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Payroll 101: Employee Onboarding Guide for Small Businesses

You sifted through the hiring pool, you found the ideal candidate for your small business that checks off all your boxes, you made the offer and they accepted. Congrats on hiring your first employee! The next step in the process is onboarding your employee. In other words, bringing them onto the team, getting them started […]

Your 2022 Year-End Survival KIT is Here!

Have a smoother payroll year-end with this guide created just for you.

Payroll 101: How to Become an Employer & Set Up Payroll for Small Businesses (Canada)

As a small business, have you taken all the right steps to become an employer? There’s more to hiring an employee than making sure everyone has the equipment they need to do their job or installing a shiny new coffee maker. Although, now that we mention coffee, feel free to grab a cup o’ your […]

Payroll 101: A Canadian Small Business Guide to Hiring and Paying Your First Employee

From recruiting to payroll, here’s what you need to know.

Have No Fear, Here’s How to Avoid a PIER This Year!

In my experience, the most feared year-end document is the Pensionable and Insurable Earnings Review (PIER). Unfortunately, that’s because it tends to make payroll professionals or employers feel like they’ve done something wrong. Don’t worry, the PIER is just a simple review process to understand why there could be differences between the Canada Pension Plan […]

The Everything Guide to Small Business Payroll Reports

Have you ever wondered how much it costs your small business to pay its employees? Do you want to know what percentage of your revenue is being spent on payroll? Are you curious about how many hours your employees are working each week? The answers to these questions lie in your payroll reports! Payroll reports […]

Level Up Your Account Security with Two-Factor Authentication

When it comes to protecting your personal and business information, there are a number of approaches to get the job done. For example, simple solutions like updating your password to be more complex or reviewing payroll reports can help you prevent fraud and catch suspicious activity on your account before it’s too late. At Wagepoint, […]

Minimum Wage Requirements in Canada

This blog post is written for Canadian businesses. If you run an American company, click here for a list of Minimum Wage Requirements in by State. Minimum wage is the lowest hourly pay rate that an employer can pay an employee. The obligation of enforcing labour laws, including minimum wage requirements, lies with each of Canada’s ten […]

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Payroll 101: Employee Onboarding Guide for Small Businesses

You sifted through the hiring pool, you found the ideal candidate for your small business that checks off all your boxes, you made the offer and they accepted. Congrats on hiring your first employee! The next step in the process is onboarding your employee. In other words, bringing them onto the team, getting them started […]

Payroll 101: How to Become an Employer & Set Up Payroll for Small Businesses (Canada)

As a small business, have you taken all the right steps to become an employer? There’s more to hiring an employee than making sure everyone has the equipment they need to do their job or installing a shiny new coffee maker. Although, now that we mention coffee, feel free to grab a cup o’ your […]

Payroll 101: A Canadian Small Business Guide to Hiring and Paying Your First Employee

From recruiting to payroll, here’s what you need to know.

5 Small Business HR Myths Busted [Webinar Recap]

Whether you’re just starting your small business and looking ahead to your future needs or you’re at the cusp of growth where you’re considering a human resources (HR) solution, you probably have questions. HR gets a bad rap, but realistically, it’s people management, and something you’ll want to consider as you grow your team. So, […]

Combat Quiet Quitting and Quiet Firing with a Solid Performance Management Process

There are a lot of challenges facing workplaces these days — from employee shortages to layoffs to the continued fight for equal pay. You may have even heard of the two latest buzzwords (that really aren’t new to the workplace at all): Quiet quitting and quiet firing. Quiet quitting = An employee doing the bare minimum […]

Productivity Hacks and Time Management Tools for Small Businesses

We all love a good hack or two that makes life so much easier, and that’s no different for small business owners. Productivity is the name of the game for smooth sailing in small business, so why not use time management tools and other hacks that make it happen? We’ve gathered some of our favourite […]

The Everything Guide to Small Business Payroll Reports

Have you ever wondered how much it costs your small business to pay its employees? Do you want to know what percentage of your revenue is being spent on payroll? Are you curious about how many hours your employees are working each week? The answers to these questions lie in your payroll reports! Payroll reports […]

Level Up Your Account Security with Two-Factor Authentication

When it comes to protecting your personal and business information, there are a number of approaches to get the job done. For example, simple solutions like updating your password to be more complex or reviewing payroll reports can help you prevent fraud and catch suspicious activity on your account before it’s too late. At Wagepoint, […]

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Time and Attendance Tracking for Accounting Professionals Made Easy [Webinar Recap]

Question: Why does accurate time management matter? Hint: Sharing candy is expensive!

Have No Fear, Here’s How to Avoid a PIER This Year!

