Employee Engagement

Employee Benefits: Ideas and Best Practices

From a young age, we’re ingrained with a simple idea. “When I get rewarded for doing something, I want to do more of that thing.” Employee rewards aren’t a replacement for sufficient compensation. Rewards are like gravy on the biscuit. But, don’t overlook the importance of going beyond a paycheck. If you don’t have a…

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Guiding Your Team Through Change

All entrepreneurs know that change is always inevitable, especially in today’s environment. But a lot of the time, change is HARD. In a past blog post, we shared some tips to help you embrace difficult changes. As a leader or a second-chair leader, you have a critical responsibility to help your team navigate change, whether…

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Increasing Engagement with Remote Employees

increasing engagement with remote employees

It’s easy to feel distant from remote employees when you don’t see them in person. To truly increase employee engagement and culture, HR must take steps to bridge the gap and include all employees, not just those who sit in a chair in your office. As working remotely becomes more common, you’ll likely have teammates…

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Show Me the Money: How to Set Salary Ranges for Your Business

When it comes to setting employee salaries, business owners, chief financial officers (CFOs), and HR managers can feel overwhelmed with finding the magic number. Like Goldilocks, you’re looking for something “just right.” Overpay and you might struggle to make payroll. Underpay and you’re unable to hire and retain quality employees—especially in a job seekers’ market.…

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Why Hands-On Learning is Critical to Your Onboarding Formula

You probably participated in some type of science experiment in middle or high school. Under the watchful eye of your teacher, you donned a pair of goofy goggles and an apron. Then using test tubes, beakers, and a Bunsen burner, you and your lab partner got to play mad scientists—hopefully without setting your eyebrows on…

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A Better Way to Do Performance Reviews (Part 2)

As part of our series on best practices, we made the case for why you need to prioritize giving feedback to your team through a scheduled performance evaluation. This week we’re going to talk about a better way to conduct performance reviews. Good management includes an element of coaching. If you watch coaches they are…

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Don’t Skip Employee Performance Reviews: Here’s Why (Part 1)

Chances are performance reviews aren’t something you or your employees get stoked about. They can be awkward and ineffective, especially if it’s the only time of year you provide feedback. (This is a bad idea, but more on that later.) The truth is, timely feedback is critical. And your employees likely want it, even if…

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Our Top 5 Posts of 2018

It’s been a great year at Patrick Payroll. We have a lot to celebrate. As we look back on 2018 we wanted to share our most popular blogs of the year, in case you missed any. Here’s to a spectacular year of crushing goals! 1. Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation “Don’t forget…

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Millennials are the Future of Your Organization: Here’s What You Need to Know to Recruit, Hire and Engage the Best

Millennials get a bad rap. They’re typically characterized as an entitled 20-something playing video games in his parents’ basement or the 30-year-old woman who has been trying to figure out what to do with her life for five years and is hopping from job-to-job in the meantime. However, when you consider that a significant percentage…

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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

Imagine you show up for the big game. Your uniforms boast the best performance technology to maximize player comfort and movement. You brought all of your staff—your trainers, managers and coaches. Everyone has signed a contract and you have team insurance. There’s just one thing—you never developed a playbook for your players. Or maybe you…

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