Studies show that 79% of Millennials prefer a coach or mentor to a traditional boss and they are becoming the organizational leaders. Along with annual and quarterly reviews in a comprehensive performance management process, coaching contributes to an increase in employees’ sense of participating in a larger team effort. Read about why coaching is an important function of managers and how managers can become better at it.
Some Sage Abra Suite users have been contacted by scammers posing as Sage business partners telling their victims that Sage Abra Suite is no long supported and that they should switch to a new product immediately. This is not true! Sage continues to support Abra Suite. Read the post for more information about this scam and what you should do if you receive a phishing call or email.
An early holiday gift from the IRS! On November 29, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-94 that extended the deadline for employers and other coverage providers to furnish the 2018 IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to their employees. The notice did not change the filing date for that form. Read this post to learn more about the extension, follow a link to the Notice, or find a number to call if you have additional questions.
Feedback and employee recognition can be accomplished in many ways including "homegrown" programs as well as full-blown rewards programs. No matter how you deliver it, employee recognition has broad effects not only for the individual employee, but also for the organization. Read about positive feedback and why it affects your bottom line.
According to an American Psychological Association survey, 61% of Americans report work as a major source of stress. There are lots of reasons: salaries, lack of opportunity, workload, long hours, job expectations. Read and follow links to learn more about causes of stress and what individuals and employers can do to reduce the problem.
Mistakes are often seen as failures rather than opportunities. This is as true in businesses and organizations as anywhere else. We'd often rather ignore them. But that comes with a cost. Opportunities for growth are lost. Not all organizations are adverse to embracing mistakes. They recognize them as possible sources of innovation and success. What makes the difference? Here are some insights into what makes a workplace more pleasant and more successful.
Did you receive an IRS Letter 226J? They are soon in the mail. Who gets them and why? Read to learn more about these letters sent to ALEs (Applicable Large Employers) suspected of ACA non-compliance and what you should do if one shows up in your mailbox. Follow links to IRS pages and articles with additional information.
Underutilizing your employees' hidden skills could result in lost productivity as well as contribute to a less engaged workforce. How can an employer tap into that potential? That's worth reading about! Then follow links to additional articles on utilizing your employees' hidden talents.