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Onboarding Made Easy: Make Onboarding Seamless for You and Your New Employees

For a new employee, the onboarding process is often as overwhelming as it is exciting. They’re stepping into a brand new environment and may have many questions about your company, their role, and their benefits during the process. It’s your company’s responsibility (and in its best interest) to make onboarding as seamless and engaging as […]

Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

The so-called “Great Resignation” didn’t start with the 2020 pandemic. According to data from the Harvard Business Review, the monthly quit rate has been increasing every year since 2009. So, many employers are asking “what’s the best way to reduce turnover?” The answer: evolve your employee benefits package to retain your best employees.  Why Retention […]

Why Use Focus HR for Benefits Administration?

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to offer expansive, yet affordable benefits options for your employees. Providing a full range of employee benefits is expensive, both monetarily and in terms of administrative time. Offering a strong lineup of benefit choices encourages retention and happiness within your workforce, however, this administrative burden can […]

Just Compensation: Common FLSA Violations that Small Businesses Make

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), passed in 1938, was designed to protect American workers. But do you know how the FLSA impacts your small business?  In recent years, FLSA lawsuits have been on the rise, often aimed at small businesses that made simple mistakes rather than intending a violation. Simple mistakes can have you […]

Small Business Workers’ Compensation Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. The benefits paid are medical and wage-related so that the employee still earns income and doesn’t have to pay for out-of-pocket medical costs. The requirements for workers’ compensation benefits vary by state, but most employers with at least one full-time, non-family employee […]

Meet Adam: Technology Implementation Manager

This month, we’d like you to meet Adam James. Adam is our Technology Implementation Manager here at Focus HR —which means he helps clients leverage the offerings on our digital platform, making it easier to manage their teams and recruit new employees. Adam is one of the most genuine and kind people you will ever […]

How to Terminate Employees the Right Way and Reduce Your Risk Exposure

As a business owner or manager, you may have an employee who just isn’t a good fit for the company. Perhaps they aren’t capable of performing the job or egregiously violated a company policy. Whatever the reason, it’s a risky move to terminate an employee on a whim. Ideally, you should have a set of […]

What Tucson Business Owners Need to Know About Prop 206

If you’re a Tucson business owner, no doubt you’ve heard about Proposition 206. Changes from Prop 206 are beginning to take hold in Tucson and small business owners would be wise to pay attention to their new obligations.  Important points to note are the new increase to the minimum wage and the creation of a […]

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