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5 Tips for Better Employee Engagement in 2022

Posted on: December 24th, 2021 by

According to a Harvard Business Review article, employers may be in for a rude awakening over the next year. The article referenced a study which estimates 55% of employees intend to start a job search in the 12-month period between August 2021 and August 2022. This staggering figure would be devastating to many businesses, as…

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Changes in Benefits for Businesses with Remote Employees

Posted on: December 23rd, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated a remote working trend that had been slowly gaining momentum over the last few years. By now, it’s clear that many companies plan on adopting some form of remote working model on a permanent basis, whether it is full time remote or a hybrid approach. It’s not hard to…

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Federal Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase: What You Need to Know

Posted on: December 3rd, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unemployment to skyrocket in Colorado, and state employment levels have not yet been restored to pre-pandemic rates. Unfortunately, this may have a serious financial impact on many employers over the next few years due to federal unemployment insurance rate increases which will kick in starting January 2022. At Premier Employer Services,…

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How Does Employee Mental Health Impact Productivity?

Posted on: December 1st, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a renewed emphasis on employee health and wellbeing. While much of this focus has centered on physical health, an increasing number of employers have begun to recognize the ways in which employee mental health can negatively impact their business. Taking steps to improve the mental health of your employees is…

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5 Tips to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

Posted on: November 5th, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rise of remote working environments in our country, but this trend has been emerging for well over 15 years. Remote working increased 216% between 2005 and 2019 (prior to the start of the pandemic). Based on these figures, as well as the ways in which many more companies have…

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How to Improve Employee Retention Rates at Your Company

Posted on: October 29th, 2021 by

As employee turnover rates climb to alarming levels. many companies have been forced to grapple with an uncomfortable reality – they’re simply not doing enough to retain their talented workers. If you own a business, this should be a serious concern for you. High employee turnover rates will have a tremendous cost to your business…

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Why Should I Prioritize Cultural Fit When Hiring Employees?

Posted on: October 14th, 2021 by

Very few actions are more important to the success of your business than hiring new employees. When you hire the right people, it can build long-term stability, push your company forward and set you up for success for years to come. Conversely, the wrong hire can set your company back significantly. Therefore, it’s crucial that…

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Choosing a Human Resources Consultant for Your Small Business

Posted on: October 7th, 2021 by

The employment landscape is evolving more rapidly than ever. Tax laws, employment laws and healthcare requirements are constantly changing. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many companies into a remote working culture, creating new challenges to navigate. For many small businesses, it makes sense to work with a third-party human resources consultant who can…

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Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Posted on: August 23rd, 2021 by

As COVID-19 cases begin to rise again due to the delta variant, many employers are fearing that another shutdown may be on the horizon. In an effort to avoid this scenario, protect the safety of employees and customers, and guard against the potential financial damage another shutdown will cause to their business, an increasing number…

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Changing Rules of Employment – How to Hire and Fire

Posted on: August 16th, 2021 by

The employment landscape is rapidly changing. New laws and regulations are constantly being enacted which impact the norms associated with hiring and firing employees. It’s crucial that you remain compliant with all current laws regarding hiring and firing practices to avoid the risk of lawsuits and government agency enforcement. While it’s always best to work…

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