Monthly Archives: February 2013

EctoHR, Inc. prepares for 2013 health care reform reviews

February 26, 2013

EctoHR, Inc. will begin advising clients in April 2013 on the historic health reform act. To be fully prepared to advise clients, EctoHR, Inc. has been conducting an in-depth analysis of the Affordable Health Care Act for months. The staff is continuing to attend many hours of training sessions and review, including the Associated General Contractors of America’s three-part series. The collection of information from experts will continue in order to establish detailed advising and direct strategies for clients in 2014. The professionals at EctoHR, Inc. are available to answer any question you may have about Human Resources. Contact EctoHR ...

What you say is only part of the message

February 26, 2013

EctoHR, Inc. presented Livingston County professionals with a brush-up on effective communication. Steve Williams, President of EctoHR, Inc., and Christy Conn, Director of HR, delivered the presentation in mid-January. Attendees included team members from The Buckley Jolley Real Estate Team and Body Within Personal Training. In order for communication to be effective, Steve and Christy reinforced the need for feedback that is: - Sensitive to the situation - Timely - Specific - Descriptive - Helpful The EctoHR professionals reminded participants that verbal communication accounts for only a small portion of the message being delivered. Like it or not, it is ...

Make your email and smart phone work for you

February 20, 2013

Wish you could manage your time more efficiently, and with less frustration? Randy Dean, the obsessed time & technology guy, will bring his energy and insight to a client training workshop sponsored by EctoHR, Inc. on March 19, 2013. The training session is being provided at no cost to EctoHR clients as a value-added benefit. The event will be held in Novi at the MSU Tollgate Education Conference Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, beginning with networking and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The program will run from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Find those extra hours Dean will explain ways to improve team ...

Why the fuss over the Social Security tax?

February 20, 2013

With the dawn of 2013 came the end of the two percent United States Social Security income tax reprieve for employees. What few news outlets have failed to emphasize, and consequently many employees have not fully grasped, is that: - employers did not receive the same reprieve and continued to be taxed at the standard 6.2 percent for Social Security while employees enjoyed the two percent reprieve. - the two percent drop for employees was temporary, even if the hope was that the government would extend the reprieve. All employers were, and still are, required to pay 6.2 percent on ...