Motivating your employees, an essential ingredient to business success

One of the primary goals of all managers is to motivate employees to achieve highest-level performance. Higher employee motivation leads to greater creativity, productivity and discretionary effort, which in turn lead to improved company performance. Results show that you should start with your human resources practices, which can have a direct impact on employee motivation.It is essential that you understand …

Outsourcing is the Great Equalizer

According to Frank J. Casale, chairman and CEO of The Outsourcing Institute in Jericho, N.Y., outsourcing “is the great equalizer for small to medium-sized firms. Growth-oriented entrepreneurs …can benefit tremendously. Not only do employees frequently gain access to better benefits, the owner gains freedom to focus.” Outsourcing “people strategies” can help you gain a competitive advantage, but you need professionals who …

New Hire Reporting

Colorado new hire reporting guidelines Federal law requires all employers to report new hire data to their respective State Directory of New Hires. For the State of Colorado, employers are required to report their new hire data within 20 calendar days after the date of hire. Federal law requires all employers to report new hire data to their respective State …

Managing Employee Terminations

One of management’s most difficult tasks is the termination of an employee regardless of the cause. Not only is the employee affected, but there can be affects though out the workplace. With all the potential adverse effects of a termination, the best way to handle the situation is to avoid making adverse termination decisions. Many terminations are the result of …

Is Overtime Bad for Employee Health?

The Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine recently tested the health and safety effects of working longer hours. The results of a recent study conducted by the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine show no evidence that overtime work produced adverse effects to the health and safety of workers.  No adverse effects were found by the study until the hours …

Pinnacol Assurance

 StaffScapes, a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Pinnacol Assurance policy holder, would like to remind you of an upcoming seminar on workplace injuries. WORKPLACE INJURIES Prevention is vital!  March 22  injury prevention workshop presented by the Denver/Boulder BBB and Pinnacol Assurance. Between 2001 – 2004, strains and sprains caused by overexertion and repetition accounted for 29% of all …

StaffScapes Benefits

StaffScapes benefits available to all employees StaffScapes offers a variety of benefits that assist small companies that may not meet enrollment requirements to offer additional benefits to employees. Some of the additional benefits that StaffScapes offers include: 2 types of Dental programs, a discount plan and an indemnity plan.  Vision services, Life Insurance, AFLAC products and 401K options.  The 401K …

Effect of Human Resources Best Practices

We are often asked to link Human Resources best practices with outcomes for your business. Here are what studies have found these practices result in: Companies using more high performance employee management practices have 22% better sales growth than low use firms Companies using more high performance employee management practices have 23% better profit growth than low use firms Companies using more high performance employee management practices have 67% lower …

The W-4 Form

W-4 is one of the most common forms Americans fill out. Here are a few things to remember when completing a W-4. A W-4 is an IRS form that determines the federal tax that will be withheld from an employee’s paycheck. Filling out a W-4 is one of the first forms an employee will complete when hired.  When filling out …

IRS 2007 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service recently identified 12 of the most blatant scams affecting American taxpayers. This year the “Dirty Dozen” highlights five new scams that IRS auditors and criminal investigators have uncovered. New to the Dirty Dozen this year are abuses pertaining to the special Telephone Excise Tax Refund, Roth IRAs, the American Indian Employment Credit, domestic shell corporations and …