In my experience, the most feared year-end document is the Pensionable and Insurable Earnings Review (PIER). Unfortunately, that’s because it tends to make payroll professionals or employers feel like they’ve done something wrong. Don’t worry, the PIER is just a simple review process to understand why there could be differences between the Canada Pension Plan […]

Level Up Your Account Security with Two-Factor Authentication

When it comes to protecting your personal and business information, there are a number of approaches to get the job done. For example, simple solutions like updating your password to be more complex or reviewing payroll reports can help you prevent fraud and catch suspicious activity on your account before it’s too late. At Wagepoint, […]

Make the Most of Your Wagefest Virtual Experience

There’s nothing quite like attending an event packed to the brim with jaw-dropping speakers, value-infused sessions and the chance to have a good time while absorbing it all. Wagefest 2022: Grow. Connect. Celebrate. may be virtual, but we’re shooting for the stars and promising the same amazing experience — you just get to enjoy it […]

Setting Your Tax Year Up for Success [Webinar Recap]

Tax season: Universally regarded as the polar opposite of birthdays on the fun scale. While it’s not the most enjoyable process, it’s critical that small businesses dot their i’s and cross their t’s on payroll year-end tax documents to avoid getting on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA’s) naughty list (aka, a PIER review). Our Community […]

What’s Your And? Podcast — Wagepoint Community Manager, Bianca Mueller Interview

Did you know that Wagepoint Community Manager, Bianca Mueller, used to be known as Bianca the Boxing Bookkeeper? It’s true! Who she is outside of work plays just as much of a role as who she is as an employee, she tells John Garrett of the What’s Your And? podcast. The podcast sets out to […]

Payroll Software that Keeps Up with Client Needs for Yoogs Inc. [Case Study]

Yoogs Inc. is a bilingual Québec-based accounting and bookkeeping practice that likes to keep things super simple for themselves and their clients. They know their clients just want to run their business, so they help by taking the bookkeeping work off the table via easy peasy, paperless applications online. It’s not just about a simple […]

How Knowing Your Clients Will Cover Your Arse

KYC processes can protect your company from theft, financial fraud and other financial crimes.

Our best stories about time and attendance tracking for small businesses.

5 Questions to Ask When Comparing Time and Attendance Software Alternatives

Punch cards, folded up pieces of paper, written timesheets and emails with best-guessed numbers were once the common ways of tracking employee time. For some of you, it may still be! The reality is these methods had their time, and with efficient time and attendance software now here to do the job, we think that […]

Time and Attendance Tracking for Accounting Professionals Made Easy [Webinar Recap]

Question: Why does accurate time management matter? Hint: Sharing candy is expensive!

Productivity Hacks and Time Management Tools for Small Businesses

We all love a good hack or two that makes life so much easier, and that’s no different for small business owners. Productivity is the name of the game for smooth sailing in small business, so why not use time management tools and other hacks that make it happen? We’ve gathered some of our favourite […]

5 Things to Consider Before Adding New Time Tracking Tech to Your Small Business

Deciding which technology to invest in can be a challenging guessing game for any small business owner. No matter what industry you’re in, there are hundreds of solutions available and there seems to be a new gadget or service that comes out everyday — offering to make your work easier in some way. Being a […]

3 Timesheet Mobile Features that Make Time Tracking Easy [Webinar recap]

Time tracking and payroll go hand in hand. Tracking employee hours lets you know when they’re working and ultimately factors into the calculations of how much to pay them when payday rolls around.

8 Employee Time Tracking Myths and Misconceptions Busted

Time management is the key to productivity in the workplace. The phrase “time is money” is a cliché for a reason — if you organize your time effectively, you can maximize efficiency. Outsourcing is one of the biggest ways you can save time and connect your business to the wider world in 2022, whether it’s […]

Restaurant Timekeeping, Scheduling and Payroll [Webinar Recap]

Running a restaurant sometimes feels like your hair is constantly aflame. Shift to shift, week to week, serving your customers takes hard work that often goes unseen (and maybe a little unappreciated, too). You don’t have a lot of time to make mistakes, especially when it comes to back-office tasks. Having smart tools that enhance […]

Time Tracking for Construction, Trade, and Field Workers [Webinar Recap]

Having simple, straightforward tools is always a great way to stay organized and save time. But if you’re one of the many types of businesses that has more complicated processes, sometimes the simple tools don’t do the trick. When it comes to time tracking and payroll, you need to be able to accurately monitor and […]

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5 Small Business HR Myths Busted [Webinar Recap]

Whether you’re just starting your small business and looking ahead to your future needs or you’re at the cusp of growth where you’re considering a human resources (HR) solution, you probably have questions. HR gets a bad rap, but realistically, it’s people management, and something you’ll want to consider as you grow your team. So, […]

Combat Quiet Quitting and Quiet Firing with a Solid Performance Management Process

