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How to Reduce Employee Burnout

How to Reduce Employee Burnout

Burnout is something everyone experiences in the workplace at one time or another. Projects become overwhelming, leaders or clients set unrealistic expectations, and employees start losing sleep, productivity and satisfaction. As a leader, human resources professional or decision-maker, you have the ability to create a burnout-free workplace. Challenging situations will inevitably arise from time to…
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Safety spotlight: Employers’ most-cited OSHA violations of 2018

Safety spotlight: Employers’ most-cited OSHA violations of 2018

Note: This part of a series of stories aimed at encouraging businesses to think proactively about safety.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued employers thousands of citations for safety violations this year. Companies have been slapped with nearly 30,000 violations through the first three quarters of 2018, according to OSHA data. And many…
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Safety spotlight: New OSHA program targets employers with high workplace injury rates

Safety spotlight: New OSHA program targets employers with high workplace injury rates

Note: This part of a series of stories aimed at encouraging businesses to think proactively about safety.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a new program to crack down on employers with high incidences of workplace injuries. OSHA’s site-specific initiative will target for inspection manufacturing and non-manufacturing employers with high injury rates….
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How to Attract Top Talent for Your Organization

How to Attract Top Talent for Your Organization

The market for top candidates is competitive. With companies offering a laundry list of perks, how can you make yours stand out and attract the best candidates? You get what you pay for As you know, acquiring the best, top-of-the-line option of anything usually requires opening your wallet and shelling out some extra cash. Attracting…
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Syndeo implementation director selected for Wichita Business Journal leadership program

Syndeo implementation director selected for Wichita Business Journal leadership program

The Wichita Business Journal selected Jenna Marceau to participate in its Emerging Leaders program. Marceau, director of implementation and systems management at Syndeo Outsourcing, is one of 76 young professionals from companies across the Wichita area who are participating in the program. The Wichita Business Journal created the Emerging Leaders program, now in its fourth…
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Syndeo Outsourcing lands on Inc. 5000 ‘fastest-growing’ list

Syndeo Outsourcing lands on Inc. 5000 ‘fastest-growing’ list

Syndeo Outsourcing is again on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Wichita-based Syndeo landed at No. 3,147 on the annual Inc. list with a three-year growth rate of 126 percent. This marks the second-consecutive year the company, which provides human resources consulting and outsourcing, employee benefits administration, payroll services,…
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Syndeo Outsourcing named Wichita Business Journal Best Places to Work finalist

Syndeo Outsourcing named Wichita Business Journal Best Places to Work finalist

Add another honor to the list. Syndeo Outsourcing has been selected as a Wichita Business Journal Best Places to Work Finalist for the second consecutive year. This year’s competition – albeit a friendly one – includes 44 local companies that are divided into small, medium and large categories based on employee count. Syndeo is a…
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HR tips: Managing performance with documentation

HR tips: Managing performance with documentation

Proper documentation is a key component of managing employee performance. Human resources experts say documentation should be thorough because poor documentation can be worse than having no documentation of employee performance. Tonja Sowder, Vice President of Human Resources at Syndeo Outsourcing, says proper documentation protects employer liability and lessens litigious action. She says documentation also…
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Syndeo payroll leader receives industry gold-standard certification

Syndeo payroll leader receives industry gold-standard certification

If a large weight appears to have been lifted off Glenda Buche’s shoulders. It has. She marked the end of a strenuous five-months-long process on Sept. 29 by earning her Certified Payroll Professional designation through the American Payroll Association. Buche, senior payroll leader at Syndeo Outsourcing, only needed one word to describe her feelings about…
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Maness selected for NAPEO board

Maness selected for NAPEO board

Bill Maness, president and CEO of Syndeo Outsourcing, has been elected as a board member for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. He is one of 24 members of NAPEO’s board of directors. Of that, 22 are from NAPEO member organizations. Two board members are from associate member companies, essentially service providers to the…
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PEO industry expands its reach across the U.S.

PEO industry expands its reach across the U.S.

