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Why Annual Performance Reviews are a Thing of the Past

Annual performance reviews were standard practice for decades but today many employers are choosing more frequent feedback. Here’s why.

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How to Calculate your Employee Absence Rate

When unplanned absences become chronic, they pose a serious risk to businesses. Get to the root cause by calculating your employee absence rate.

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Small Business Tips to Prepare for Year End

If you’re a small business owner, now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare for year end.

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Standard HR Reports Every Small Business Needs

Analyzing HR reports is an important part of running a successful business.

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5 Ways to Invest in Employee Mental Health

Employers should view investing in employee mental health as a strategic investment.

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Why HR Training is Important for Small Businesses

HR training and development programs are a key HR service. Here’s why HR training is important for small businesses.

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How To Get Employees Excited about Benefits

Benefits open enrollment season is here! Here’s How To Get Employees Excited about Benefits.

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How to Prepare for Benefits Open Enrollment Season

Benefits open enrollment season is right around the corner. Here’s how to prepare.

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What is Quiet Quitting and How Can HR Address It?

Quiet quitting is the latest buzzword in workplace trends. HR can address quiet quitting by taking several proactive steps.

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Why is Accuracy so Important When Doing a Payroll?

In honor of National Payroll Week, we are talking about why is accuracy so important when doing a payroll?

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Why is Workers’ Compensation Insurance Important?

Every business in Hawaii with employees is legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Why is Workers’ Compensation Insurance Important?

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2022 NPS Survey Results Show Why So Many Hawaii Businesses Trust Makai HR for Human Resources Support 

2022 NPS Survey Results Show Why So Many Hawaii Businesses Trust Makai HR for Human Resources Support 

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Payroll Solutions: Benefits of Direct Deposit and Paycards over Paper Checks

PEOs offer many solutions that improve worker experiences, including convenient payroll solutions like paycards and direct deposit.

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Top 5 Safety Needs for Construction Company Success

In the construction industry, businesses need to take extra care to ensure the safety of their workers in order to avoid unnecessary workplace injuries and worker’s compensation claims.

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What is Employee Turnover and How to Calculate Employee Turnover Rate

Employee turnover is expensive and disruptive but a PEO can help. Here’s how to calculate your employee turnover rate.

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Hawaii’s New Minimum Wage Law Goes into Effect October 1, 2022

Hawaii’s New Minimum Wage Law Goes into Effect October 1, 2022 with the first increase to $12.00.

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How Payroll with Makai HR Can Help Employee Engagement

When workers have good experiences with their employer, they have better employee engagement; leading to higher retention rates and increased productivity.

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The True Cost of Employee Turnover

High employee turnover affects businesses negatively in lost money but also in decreased morale and productivity.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Now Available with Makai HR!

We have great news for all Makai HR clients! The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is now available!

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How Strong Employee Connection Improves Employee Engagement

In workplaces with strong employee connections, employees have greater wellbeing and happiness, lower stress, and higher employee engagement.

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Organizational Structure of a Construction Company

Many construction companies use functional design for creating their organizational charts.

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Why Your Small Restaurant Needs HR

Having HR in a restaurant can contribute to a healthy work environment and support effective hiring that leads to higher employee retention.

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How to Retain Employees in 2022

We are looking at a “great reshuffling” with workers moving from business to business in search of better jobs, even after they’ve been recently hired.

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How to Create an Employee Talent Pipeline

A talent pipeline can be used by businesses in all industries to build a pool of qualified candidates.

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10 Ways to Increase Warehouse Efficiency & Productivity through HR Strategies

Increasing warehouse efficiency and productivity are an important part of managing a warehouse.

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Top 5 Most Important HR Compliance Tasks for Small Businesses

No one gets into business because they’re excited to learn about employer laws but HR compliance tasks for small businesses are an important part of doing business.

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5 Tips for Hiring Warehouse Workers

When it comes to tips for hiring warehouse workers, warehouse managers must create a strategy to attract the workers they need.

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Top 4 HR Challenges in the Construction Industry

The construction industry faces some challenges when it comes to workers.

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Why HR Is Important to the Food and Beverage Industry

Businesses in all industries benefit from HR. Let’s explore why HR is important to the food and beverage industry based on the particular HR challenges it is facing today.

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Organizational Design for a More Responsive Organization

Improving efficiency and effectiveness are worthwhile goals, but they can lead to a fragile organization. What if organizational design could be used to create a more responsive organization?

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Top 6 Reasons Employees Are Quitting Their Jobs

It’s no secret that American employees are quitting their jobs in droves since last summer. …

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HR Guide for Employee Activism

In the current climate of uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, it’s important for employers to understand employee activism and how to handle it.

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6 Steps to Ensure HR Compliance

Avoiding HR compliance related lawsuits, penalties, and fines is one of the many reasons that …

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How to Help Your Employees Transition Back to the Workplace

As the country eases into a new “post-pandemic” normal, workers are being called back to …

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Understanding Five Generations in the Workplace

There are five generations of workers currently dominating the workplace, each with their own unique …

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Payroll Tax Deadlines Are Coming Up: Is Your Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

For most small businesses, including sole proprietorships, household employers, and C corporations, business taxes for …

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Hawaii Salary History Ban Laws: What You Need to Know About Salary Disclosure

On July 5, 2018, Gov. David Y. Ige signed S.B. 2351 into law, which prohibits …

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Risks and Benefits of Sharing an Employee Handbook Publicly

An employee handbook is a document created by HR and given to employees by an …

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How to Support a Healthier Work-Life Balance for Your Employees

The emergence of Covid-19 has made the whole world stop and think more about what …

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Top 5 Most Important Leadership Skills

While managers play an important role in ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly, company leaders …

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How to Manage Unavoidable Layoffs

While business owners would always prefer to be maintaining or growing a company, there are …

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Top 5 2022 HR Trends

The pandemic has affected the world and businesses in profound ways and that includes HR. …

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Small Business Owners: How to Determine if You are an Applicable Large Employer under the ACA

New Small Business Owners need to know How to Determine if You are an Applicable Large Employer under the ACA for the employer mandate.

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Signs That You are Misclassifying an Employee as a 1099 Contract Worker

What is the difference between a contract worker and an employee? Here are 5 signs you are misclassifying an employee as a contractor.

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6 Tips to Make Your Team Meetings More Effective

If team meetings are an essential part of your business, read on for tips on how to make your meetings the best that they can be.

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Should We, or Shouldn’t We? In-Person Holiday Parties 2021

With the holiday season starting this week, it’s time for HR teams to plan their company’s annual office party – if they are having one.

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It’s the Time of Year for Small Businesses to Consider Holiday Bonuses

It’s the Time of Year for Small Businesses to Consider Holiday Bonuses. The types and amounts of bonuses vary from company to company.

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6 Payroll Tips for Hawaii Small Business Owners

Payroll is an important HR task to get right. Let’s take a look at some payroll tips for Hawaii small business owners.

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Top 5 Benefits of Performance Management Systems

No matter what type of performance management system your business has in place, you should be getting several benefits out of the process.

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How Can Employers Get the Most out of an Employee Wellness Program?

While employers are not likely to ever see a huge ROI from a wellness program, there are some things they can do to make it worthwhile.

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