There are a lot of challenges facing workplaces these days — from employee shortages to layoffs to the continued fight for equal pay. You may have even heard of the two latest buzzwords (that really aren’t new to the workplace at all): Quiet quitting and quiet firing. Quiet quitting = An employee doing the bare minimum […]

Wagepoint Named One of Canada’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Inclusion and Mental Wellness

Wagepoint may be in the business of payroll, but it’s the business of people that truly sets it apart. This week, we’re super excited to announce that Wagepoint was named one of Canada’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Inclusion and Mental Wellness by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Our […]

Wagepoint Acquires KinHR to Build the Ultimate Workplace “Happiness” Solution

Today, Canadian fintech company Wagepoint is doubling-down on its mission to bring happiness to small businesses and their teams with a new acquisition. KinHR – soon to become People by Wagepoint – has joined Wagepoint’s family of products, which will create a single solution that takes payroll, time and attendance and (now) human resources tasks […]

Give Your Small Business Onboarding a Glow Up

Onboarding is a journey — it’s a foundational part of the employee experience you offer. In onboarding, we want new employees to feel a sense of belonging, as well as learn what defines their success and what makes your business a successful one. Here are some ideas to give your small business onboarding experience a […]

10 Ways to Be a More Inclusive Employer That Employees Love

An inclusive small business workforce model strategy will make your business more profitable and your employees and customers happier. That means developing a diversity strategy for your business. We’re working in a candidate’s job market right now. There are a lot of jobs out in the market. So, how are you making your company stand […]

Breaking Down BC’s New 2022 Sick Pay Legislation

  While British Columbia (BC) has various legislation around taking time off, starting January 1, 2022, British Columbians will now be able to stay home if they have a personal and unexpected illness or injury. The good news is they won’t have to worry about it affecting their pay cheque! This comes after almost two […]

Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Isolation, particularly during the winter season, has been proven in psychological studies to have detrimental impacts on people’s mental health, including insomnia, fear, tension, depressive symptoms, irritability and emotional tiredness. With all of this in mind, it’s more crucial than ever for small business owners to take care of their mental health, and those of […]

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Venom Classics Solves the Small Business Time Dilemma by Using Wagepoint for Payroll [Case Study]

Venom Classics is all about revving up engines and memories. This auto shop specializes in customizing and repairing American classic and muscle cars and trucks between the 50s and the 80s. Co-owner Mary Hinton says the core of Venom Classics is integrity and honesty. Whether doing minor repairs or major overhauls, keeping their clients’ classic […]

How Flux Connectivity Overcame the Challenge of Processing Payroll for Contractors and Employees [Case Study]

As the name suggests, Flux Connectivity‘s space is connectivity equipment such as cables, wire harnesses, junction boxes and control panels. Founded in early 2018, the Alberta-based company describes itself as an innovative contract manufacturer of various connectivity products, but they aren’t just making any old cables and boxes. The company’s mix of 16 employees and […]

Walk the Store Adds Wagepoint to its Tech Stack Shelves [Case Study]

Walk the Store is a force behind brands in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space looking to get their products on store shelves. The mission doesn’t stop at representing a brand to a retailer and getting their items on the shelf. The brokerage also strives to help brands build relationships with retailers that’ll give them […]

Payroll Software that Keeps Up with Client Needs for Yoogs Inc. [Case Study]

Yoogs Inc. is a bilingual Québec-based accounting and bookkeeping practice that likes to keep things super simple for themselves and their clients. They know their clients just want to run their business, so they help by taking the bookkeeping work off the table via easy peasy, paperless applications online. It’s not just about a simple […]

Payroll Simplicity and Functionality by Design for Dubbeldam [Case Study]

When Dubbeldam Architecture + Design isn’t running payroll (which is a lot of the time!), they’re taking on design projects that bring sustainable approaches to the forefront. This Toronto based architecture and design practice is a multidisciplinary studio, so you might catch them putting their magic touch on residential, hospitality and commercial spaces or even […]

Out of this World Payroll Software for Milky Way Virtual Business Services [Case Study]

Milky Way Virtual Business Services, or Milky Way for short, is a virtual practice whose team wears many hats. Apart from bookkeeping, they also support online-based businesses through project and operation management. These multiple skills and diverse services equip them to take on multifaceted businesses, and they have a particular love of helping startups grow […]

A+ Payroll Software for The St. Lawrence Academy [Case Study]

The St. Lawrence Academy‘s eight full time and two part time employees come together to shape the minds of youth from kindergarten to grade 8. Their goal: To inspire children and teach them skills that’ll shape them into leaders and active members of their communities. Care, acceptance and respect are among the traits they strive […]

Payroll Software Foresight with Cephema [Case Study]

All businesses start with an origin story. For Cephema, the name has roots in Greek mythology — Titans Coeus and Phoebe, deities of human intellect. Coeus represents the inquisitive mind, natural human curiosity and having an analytical mindset. As for Phoebe, she taps into making intelligent predictions about what might come next. These are both […]

