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The impact of COVID-19 on business has required that even the most stable organizations make adjustments to their day-to-day operations. Beginning with not going to work […]

Indianapolis Managepoint: Providing COVID-19 Business Resource

From the early warnings in March through the latest announcements, our team has worked diligently to assist clients with the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses. […]

Paypoint: Payroll Designed for Your Business

Most small to medium-sized businesses understand, outsourcing payroll to the larger companies usually results in awkward software combined with a lack of understanding of a small […]

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Managepoint Celebrates 25 Years Serving Businesses in the Midwest

Managepoint reached a special milestone in 2020. For more than 25 years, we have served Midwest businesses and helped them succeed by providing the support needed […]

How to Create Great Benefits Packages for Employees

We know you don’t want to think about it, but it’s the middle of November. Now through the end of the year, employees will be renewing […]

How to Attract the Right Talent

You’re a small company. Getting the word out about a new position can be hard. You don’t have the manpower to recruit at job fairs, posting […]

5 Ways to Better Your Small Business HR Practices

If you only have a handful of employees, evaluating your HR practices may seem cumbersome and unnecessary. You all work together so well, and having a […]

4 Tips for Social Recruiting

In the freshly explored wilderness of social media and social recruiting, it sometimes feels like anything goes. Rules have yet to be established, and etiquette is […]

6 TOP REASONS for HR Outsourcing, Why it Makes Sense for Employers

There’s a growing trend among small and medium-sized businesses that takes all of the complexities, legal risks, administrative and even people management responsibilities out of the […]

Outsourcing Human Resources…The Best of All for Small and Mid-size Businesses

Small business owners, and their employees understand the benefits of having fewer layers, and less distractions when making decisions…However, they also understand that…

W-2 Notice

W-2’s can be viewed by doing the following steps Access the website portal the same as you would to view check history, etc. https://webpay.managepoint.biz/mng2k/Apex40/ If you […]

3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize Employees

Three ways to coach and not criticize your employees are: define the goal, set feedback expectations early and often, and start every discussion with the goal….

How To Build A Strong Company Culture

How To Build A Strong Company Culture…

Do You Want More Engaged Workers?

Do You Want More Engaged Workers?

WHAT TO TELL YOUR EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE PPACA

What you should be telling your employees now about the PPACA.

PPACA: It’s Time to Get Ready

Some quick advice for companies on the PPACA.

HIGH DEDUCTABLE HEALTH PLANS ON THE RISE

It seems more and more companies are moving to a high-deductable healthcare plan, and are coupling that with a healthcare savings account (HAS) in order to […]

SOME ADDITIONAL INFO ON THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT

Good information from the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

TEN WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR BEST EMPLOYEES QUIT

Why would you want your best employees to quit? You don’t, so don’t make these mistakes with your top performers. You spend lots of time, money […]

HOW TO HANDLE AN ANGRY EMPLOYEE

Having an angry employee is not always a bad thing.

WHY MANAGERS NEED TO DELEGATE

Some great tips for managers on the art of delegation.

WHAT IS A GREAT HUMAN RESOURCES PARTNER?

Five traits of a good HR partner.

HIRING RECENT GRADUATES

Some tips for hiring new college graduates.

CYBER ATTACKS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

Small businesses are targeted by cyber thieves more than you think.

CHANGE AT THE TOP

What happens when changes are made in leadership?

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

It is important to know what it means, and how it can effect your business.

HUMAN RESOURCES AND BUSINESS PRIORITIES MUST MATCH

Human Resources must align themselves with the priorities of the company for organizations to be successful.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AND HUMAN RESOURCES

You should have three solid policies when it comes to social media for your company.

A HUMAN RESOURCES DISASTER?

A large university setting a precedent.

THE PAID SICK TIME DEBATE

Paid time off for sickness is up for debate for small businesses.

DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR CUSTOMERS

Doing what is right for your company and your customers is an “all the time thing”.

HUMAN CAPITOL THE DIFFERENCE FOR SUCCESFUL COMPANIES

Decisions on people should be made with the same principles as decisions made on marketing and technology.

FIRED FOR TWEETING A DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT

Discrimination complaints come in many forms.

HOW TO KEEP TOP PERFORMERS

Four tips to help keep your top performers.

TIPS TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AT WORK

We have all had a point at work where we have put something off.  It could be a project, or a report, or a task that […]

How To Improve Your Hiring

Employees are the most valuable resource of any company. Keeping your good employees and adding to your human resources is typically the hardest job for a […]

HIRING OLDER WORKERS CAN BE TRICKY

Diligence is the key in recruiting and hiring.

So You Made the Big Time!

How you and your employees handle the limelight says a lot about your company.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concerns?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) What does it mean to you?  Your business?  Your employees? Call us to learn how the provisions of […]

WHAT MAKES A GREAT EMPLOYEE?

Some characteristics to look for when building a winning team.

THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE WORKPLACE FOR A BULLY

Tips on how to handle a bully in the office.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Using your entire workforce to help with big picture planning.

FIVE WAYS TO AVOID GETTING THE FLU AT WORK

Keep yourself and your co-workers healthy.

YOU AND THE FLU

Some info from the Center for Disease Control.

