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Managing Metrics in the HR (People) Business

February 27, 2013

Human Resources is about the people (it’s even in the name), so when it comes time to perform analysis and providing reports, the entire process can seem a little cold. However, the reality is that to truly improve the performance of any organization requires a certain amount of tracking, reporting and analyzing of key performance indicators (KPIs).



Payroll & HR Key Performance Indicators: What to Measure?

February 6, 2013

In order to improve or make something better we need to know how it is working today. That is the basis for the Six Sigma and other process improvement/optimization programs and methodologies that have been cycling through corporations large and small for the better part of the last three decades.



2012 Business Reporting Changes Under Healthcare Reform

January 10, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) represents a major regulatory overhaul of the American health care system.  Signed into law in 2010 with phases to be implemented through 2020, the PPACA states that most Americans must either buy health insurance or pay a penalty tax, with exceptions only for financial hardship or membership in certain religious sects. Individuals can obtain coverage through their employers, government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, or new state health insurance exchanges.



Tackling Costs: To PEO or Not to PEO?

December 7, 2012

To those of us in business, it’s no surprise that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, PPACA, Healthcare Reform or Obama care) has little to do with making healthcare affordable.  In the second half of 2012 premiums increased about 15% on average, but some organizations saw double-digit increases.



A User’s Guide to Switching Payroll Providers

November 27, 2012

Many organizations approach the idea of implementing a new payroll solution with a great deal of trepidation. Most managers believe it's difficult, time consuming and a minefield teeming with areas for mistakes. Plus, payroll and HR administrators have been sensitized to feel that they alone must manage this project. Why? Because, it's important to get everyone paid properly and, "ADP/PayChex told me I need to manage the changeover." Lyceum says, "We agree payroll is critical, and because it’s so critical, you need to take the right approach.



Payroll End of Year – Are You Ready?

October 31, 2012

End of year (EOY) payroll reviews and reconciliations are time consuming. It helps greatly to have a good EOY checklist to guide you through the process. Using a checklist not only keeps you on track, but it helps to ensure that you do not skip any of the important items that can put the company in the position to be fined or puts your employees in a position that incorrect withholdings are made during the year.



Avoid These 5 Common Payroll Mistakes

October 29, 2012

The payroll process is complex and exacting. Our clients, like you, work hard to get their payroll right each period. Still, there are common mistakes that get made that can be prevented with a little planning and education.

We’ve assembled a list of five of the most common payroll mistakes that we see each year. Are you making any of these?