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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Saving for Retirement
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Saving for Retirement
30 August 2013

If you’re trying to convince your employees to participate in retirement plans, new research from the Principal Financial Group shows that retirement plan participation rates increase up to 70 percent when plans use key design features, such as automatic enrollment, automatic increases, online deferral changes and an employer contribution. The Principal Financial Group’s analysis shows most Americans need to save in general between 11 and 15 percent, including employer contributions, over an entire working career to replace 85 percent of income in retirement. Principal recommends offering automatic enrollment for all employees at 6 percent deferral and automatic annual increases of at least 1 percent annually. Read more…

    Is Your Office a Creative Space?
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    Is Your Office a Creative Space?
    7 August 2013

    Is your small business’s office sterile and boring, or wild and creative? If the former, you need to get hip to the times. In hopes of motivating and inspiring their teams, more businesses are moving away from the traditional, cubicle-laden office space to more open, flexible and communal space. The new word for it is “creative space,” the Los Angeles Times reports, and while the trend has been around for a while now in leading-edge industries like consumer technology and advertising, it’s becoming mainstream. Read more…

      Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Women (and Men) Want
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      Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Women (and Men) Want
      6 August 2013

      When hiring (or trying to retain) top employees, it helps to know what the person is looking for in a job. A study by staffing firm Randstad U.S. found that although salary and benefits are important for both men and women employees, women rate work-life balance as a top concern when looking for a job. For men, the focus was more on career-progression opportunities. Read more…

        How Can You Make Your Employees More Productive?
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        How Can You Make Your Employees More Productive?
        22 July 2013

        Small business employees are more productive than they were five years ago—but there’s still room for improvement, according to a recent survey of small business employees and managers by Staples Advantage. Update your technology. Make sure your employees have what they need to do their jobs efficiently, whether in the office or in the field. Read more…

          Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Hire Learning
          Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business

          Have you been meaning to hire extra help for your small business this summer? You’ll be interested to know that U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2. 86 million temporary and contract workers per day in the first quarter of 2013, up 2. 9 percent from the same period last year, according to the newest data from the American Staffing Association. Read more…

            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: No Free Ride for Spouses
            Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business

            If you’re trying to save money on health insurance for your employees the easiest solution might be right under your nose. Usually, insurance companies charge more for a spouse’s coverage than they do for an employee’s children. This is due to age, and the cost of covering a spouse can be as much as or more than the cost of covering the actual employee. Read more…

              Is a Talent Shortage Hurting Your Customer Service?
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              Is a Talent Shortage Hurting Your Customer Service?
              12 June 2013

              It’s hard to believe, but despite the lingering effects of the recession and still-high unemployment rates, U.S. employers are having trouble finding qualified staff to fill the positions they need. ManpowerGroup’s eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey found that 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills. While that’s down from 49 percent who reported this problem in 2012, it’s still a significant percentage. Read more…

                How Does Your Small Business’s IT Spending Measure Up?
                Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

                Is your small business struggling along with outdated hardware and software? Then you might be in danger of getting trampled by your competition. According to the new Spiceworks report The State of SMB IT, small and midsized companies are ramping up their IT budgets significantly. Spiceworks found that the smallest companies are actually increasing spending the most. Read more…

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