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March 6, 2014
For the second consecutive month, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring decrease (-.40 percent) in February. This slight dip in employment matches up with lower-than-expected results from ADP, which reported that 139,000 employees were added in the private sector while economists initially called for 158,000 new jobs to be created in February.

February 26, 2014
As is true of nearly every one of his State of the Union addresses, President Obama highlighted gender equality in his address on January 28. This time, he even underscored the point with a popular reference to the 1950s-style workforce policies one might view on AMC’s “Mad Men.

February 19, 2014
In a previous post, we discussed nonqualified deferred compensation plans as a way to reward key employees and executives and addressed five common questions with deferred compensation plans.Now, let’s get more specific and discuss a particular type of deferred compensation, equity-based compensation.

February 18, 2014
After previously delving into nonqualified stock options and incentive stock options , our equity-based compensation series will now turn its focus to restricted stock. Read on for more information about this form of compensation.

February 14, 2014
Today's guest post is brought to you by Bonnie Evelyn, National Practice Leader of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance. Bonnie can be reached at bevelyn@cbiz.com. With the new changes in place with the Affordable Care Act, business owners are faced with striking a balance between providing health care benefits that are most important for employees and utilizing options that are most cost-efficient for their bottom line.

February 6, 2014
With the end of the holiday shopping season, coupled with inclement weather hitting a large portion of the nation, a hiring decline in the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) was expected. While an employment decrease is never hoped for, especially after showing continuous gains, there is a positive aspect and slight sign of improvement -- last month’s decline (- 2.

January 30, 2014
The start of the New Year is a great time for employers to take a look at their businesses and set goals for having the best and brightest talent staffing their companies in 2014. When aiming to grow a firm, the recruiting and selection process is vital, and many risks can stand in the way of locating the suitable “fits” for a company.

January 22, 2014
With 2014 well underway, chances are you thought about some resolutions for the New Year. Perhaps you’re getting healthier, saving more money, or learning a new skill.Hopefully that period of self-reflection included some resolutions for your business.

January 16, 2014
Private healthcare exchanges are one of the biggest trends in the employee benefits world right now, and will likely continue to be for the foreseeable future.The term “exchange” only entered the employee benefits vernacular within the last several years.

January 14, 2014
Chief Financial Officers of America: We want to hear about what you do outside the office for round two of CBIZ’s “Behind the Numbers -- The Secret Lives of CFOs” contest.Perhaps you’re like last year’s winner, Cathy Shoenfeld, and love to spend time outdoors.

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