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We were founded with the goal of helping small businesses survive, thrive, and compete for the best talent by giving them access to resources and benefits typically only found at large companies.

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The Value in Peer-to-Peer Recognition

Peer Recognition Programs Rising in Popularity Praising your employees for a job well done is important, but you probably already knew this. More recently, however, companies are implementing peer-to-peer recognition programs. What is a peer-to-peer recognition program, you ask? This is a tool for allowing employees to give praise to another team member. Recognizing hard…

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How to Make Your New Employee Feel Welcome

Make Your New Employee Feel Welcome When employers hire a new employee, they typically overwhelm them. Usually, they are immediately given training checklists, meetings, an office tour, and other necessary tasks. Though this approach is important for orientating the new staff member, it fails to really welcome the new employee and make them feel appreciated. Ensuring…

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Surprising Reasons Your Employees Aren’t Using Their Vacation Time

Understanding Vacation Time A recent study by the Pew Research Center concludes that 46 percent of American workers left vacation time on the table last year. Many European workers, particularly those in France, Scandinavia, and Germany, routinely take off six weeks of vacation time per year. Americans, on the other hand, leave an estimated 429…

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Scary HR Mistakes Part 2: Skipping Steps When Firing An Employee

Welcome to Part 2 of Our Scary HR Mistakes: Skipping Steps When Firing An Employee This week we explore the creepy conundrums companies come upon in failing to take certain steps when firing an employee, particularly in not documenting the process. Terminating an employee is probably one of the scariest things a company can do.…

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Scary HR Mistakes Part 1: No Employee Handbook

What’s The Deal With An Employee Handbook? In the spirit of Halloween, we are introducing a series of posts highlighting “Scary HR Mistakes” that companies are frequently making. The first series explores the frightening consequences that happen to a company when they neglect to have an employee handbook. I’m sure you’ve heard the old trope…

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Optimum Employer Solutions Earns Third Award of 2023, One of Orange County’s Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies

SANTA ANA, Calif., September 22, 2023 ( – Today, Optimum Employer Solutions is thrilled to announce that it has earned a place on Orange County Business Journal’s fastest-growing, privately held companies list. This is Optimum Employer Solution’s third award this year, following recognition as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America (which represents the economy’s most…

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Get Benefit Smart For Open Enrollment This Year

Employee Benefits Are Important Employee benefits help you compete with other organizations who are vying for the same talent as you. Along with salary, benefits are one of the top considerations for potential employees when choosing between job offers. You want to remain competitive to ensure you attract and keep the best talent. So, it…

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PEOs versus In-House HR: Which is Right For Your Business?

If you’re a small business owner, you already know that one of our goals here at Optimum Employer Solutions is to free up your time so you can spend it generating revenue and focusing on other aspects of your business. The time you can allocate to actually running your business and increasing sales is precious,…

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Competing for Top Talent As a Small Business

Attracting Top Employees If you’re a small company, it’s not always easy to provide the “large-scale” perks potential employees crave. Or so you might think. While it’s true that supremely qualified employees may be courted by many companies, there are a few things you can offer that can put you in the frontrunner’s spot: 1)…

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