CPEhr is Now Approved as a Credit Provider by the HR Certification Institute

CPEhr is Now Approved as a Credit Provider by the HR Certification Institute

We are very pleased to announce that CPEhr was recently approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute as an authorized provider of recertification credits for PHR, SPHR and GPHR professionals. For close to three years, we have offered free online HR training courses on a monthly basis to our clients, and the small business community. [&hellip


Avoid Common Payroll Mistakes with HR Outsourcing

Avoid Common Payroll Mistakes with HR Outsourcing

With few exceptions, small businesses expend significant resources ensuring that their core operations run smoothly. However, attention must also be paid to peripheral business functions such as workplace safety, employment law, employee benefit administration, and more.  Any misstep in the human resource aspect of a business can derail management’s focus on core activities. To ensure [&hellip


The California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Movement

The California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Movement

In the fall of 2010, New York passed the first ever domestic workers bill of rights, which gives domestic workers the same benefits and rights that many other workers have had for years. The passing of this law marked a huge victory for domestic workers’ rights activists, and may have served to pave the way [&hellip


20 Recruiting Tips to Help Prepare for the Rebounding Economy

20 Recruiting Tips to Help Prepare for the Rebounding Economy

While reports of a “rebounding economy” are still mixed, the fact that so many companies are hiring is an indication that things are beginning to turn around. With 2.5 million people looking for work, hiring managers must be prepared for a massive influx of resumes for each open position they post. For the first time [&hellip


CPEhr Announces Small Business Medical Insurance Renewal Rates, 10 Percent Below Regional Average

CPEhr Announces Small Business Medical Insurance Renewal Rates, 10 Percent Below Regional Average

We are proud to announce that we have just released our 2011 group insurance renewal rates with Anthem Blue Cross of California, and that our  HMO rates fall more than 10 percent below the regional average for comparable plans. As part of our broad Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services, we offers top tier small business [&hellip


Outsourcing Human Resources: Smarter – and More Cost Effective – than Keeping HR In-House

Outsourcing Human Resources: Smarter – and More Cost Effective – than Keeping HR In-House

One of our sales reps recently returned from the field, after signing a human resources outsourcing contract with an infomercial marketing and distribution firm. This was a growing company with fundamental HR needs shared by many, many employers. Their challenges were not unique or exceptions to the rule – they are the rule! Their concerns [&hellip


33 Tips to Reduce Turnover and Ensure Long-Term, Productive Employees

33 Tips to Reduce Turnover and Ensure Long-Term, Productive Employees

Reports consistently show that the cost of employee turnover can be extraordinarily expensive. Estimates range from 150% of total compensation for hourly employees, to 200% – 250% of compensation for managerial and executive staff.  Take the following expenses into consideration when an employee quits or is fired: Costs relating to person leaving: Temp staff filling [&hellip


California Court Sides with Starbucks in Recent Wage & Hour Lawsuit (Yes, you read that correctly!)

California Court Sides with Starbucks in Recent Wage & Hour Lawsuit (Yes, you read that correctly!)

Despite its infamous reputation for favoring employees in labor related lawsuits, the California Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Starbucks in the lawsuit in Price v. Starbucks Corporation. The Case Plaintiff Drake Price was an entry-level barista at Starbucks. A typical shift for him ranged between four and eight hours. On November 11, [&hellip