Entries by Carolyn Dingee

Secure Time & Attendance Will Pay for Itself

If you’ve noticed an uptick in your payroll costs from padded time when employees cheat the clock, it’s not just you!  Partially, it actually stems from the current labor shortage. Many Contractors are struggling to keep their rosters full and are forced to be much less selective in their hiring. Compound this with the fact […]

Walmart Payroll Advances

A growing number of companies are helping workers gain access to payroll advances and loans, reflecting concern over the impact money problems are having on productivity levels and worker retention. Employers, including Walmart Inc., have recently added these services. The aim is to help cash-strapped employees, many with damaged credit, cover unexpected expenses without resorting to high-cost […]

Avoiding Buddy Punching

Close to 75 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are affected by what is known as “time theft” each year. Put simply, time theft occurs when an employee accepts pay for time they didn’t actually work. Staying clocked in during breaks, not clocking out to run errands, or checking social media during work are […]

In-House Payroll or Payroll Service?

This is a genuine dilemma with no straightforward obvious answer. Here are the main points to consider: Does a payroll service save time? Employers still need to maintain employee records, PTO, accruals, and deductions on any system. This work does not go away with a payroll service. Payroll services do not offer a payroll rules […]

Company Implements DailyPay to Boost Employee Retention

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the need for care services. But supply isn’t keeping up with demand when it comes to the caregivers required to provide those services, creating unrivaled competition for workers. To win over prospective employees, companies must differentiate themselves. For BrightSpring Health Services, that means offering daily pay to […]

Improving Communication in Your Company

Just like any other relationship, healthy business relationships are based on effective communication. In fact, organizations with effective internal communication practices are three and a half times more likely to significantly outperform their peers, according to a Towers Watson report. Communication helps managers at these organizations understand what motivates their employees and impart the company’s vision to them. […]

Mobile Technology: Top 3 Business Benefits

Contractors are always striving to navigate their ever-changing environments without falling behind the competition. This requires flexibility, which is why many contractors are employing mobile technology. Gartner reports that by 2020, more than three-quarters of field service organizations with over 50 users will use advanced mobile apps for their work. Why are so many companies […]

What the Cheesecake Factory Lawsuit Means for Contractors

In a landmark case for contractors, a California court ruled that Cheesecake Factory Restaurants Inc. is jointly responsible for the labor violations of its contracted cleaning company. This ruling highlights the importance of effective workforce management tools for contractors. An 18-month investigation found that subcontracted janitors in eight California Cheesecake Factory restaurants were denied breaks […]