The Axcet Blog

How to Handle Employment Verification Calls

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As an employer, you'll likely receive your fair share of employment verification requests. And while the first thing to come to mind when you hear "employment verification" may be prospective employers inquiring about past employees, these...

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What Employees Really Want from Work

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Have you ever wondered why some companies are consistently recognized as being one of the best places to work? What is it about these organizations that is so desirable? It doesn’t happen by coincidence and it’s not a quick and easy fix, like...

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New Year, New HR Trends: 4 Transformations to Watch for in 2019

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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, last year was a busy year for human resources professionals and business owners. For starters, it was the first time ever there were more jobs than people out of work. According to the Bureau of Labor...

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Drugs on the Job: What Employers Should Know about Opioids in the Workplace

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Chances are one or more of your employees misuses or knows someone who abuses opioids, the powerful prescription pain relievers that can cause impairment, addiction and fatal overdose. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

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Key Law Changes Affecting Small Businesses in 2018: A Year in Review

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We may have closed the books on 2018, but the employment law changes, high profile sexual harassment cases and data breach headlines of the previous year will continue to impact business owners in 2019. From businesses attempting to navigate...

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HR Outsourcing: A Tool for Building a Better Business

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Smart business owners and managers use outsourcing as a growth tool. Outsourcing to professionals who have industry-specific business acumen you don’t possess frees up your time to focus on income-generating activities – and typically saves...

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The Quagmire of HR Compliance Can Make or Break Smaller Companies

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According to the second annual National Small Business Compliance Pulse Survey, 74 percent of U.S. small business owners say employment laws are increasingly complex and readily admit they are not human resources experts. Further, the survey...

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Taboo Goes Up in Smoke: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

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On November 6, 2018, Missouri became the 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana. Voters overwhelmingly passed a state constitution amendment allowing the possession, use, purchase and sale of pot for medicinal purposes.

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Recovering from Disaster: 7 Steps for Protecting Your Business' Most Important Assets

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When at last the winds have subsided, the waters receded or the earth stopped shaking, your small business may just be starting its greatest fight for survival. According to a late 2017 Federal Reserve study, almost all small businesses struck by...

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Medical Marijuana: New Laws in Missouri Create Questions for Employers

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Missouri voters cast their ballots earlier this month with the majority (66 percent) voting to approve Amendment 2, making Missouri the latest state to legalize medical marijuana, even allowing it to be grown at home. Currently, 32 states plus...

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