Is This Your Situation: You Need To Get Information From Your Financials

If you don’t understand your financials, you are impeding your ability to grow and prosper. What should you learn about your financial statements? Below is a quick guide to getting started. Learn about your P&L. A profit and loss statement summarizes your revenues and expenses, showing how much income you’ve generated and where your money … Read more

The Problems with Incomplete and Disorganized Records

An unorganized and inefficient payroll process is a recipe for eventual disaster. If you rely on paper processes, both manual data entries and a massive number of spreadsheets can yield more errors than most people realize. Plus, those mistakes may not only take weeks or months to uncover, but they take a long while to … Read more

Why Your Organization Needs A Dedicated Employee Onboarding Program

In today’s fast-paced business world, every organization is constantly searching for ways to increase efficiency and productivity. One of the most important ways to do this is to ensure that new employees are successfully onboarded. Effective onboarding is crucial for the success of both the employee and the organization, and it should be considered a … Read more

Is the Hybrid Work Schedule Here To Stay?

The hybrid experiment has gained traction. By 2023, Gallup research indicated the numbers among U.S. workers had stabilized at about 28% performing exclusively remotely, 20% on-site and 52% working in a hybrid arrangement. Whether those proportions persist will depend on the overall economy and labor market and whether recession tilts the balance. The best of … Read more

New 1099 Portal Helps with Upcoming Paper Filing Restrictions

New IRS Portal for Form 1099 Series

The IRS has announced that starting in 2024, it is going to “reduce the 250-return threshold enacted in prior regulations to generally require electronic filing by filers of 10 or more returns in a calendar year.” However, to make e-filing easier, it has also rolled out a new system: Businesses can now file Form 1099 series information … Read more

Learn The Rules About Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act defends the rights of people with disabilities in the context of employment. Title I of the ADA pertains to employers with at least 15 employees. Companies that qualify are prohibited from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. What does the law define as a disability? According to … Read more

Gifts for Employees: The Thought That Counts

Managers reap benefits from giving presents to their teams: Recipients may feel a morale boost and increased motivation to improve productivity. It may be only a modest gesture, but they are more likely to apply their best efforts when they feel valued. Gift policies and principles Many firms codify an official gifting policy with a … Read more

BlueStone Services HR Advisory Team Recognized in I95 Business Magazine

We are thrilled to be recognized in I95 Business Magazine once more for how BlueStone Services is changing the HR Advisory landscape. Read the interview with our Karen Warthen and Ed Radwinsky to learn more about what sets BlueStone Services apart. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:

Business Succession in the Post-COVID-19 World

This is not the first or last time you will hear this: COVID-19 changed everything. But it has had a specific impact on business owners who are trying to figure out how their businesses will survive the disruptions of the past few years. There was so much uncertainty that it was difficult to see past … Read more

What is keeping CFOs up at night?

Today’s CFOs face many concerns, which can be reduced to three overarching issues: The uncertain state of the economy, which is affecting everything from managing cash flow to hiring and laying off staff to dealing with the board of directors. The increasing permanence of effects of the pandemic — changing customer expectations, problems with supply … Read more