the main reasons for giving an employee bonus? This article and infographic answers these questions and more.

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