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June 21, 2013
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. I recently co-authored a piece with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg for ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership about the importance of correctly classifying employees under the Affordable Care Act.

June 19, 2013
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June 17, 2013
In a post I wrote last week, I discussed why senior leaders tend to be poor interviewers. Today, I want to offer a few “solutions” that may help improve a company’s hiring process, starting with senior executives. 1. Tap into HRMake sure that the chief human resources professional is well-versed in talent management techniques.

June 12, 2013
Have you ever sat in an interview with a senior executive of an organization and left the meeting scratching your head? You are not alone -- senior executives generally tend to be the world's worst interviewers. One might ask, why? These people have risen to the top, so they must have delivered solid interviews at some point in their careers.

June 6, 2013
Our May Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant increase of 1.91 percent during the month, following a slight increase of .43 percent in small business hiring in April. In an interesting contrast, ADP’s May jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 135,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 167,000 jobs.

May 30, 2013
I recently spoke to Ann Carrns of The New York Times about a situation that no business wants to find itself in: preparing for an audit. Anyone who has ever been through an audit can tell you that it’s intimidating and nerve-wracking, so in the interview, I provided some tips to help business owners survive the audit process.

May 22, 2013
Edington Associates LLC, in conjunction with CBIZ Employee Services, a division of CBIZ Inc., recently announced the winners of the 2013 Edington Next Practice Awards. Calls for submissions began on December 12, 2012. As the public and private sectors seek new approaches and solutions to solve our country’s health care crisis, the Next Practice Awards recognize organizations that are actively engaged in the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace and workforce.

May 17, 2013
Dove’s new “Real Beauty” campaign, where a police sketch artist draws pictures of women’s appearances (one with a description from the person being drawn and a second with a depiction from someone else), is turning many heads, as it reveals the reality of how many women view themselves.

May 15, 2013
Earlier this month, our April Small Business Employment Index was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Crain's Cleveland Business, as the SBEI continues to become an integral part of the country's employment discussion.

May 9, 2013
If you read my post on choosing the right business entity, you are aware of the existence of four main business entities: LLCs, S-corps, partnerships and C-corps. The first three -- LLCs, partnerships and S-corps -- are commonly grouped together because they share many traits and are known as pass-through entities.

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