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employee classification

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employees
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How to Classify Your Employees Right from the Start

Herd mentality is almost never a good thing. As social creatures, perhaps it’s only human to want to be included and be part of something bigger. When applied to business, the herd mentality often leads to less stellar decisions, against better judgment, because “everyone else is doing it,” so why not? For many startups, the...
generations x, y, and z
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Can Generation X, Y, and Z fill the gaps?

Generation X, Y, and Z - How do they differ from their predecessors? As the baby boomers – the largest generation in history – retire and leave the workplace, it will be up to Generation X, Y, and Z to fill the senior positions. But how different will their working attitudes and cultures be from...
worker classification
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Tax Implications of Worker Classification

"Worker classification continues to be a point of contention with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL)." according to Plante Moran the nation’s 13th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm in the United States. The use of independent contractors saves employers significant money on federal and state employment taxes and...
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How Do You Know?

In response to my post on Delusional People Nikole asked: "I now have employees, who are representatives of my name, working for me. And how do I know they are going to do the best job possible?" Her question about "how do I know" is a great one! Here at PFL we have been talking...
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Delusions

I've recently had to deal with some delusional employees. In all three cases, they thought that they were top performers, worth double or more their current compensation. This, even though two of the three had been here for less than a year, and had average performance at best. But they had told themselves stories. In...
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Invaluable tools & help for small business

As entrepreneurs we need to do everything as efficiently as possible. It actually truly makes my day when I discover a tool that makes me more effective. This afternoon my teammate Chuck Fuller passed along a link to me to update my Firefox web browser with a little diddy that displays the Google PageRank &...