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Productive and non-productive payroll earnings

Productive and non-productive payroll earnings

Finance
Payroll systems use different paycodes so that hours are classified differently based on how salaries are earned or paid. The reason to identify the type of hours paid in payroll is three-fold: to pay hours at a different rate, to keep time used against a paid time off bank, or to track time for a productivity system Productive Hours for Accounting Purposes Time that is worked is tracked as productive time, that is, when work is produced by employees as a normal course of their job. This can be broken down in separate categories based on the pay rate that is assigned to the employee. The most common pay code is for regular hours, which also could be called normal or standard hours. A person who is assigned a 40 hour work week that shows up, punches in on time and leaves a...
How to work past the age of 65

How to work past the age of 65

Career
As the expenses of daily life rise and the strain of the economic climate puts a drain on family finances, few find it possible to save enough money so when the time comes they can retire in comfort. Even if they do plan saving the traditional ways, the income derived from pensions, social security and RRSPs are often not enough to meet the rising costs of living. A report issued by National Summit on Retirement Savings that was held in June, 1998 states, “Americans must save more today if they are to realize the dream of a financially secure retirement tomorrow.” Section two of the report says: “Many Americans are not planning or saving enough to be able to afford to retire.” That hasn't changed since then and in today's poor economic climate savings are even harder to achieve. ...
Why happy employees may not be motivated

Why happy employees may not be motivated

Business
But what if it's wrong? After all, happiness is a mood state and that is not the same thing as motivation or commitment. There are plenty of immensely happy people who are quite average or even below average as performers on the job. There certainly is a relationship between job satisfaction and productivity but while everyone wants to work in an environment that makes them happy, the reality is that satisfied employees are not necessarily more productive. Productive employees tend to be happy however. They are productive when their leaders emphasize quality and customer service and they are well trained, empowered, and involved in making decisions. This allows them to be more engaged and to communicate and collaborate with each other. Consider the resources currently being wa...
When is right time for voluntary early retirement

When is right time for voluntary early retirement

Career
Taking early retirement is easier said than done and needs careful planning. A typical semi-retirement or working retirement plan involves: determining of the length of semi-retirement, accumulating savings to fund mandatory and discretionary spending during semi-retirement, budgeting for expenses and spending during the time off; and, developing a back up plan if ventures do not succeed Once the savings target is reached and before the resignation letter is tendered, semi-retirement activities should be planned out carefully to ensure that the temporary time off from work is well spent, efforts are worthwhile and goals are achieved. Spending Time With Family The best time spent by most people is probably with their parents, spouses, children and pets. Although the time ...
Proven tips to nurture good creative people at work

Proven tips to nurture good creative people at work

Business
Finding good creative people is hard enough for an advertising agency, but keeping them there is even harder. In the end, it should not be a matter of money. Talented people should want to stay on because they feel cared for and can look forward to a great career instead of just a job. Here is expert advice based on Bird’s in-house notes. The Manager’s Job is to Make Dreams Come True An ad agency manager’s job, says Bird, is to make his people’s dreams come true. This begins with discovering what their dreams are. Right from the start, a manager should find out what his people want to achieve. He should talk to them. If they seem to have potential, a manager should make it his business to help them achieve their goals. That will make them even better because they’ll want to he...
How to write professional resume and avoid mistakes

How to write professional resume and avoid mistakes

Career
"How to write a resume?" That seems to be the big question these days with so many people looking for a new job. Well, in order to get that next great job, one must have a great resume. The resume is the foot in the door for almost every employer these days. Most employers are going to make a first judgment on a prospective employee by the information contained in the resume. Most folks have been in the same job or working for the same company for a while and it may have been some time since a resume has been prepared. Well, these days with an average of six or seven applicants for every job, one has to be able to prepare the best possible resume. Here are some resume tips to get the right information together before preparing a final resume. Resume Should Communicate Marketable ...