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Author: Peggy Emch

4 Signs You Under Charge Clients and How to Fix It

Under charge and no money

Freelancers often start out (and end) charging too little for their services. It’s easy to feel like you’re asking too much – especially when your fee is more than you yourself have ever paid for anything – but businesses have bigger budgets than most individuals have so it’s more likely that you under charge your clients than over charge them.

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Negative Leave Balance – Should You Allow It?

allow negative accrual balance?

Occasionally, employees need to take more time off than they have accrued. Early time off requests might come up for any number of reasons such as unexpected family visits or holidays soon after being hired. Whatever the reason, it often happens that employees want to take more time off than they have earned. Employers need to decide if negative leave is acceptable for their business.

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What To Do When Employees Don’t Show Up for Work – Make an Attendance Policy

Create an attendance policy for employees that don't show up for work, no call no show

The excuses employees give when they’re late or don’t show up for work can be a little hard to believe sometimes. Hearing them again and again can be tiresome too. Nevertheless, you should treat each case individually and with care because sometimes absences happen for good reason. Create an attendance policy that deals with tardies, excessive absences, and the dreaded no call no show.

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Why HR Software Is Vital for Your Small Business

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HR software improves business processes in many ways. First and foremost, it enhances productivity of the entire company.

For the HR department, (or the person in charge of HR in very small businesses), HR software automates a number of systems, which frees up a lot of time.

For employees, HR systems offer a level of self-service, which empowers them with information so they don’t have to bother busy management. Both employees and management can get on with their jobs since HR software reduces the need for so much back and forth.

Additionally, HR systems help companies meet important recordkeeping requirements. It also improves company communication and offers other benefits as described below.

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Accruals By Hours Worked – Satisfy Sick Time Requirements

sick time reqirements, accruals by hours worked

Many employers must use the by hours worked accrual rate to satisfy state and local sick time requirements. The laws that require employers to offer sick time also mandate the way in which that time accrues.

But that’s not its sole purpose. It is also a useful accrual rate for part time or temporary hourly employees because it helps keep employees from earning too much time off at times when they may not be working a regular schedule.

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