CULTURE VS. BRAND

Learn how to leverage both.

CULTIVATING COMPANY CULTURE

Working on your competitive advantage.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT-IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

Tips for better employee engagement.

HOLIDAY BONUS ALTERNATIVES

It’s not always about the dollars…

TRUTH IN HIRING

More than you may want to know!

EMPLOYEE SAFETY…WHEN “NO-SHOWS” HAPPEN

What do you do when an employee doesn’t show up for work?

Under-Performing Employees

What do they cost your company?

Tips For a More Productive Workforce

Some tips for creating a more productive workforce.

EMPLOYEE SHOPPING ON-LINE

Half of all employees will shop on-line from work this holiday season.

Cyberstalking and Your Business

It seems that harassment is always on the forefront for your human resources department.  With social media, texting, and other electronic media, “cyberstalking” is an issue […]

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET HELP

Focus on your core business, and leave Human Resources to us.

HUMAN RESOURCES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The Internet (winnernet, interwebs, or whatever else you call it) is here to stay.  I am afraid it is not like pet rocks, or mood rings, […]

Three Jobs Your Startup Should Outsource

As a startup, you have a core team that has a wealth of knowledge, or technical skills, to help you get your business running.  What you […]

HARRASSMENT AND THE LAW

At Managepoint, we train our customers in a variety of areas in our role as our clients Human Resources department.  Harassment training is something that all […]

BENEFITS-MORE THAN JUST OPEN ENROLLMENT

  Many companies are working hard right now with benefits providers,  negotiating and finalizing benefit plans for their employees and getting ready to roll them out […]

Can Small Businesses Grant Employees Voting Leave?

No federal law grants private employees the right to take time off work to vote, but a majority of states have such provisions. In addition, some […]

5 Ways to Manage Different Personality Types

We are going to talk about the different personalities each generation brings and how to handle them. Vivian Giang helps us to understand that managing a […]

Interviews Are Over, Now You Are Hired

So the interviews are over, and you have new employees on board.  Now what?  How do you make the on-boarding experience one that helps retain new […]

BENEFITS UPDATE: Pharmacy Network Changes

Advantage Health Solutions and EnvisionRxOptions continually strive to provide access to affordable prescription medications.  They work diligently to secure the best possible prices for you and […]

3 Secrets of Happy Employees

According to a recent study on employees’ best days they reported making progress in their work 76% and being collaborative 53%. When employees are unhappy those […]

Payroll is no Joke!

I had worked for an Information Technology company for about a year when one payday I received two paychecks. The personnel office informed me that the […]

What Motivates Us to Get Up For Work Every Day?

We have had many articles recently exploring what it is that really motivates you employees. One common theme we found was that money is not the […]

Know Who You Are Hiring

Last year, Homeland Security Investigations and Immigration and Customs Enforcement served 2400 notices of inspection and fined companies in excess of $10 Million.  These notices also […]

OHSA’s Severe Violators Offered a Fresh Start

Since the June 2010 start of the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has named 330 employers as severe violators, according […]

Making the Right Hire

We have blogged about managing employees, attitudes, how much authority to give employees, interview questions, and performance reviews. What we haven’t covered is making the right […]

Workplace Safety is Not Just for Manufacturing

Workplace safety is for everyone, not just manufacturing facilities.  There are job hazards at every business.  Understanding the possibility of these hazards is job one to […]

What to do with a Workplace Whiner

The workplace environment at your small business can be a complex place. There are a various interactions that go on between all of the employees. Some […]

Managing Employees and Yourself

Managing people is hard.  You have to manage time, function, effort, and problems…both your employees and your own.  Having a Human Resources partner can help with […]

Remembering Our Heroes

Please remember the 3,000 who passed on this day, and the heroes that helped us all!!  We will never forget!

The Top 5 Pain Points of Performance Reviews

Performance Reviews are something you have to do. From large corporations to small businesses, everyone has to do them. According to a poll by the Society […]

You Started Your Business Because…

Or better yet…Reasons Why You Did Not Start a Business: Payroll, HSA, FSA, HRA, Time & Attendance Tracking, Group Benefits, Workers Compensation, Taxes, Human Resources, Training […]

Pay Attention to Your Business

What part of your business do you love best??  Building your product?  Delivering your service?  Interacting with your prospects and customers?  Whatever it is, I am […]

How Much Freedom Should You Give Your Employees?

As companies try to right size their ranks with infrastructure and employees, the question of how to manage their resources is always on the top of […]

Interview Questions That Can Tell You Everything About a Candidate….

The interview is the most important part of the employee selection process.  It’s the only chance you get to speak with a candidate one-on-one before you’ve […]

Increased Pay for Increased Performance?

There are many different theories when it comes to doling-out pay increases and bonuses.  While most companies have a policy in regards to compensation, implementation of […]

Bring Your Own Device to Work

The CCMI (Center for Communications Management Information) research firm recently released a study involving 116 IT and Telecom professionals that found that 60% of companies still […]

Are Your Workers Happy?

Nope…at least half of them are not.  This according to Mercer’s What’s Working Survey, which interviewed over 2400 workers in the US, (30,000 worldwide) with over […]