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The Resource Every Company Needs: The Employee Handbook

The employee handbook is no longer viewed as just a communication tool for employers. It's now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and your legal knight in shining armor, regardless of your business size....

The Barnes Group is Now Creating Weekly Videos Highlighting Industry Insights into HR, Payroll, & Staffing on its YouTube Channel

Help for anyone juggling the demands of running a business is as close as your computer, tablet, or phone. The Barnes Group new YouTube channel features videos highlighting industry trends, news, and insights. Each video runs less than 20 minutes and comes with a...

Stay In the Know with The Barnes Group Redesigned Newsletter

Every moment of the day, we are bombarded with news, information, and content. Trying to keep up with all this new knowledge can be overwhelming at times. The Barnes Group works to cut through the constant barrage with its redesigned bi-weekly newsletter. Four...

How to Retain TOP TALENT

Retaining top performing employees is a goal for many business owners but it can be a challenge with today’s trend of employees commonly hopping from job to job, seeking the highest pay. Overall compensation, however, can go beyond the actual dollars deposited into a...

Choosing the Best Payroll Method for Your Business

The ways to pay employees — especially as money continues moving into the digital sphere — have proliferated. You have options. Choose the one that best fits your business. You may want to peruse the different methods to see which makes the most sense for your...

New Era for Barnes Employment

A Message from Todd Barnes, President of The Barnes Group Exciting changes are here! From the top down, we've simplified our brand to The Barnes Group. As we continue to grow and expand our service offerings as well as our service delivery model it makes sense to...

Protecting the Security of Your Company’s Payroll

While it’s highly unlikely that you will be held responsible in the event that a third party hacks your payroll system, a data leak like that will more than likely result in negative outcomes, not only for you and your employees but between the two of you as well. One...

The Benefits of Spotting Your Rising Stars

Once the team is in place, it is generally up to the managers to continue to monitor members' development. They seek to identify those individuals likely to contribute most to the company, these are your rising stars. Especially in a smaller startup, it is helpful to...

Fostering Professional Growth in the New Year

In today's fast-paced and competitive job market, fostering professional growth is essential for both employers and employees. As an employer, investing in your employees' development not only enhances their skills but also boosts their motivation and engagement,...

What are Financial Wellness Programs and How They Can Increase Employee Happiness

Since the pandemic, many Americans have been struggling to get their financial houses in order. If you're wondering what a financial wellness program encompasses or what would be helpful to your employees, some areas where employees may need help in maintaining their...

Creating and Implementing Workplace Policies

Creating and implementing effective workplace policies might not be the most glamorous task, but it's certainly a critical one. By investing time and effort, you can create a positive and productive work environment that fosters fairness, transparency, and compliance....

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Six Steps to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

Devising a plan to resolve conflict in the workplace can help create a harmonious and productive workplace. It begins with strong leadership placing an emphasis on open communication, empathetic listening, and collaborative problem-solving. Following the six steps...

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Discover The Crucial Roles of HR Professionals

The Function of HR: The HR function plays a vital role in organizations by managing the most important asset - its people. HR professionals are responsible for ensuring that the organization has the right talent, policies, and practices in place to support its...

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How to Optimize Your Workflow and Processes

Boosting your team's productivity starts with the basics. Optimizing your workflows and processes can lead to better efficiency and greater success. Below are six steps that can streamline your operations and optimize your workflow. 1. Assess Your Current Workflow:...

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Proven Steps to Hone Your Leadership Skills

Leadership is often seen as an elusive trait possessed by a select few. However,  becoming an effective leader is possible with the right mindset and skills. Whether you're leading a team at work, a community group, or even your own family, honing your leadership...

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Six Steps to Building a Stronger, More Cohesive Team

While most employers realize building a strong, cohesive team is an essential component of a successful organization, many struggle with how to create that environment. Focusing on employees is the key. Below are six effective strategies to bring a team closer...

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