Evolving Your HR: Smart Software Solutions for SMBs

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on January 18, 2024 at 6:45 AM

Imagine a small business, thriving with innovative ideas and a dedicated team. Sarah, the HR Manager, juggles numerous tasks single-handedly, from onboarding new hires to managing payroll. Despite her expertise, the lack of efficient tools often leads to late nights and early mornings filled with spreadsheets and paperwork. This scenario is a common tale in many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), where HR personnel face challenges in managing their workforce efficiently. The introduction of effective HR and payroll software can dramatically transform this narrative.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies, HR, PeopleSavvy

2024 and Beyond: Mastering HR's Digital Revolution

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on January 2, 2024 at 6:00 AM

With the advent of so many digital tools, the HR landscape is undergoing a significant shift. For HR professionals, embracing this change isn't just about keeping up with technology; it's about the peace of mind that comes from embracing the tech we now have at our disposal. This blog post explores the transformative power of digital tools in HR and how they can streamline operations, enhance decision-making, and ultimately bring a sense of ease and confidence to HR practices. 

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies, HR, PeopleSavvy

HR Trends to Watch in 2024: Preparing in December

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on December 14, 2023 at 11:14 AM

As 2023 ends, HR professionals are looking ahead to the trends that will shape the workplace in 2024. Understanding and preparing for these trends is the key to staying ahead in the ever-changing field of HR.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies, HR, PeopleSavvy

What Potential Payroll Changes Are Expected in 2024?

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on December 12, 2023 at 10:29 AM

As we report each year, with a new year come a lot of new changes and updates to payroll requirements. 2024 is no exception and quickly approaching. We compiled the following extensive list of items that may initiate some payroll changes in your organization. We understand that this is a very long list to review, but we hope it provides a valuable reference guide for your organization. You might start thinking about these and act sooner than later.

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy

3 Signs You're Ready For New HR Software

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on November 21, 2023 at 4:19 PM

Navigating HR in a business can sometimes feel like trying to solve a complex puzzle - it’s confusing and a bit overwhelming. Every new and unexpected challenge shines a spotlight on how the old software, once a go-to solution, just isn’t cutting it anymore. You’re stuck between the comfort of what’s familiar and the pressing need for something more efficient and innovative. Simply put, it’s stressful. 

So, if you’ve noticed a few cracks appearing in the smooth operation of your current HR workflows, or you’re wasting precious hours on inefficient processes, this post is just for you. Let us offer you a glimpse into a world where HR tasks aren’t just completed but are accomplished with unmatched ease and precision. 

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy

Sage 100 & Tax Season Preparation: Staying Compliant

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on November 2, 2023 at 7:00 AM

As the end of 2023 marches closer and closer, businesses across the country are gearing up for tax season. For Sage 100 users, this can be a seamless and efficient process with the right preparation and knowledge. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps and best practices to ensure your business stays compliant and ready for tax season.

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy

Reactive to Proactive: Mastering the Art of HR

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on October 27, 2023 at 6:45 AM

In the world of Human Resources, the tasks extend beyond hiring and firing - it’s about matching the right talents with the organization’s goals. However, a reactive approach, where you're always dealing with issues as they arise, can often feel like a never-ending cycle of putting out fires. It leaves little room for strategic planning and can make the job feel overwhelming.

A proactive HR approach, on the other hand, is about staying ahead, planning, and preventing issues before they even start. In this mode, you’re not just responding to challenges but anticipating and solving them ahead of time. It makes the HR role not just manageable but also more strategic and impactful, turning potential problems into opportunities for growth and improvement. Not to mention taking a load off of your mental health.

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy

7 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown Quickbooks

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on October 18, 2023 at 10:48 AM

Managing the financial operations of a small or medium-sized business can be quite a challenge. For many, QuickBooks has been a loyal companion on this journey, simplifying financial tasks and helping you keep your business finances in check. But as your business grows and evolves, it is not uncommon that you've likely started to feel the strain. 

You’re not alone. We’re going to explore seven unmistakable signs that it is time for an you and your company may have outgrown Quickbooks and why Acumatica is going to be the solution.

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy

5 Ways to Handle Being Short-Staffed When You're the HR Department

Posted by Bennett/Porter & Associates on September 13, 2023 at 7:45 AM

For many small businesses, the HR department is a thinly stretched team of one. Sure, the team discussions can get a bit one sided, but that is far from the only challenge that the solo HR professional faces on a regular basis. Understaffing issues caused by anything from turnover issues to stacked employee vacations can make an overwhelming job feel like an impossible one.

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Topics: People. Ideas. Technology., Acumatica, Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR, PeopleSavvy, Mental Health

What Potential Payroll Changes are Expected in 2023?

Posted by Christy Putnam on December 14, 2022 at 9:52 AM

Around this time each year, we report on all the promised and potential new changes and updates to payroll requirements. 2023 is no exception, and it's quickly approaching. We compiled the following extensive list of items that may result in some payroll changes for your organization. We understand that this is a very long list to review, but we hope that the annual update provides a valuable reference guide for your organization. You might start thinking about these so that you can act sooner than later.

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Topics: Human Resources, Payroll, Taxes, Benefits

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