We believe greatness is built from the ground up, which is why we invest in recruiting top talent. Since kicking off 2017, we haven’t stopped growing; adding over 30 new employees to our dynamic team and being named the #13 Fastest Growing Private Company by San Diego Business Journal.
Every member of our team has a name, a story, and a voice. We are proud of creating a strong culture at Signature Analytics where our employees can collaborate, grow, and excel in their profession.
And, with a great team like this, happy hours are always a bit happier.
Say hello to our newest team members!
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Richard and Joe welcomed Jason back as they discussed the benefits of being an agile company, what it takes to be successful and how that success positively effects your clients, along with Signature Analytics’ nomination as one of San Diego’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for a second year in a row.
It’s Your Money and Your Life is a talk radio show on 760AM KMFB San Diego. On the show, Richard Muscio and co-host Joe Vecchio, feature notable guests and provide valuable information on financial and business matters as well as other issues about your life and your leisure.
Listen to more It’s Your Money and Your Life podcasts commercial-free at www.iymoney.com.
At Signature Analytics our people are more than finance and accounting experts, we are trusted advisors. We leverage our network and recommend solutions to make sure your business is firing on all fronts. Recently, we attended a workshop on Social Media for Business. This event was sponsored by San Diego Venture Group and presented by Chance Shay at (W)right On Communications.
The term “Social Media” can mean different things depending on your audience. LinkedIn is often the best-suited social channel for business while Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can crossover based on the type of business and purpose. Is your business properly represented and well connected on these platforms?
Here are the main takeaways from this workshop:
Know your audience – this will help determine your message and how to deliver it.
To be successful use different platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc.) and cross-promote your content. This will ensure you reach a wide audience.
To be successful online, you need: Paid, Earned, Share, Owned (PESO) – everything is connected.
Timing is critical to control messaging – leverage all channels that your audience uses.
Have an online strategy plan with clear goals, measure the effects (likes, hits to the site, clicks, emails, engagements, etc.), have a baseline and get better every month.
Be consistent – being consistent will help create brand recognition.
Hire experts or at least have an online consultant who can keep you on the leading edge of trends.
Regardless of your industry, social media gives your business the platform and opportunity to reach prospects and customers on a global level! Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our Market Presidents. As your trusted advisors, we want to learn about your business as a whole. Not only can Signature Analytics provide a full accounting and finance team, we also offer services that best fit your business including ongoing accounting and financial analysis. Let us provide the analysis you need to effectively run your company, analyze operations, and guide business decisions!
[gap height=”15″]Unlimited vacation policies (also known as discretionary time off or unlimited PTO policies) have become increasingly popular as companies are constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain high quality employees. Companies such as Netflix and Virgin have led the way by adopting and implementing unlimited vacation policies which remove the restrictions of a set number of days (vacation, sick, etc.) an employee can take paid time off from work.
Could an Unlimited Vacation Policy Work For Your Company?
Unlimited time off policies can benefit both employees and the bottom line, but is it the right fit for your business?
Before adopting an unlimited vacation policy, your company should weigh the benefits and pitfalls listed below. Furthermore, it’s important for a company to determine if such a policy would be a good cultural fit as well. The graphic to the right is from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and includes some great tips for deciding if an unlimited vacation policy is right for your company.
Empowers your employees by giving them the flexibility to create their own schedule and sends the message that you trust them to manage their own tasks and responsibilities.
Can give your company a competitive edge when recruiting and attracting top-talent.
Can result in less administrative work for the company as it relates to tracking time-off requests and vacation accrual balances.
The lack of vacation accrual means you do not have to report a liability on your books and you can potentially avoid large PTO accrual payouts when employees leave the company.
Employees may be covered by State Disability Insurance and/or the Paid Family Leave Act, which would allow the employee to take paid leave, if eligible. This could lead to abusive activity against the company’s policy to the disadvantage of the company.
If you convert to an unlimited vacation policy from another type of PTO policy, you may need to pay out your employees their accrued PTO to-date. This could be a heavy cash flow hardship for the company and should be considered before making a policy change.
Each state has different laws and regulations regarding accrued vacation that may make unlimited vacation policies unlawful. These should be looked at prior to implementing a new policy.
Implementing an Unlimited Vacation Policy
Before determining whether your company should adopt an unlimited vacation policy, the current PTO policy, size of the company, and future of the company should all be considered. If you do decide to make the switch, we strongly suggest consulting your legal counsel to assist in writing and creating your policy to avoid any legal woes in the transition.
With the football season coming to an end, we thought we would share some little-known facts about the Super Bowl in preparation for the off-season:
If you had bet $100 that the first score in the Super Bowl would be a safety, you would have won $5,000
The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
There has never been an overtime game in Super Bowl history
The Minnesota Vikings have played in 4 Super Bowls but have never led at any point during any game
The Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns have never played in a Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year in the United States; Thanksgiving being the biggest
A little more than a third of the people who attend the Super Bowl deduct it as a corporate expense
The players on the winning team receive $92,000 and those on the losing team receive $46,000 for playing in the Super Bowl
The state hosting the Super Bowl receive taxes from the players for the eight days they will be there. The taxable income is calculated by taking the 8 days and dividing it by the number of duty days the players have in 2014 and multiplying it by their full-year salaries. It is estimated that Peyton Manning will owe about $57,000 in taxes to New Jersey.
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