The outsourced human resources industry is alive and well. New research shows professional employer organizations (PEO) accounted for 3.7 million worksite employees working for roughly 175,000 businesses nationwide, according to a study commissioned by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. The analysis, completed by human resources analytics firm McBassi & Co. Inc., estimates PEO…
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The Pros and Cons of Hiring: Employee vs Contractor

The Pros and Cons of Hiring: Employee vs Contractor

As a small business owner, there will come a point when you need extra help and will start thinking about hiring either a full-time employee or an outside contractor. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are the same thing. They aren’t. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of hiring employees vs. independent contractors…
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Hiring Guidelines for Internships

Hiring Guidelines for Internships

Soon students and new graduates will be flooding into the workspace over the summer and throughout the year looking for internships. As an employer, it’s tempting to bring on interns in hopes of offering a “permanent” job later on down the road. Whether it’s a paid or unpaid internship, you do have to be mindful…
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HR Trends on the Rise in 2018

HR Trends on the Rise in 2018

As the middle of 2018 draws near, we can now get a better grasp on the HR trends that are on the rise and weed out the predictions that didn’t take hold. With older generations moving on, younger generations moving in, artificial intelligence taking over and the need to cultivate a more diverse work environment,…
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Five Ways to Help Prepare Today’s Kids For Tomorrow’s Workforce

Five Ways to Help Prepare Today’s Kids For Tomorrow’s Workforce

Our nation’s workforce continues to evolve in its ideas, products, processes and services while at the same time being affected by naturally occurring demographic shifts. Our aging Baby Boomer generation is being replaced by Millennials and, eventually, Generation Z. These changes have, and will continue to, result in a more competitive economy that affects the…
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How and Why to Demonstrate Respect in the Workplace

How and Why to Demonstrate Respect in the Workplace

Ask anyone in the workforce what they most desire from their superiors, and the answer is likely to be treated with dignity and respect. In the workplace, over half of employees feel that they don’t regularly get respect from upper management. This is important to pay attention to because employees report that being treated with…
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How to Create a Culture That Makes Employees Want to Stay

How to Create a Culture That Makes Employees Want to Stay

When people think about company culture, they often think of open, collaborative floor plans, company-provided gym memberships and lunches, plus unlimited vacation time. Although these on-the-job perks can play into employee morale and retention, building a great company culture doesn’t involve an office redesign or an updated employee benefits sheet. By making your company personal,…
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What to Do If You Have Not Received Your W-2 Tax Form

What to Do If You Have Not Received Your W-2 Tax Form

W-2 tax forms should be mailed to you or delivered electronically before January 31st. A W-2 that was mailed may take a few days to make it to your mailbox, but if you still haven’t received it after the first week of February, there are four steps to take so you can begin filing your…
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What to Do When Your Employees Ask to Work From Home

What to Do When Your Employees Ask to Work From Home

As you may have guessed, the future is leaning towards remote work. In a survey conducted at London Business School’s Global Leadership Summit, of the 600 executives, entrepreneurs and business academics in attendance, 34 percent said more than 50 percent of their full-time workforce would be working remotely within three years. And 25 percent said…
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2018 ACA Plans Double For 25-50 Employee Businesses

2018 ACA Plans Double For 25-50 Employee Businesses

Some businesses with 25 to 50 employees were grandfathered into old health care plans that will no longer be available. Businesses who currently have coverage through a grandfathered plan will need to transition to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2018. The new ACA plan comes with a…
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How Longer Lifespans May Be Changing the Workforce

How Longer Lifespans May Be Changing the Workforce

Due to technology, medicine, and improvements in public health, people are living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. life expectancy reached 78.8 years in 2014. Physical activity and healthy eating habits have also contributed to this and, in turn, these new ways of living and our longer lifespans are…
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Ten Tips on Giving Impactful Employee Performance Reviews

Ten Tips on Giving Impactful Employee Performance Reviews

One of the most important advantages of any business is its people. When the workforce is in tune the business can thrive. Employee performance reviews are a necessity when it comes to achieving peak performance. No, reviews aren’t always seen as “fun”, but they are beneficial to the company, the manager and the employee. Here…
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How to Create a Winning Resume

How to Create a Winning Resume

Writing a resume can sometimes feel like an impossible task. How long should it be? How do you find the right balance between modesty and confidence? With so many different formats to choose from, how do you know which one will “wow” its readers? In the end, creating a winning resume comes down to just…
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How to Attract High Quality Out-Of-Town Candidates

How to Attract High Quality Out-Of-Town Candidates

When it comes to finding quality candidates, you may be missing out on opportunities due to your geographical location. However, there is a way to grab the attention of those you find to have the skills, talent, culture and ambition that you’re seeking, even if they reside out of town. By knowing how to overcome…
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How to Break Down Your W2 Form

How to Break Down Your W2 Form

The most common tax form U.S. employees receive is a W2 form. These forms are sent to employees each year in January so they can file their taxes with the correct documentation. Let’s take a closer look at how to break down the W2 form so the employer and employee will always know what to…
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Private Offices Versus Open Workspaces: Which is Best For Your Team?

