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Don't Let Rising Labor Costs Hurt Your Business

Did you know that you can find significant savings on your labor costs—everything from healthcare and benefits to...
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4 Laws of Habit Change: Advice From Our February Growth Series

By Ruth Erickson
Our first Growth Series event of 2019, “Atomic Habits: Compound Tiny Changes Into Remarkable Results,” took place on February 27 and featured James Clear, New York Times bestselling author, as our keynote speaker. We were honored to have him...

Should Your Business Outsource HR or Keep it In-house?

By Jody Aadland
Before we dig in to the debate, let’s quickly define what goes into HR, or Human Resources. Essentially, HR is anything and everything that relates to the management of your people. It involves recruiting and hiring new employees, assessing,...

Employer Taxes 101—FICA, FUTA, SUTA Decoded

By Chris Wakukawa
Labor costs, which can be made up of wages, benefits, insurance, taxes, admin, and more, can account for up to 70 percent of your total business expenses. While many employers think there’s little they can do to reduce these costs, there are...

A Complete Checklist for Your Year-End Tasks

By Danielle Achziger
As the holidays quickly roll in, it is time to consider all the tasks on your payroll and HR  to-do list. Tis the season for surfing santas and sandmen, but also year-end paperwork too. Things like processing annual and holiday bonuses, rounding...

9 Podcasts for Small Business Owners

By Ruth Erickson
From business management books to leadership seminars, there are a vast variety of ways for small business owners to learn best practices from the experts. And with smartphones readily available, it’s easy to download and listen to actionable...

Infographic: Workers' Compensation Costs in Hawaii

By Ruth Erickson
Did you know that labor costs can account for up to 70% of total business expenses? Beyond an employee’s salary or wage, there are other labor costs that can add to an employers’ bottom line, including Workers’ Compensation. While many employers...

4 Types of Insurance Every Employer Needs in Hawaii

By Susan Gante
Labor costs, which can be made up of wages, benefits, insurance, taxes, admin, and more, can account for up to 70% of your total business expenses. While many employers think there’s little they can do to reduce these costs, there are actually...

The Power You Didn't Know You Had When it Comes to Controlling Labor Costs

By Ruth Erickson
Labor costs, which can be made up of wages, benefits, insurance, taxes, admin, and more, can account for up to 70% of your total business expenses. While many employers think there’s little they can do to reduce these costs, there are actually...

Infographic: What's Your True Labor Cost?

By Ruth Erickson
When you’re trying to figure out how your labor costs impact your bottom line, it’s important to think beyond payroll. In addition to employee wages, there’s a long list of benefits, taxes, insurance, and administrative costs that can add up.

What Hawaii Employers Need to Know About Tax Reform

By Michelle Leon-Guerrero
It hasn’t even been a year since President Trump Signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but it looks like we’re not done with tax reform yet. This summer, Congress began discussing a second round of changes, dubbed “Tax Reform 2.0.” While this latest...

Why You Need to Concentrate on Customer Experience

By Ruth Erickson
No matter what type of business you manage, your customers’ experience is an important part of marketing. More likely than not, the way they experience your product and/or service can actually make or break your marketing efforts to new buyers.

How to Prep Your Business for Hurricane Lane

By Ruth Erickson
UPDATE: As you may have heard, all ProService Hawaii offices will be closed on Friday, August 24 as the islands prepare for the worst of Hurricane Lane. As your client experience is still our top priority, if you have an HR-related issue on...

Sheila Heen, New York Times Best-selling Author, to Headline Fall Growth Series Event

By Ruth Erickson
Gaining feedback from within your organization is essential to learning, growing, and innovating, especially as your business scales. But giving, receiving, and using feedback can be challenging.

4 Common Mistakes That Drive Job Candidates Away from Small Businesses

By Chris Wakukawa
Finding the right people to hire–those with the right experience, skills, and growth potential–is challenging for businesses of all sizes. Even more for small businesses, the NIFB Small Business Optimism Index recently found that 88% of small...

4 Creative Ideas for Reducing Employee Churn

By Michelle Steitz
Many companies focus their efforts on hiring the best and brightest employees, but what about making sure the great ones you have stick around?

Can Diversity Help You Attract and Retain Employees?

By Ruth Erickson
Having employees from different backgrounds creates an enriched, engaged company culture that’s good for business. Even so, there’s a large wage gap in the U.S.– with women making 20% less than their male counterparts. Additionally, racial wealth...

How to Write Job Descriptions That Attract the Right Candidates

By Trisha Nomura
Attracting the best candidate means creating the perfect job description. You want an employee that will step into the office and get along with their coworkers, know how to get the job done and be able to bring new insights and ideas to the...

5 HR Rules Every New Business Must Know

By Samantha Switalski
Congratulations! You’ve taken the leap into small business ownership, started growing, and now you’re ready to scale your team. At ProService, we understand that coordinating the administrative details of your business is no easy task, especially...

How to Keep Your Best Employees

By Jody Aadland
Below is an excerpt from ProService Hawaii’s latest ebook “Employee Retention in Hawaii: Strategies and Insights for Small Businesses”. We spoke with 5 local employers who have implemented innovative, successful employee retention programs and...