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  • Could pay-for-performance bonuses give you a boost?

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: For contractors who have either stopped offering bonuses to cut costs or no longer wish to hand out bonuses quite so freely, a performance-based bonus plan might be the answer. Such plans can motivate employees and align their efforts more closely with company goals — but they can be a challenge to set up. This article offers tips on tying bonuses to specific activities; how to pay for the program; and timing and quality issues.

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  • Are you mishandling your independent contractors? The IRS is watching more closely than ever

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: For many years now, the IRS has been monitoring, in some cases challenging, employers’ handling of independent contractors. At issue: the agency’s contention that some companies are misclassifying employees as independent contractors. And construction companies are particularly in danger of running into classification troubles. This article explains how to distinguish between the two categories, and what to do if cases of misclassification are found.

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  • Making the case for a telecommuting option

    Summer 2010
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular, but some are still hesitant to undertake this step. There are some risks involved, but the potential benefits include reduced overhead costs, increased productivity, and lower hiring and retention costs. As the technology involved becomes more pervasive and less expensive, this option is one every company should at least consider for certain positions.

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  • Batten down the hatches – Cross-training keeps you afloat when a key employee leaves

    March / April 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 658

    Abstract: If a key employee jumps ship or falls overboard because of a new job, illness, retirement or death, that person’s absence can leave your dealership critically understaffed and at risk from the competition. This article prepares you to be ready for rough seas until you find and train this star sailor’s replacement. (Updated 5/30/12)

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