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Business Services Blog

Explore CBIZ’s latest business services insights on the critical issues that help advance accounting, tax, insurance, HR and much more at your organization. Search for exactly what you need to succeed below.

May 7, 2014
In a previous post, we introduced our equity-based compensation series and discussed the ins and outs of nonqualified stock options (NQSOs) . For the second installment of this series, let’s talk about incentive stock options (ISOs).

May 1, 2014
Increasing by 1.25 percent in April, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a consecutive hiring increase -- the index also showed growth in March. Furthermore, for the month of April, the 2014 SBEI results are the most vigorous since April 2011.

April 23, 2014
I recently had a conversation over coffee with a gentleman who had an issue with the hiring process, which many other job seekers share: Why do companies fail to consider outside-of-the-box candidates when filling vacancies? To give you background, this individual is well-credentialed with over 20 years of experience at a major brand-name financial services company.

April 17, 2014
Today's guest post is brought to you by Zack Pace, Senior Vice President of Benefits Consulting at CBIZ, Inc. Zack can be reached at ZPace@cbiz.com or www.linkedin.com/in/zackpace. Follow him on Twitter @zpace_benefits.For employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s 2015 Shared Responsibility requirements, there are several important regulations to watch for and follow in 2014 and the years ahead when offering your employees enrollment options.

April 9, 2014
The 2013 tax deadline is just around the corner. While you might still be recovering from gathering all the necessary paperwork, answering a plethora of confusing questions and racing to beat the clock, the time to start thinking about 2014 tax planning is actually now.

April 3, 2014
After two months of declines, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) entered positive territory, increasing by 1.01 percent during March. Historically for the SBEI, the month of March has reported hiring increases. With staffing declines in January and February, we looked to the uncertainty surrounding areas like the Affordable Care Act as something that could be impacting small business hiring.

March 27, 2014
Women and workplace equality -- we have been talking about this issue for decades and still have not witnessed a truly equal setting. My CBIZ colleague, Priya Kapila, recently wrote about women and parity, covering to the ever-present pay gap. We are still talking about the same problems when it comes to the corporate world, but not seeing real solutions.

March 21, 2014
As the spring weather draws more and more people outdoors, we can expect to see more gym memberships dusted off and outdoor activity picked up in anticipation of healthy summer living. To this extent, businesses will likely see more action on the parts of their employees, something that is encouraged by many employers through the implementation of wellness programs in the workplace.

March 12, 2014
A new, alarming trend that should concern everyone -- especially during tax season -- is identity theft targeted at generating fraudulent tax refunds. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported last September that the number of confirmed tax return filings involving identity theft increased from 1 million returns for the 2011 processing year to 1.

March 10, 2014
The Human Capitalizing blog is a forum for some of our best industry insights and opinions on the issues affecting employers, employees and business management.In addition to disseminating information on the blog, many CBIZ professionals actively share information and trends on other social platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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