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Protecting Your Business And Employees With Workers Compensation

August 15, 2017

As a business owner, you’ll naturally do what’s in your power to create a safe work environment for your employees, but some accidents simply cannot be prevented, no matter what preventative measures you take. When an accident does happen, you want to be sure that your business and your employees are protected as far as possible, and having a sound...

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5 Payroll Mistakes That Could Affect Your Business

August 2, 2017

As the owner of a business, it is your responsibility to make sure that payroll runs smoothly and efficiently, for your sake, that of your business and of course, your employees. 

Making mistakes in payroll can easily result in costly fines and penalties, and your employees will quickly begin to lose trust in you if their...

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What Are The 3 Most Important Aspects Of Payroll?

July 25, 2017

Payroll is a vital aspect of any business’s financial accounting, whether it be large or small, and it can affect every aspect of a business, too, from its financial stability, to the morale of its’ employees.

Many companies deem payroll to be so important that they outsource it to a professional company, who go on...

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5 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Payroll System

June 29, 2017

The world of payroll systems can be a bewildering one, but there is no doubt that once you’ve selected a good one, it can be extremely beneficial for your business. They can simplify payroll, offer you flexible administration and even help you save money. 

There are several factors to look at when trying to find the...

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Getting The Most From Your Payroll Solutions Provider

June 14, 2017

Payroll can seem like nothing but a financial hindrance to a company’s success, especially if it’s performed manually and is a time-consuming affair. However, viewing payroll as an asset to a company, rather than merely an added cost and exercise that takes up valuable time, can help bring financial insights that may ultimately bring a company more...

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The Importance Of Payroll – Getting It Right

May 24, 2017

If you’re the owner of a small business, you’ll know that there are many roles to be fulfilled, and you may have been tempted to take all of them on, yourself. That may even prove workable if your company is very small and you have no employees, but the minute you take on a workforce – even if it’s only one or two individuals –...

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Explaining Payroll Systems

May 17, 2017

In basic terms, a payroll system incorporates everything involved with the paying of employees and the filing of employment taxes. The number of hours worked must be tracked, wages must be calculated, taxes and other deductions must be withheld, pay checks printed and delivered to staff, and all appropriate taxes must be paid to the government. 

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How Untimely Pay For Employees Could Result In Legal Action

April 27, 2017

If you are an employer of any workforce, you have a moral and legal obligation to pay them regularly and according to state regulations. If you do not – no matter what the reason – you could see yourself having to pay costly fines and jeopardising the relationship between employer and employee.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Employees Content And Motivated

April 14, 2017

Having a workforce that is not only content, but motivated enough to be productive, can be a real profit booster for any company, large or small. Making your employees feel engaged with the company and valued as individuals, should see them less inclined to shirk their responsibilities or take days off unnecessarily. They may even work harder than they would if...

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The Top 5 Most Important Employee Benefits

March 25, 2017

It’s true to say that many (if not all) employees place as much importance on their benefit packages, as they do on their salaries, and to ignore this would be detrimental to any business.

Of course, not all employee benefits may be equal and some are valued more highly than others, but finding out what the most valued...

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Outsourcing Non-Core Functions Such As Payroll

March 14, 2017

Non-core functions are classed as activities that are not chargeable to your customers, and which do not affect your competitiveness with other businesses. A prime example of a non-core function would be payroll.

While business consultants will undoubtedly recommend that all businesses outsource their payroll, do you know for...

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Choosing An Online Payroll Service

February 22, 2017

Have you just started your own business and are about to take on a set of employees, or perhaps you’re the owner of an established business but are struggling to keep on top of your payroll? Whichever applies to you, here is a short guide to choosing an online payroll service that will do everything you need it to:

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Workers Compensation Insurance; what is it and do you need it?

February 13, 2017

Insurance is something that can seem a little puzzling, with longwinded policies that are often hard to make sense of, and if you’re a new business owner, it can be particularly tricky to know what types of insurance you should have. One type of policy is known as ‘workers’ compensation’, but what is it exactly, and does your business need...

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What Your Company Should Know About Employee Background Checks

January 24, 2017

Employee background checks have become part and parcel of the hiring process for many companies, big or small, and whether potential employees relish the prospect of having their backgrounds delved into or not, it certainly gives company owners greater control and peace of mind, over who they employ. That isn’t to say that someone you take on with a clean...

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How Not Tracking Time And Attendance Can Cost Your Business

January 13, 2017

Cost cutting and profit making are high on the agenda of most companies the world over, and while much effort is put into seeking ways in which to encourage both these aspects of a business, tracking time and attendance is often overlooked. 

One of the primary functions of any business is to track the time and attendance...

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Online Payroll and HR Management For Your Small Business

December 19, 2016

For most small business owners, their company is their livelihood, and so it’s important to get every aspect of it right, even down to payroll and human resources. Once you’ve got a set of employees (or even just the one employee!), your business could depend on how satisfied they are with the way in which they are paid; are the hours correct and is...

