3 Employee Perks That Make the Office a Better Place

Today’s post is brought to you from my friends at SocialMonsters.org When it comes to finding the best talent, employee perks are often one of the first things (behind pay) that potential candidates consider. Whether it’s offering the latest technology or having flexible vacation policies, candidates want to work somewhere that offers a unique set …

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How to Handle PTO as a Small Business

Although the law does not dictate that all companies must provide their employees with built-in vacation time, some small businesses are finding creative, cost-effective ways to offer their employees added benefits and PTO. The U.S. is the only advanced economy that does not legally require companies to provide any vacation time, under the Fair Labor …

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How Much Vacation Time Should You Offer?

As a consultant to small business I frequently get asked how much vacation is “the right amount.” So when offered this guest post I felt I should post this. By Donna Stewart, writer for SocialMonsters.org How much paid time off is fair to give to your employees? How much is fair to your business and …

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The Value of Vacations: A Revisit

  I am revisiting a post from last year. It is Spring break time in my home town (though you cannot tell it from the weather.) That means many families will be taking a vacation, mostly to warmer climes. I am a big believer in vacations. Unfortunately the last one I had was a two …

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Holiday Pay for the 4th of July: Revisited

  This was originally posted on July 5, 2011. I thought I would revisit it prior to the holiday in 2012. I was reminded of this post by someone else finding it and posting a link to it on their blog. If someone is interested I thought you might be too. The Fourth of July …

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Want to Solve Your Problem? Take a Vacation!

  Vacation, the very word strikes fear into the hearts of many employees and employers alike. Many employers are loathe to pay people for not being productive. Many employees fear going because of the work not getting done, enough so that many of them take work on their vacation, thinking they do it while sitting …

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Behaviors That Can Get You Fired

 I have no intention of creating a list of behaviors that can get you fired. If you want to see that go read your employee handbook. This post is more of a reaction to another list that was published on January 10, 2012 in CBS  Money. The article is entitled 5 behaviors that can get …

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Unlimited Vacation: Will It Work For Your Company?

I think most if not all employees would love to work for a company where they had unlimited vacation. What a great benefit, it would certainly make it easier to recruit employees. More and more articles are appearing in business magazines and blogs touting unlimited vacation time. The question is, will it work for your …

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