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January 9, 2014
Wrapping up 2013, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) for December showed a slight increase in hiring -- a .31 percent boost for the month. This continues the modest increase the index reported in November. Wednesday’s ADP December survey provided positive numbers, releasing data on the 238,000 jobs added during the month.

December 11, 2013
What can we expect in terms of employee compensation in 2014? For better or worse, plans for employee compensation next year suggest pay practices will be largely the same as those of the past two years. As a result, we expect several trends to continue to impact employee compensation design in 2014.

December 5, 2013
Reporting a .52 percent hiring increase during November, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) saw a slight boost due to this year’s holiday season. Even though nearly half (54 percent) of companies surveyed did not change staffing last month, 24.

November 14, 2013
Getting more women to the boardroom table has been debated by businesses for years. Recently, the news has been even more prevalent, with major companies like Twitter being in the hot seat. After making the headlines for filing an initial public offering, some of that lime light was refocused to the lack of women on Twitter’s board.

November 7, 2013
The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a .42 percent decrease in hiring for October. Even though there was a decline, the index showed that the amount of companies boosting headcounts was a bit higher than those showing decreases. With hiring in the small business sector slightly down, we can look to delayed seasonal hiring as a factor.

October 15, 2013
Recently, my colleague Priya Kapila wrote about how employers can manage millennials. The piece offered great insight on the impact of millennials (now and in the future). In this post, I’d like to take it a step further and discuss how employers can retain a multigenerational workforce.

October 9, 2013
In this day and age of heightened efficiency, many businesses have wondered whether it’s worth hiring skilled employees or outsourcing those services instead.While every business’ needs are different, outsourcing can be an efficient process that gives a business access to higher levels of talent than its owner might otherwise be able to afford by hiring an employee with those same skills.

October 3, 2013
While the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) returned to positive territory in August, the index reported a 2.15 percent decline in employment for September. This is not overly alarming, however, given that there has been a drop in September hiring levels for the past four years.

September 18, 2013
Millennials are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the workplace, due in part to the group’s population -- there are 80 million in the U.S. alone. While demographic studies vary somewhat, the general consensus is that millennials (individuals born between 1980 and 2000) will make up at least half of the U.

September 5, 2013
Returning to positive territory for the first time since May, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring increase for the month of August. Up 1.23 percent, the SBEI sheds positive light on small business hiring. However, it is evident that the majority of filled positions that created this hiring increase were part-time.

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