The Blog Roundup: Workforce Management Trends

Miss some of our posts? We cover the latest tips, trends, and best practices for professional services, HR, project management, and workforce management in the Replicon blog. Here’s some of the highlights:

IBM shutters remote work. Should you too?

 

Preview: “As a formerly staunch proponent of the remote workforce — once boasting that over 40 percent of its employees worked remotely — IBM shocked the business world with its recent decision to dismantle its much-loved (and decades-old) remote work program. Like Yahoo before them (and to a certain extent Bank of America Corp and Aetna Inc. as well), IBM gave its employees a choice: return to one of their traditional regional offices, or leave the company.”

Read on at the Replicon blog.

Don’t get sued: A guide to new proposed overtime changes

new overtime rules compliance

Preview: “The potential cost of non-compliance to FLSA regulations is high, with hundreds of millions of dollars paid out each year by businesses struggling to comply. Overtime laws in particular see an incredible amount of noncompliance — these complex laws are the top reason for noncompliance lawsuits, and they’re about to change yet again.”

Read on at the Replicon blog.

Services firms: 5 lessons in profitable agility from startups

Services firms profitable agility

Preview: “Startups, especially in the tech industry, are known for their dynamic and innovative approaches to growth. In this high-risk/high-reward pursuit of becoming the “Next Big Thing”, winning market share from competitors is a life-or-death challenge, made more difficult thanks to modern trends like pickier customers, deskless workers, and shrinking margins across the board.

The startups that beat the odds and become established brands serve as excellent case studies for larger businesses who must also cope with similar economic forces. It’s common knowledge that IT companies such as Google and Microsoft watch these success stories closely and will imitate or even outright buy those who use the ideas they need to stay competitive. This mentality is spreading beyond tech, so decision-makers in other industries would be wise to become more agile before they find themselves left in the dust.”

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Customer Feature: SDML finds invoicing efficiency and work-life balance with Replicon

SDML case study Replicon

Preview: “As a consulting civil engineer who started his own business ten years ago, Norman Saldanha knows exactly how valuable his time is. A small business in the UK, Saldanha Design & Management Ltd (SDML) fields about 40 clients at any given time — some that offer fairly steady project opportunities, and others that come and go more sporadically.

Like most small business owners, Saldanha remains extremely budget-conscious, but his decision to invest in an automated time tracking and project management system is not one he regrets. On the contrary, he asserts that the Replicon system has paid for itself many times over in the time it’s saved him on administrative tasks — time that can now be spent on actual project work.”

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How to maximize your R&D claims (and recover up to $250K of your spend)

maximize US R&D tax credit

Preview: “The US research & experimentation tax credit (or R&D tax credit) is a general business tax credit under IRS section 41 for any business that incurs research and development (R&D) costs in the United States. Each year under this program, the US government provides over $10 billion to businesses for developing new or improving existing technologies, products and materials.

Established first in 1981, the R&D tax credit experienced fluctuating status for decades, with Congress periodically renewing it after it expired. Finally in 2015, the R&D credit was signed into permanent law, so US businesses with R&D costs can now confidently account for it in their long-term budgeting forecasts.”

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Boast’s Jeff Christie talks SR&ED credits in Canada, and how to maximize your claim

SR&ED Canada

Preview: “Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program can help your business recover up to 64 percent of your R&D and product development spend — but preparing a proper, accurate, and defensible claim isn’t always easy.

We caught up with Boast CRO and SR&ED expert Jeff Christie to pick his brain on the ins and outs of the program, and how companies can best position themselves to successfully claim this credit. Here’s what we learned (and find the full conversation here).”

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Regina Mullen
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Regina Mullen
Regina is the Workforce Management Expert & Content Marketing Associate for Replicon. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. With complete solution sets for client billing, project costing, and time and attendance management, Replicon enables the capture, administration, and optimization of your most underutilized and important asset: time.