PEO

A Colorado based PEO, Staffscapes, overcomes objections of business owners. Most business owners are apprehensive about turning over certain functions and responsibilities to an outside resource. The perception vs. reality is far from that. Loss of Employee Loyalty Perception: If I no Longer sign my employees paychecks, I will loss my staff allegiance. Reality: After signing on with StaffScapes, business …

True Costs of Health Insurance Changes

New study finds shifting costs does not always save money. In order to control increasing costs of health insurance, many employers are shifting more monetary responsibility onto the employees.  A new study released by the nonprofit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) shows that shifting costs to employees doesn’t save employers money. The three year study focused on the increased disability and absence-related …

NAPEO

The 2007 NAPEO Conference in Chicago ended yesterday. I would like to thank all the speakers and vendors for making their way to Chicago for this event.  I would also like to say thank you to our Keynote speakers that attended this Weeks conference,  David Ulrich, Chuck Martin, Scott Klososky & Steven S. Little. I have a little homework and …

Pay as you go workers compensation

Are you over-funding your workers comp policy during slow months every year? With StaffScapes, Inc. pay as you go workers compensation policy you pay only for the actual liability that your employees incurred. Pay only for workers comp on actual hours worked not on estimated that you gave the auditor months earlier. With StaffScapes pay as you go program compensation …

HR for Small Business

HR is more critical for small business than ever before. HR is more critical for small business today than ever before. An external HR department like StaffScapes can help you in your hiring process. From add development to screening to background checks a PEO is the tool a small business needs. It is tough for a small business to hide …

Paid Time Off- PTO

Does your company have a vacation or PTO policy. With the holiday fast approaching timing is right to establish a PTO policy. Below is a sample policy. Vacations StaffScapes and your work-site employer believe that all employees should take a vacation each year to refresh themselves, both physically and mentally.  Regular, full-time employees are eligible for vacation time after one …

Preparing for Unemployment Claims II

After submitting the request for job-separation information, what comes next? After turning in the Request for Job-Separation Information document to the Colorado Department of Labor, you will soon receive a notice of decision document. The notice of Decision states whether the claimant is entitled to benefits. In the upper right hand corner- the document will state whether the employer is …

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2008

For 2008, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise, tax brackets will widen and workers will be able to save more for retirement, thanks to inflation adjustments announced today by the Internal Revenue Service. IR-2007-172, Oct. 18, 2007 By law, the dollar amounts for a variety of tax provisions must be revised each year to keep pace with inflation. As …

Fastest Growing Occupations

Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the fastest growing jobs from 2004-2014. Positions in home health care, network systems and data communications top the list with 55% & 56% respectively job growth. Medical assistants and Physician assistants follow next with 52% & 50% growth. The home health care and medical fields are seeing large growth with the concerns of the …

Pinnacol Assurance

Pinnacol Assurance the states largest workers compensation provider is StaffScapes Inc provider of choice. When an employee is injured on the job many things race across their mind, will I be fired, will I have to pay for the medical bills, it is an uncertain time for many employees. When injured on the job workers compensation that your employer pays is …