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The SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: The Holiday Bonus Comeback

Mittwoch, 30.11.2016 18:15 von PR Newswire

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GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 60% of small business owners will offer a holiday or year-end bonus to employees this year, according to the November 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®.

It's a spike from two years ago when SurePayroll surveyed business owners about bonuses, and only 52% were providing additional pay. This year, 64% will give a bonus.

Only 29% said the amount they would give was negatively impacted by macroeconomic events, compared to 36% two years ago.

Small business owners also expressed more optimism about the economy than a year ago, with 75% saying they're optimistic compared to 68% last November.

"This appears to be part of a trend we've been seeing for a while, as small business owners reported meeting and exceeding their goals financially," said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe. "Aside from last month when optimism was fairly low, optimism and more specifically profits have been steady. Now they're rewarding their employees accordingly."  

Learn more about our Scorecard on the SurePayroll Blog.

About SurePayroll
SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter – Circle us on Google+ – Connect with us on LinkedIn – Like us on Facebook.

About Paychex
Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by 45 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 605,000 payroll clients across more than 100 locations and pays one out of every 12 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Stefan Schumacher

Nov. 30, 2016

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