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    A Letter from Your Employee Handbook: What a Solid Handbook Can Do for Your Organization

    Posted by Steve Black on Jun 23, 2020 10:53:49 AM

    Dear Business Owner,

    Hello. It’s me. Your Employee Handbook. Now, before you stop reading, can I share what is on my mind? I know you are busy, and I evoke a lot of eye-rolling. But, I have some important things to say. I cannot blame you for being annoyed with me as I routinely insist on being updated, re-signed, and discussed. Granted, I was last updated when George W. Bush was President, Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl, and cargo pants were a fad. If you will give me five minutes of your time, I will make it worth your while. I know I can add value to our organization. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Employee Retention, Employee Handbook

    JobsOhio Partners with Peoples and First Federal/Home Savings Banks to Help Small Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Apr 22, 2020 11:37:08 AM

    JobsOhio, Peoples Bank and First Federal/Home Savings Bank announced a partnership to support existing small business clients with maintaining operations and payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. JobsOhio has committed up to $50 million to assist Peoples Bank and recently merged First Federal Bank and Home Savings Bank. The program provides additional financing on favorable terms for local Ohio business customers in good standing that would otherwise not be able to access this credit on such terms due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Small Businesses, Businesses, Employee Retention

    CARES Act Provides Employee Retention Credit for Impacted Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Mar 26, 2020 2:58:13 PM

    Last night, the Senate passed an updated version of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The bill builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and includes an employee retention credit for employers that close or partially close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible employers are allowed a credit against employment taxes equal to 50% of qualified wages (up to $10,000 in wages) for each employee.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Businesses, CARES Act, Employee Retention

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