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107, 2016

Announcement: Gatekeeper Business Solutions Joins BASIC

Beginning in July, Gatekeeper is partnering with a leading third party administrator, BASIC to acquire our business, and continue the caring service and core values we exemplify at Gatekeeper Business Solutions.  We are transitioning (selling) the business and the associated support of our software for your Payroll and Timekeeping to BASIC, headquartered in Michigan.  BASIC is an established company for 27 years as a software and business services provider of a full range of HR compliance and administrative services for [...]

806, 2016

New Overtime Regulations and How to Be Compliant

On May 18, President Obama, Secretary Perez and the U.S. Department of Labor announced the updated to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations regarding the executive, administrative and professional exemptions.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employees to be paid at least the federal minimum wage and overtime for any time worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. The Department of Labor estimates that the new rules will affect 4.2 million workers and another 8.9 million [...]

1805, 2016

Coaching vs. Managing Millennials

Millennials. They are the hottest topic in the business world as companies struggle to understand this new generation of the workforce that now surpasses Baby Boomers with 75 million Americans making up this generation.  Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce and businesses are at a cross-road of how to manage this influential generation. You can find a number of publications dedicated to understanding millennials, praising them and more often, criticizing them. They are often described as feeling entitled, egotistical and lazy. [...]

1105, 2016

How to Prevent Employee Job Hopping

It used to be considered the norm for an employee to spend the majority of their career at the same company. Those days of job longevity are over and employees are job hopping more than ever. The average employee stays with a company for 4.6 years, with the younger demographic's tenure averaging only 2.6 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics).  As job hopping has increased, the negative connotation of this practice has decreased. Candidates with fragmented resumes used to be cast aside by [...]

2604, 2016

Guest Post: The Fine Balance in Golf Course Funding

Owner-operator funding provides an option when private-equity clubs need capital.    We are honored to feature a post written by Peter Nanula of Concert Golf Partners.  Until 2008, the golf course financing market had been remarkably stable for the previous 15 years, with two reliable lending sources for mortgage originators and their golf-club clients. One source was local banks, which provided refinancing or capital-improvement financing mainly for private country clubs, based on personal guarantees or a strong base of affluent [...]

2104, 2016

5 Steps To Address An Employee Who Is Chronically Late

More than any other country, Americans continue to increase the number of work hours, as family demands continue to increase and the ability to "turn off" work has been eliminated by smartphones. Over the past decade, chronic tardiness has steadily increased and companies are seeing an impact on their business. According to HR Magazine, it is estimated that chronic tardiness affects 20% of the population and results in over $3 billion in lost productivity. What is the impact of tardiness [...]