How to Write a Great Want Ad

Want to write a job ad that gets noticed? Here are eight simple steps: Use a killer job title — Add the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant. Include an emotive introduction — In a single paragraph, give three to five details that make the job exciting.[…]

February Featured Employee: Lori Jones

Autopaychecks’ February, featured employee is Lori Jones. Serving as a Customer Success Specialist at Autopaychecks, Lori has been with the company since August 2013. Prior to joining the Autopaychecks team, Lori gained five years of experience in payroll and human resources at a local, Grand Junction non-profit. Lori works in operations and is on the front[…]

When Should You Hire Temporary Help?

You’re doing everything possible to keep your business moving forward. However, does interviewing, hiring and recruiting top talent always get put off? Using temp-to-hire positions has a number of benefits. Bringing workers on temporarily gives you the chance to see if new employees are a good fit for your company without committing to them long[…]

Bracket Changes and More From the IRS

You haven’t even filed your 2017 taxes yet, but the IRS has already announced changes that will affect your 2018 taxes, which you’ll be filing in 2019. The changes were announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which runs 28 pages, but below are some key points. How do these changes impact you? The standard deduction for[…]

Follow the Law When Using Background Checks for Hiring

More and more employers are using background checks as a regular part of the hiring process, and it’s easy to understand why. When it comes to the need to protect your business, your workforce and your customers, the stakes are high. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) spells out a few good reasons why[…]

Personnel Files: Who Keeps Them?

What goes into personnel files? And who is responsible for maintaining employee records and payroll records? Here are four questions on these topics, along with answers:   What kinds of information and records should I keep in my personnel files? Any information and documentation relating to the hiring, evaluation, discipline, pay, advancement and termination of[…]

Handling Pension Plans for National Guard Members and Reservists

Increasing numbers of National Guard and Reserve personnel have been sent to far-flung places around the globe in recent years. If your staff includes reservists and National Guard members who must interrupt their employment to fulfill their military service, you probably know that the law requires you to reinstate them once they returned from service (with[…]