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10 Questions to Ask When Reopening your Business

As stay-at-home orders are lifting, in many places the burden of the decision of exactly how and when to open is resting heavily on business owners. These questions can help you create a reopening plan that's best for your business. Read more

Tech Tools to Help you Manage a Virtual Team

If you’re like most companies, you’re leaning pretty heavily on technology and virtual work to get you through our shared experience of COVID-19. Taking a team remote can be a huge adjustment, but being able to rely on software makes it easier. Read more

Coronavirus Loans: A Small Business Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed on March 27, 2020 to provide emergency relief for businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Here’s what small business owners need to know to prepare to file for a Coronavirus loan. What is the CARES Act? The CARES Act allocates $350 billion to help small... Read more

How to Apply for a Coronavirus Small Business Loan Under the CARES Act

Update: The Coronavirus loan program was supplemented with $320 million in new funding on April 24, 2020. The SBA will resume accepting PPP loan applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT. Read more

Tips for Managing a Newly Remote Team

Like all of you, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) situation and implementing changes in our work spaces to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers. At PrismHR, and in our network of HR service providers, our main goal is the overall well being of our customers and their employees. We’ve... Read more

Onboarding Checklist: Your New Employee Checklist (with Template)

When you hire a new employee you need them to ramp up fast. Using a new employee checklist template can help you quickly onboard new hires and make them productive as quickly as possible. Our onboarding checklist makes the entire process more manageable, organized, and successful. Small businesses struggle to hire and keep new employees,... Read more

31 Easy Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

No matter your company size, there are easy and inexpensive ways to show employee appreciation for a job well done. It shouldn’t be limited to just one day - here are 31 ways to show appreciation for your employees throughout the year. Read more

Employee Offboarding: What is Offboarding (Definition) with Offboarding Checklist

Employee offboarding is formal separation process your business can use to address employees who exit the company through resignation, layoffs, termination, or retirement. It involves a series of steps to transfer employee knowledge and job responsibilities, deactivate passwords and access rights, turn in equipment, and collect feedback through an exit interview. Offboarding for employees involves... Read more

The New Form W-4 is Here: What’s Changed for 2020 and How Does it Impact Your Business?

It’s official: after a series of draft previews, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final 2020 Form W-4 – and it looks significantly different from its predecessor. As an employer, you need to understand the Form W-4 changes and ensure you’re using the new form correctly with your employees. You should also confirm... Read more

10 Steps to a Successful Hiring Process: A Hiring Process Checklist For Small Businesses

Is your business struggling to hire top employees? Follow this hiring process checklist to implement a proven hiring process that will help you find, hire, and retain better employees. Read more

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