Good Work, Bad Employee: What’s an Employer to Do?
Many employers have a “top-performing bad apple.” You know this employee as a rock star with clients and work projects, but one who is negative and disruptive with colleagues and managers.
7 Internship Best Practices
Bringing in interns this summer? It’s important to treat an internship as seriously as a permanent position.
Our CEO Joe Carfagno writes in the NAPEO magazine about the challenges of starting a new PEO.
5 Employee Handbook Policies That Need an Overhaul in 2018
While most people focus on budgets and workforce planning in the first quarter, making sure your employee handbook is up to date is equally important.
No Fluke to the Flu
Think the flu won’t affect your workplace? Think again. There are four times as many cases of flu this year compared with 2017 at this time.
In 2018, Half Your Staff Has One Foot Out the Door: 4 Ways to Hold On
The job market is heating up and employees know it. Fifty-one percent of all currently employed workers are looking for a new job according to a Gallup survey
New ICE Age aims to freeze use of undocumented workers
Business owners take heed: there’s a cold wind blowing from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and it involves a five-fold increase in worksite investigations.
Beepers, Typewriters and Adding Machines: Are Manual Time Systems Next?
For the vast majority of busineses, employee payroll is the biggest expense, and also the one most fraught with errors.
Sexual Harassment: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You
It’s happening beyond the halls of Congress, outside Hollywood casting couches and far away from major TV networks.
‘Past pay’ info banned from employee recruitment
NYC companies must comply or risk big penalties
It’s all about kicking a bad habit. You know how they start – you see one person doing it and the next thing you know you’ve fallen into the same trap, and it’s five years later.
Soulver – The Ultimate App for Quick Calculations
By Terence Duffy
Need to run some quick numbers on your iPhone? The native calculator is just fine. But the iPad doesn’t come with a calculator. What about an app that works on both the iPhone and iPad, and lets you add words, save your work, and email it too? It’s called Soulver and it’s a great app for those of us who need to present numbers quickly and visually.
The CLEAR Report
In this issue, we look at the tightening job market and what benefits employers should consider to get and keep top talent.
What makes CLEAR so successful? Read about our culture, our founder and our business model in the PEO industry’s national magazine.
Do you think your employees are stressed? If you answered ‘yes’ you’re probably right…
By Terence Duffy
It seems like these days, we are always on the go, but always have a mobile device on hand…
Discrimination, paid leave, illegal interview questions; workplace laws are ever changing. Keeping up with them? It’s exhausting at best and impossible at worst….
The CLEAR Report
In our latest issue, we look at scaling a workforce using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and provide some ideas on how to create SOPs the easy way.
NEW YORK’S ACA SMALL BUSINESS SILVER LINING
CLEAR CEO and founder Joe Carfagno guest blogs about the ACA mandate and how it impacts healthcare coverage for New York’s small businesses.
My colleague’s son had just received his student teaching assignment. “Why am I the only one who has to teach in an inner city school?” he complained. “Look at it this way,” she answered. “Maybe you’ll inspire just one kid—and he’ll become a teacher, or a business owner. Just think Steve, of all the people he will touch in his lifetime—and what a huge difference you’re going to make in the world…”
Where would you be without your team? In my case, the answer would be ‘not very far.’ Savvy business owners know that their employees are the lifeblood of their business and the better your talent, and the longer you keep it, the more likely you are to be successful. It’s just common sense, right?…
If you were a fan of the 1990s hit TV show The Wonder Years, you probably remember Jack Arnold as the typical 1960s dad—strict disciplinarian, old fashioned, protective. Unfortunately, some small business owners fall into Jack’s paternalistic behaviors and …
National Magazine Reports Why Make a Wish® Is CLEAR’s Designated Charity
CLEAR’s partnership with Make-A-Wish is highlighted in the current issue of PEO Insider, the national magazine of the National Association of PEOs.
Our announcement on expanded plan options with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield was picked up across the country including on Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar and Marketwatch.
Our client myFace, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City, has doubled its staff in three years…..
She’s an expert with more than 25 years of experience as a Human Resources professional including employee relations, benefits administration, workers’ compensation administration….
New York City employers have one more labor law to comply with, but unlike some other laws, this one can save business owners money….
If your employees have a jam-packed schedule, finding time to visit the doctor for a non-emergency medical condition (think allergies, ear problems, pink eye, sore throat) can be challenging.
“When I started working in PEO I found my home.” So says Alex Brookstein, who handles CLEAR’s workers’ compensation and was the driving force behind…
April 15, 2016
Not long after they begin preschool, we start asking kids ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ It’s a long way from pre-K to a career; exposing children to a variety of jobs ultimately helps them make good choices. Enter…
April 7, 2016
Safety in the workplace is essential, but in small business environments, its importance is easy to overlook. To keep your employees safe and to effectively manage workers’ compensation losses, small businesses must put in place proven…
April 4, 2016
Accepting a job offer is a big decision and benefit packages can weigh heavily on whether a candidate says yes or not. You can make yourself more attractive to potential employees by offering great voluntary benefits in addition to mandatory ones…
March 31, 2016
Small businesses can achieve so much more, if they only knew about PEOs. That was my message to everyone who joined us at the ribbon cutting for on our new offices in Langhorne, Pa. According to the National Professional Employer…
November 26, 2015
This Saturday, consumers around the country will support independent retailers by shopping local on Small Business Saturday (SBS). Three out of four people say they will participate, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent…