If your business is recovering or expanding and you need to hire new people or re-hire former employees, budget for the true cost of each additional employee. Wages aren’t your only cost. There are various payroll taxes, employee benefits, and hidden costs that can jack up the cost for adding a worker. And new laws may provide tax reductions — or additions -- for staffing up.

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The Forum of Private Business conducted a survey which has revealed that over 90% of business owners think that it will be difficult for their businesses to develop based upon the environment created by the Governments measures outlined in the 2010 Budget.

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Leadership is about standing out from the crowd. The Managers are battling their way through the thickets in the forest, cutting a new pathway; adrenaline pumping and sweat flowing. Read More
No matter how large or small your business is, planning for retirement not only makes good fiscal and tax sense it can also help attract and retain employees. And whether you are a sole proprietor or manage only a few employees, there are many options that can meet your particular needs – if you know how to find them. Read More
Hiring might not keep pace with sales over the next 6 months, executives have told the Busines Roundtable. This post asks is if an aversion to hire is a reaction to failing to "share the pain" earlier in this recession. Read More
In the construction and mechanical industries workers compensation insurance (workers comp) can be a severe expense. Read More
While LinkedIn is still used by most for recruiting and job search, Twitter is really emerging as a social media site to start career conversations. From my vantage point, the advantage of Twitter is the speed with which you can begin engaging others. Its casual nature breaks down some conversational barriers that might exist otherwise. Read More
Organizations will want to consider this effect as they map out workforce and labor strategies into the future. Read More
If your business has been growing but you've been reluctant to take on a new employee because of economic uncertainty or for any other reason, maybe recently enacted tax incentives will convince you to act. The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which was signed into law on March 18, 2010, offers significant tax savings for adding people to your payroll. Read More
Advice and tips on how to manage your time to help you decide on the most valuable use of your time to help you reach your goal.

Learn how to prioritise your work so you use your time effectively. Read More
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