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Do I Need Group Health Insurance For My Employees?

December 12, 2016

Group health insurance coverage for employees, is offered by companies to those staff members who are eligible, and close family members may also be included. This is naturally seen as a benefit of working for a company, and many employees will consider the health insurance package on offer, before they accept a position within a company.

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Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

March 19, 2016

Owning a small business means that you have a lot to protect, and choosing the right insurance coverage can be the difference between your business succeeding, or failing. It can often be hard to determine exactly what kind of insurance coverage your business actually needs, and when it comes to workers’ compensation insurance, many small business owners don’t even fully...

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Choosing A Background Check Service For Your Small Business

March 14, 2016

Nowadays, part of the hiring process for employers often involves conducting background checks on applicants, but knowing how to choose the right service is not always obvious.               

There are two main types of services that you can use: full service background check companies - who do all of the...

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Advantages To Direct Deposit Of Employee Wages

February 11, 2016

Nowadays, the majority of employees in the United States are paid via direct deposits into their bank account, and these numbers are growing due to the increased benefits for both employers and their workforce. 

What is a direct deposit of wages?

Direct deposits are...

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Automated Versus Manual Timekeeping

February 2, 2016

Timekeeping is a crucial aspect of every business, and failure to oversee and maintain punctuality among employees can be the downfall of any company. Manual timekeeping systems used to be the only way of recording the hours an employee worked, but with so many advances in modern technology, businesses are increasingly opting for automated timekeeping systems… but why,...

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Steps To Set Up Your Small Business Payroll System

January 20, 2016

If you own a small business and haven’t already set up a payroll system, then you may be looking to do so. Listed below are 9 steps to help you set up the right system for your business needs: 

  1. The first step is to decide whether you manage it yourself, or hire a payroll service provider. A good software...

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Importance of Employee Benefits Insurance for Your Small Business

January 12, 2016

If you’re the owner of a small business, you’ll know that for the most part, the key to success lies in having a good workforce. However, it could be said that you only get out what you put in, and if your employees don’t feel valued and appreciated, then your business just may not become successful. 

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The Importance of Payroll Integration

December 26, 2015

The world of software is constantly changing for business owners, and selecting the right combination of payroll integration software to suit your needs, is crucial for the smooth running of your company. 

In theory, it would be ideal to find a solution that fits every business, but this is often easier said than done, and...

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Calculating and Managing Payroll

December 9, 2015

As the owner of a small enterprise, you’ll probably know just how strictly regulated the legal system is with regards to many aspects of running a business, and this can prove especially complicated when dealing with the employee payroll accounts. There are myriad state and federal regulations with regards to pay, and ensuring that you comply with each of...

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How Employee Time Theft Hurts Small Businesses

November 23, 2015

What exactly is time theft?

Time theft is when an employee receives pay for time that they haven't spent doing their job, and this can manifest itself in a variety of ways, each of which, over time, can affect small businesses financially.

What are the different...

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Common Payroll Mistakes

November 16, 2015

The success of any small business can be dependent on how well its payroll system operates; discontent and low morale among staff due to payment issues could quickly result in a decrease in the success of your company. So how exactly do you ensure that your staff is being paid correctly? 

Ensure that your payroll...

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Importance of Having Time and Attendance System for Your Small Business

October 24, 2015

Inaccuracy in timekeeping can be disastrous to a small business, particularly one in services sector as workforce is its largest expense. Without accurate time and attendance information, issues like employees being not paid properly, non-compliance and decreased employee morale will arise. Managing employees, the biggest asset for a small business, becomes easy...

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Performing Small Business Employee Background Checks

September 23, 2015

As with any big business, small businesses need to make sure that their business and their reputation is protected. Hiring a right candidate for the job is very crucial for small businesses. Even a single wrong hire can be devastating. It can hinder productivity, reduce team morale and can also impact customer relations.

Small businesses cannot bear the consequences of hiring a wrong...

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Choosing a Payroll Services Provider for Your Small Business

August 20, 2015

Do you know that one in every three businesses gets penalized by IRS for errors in payroll? Delegating important but time-consuming payroll tasks to a third party can give enormous boost to your business as you will be spending more time on important and strategic activities. Many business owners save time, effort and prevent costly errors by outsourcing their small business payroll...

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Why Outsource Your Small Business Payroll Activities

Ralf Heyer

July 20, 2015

Many small business owners, in the initial years, process payroll themselves with the help of manual in-house bookkeeping staff. They consider in-house processing cost-effective and think their wage information would be safe. While you can do it yourself, processing payroll without proper knowledge of the procedure can result in mistakes, which in turn can be devastating for your small...

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Our New Website!

Apollo Payroll is excited to announce the recent launch of our firm’s new website. We’ve been working very hard to enhance our website and give our firm a fresh look. We’ve also continued to research and identify the latest and greatest technologies to improve the services we provide and ensure we continue to meet your needs.

Take a moment to look around our new...

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