Intuit Press Release features JuvodHR

Intuit announces innovative apps that work with QuickBooks to enable small businesses to run their entire business.

Keeping Employees Focused in a Tech-Distracted World

Smartphones. Social media. Non-stop notifications from instant messaging, news sites, Twitter feeds, and whatever else keeps popping up on every device in sight. It’s a new normal out there, so keeping employees focused on work in a tech-distracted world takes a whole new point of view, and some innovation too.

Stay focused on real ...


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Holy Stress Reducer, Batman! Thanks for the New Job Title!

Batman is more than just a pretty face. He knows that well-written job descriptions can have a significant, positive impact on business. They can increase profits, customer loyalty and employee satisfaction. Additionally, they can reduce turnover. That’s why Batman keeps his sidekick Robin’s job description up to date.

Recently, Batman learned that job ...


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What is a Performance Review Like in Your Workplace?

What are you doing when you conduct performance reviews? If that is the time you choose to tell an employee all about what they have done and what you think about it – you’ve probably already done it wrong. First, by the time performance reviews roll around, your employees know exactly how they are doing ...


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How Social Media is Changing Small Businesses

As of last year, 90% of small businesses have a social media presence (study). In 2009, only 20% of small business owners had any social media presence, and while this rapid growth surprises no one, it’s worth noting. Because of the proliferation of social media in the small business world and the world at ...


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Feedback Increases Employee Engagement

Engaged employees produce better organizational results. That’s a fact.

Research by Gallop shows that engaged employees are more productive and their companies are more profitable. When employees are disengaged, customers suffer and are more likely to leave.

Managers play a critical role in driving engagement and feedback is key. Positive feedback produces the highest ...


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Offer Your Employees These 5 Benefits As Alternatives To A Higher Salary

Funding Gates

Salaries are likely one of your small business’ largest expenditures. Between acquiring talented prospects and keeping up with annual cost of living increases and typical employee raise expectations, the amount you spend on salaries only seems poised to keep growing! Save your business significant dough by offering one of these 5 low cost benefits as ...


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The True Cost of an Employee

Time Tracking

To Allow Overtime, or Not to Allow Overtime

How a company approaches overtime can have a big effect on its profits and employees. Conventional wisdom suggests that paying an employee 1.5 times their usual hourly rate should be avoided at all costs, but the time and resources required to train a new employee aren ...


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How to Determine if Corrective Action is Warranted

Is Corrective Action is Warranted?

Employees mess up. They act out, violate policies, mishandle orders, behave rudely toward customers.

While not all issues require corrective action, others significantly impact your business, necessitating formal documentation.

How do you decide when corrective action is needed? There are two general occasions. When the employee:

  1. Continuously fails to meet expectations or
  2. Engages in gross ...

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Spiderman, Batman, Superman and Wolverine Walk Into a Performance Review

Superhero performance reviews

The past few weeks, we’ve had fun reviewing the performance of Batman, Spiderman, Superman and Wolverine. Now it’s time to see how they stack up against each other.

Being able to fairly compare the relative value of employees across different Job Titles allows management to get a clear picture of where to spend ...


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