New Website For IDT Group

iDt Group is the Australasian market leader in Time and Attendance , specialising in the development, implementation and support of workforce management solutions. Formed in 1997 with the vision of helping businesses become more productive, they have over 17 years’ experience helping businesses optimise their labour force, improve productivity and drive profit. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Auckland and Wellington, iDt Group’s sales and support network are amongst the industry’s largest and their team of dedicated implementation and support personnel is tasked with delivering the best customer service available in this region.

Customer service is vital within their industry and, to this end, iDt Group have commissioned a brand new, fresh, easy to read and relevant website. They are adding a support hub to enable their customers to look up Frequently Asked Questions with ‘How To’ guides and videos, and more will be added over time, making it easier for their customers to access 24/7 support. iDt Group’s new website will focus on the customer’s needs in terms of solutions so that they find it is clear and simple to navigate, and it will provide a bit of history, so that potential customers feel that they understand the business, where iDt have come from and where they are going. They will also be including all their newsletters and articles within the site.

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Staffing company outsources payroll to better manage growth

For many second-stage businesses, growing pains come from having to form a department for the first time. it came from having to get rid of one.Impact, a staffing firm formed in 2002, watched its revenue climb every year since the recession, from $7 million in 2010 to $16.5 million last year. The company this month will open its first satellite office, in Chesterfield Township, to be closer to manufacturing clients in that area.
Problem: Managing growth and the payroll department.

In 2010, the company had about 300 workers placed with clients to manage. Company leadership saw that as more workers were placed, the hairier things got in the payroll department. President Pete Davis estimated that for roughly every 75 workers placed, Impact had to put another person on payroll duties, which include the tasks of checking attendance, workers’ compensation and disciplinary issues.At this point, he had three people working on payroll management and already the processes were becoming disorderly. As more employees became involved, more basic organizational issues popped up.

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AbsenceSoft Presents AbsenceTracker – Easy-to-Use FMLA and LOA Management Software

AbsenceSoft  proudly presents AbsenceTracker™, the latest evolution in FMLA and Leave of Absence management software. Designed with the administrator in mind, AbsenceTracker provides companies of all sizes with the tools they need to efficiently, compliantly and cost-effectively manage leaves of absence. AbsenceTracker is a cloud based, secure, mobile friendly leave management system that not only provides compliance support for FMLA and all state leave laws, workflow management and analytics, but it is also fun and easy to use. AbsenceTracker is packed with features such as a step-by-step intake process, automated eligibility calculations, templated communications, full workflow management – from the point of leave request to the return to the work, intermittent leave management tools and detailed reporting to help users make strategic decisions.

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Mountain states again lead nation for small business job gains

For a fourth straight month, the Rocky Mountain states in June topped the nation for small-business job growth over the previous year, according to a monthly report from Colorado’s IHS Inc. and Paychex Inc. Small-business jobs in the mountain states grew by 1.77 percent in June from a year earlier, following May’s 1.41 percent year-over-year increase, April’s 1.75 percent gain and March’s 1.62 percent rise, according to the latest Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index, issued Tuesday. The region includes Colorado as well as Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The mountain region’s growth far outstripped the “East North Central” states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio), which came in at No. 2 with 0.89 percent year-over-year small-business job growth, the report said. On the other hand, the “Middle Atlantic” states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania saw small-business jobs drop 0.39 percent over the one-year period, the greatest decline of any U.S. region. The report comes from Douglas County-based IHS (NYSE: IHS), a global market information and insight provider, and Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX), a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing services for small- to medium-sized businesses.

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Paychex Expands Its Software-As-A-Service Based Solutions By Acquiring Nettime

Paychex, a leading payroll and HR service provider in the U.S., recently acquired nettime solutions, a cloud-based time and attendance solutions provider. This acquisition adds to Paychex’s existing Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) solutions portfolio which includes SurePayroll, ExpenseWire and myStaffingPro.

Nettime solutions has been offering SaaS based time and attendance solutions since 2008. It has performed well in the past with its revenue growing 52% from 2009 to 2012. Its 2012 revenue stood at $4.7 million. For Paychex, whose revenue in 2012 was $2.2 billion, nettime solutions’ revenue is not of any significance. Paychex has acquired nettime primarily to enhance its SaaS product line and to cater to the time and attendance management requirement for small and medium businesses.

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5 Things You Can Outsource to Grow Your Business

Maybe you’ve got mixed feelings about outsourcing. As a business owner, you realize two things. One, in America outsourcing is still a dirty word. Two, it’s also critical to modern business. Regardless of how you feel about it, outsourcing is here to stay. More important, it isn’t all doom and gloom. In fact, outsourcing may be the key to taking your business from the back of your garage to a global enterprise reaching customers on multiple continents. Here are five services to consider outsourcing for your business:

1. Payroll and Taxes

Let’s face it, you didn’t start a business because you loved adding columns and carrying the one (unless you’re an accountant, in which case … you’re just weird). Payroll is one of the most widely outsourced elements of modern business, and you’ll likely save a small bundle through outsourcing. Outsourcing your taxes may not save you a tremendous amount of money, but it will save you headaches and heartbreaks. Small business owners claiming deductions are the most heavily audited sector of American society. Outsource this one, and come next February you can pour yourself a drink and toast your sharp business acumen.

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Integration With Human Resources Aids Payroll Administration

Driven by the demands of the Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) and the increased use by employers of private health exchanges, some benefits experts predict a greater reliance on the use of human resources technologies by payroll departments to aid implementation of the law.

“The best platforms will enable an organization to integrate the numerous functions of benefit administration with their weekly payroll functions,” said Tom Hayes, employee benefits practice leader for the Regions Insurance Group.

The integration of payroll operations is necessary for the streamlined and efficient administrative processes of adding new or updated enrollments and deductions, Hayes said in a February article for HR Professionals Magazine. Additionally, new hires and terminations involve the payroll department and the administration of company health plans, he said.

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15 Time-and-Attendance Systems for Small Businesses

Keeping track of the time your employees work can be harder than you think.

While it might seem like all you need to do is write down how many hours your employees work each day, proper record-keeping requires much more. In addition to logging workers’ hours each day, businesses need to account for vacation days, sick time and overtime, among other things.

To help ensure that the process goes smoothly and accurately, many small businesses use a time-and-attendance system. The system allows businesses to easily manage the process of keeping track of when employees are working and when they’re not. Many systems also integrate with popular payroll and tax solutions, which ensure those processes go smoothly as well.

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Why It’s A ‘Glorious Time’ To Be In HR

Last month employers in the U.S. added 288,000 jobs. It marked the best five month stretch of job creation since 2008 and the U.S. economy has now officially recovered from the job losses of the last great recession. Of course this is great news for everyone. But there’s one tech industry in particular that particularly benefits when more people are working. Those are the companies that make human resources (HR) software.

There has been a quiet explosion of cloud based HR applications during the past few years. And venture capital firms are literally throwing money at the companies that make them

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Outsourcing often helps business owners

“My business is growing and I’m working 80 hours a week but I’m hesitant to hire more employees in case business slows down. Any suggestions?”

Congratulations on your growth. Your concern about hiring is shared by many. There are a couple alternatives to consider.

Hiring people who can perform multiple functions is one choice. An employee might be performing accounting duties this morning, customer service this afternoon and sales tomorrow. A worker with several skills is much more valuable and less likely to be without meaningful work during slow periods.Outsourcing is often a better option. There are companies that specialize in performing specific tasks, allowing business owners to concentrate on running their business.

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