Here are our top article picks for the month of June. We hope you find them as useful and interesting as we did.

Small business tips

3 Ways Business Leaders Must Help Their People Cope With Record Gasoline Prices | Inc.

It’s no secret that gas prices are high enough to make your head spin. While this affects all aspects of your business, it may be hitting your employees harder than you think. Check out this article if you’re looking for ways to help your employees weather rising gas prices. (Read)

In the workplace 

What does psychological safety mean, anyway? | Atlassian

The term “psychological safety” isn’t new, but it’s having a renaissance in 2022 because of COVID-19 and the Great Resignation. Psychological safety helps your team become more resilient and innovative, and it gives your employees the courage to speak up. Check out this article to learn more about psychological safety. (Read)

The Business Case for Addressing Loneliness in the Workforce | Cigna

If you don’t worry about your employees’ feelings of loneliness, you may want to start. In 2020, employee loneliness cost employers $154 billion. Yes, you read that right. Helping relieve loneliness at work isn’t as hard as it seems. This article explains the problem of workplace loneliness and offers ways that you can help your employees, improve productivity, and prevent turnover. (Read)

Keep it legal

Top 10 Workplace Law Predictions for 2022 | Fisher Phillips

2022 is already a wild year. It’s hard to know what to expect in the legal world, but it affects everything we do. While some of these items from Fisher Phillips might not come to pass (it is a prediction after all), it can help you know what you should be on the lookout for. The legal machine is going full speed, and this should help you keep up. (Read)

Marketing

Dark Social: What Every PR Professional Needs to Know | PRNews

If you’re new to the term dark social, don’t worry. Dark social refers to private, invisible “shares” that take place on private social networks, (e.g., messengers, emails, and text messages). Just because they are out of sight, doesn’t mean they should be out of mind. Shares on dark social could be the thing that changes your marketing strategy for 2022. (Read)

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Small business articles from Patriot 

Here are some of the top accounting and payroll articles published by Patriot Software.

Accounting

The Average Cost of Living by State, and Why Ignoring it Could Sink Your Business

The cost of living (like gas and the heat index!) is on the rise. It doesn’t just affect the cost of lemonade or the price of new clothes. It can also affect the bottom line of your business, too. If you’re interested in how the cost of living affects your business and can change depending on where you live, this article is for you. (Read)

How Can Your Product-based Business Respond to Shifts in Consumer Spending (2022)?

Wondering why Target has had such great deals recently? If recent price slashing has you scratching your head, this article has the answers you need. Check it out to learn more about shifts in consumer spending and how your business can meet customer demand. (Read)

Payroll

How to Calculate a Raise During High Inflation

Not sure what raises to offer this year? There are plenty of things to consider when offering raises to your employees, not including high inflation. This article will help you meet employee expectations even if you can’t offer a high-dollar raise. (Read)

Untangling Issues Related to State Tax Withholding for Remote Employees

By the looks of things, remote work is here for the long haul. The problem is, that there’s still a bit of confusion on how to withhold state tax for remote employees. What about states with reciprocal agreements or the convenience of the employer rule? Confused? This article will answer all your questions about state tax withholding for your remote employees. (Read)