Category: General

HR team discussing HR best practices for the new year.
November 21, 2023

8 HR Best Practices You Need to Embrace This Year

As workplace dynamics change, HR best practices also evolve and need to be redefined. With a fresh New Year ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to revise how you’ve been approaching your HR processes and detect which areas you may need to focus on to keep employees happy and engaged. To help you out, we’ve compiled [...]
October 31, 2023

Understanding Your Multigenerational Workforce

For the first time in history our workforce spans five generations: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers and Generations X, Y and Z. Each generation operates with distinctive communication styles, motivations, and definitions of work ethic. “Work smarter not harder” makes no sense to roughly half of today’s workforce. Understanding each generation, their perspectives, and how to connect [...]
October 31, 2023

4 Reasons a Professional Employer Organization Can Help Businesses

Entrepreneurial company leaders simply don’t have time to do everything. Which is why a professional employer organization, or PEO, will help you grow and stay complaint as you grow. A PEO provides comprehensive human resources and compliance services to small- and medium-sized businesses. Think payroll, benefits, employer risk and employee management. If you’re still unsure [...]
August 16, 2023

The Benefits of Business Owners Joining an Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)

Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) is a global network of business owners that provides a range of benefits to its members. Joining EO can be extremely beneficial, both personally and professionally. AccessPoint first joined EO Detroit in 2010 and added the EODC membership in 2011. After quickly seeing the advantages of being a member, they decided to [...]
July 19, 2022

AccessPoint’s Greg Packer Featured on The Pre W. Smith Show

AccessPoint’s CEO, Greg Packer, was recently featured on The Pre W. Smith Show, a business biography radio show on 760 WJR in Detroit, Michigan. Joining host Jeff Sloan, he spoke about his start as an entrepreneur. The show is a part of StartupNation and WJR’s weekday lineup. Launching in 2002, StartupNation features content that is [...]
Young woman wearing volunteer uniform working at home at her laptop
March 16, 2022

Virtual Volunteering: A New Trend in Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Employers are facing many challenges well into 2022. One of these has been dubbed the Great Resignation. Employees are resigning from their jobs at an alarming rate, forcing employers to re-prioritize their recruitment and retention strategies. It’s important to understand why employees are resigning to determine the best strategies to keep your business from losing [...]
Woman having online business conference or video call staff meeting
January 12, 2022

Remote and Hybrid Workplace Mistakes to Avoid

Before COVID-19, only 33% of companies managed a remote team.[1] However, as many businesses have experienced, working remote, or creating a hybrid workplace, has become the “new normal.” In a May 2021 Remote Work and Compensation Pulse Survey,[2] 48% of employees reported a desire to be fully remote and 44% reported a desire for a [...]
Young, female employee shares feedback with her manager
November 19, 2021

Receiving Feedback as a Leader and Setting the Example

Part of being a successful leader is knowing how to give and take feedback. Receiving honest, constructive feedback from your employees will help build and maintain trust and ensure your employees feel valued. So much so that leaders that asked for feedback were rated at the 86th percentile in overall leadership effectiveness.[1] Welcoming and accepting [...]
Former employee fills out unemployment benefits application for compensation.
October 25, 2021

Unemployment Benefits Claims and Contesting

In today’s economic climate, companies are working hard to strengthen their bottom line and financial standing. One potential necessary and costly area of business to consider is unemployment claims. The U.S. unemployment insurance system has been in place since the 1930s. Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) taxes and State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) taxes paid [...]
o Female business owner shipping orders to customers.
September 30, 2021

Four Ways to Boost Cyber Security for 2022

According to INTERPOL, “cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing [crimes]” and continues to be just as serious as other crimes committed around the world.   For business owners, cyber security should remain top-of-mind in terms of policies and procedures that require constant nurturing and upgrading. To protect sensitive company data, along with client or customer [...]
Young businesswoman working on laptop with a cup of coffee
March 16, 2021

5 Technology Trends for 2021

Technology is a booming industry, especially for businesses across the globe that were coerced to shift to a remote work environment due to COVID-19. Many businesses in the technology sector have taken advantage of this transition and have developed innovative solutions to reduce COVID-19 exposure and support remote work arrangements. Here are five technology trends [...]
Older, female supervisor discussing business article with younger, female coworker
February 15, 2021

Understanding and Supporting Multigenerational Workforces

Today’s workforce spans five generations: traditionalists, baby boomers, Generations X, Y, and Z. Each generation comprises distinctive communication styles, motivations, and approaches to work. By understanding each generation’s unique needs and how to support those needs can help employers adapt to current and emerging generations. Supporting Multigenerational Workforces Breakdown of workforce by generation Traditionalists (1925-1945) [...]