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Wagepoint Named One of Canada’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Inclusion and Mental Wellness

Wagepoint may be in the business of payroll, but it’s the business of people that truly sets it apart. This week, we’re super excited to announce that Wagepoint was named one of Canada’s 2022 Best Workplaces for Inclusion and Mental Wellness by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Our […]

Wagepoint Acquires KinHR to Build the Ultimate Workplace “Happiness” Solution

Today, Canadian fintech company Wagepoint is doubling-down on its mission to bring happiness to small businesses and their teams with a new acquisition. KinHR – soon to become People by Wagepoint – has joined Wagepoint’s family of products, which will create a single solution that takes payroll, time and attendance and (now) human resources tasks […]

Wagepoint Kicks Off a New, Simply Awesome Integration With Xero

Inspired by small businesses who love simplicity and hate doing things the “ugh” way, Wagepoint is excited to announce a new integration with our friends at Xero, the global small business platform that helps SMBs and their advisors grow and thrive. (We love that!) Our relationship levels-up this week with the release of a new […]

Wagepoint Acquires a New Friend in Tech — Timesheet Mobile

Wagepoint announces its first acquisition deal with Timesheet Mobile (TSM), a like-minded friend and leader in geofence-enabled workforce management for small businesses in over 30 countries.

Wagepoint Joins Forces With FoundersBeta

FoundersBeta ​​is a global online community of founders, innovators and change-makers with over 6000 members. They’re on a mission to become the number one online destination for startups and scaleups across the globe to find top talent and resources. Wagepoint is proud to announce our partnership with FoundersBeta. We firmly believe in their mission and […]

Can Working In Payroll Be Fun? Wagepoint Says "Yes!"

“Awesomesauce” is not a word typically used to describe payroll companies, but for the People Ops team behind Wagepoint’s human resources successes (and shenanigans), it’s exactly the type of compliment that fits. The fintech company known as the world’s friendliest payroll provider is now being recognized for being a friendly employer, too, with a Silver […]

Wagepoint CRO, Anastasia Valentine, Joins Forbes Business Development Council

We’re excited to announce that Anastasia Valentine, Wagepoint’s very own Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), is the latest trailblazer in business to be accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council! The Council is an esteemed, invitation-only community for senior-level sales and business development executives from all walks of business. We are honored to welcome Anastasia Valentine […]

Wagepoint Partners With Craver

We’re pleased to announce that Wagepoint is now collaborating with Craver — a leading mobile ordering and engagement application for the restaurant industry — to share companion offers for our respective hospitality customers. At Craver, our mission is to democratize access to technology for local businesses. We’re excited to partner with Wagepoint to make it easier […]

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The Everything Guide to Small Business Payroll Reports

Have you ever wondered how much it costs your small business to pay its employees? Do you want to know what percentage of your revenue is being spent on payroll? Are you curious about how many hours your employees are working each week? The answers to these questions lie in your payroll reports! Payroll reports […]

2022 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

Keeping up with payroll dates, as well as federal and provincial holidays can be a challenge, which is why we put together the Wagepoint 2022 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar.

2022 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

Keeping up with payroll dates and holidays can be a challenge, which is why we put together the Wagepoint 2022 US Small Business Payroll Calendar.

Small Business All-In-One Resource for T4s

Welcome to your all-in-one resource for T4s! ‘Tis the season to fill out or generate these forms to hand off to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and your employees, so we thought it’d be handy to have the information you’ll need in one place. Whether you’re doing so manually or using a payroll software like […]

Need-to-Know COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Canadian Small Businesses (January 2022)

It’s no secret that the pandemic has challenged and continues to challenge businesses across Canada — and let’s not think about the fact that 2022 sounds like “2020, too.” Whether it’s reducing the amount of people you can have in your shop or a complete, temporary stoppage of operations, responding to these situations can look […]

The 2021 Canadian Small Business Resilience Report [PDF Download]

Quick Links Request the report Business resilience defined What the numbers and businesses say The 2021 Canadian Small Business Resilience Report. As we look back on the events of 2020 and the ongoing social and economic impacts, narratives will be dominated by the word “pandemic.” However, as our research has uncovered, conversations about the past […]

How to Contact the CRA Without Losing Your Mind

In our fast-paced world, sometimes picking up the phone is the best way to ensure proper communication and get a problem resolved for our clients. Although you may not have time for a friendly chat, our friends at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) do. Emails are a frequent way to communicate on a timely basis, […]

The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

New employees can be vulnerable, out of their element, stressed, and eager to please. Instead of providing a nurturing environment and offering instant validation, however, many businesses expect their new hires to turn into genuine attack dogs in a matter of weeks, providing little training coupled with high expectations. Given that the newest workforce generation […]