7 HR Challenges Facing Business Owners

2020 has certainly gotten off to a rocky start. Managing human resources in a small or medium-size business is always demanding, but this year employers grapple with challenges many have never confronted before. Here are the top HR hurdles facing employers, along with tips and tactics to keep operations steady even as the world around […]

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COVID 19 UPDATE

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing PEOs the past 22 years. I have seen several PEOs work to improve customer service, technology, products, and became a real HR partner to the clients they serve. While no one was really prepared for COVID 19, a lot of the PEOs I work with have […]

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Business Resource Links for COVID 19

I know most of you have been overwhelmed with information as it relates to COVID 19. I’m guessing your inbox is packed with resources and information. While I have no desire to add to your inbox or overwhelm you more than you already are, I do want to make sure all of my contacts have […]

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Can A PEO Help My Business?

As a business owner, have you ever wished for a simple way to manage the unproductive parts of your business? You know, those things that either need to be done or have to be done, but yet don’t really add anything to the bottom line. Well, there is a solution: a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). […]

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Guide to FMLA

I get the opportunity to have a lot of discussions surrounding Human Resources and employer/employee issues. With almost every HR professional or business owner I have the privilege to visit with, compliance and the fear of being out of compliance is always a hot topic. Government regulations like, COBRA, Wage and Hour, and FMLA are […]

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Outsourcing… Not A Bad Word

By:  Steve Freeman, owner and CEO of OCI-HR…. Outsourcing Human Resources, either totally or in part, is not a new concept. A few years ago the phrase “outsourcing” got a bad name. It had nothing to do with human resources or payroll, it was more to do with outsourcing jobs (mainly IT) to other countries. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About a PEO

WHAT IS A PEO? PEO is an acronym for Professional Employer Organization. As the name indicates, a PEO is a professional employer. All a PEO does is employee people so you don’t have to. Why is this such a valuable service? Because it costs money beyond wages and taxes to employee people and most business […]

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Why Choose A Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?

Most entrepreneurs do not get into business to become an employer. It just sort of happens.   A person often just buys or starts a company with just the owner as the one and only employee. Have you experienced this? You are good at what you do and your reputation takes off.   Before you know it, […]

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What is my ROI?

Almost every time a business owner is asked to spend money they ask one simple question, “What is my ROI?” We always learn in sales training, “People only buy for two reasons… pain or gain.”  The buyer either has pain your product or service can relieve, or your product or service will enable them to […]

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Are You Getting What You Pay For?

If you own or run a business, it just makes sense to make sure you are getting the services you think you are getting. So when it comes to who you depend on to provide HR and payroll services,  here are three things I would recommend that you consider doing every 2 to 3 years. […]

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