Private Offices Versus Open Workspaces: Which is Best For Your Team?

When trying to conjure up a workspace that will suit each individual and foster creativity, two different scenarios are often considered: should you provide a solitary environment with private offices, or a collaborative environment with an open workspace? Let’s take a look at why each one has its own benefits and downsides. Cost Because private…
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Syndeo Outsourcing Selected For the Inc. 5000 List

Syndeo Outsourcing Selected For the Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine included Syndeo on its annual listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. Syndeo is ranked 1,754 on the 36th prestigious Inc. 5,000 list with a growth of 222% in the last three years. The Inc. 5000 list is the most comprehensive look at America’s successful independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Pandora,…
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Ten “Good Boss” Behaviors to Implement

Ten “Good Boss” Behaviors to Implement

Having a good boss can be one of the reasons employees stay at their job. Have you ever heard the phrase, “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers”? This certainly rings true as a recent study showed that 50% of people have left a job because of a bad boss. No, bosses shouldn’t be overly…
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Nine Tips on Conducting an Effective Interview

Nine Tips on Conducting an Effective Interview

Have you ever been interviewed for a job before? The answer is probably yes. Conducting an effective interview boils down to knowing how job seekers prepare for it. Even if you’ve conducted thousands of interviews, there’s always room to make it a more comfortable process. 1. Know Exactly What You’re Looking For If you don’t…
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Ten Cover Letter Mistakes That Everyone Should Avoid

Ten Cover Letter Mistakes That Everyone Should Avoid

Do you need to write a cover letter in order to apply for a job? In most cases, the answer is yes. Your cover letter may make the difference between landing a job interview or having your resume thrown away, so it’s important to steer clear of mistakes that a potential employer will notice right…
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Syndeo Approved as First Kansas-Based Certified Professional Employer Organization

Syndeo Approved as First Kansas-Based Certified Professional Employer Organization

Syndeo has been approved as the first, and currently only, Kansas-based Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO). This certification is currently held by only 84 companies nationwide. The new PEO certification program was established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as part of the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA). PEOs are companies that handle HR, payroll,…
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Severe Weather Policies in the Workplace

Severe Weather Policies in the Workplace

Severe weather emergencies can range from thunderstorms and tornadoes to snow and sleet. You must prepare your business for closure when employees could experience dangerous conditions trying to make it to their place of employment. But, are these policies set in stone? Do you make your own policies? Let’s take a closer look so you…
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Five Characteristics of a People-Oriented Company

Five Characteristics of a People-Oriented Company

The definition of a “people-oriented company” is one that cares about their employees and is invested in their success. The individual is respected, valued and empowered. Focusing on people makes good business sense. In the increasingly competitive landscape of goods and services, a company’s people are the differentiator. And companies aren’t just in competition for…
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Try These Five Effective Employee Rewards

Try These Five Effective Employee Rewards

Employee rewards are a form of recognition that shouldn’t be thought of as “nice”, but instead, necessary. By providing your employees with simple rewards, you are reinforcing the actions and behaviors you most want to see repeated. Since the majority of employees want you to see them as essential contributors, and truly want to be…
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When a Toxic Worker is Well Liked by Superiors … Then What?

When a Toxic Worker is Well Liked by Superiors … Then What?

Toxic workers can make their co-workers unhappy, frustrated, less productive and even reconsider their place of employment. Perhaps these toxic workers do great work, they meet their bottom lines and they’re always cheerful around their superiors. In these cases, they tend to be well liked by management. The challenge is that they may be unaware…
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Fifteen Ways to Improve Interoffice Communication

Fifteen Ways to Improve Interoffice Communication

In the workplace, communication is vital when it comes to achieving success and happiness. The quality of an organization’s internal communication often says a lot about the company itself—the environment, the culture and employee retention and happiness. If you feel you’re coming up short, fortunately there are plenty of ways you can improve interoffice communication….
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How to Effectively Onboard Remote Employees

How to Effectively Onboard Remote Employees

Working remotely offers many distinct benefits for both employers and employees, but there are challenges. Engagement and connection are more difficult to instill across the miles. Remote employees can become isolated entities rather than part of a team working towards a common goal. Helping remote employees engage, focus and connect begins with the onboarding process….
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Five Surprising Statistics About Workplace Flexibility

Five Surprising Statistics About Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Trends surveyed over 1,000 professionals as well as 116 HR leaders to understand their views on workplace flexibility. Here are five surprising statistics according to their study. 67% of HR professionals think that their employees have a balanced work-life, yet 45% of employees feel that they don’t have enough time each week to do personal…
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