Taxing Matters: Form 941 Explained

Form 941 is a Federal Employer Tax form affects businesses large and small who have employees that receive wages. As an employer, you are required to withhold income, social security and Medicare taxes (also known as Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes) on behalf your employees, thus making the need to file Form 941 vital and…
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Posted in Compliance
Taxing Matters: Multi-state Withholding – A State of Reciprocity

Every quarter we answer dozens of tax questions ranging from the simple to the complex. And lately, it seems one particular topic arises more frequently than others. As we quickly approach the payroll tax filing deadline, it seemed fitting to focus on an issue affecting both employers AND employees. That issue? Reciprocal Agreements. Before we jump…
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Posted in Payroll
5 Tips to Improve (and Rock) Open Enrollment

By: Shannon Maggs, CPP, PHR If you’re like me, then the term “Open Enrollment” doesn’t exactly make you feel all warm and fuzzy. It might actually make you feel the opposite, landing somewhere between cold and scratchy and chilly and prickly. But really, it shouldn’t.Why? Because open enrollment isn’t just another month in the year,…
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Posted in Benefits
Cloud-based HRIS service models: how to tell if service was built around you

By Dave Lewis, Chief Operating Officer If you’re among the many HR managers and directors using a cloud-based HRIS, I’d venture a guess that you often deal with your partner’s customer service department. However, the frequency of your service contact isn’t nearly as indicative of a positive relationship/right HRIS fit as the outcomes of those…
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Posted in HRIS
5 Simple Ways to Choose the Right HRIS Provider

By Tracy Null, Vice President Business Development If you’re in the market for a new HRIS provider, the only thing more terrifying than your current situation (usually it’s too many systems or manual processes) is spending hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars only to choose the wrong partner. I typically see this…
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Posted in HRIS
12+ Ways Your Legacy HR Tools are Killing More than Your HR Team

By: Tracy Null, VP Business Development I’m in sales and my battle since the creation of the cold call has been “just pick up the phone.” In the last decade, it’s become better as companies have come to understand that it’s more than a “smile and dial” game in our world. But there are still…
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