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Survey Shows ATM Fees on the Rise

January 27th, 2015 at 2:39 pm

When Bankrate published their annual Checking Survey in 2014, it provided some surprising reports of the high rates for ATM fees and overdraft fees. We know fees can add up quickly, and that’s why we keep transaction fees out of our Quickcharge software. Bankrate’s survey shows that, on average, the fee banks are charging non-customers rose to $2.77 this year, and the average fee charged from a customer’s bank for using another bank’s ATM rose to $1.58. Combine those two fees and consumers are looking at an average cost of $4.35 every time they choose an out-of-network ATM for cash withdrawal. That’s a huge financial hit! What can you do to […]

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A Recent Study Investigates How Much Cash Americans Carry

June 4th, 2014 at 9:55 am

Short on cash? You may not be the only one. A recent Bankrate study reveals that Americans aren’t carrying much in the way of paper money. With 40% of people carrying $20 or less in in cash, Bankrate’s survey suggests the good old greenback – the traditional currency for many Americans – no longer dominates like it used to. The survey also found that women generally tend to have less on hand than men, with 77% of women and 61% of men reporting that they carry $50 or less in cash on a daily basis. “If we move to a truly cashless society, it won’t be much of an adjustment […]

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A Recent Study Reveals Money Is Even Dirtier Than You Think

April 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 am

A recent Wall Street Journal article about “Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” reveals some grimy details that may leave people thinking twice before paying with cash anytime soon. According to the story, researchers of New York University’s Dirty Money Project found more than 3,000 different types of bacteria living on cash – many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope. NYU’s Dirty Money Project collected 80 one dollar bills from a Manhattan bank. They found nearly 1.2 billion DNA segments, and believe it or not, only about half of that was human DNA. Researchers also found DNA from dogs, horses […]

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KronosLive 2014 Conference Schedule

February 28th, 2014 at 8:09 am

KronosLive 2014 are local and free customer events with sessions and schmoozing just like KronosWorks! Here are a few of the sessions planned in most cities: Achieving 100 Percent User Adoption Leveraging Tools and Technologies for Increased Analysis Top Resources Available on the Kronos Customer Portal Affordable Care Act: Preparing for the Compliance Storm Maximizing Workforce Central Performance The Kronos Workforce Central Cloud Tour Industry Roundtables   Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the latest Kronos® product and service innovations. Make new connections. And gather valuable tips and tricks. Space is limited at these FREE customer events, so register now! Tue, Apr 29 Dallas, TX Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria Tue, Apr 29 Detroit, MI Detroit Marriott Livonia […]

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5 Steps to Stellar Sales for Hospital Gift Shops – During the Holiday Season and Beyond!

December 6th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

The holiday season has arrived which means lots of holiday cheer and celebration…and for hospital gift shops, a boost in sales! Whether you’re looking to make the most of holiday shopping or just picking up some new ideas as the new year approaches, these 5 tips can help increase your hospital gift shop sales all year long: 1. Think Unique When it comes to choosing what items to stock, you have options that the big box stores don’t have. By looking for items that are handmade, local, or made by small businesses, you can build an array of gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. Those unique items are perfect […]

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Manage Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance With The Kronos Full-Time/Part-Time Analysis Report

October 3rd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Manage ACA Compliance by Analyzing Data About Average Hours Worked by Employees With the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (also called the “Pay or Play” mandate) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015, the countdown is on to prepare for upcoming changes. After all, some of your current part-time employees may soon be classified as full time for ACA purposes, making them eligible for healthcare benefits – at your expense. That’s why it’s time to develop a strategy that will help your organization manage ACA compliance and its potential cost impact. Determining the optimal ACA strategy starts with analyzing your full-time/part-time employee mix and […]

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Turn a Hospital Employee ID Badge into a One Badge Solution with Many Benefits!

September 4th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Hospitals across the country are adding extra functionality to their employee ID badges by using one badge for identification, time and attendance, cashless payment, and access control. By using a single badge for these applications, a hospital can create a convenient, easy-to-use card management system for their employees. Implementing a one badge solution allows employees to gain easy access to everything they need at work without the hassle of carrying multiple cards, cash or keys on them at all times. From entering a building with the swipe of their badge, to clocking in when they arrive at work, to purchasing lunch at the cafeteria through payroll deduction, the possibilities are […]

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Infographic: How Much Cash Do You Carry?

August 5th, 2013 at 9:13 am

How much cash is in your wallet right now? Chances are it’s not a very large amount, according to survey results in the July 2013 issue of MONEY Magazine. When the magazine asked readers how much cash they carry, 42% responded that they only carry between $1 and $40. Some of the other statistics MONEY shared seem to show the downfall of cash even more. Take a look at the infographic below to see how often we’re choosing cashless payment options instead of cash.

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Access Control: Top 5 Benefits of Workforce Access Go Beyond Traditional Security

July 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 am

For decades, access control systems were considered a security tool that let authorized personnel enter a building or area. While many people still think of access control in these terms, advanced access control systems boast a variety of tools and benefits that are often overlooked. Beyond traditional security, access control systems can help any organization increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs by enabling integration with a large variety of workforce products and solutions. Workforce Access from MM Hayes provides complete control in a package that is both easy to use and dependable. Below are the top 5 benefits many of our clients receive from using Workforce Access: 1. Easy Integration […]

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How The Affordable Care Act will Impact Workplace Wellness Programs

June 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75% of our health care spending is on premature and often preventable diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The growing numbers of preventable diseases, poor health habits and the rising cost of health-care have sparked an interest in employee wellness programs in the workplace for many organizations. Americans working full-time spend an average of one-third of their day, five days per week at the work. Since Americans spend a significant amount of their day at work, the workplace is an important setting for health promotion and disease prevention. Studies have shown, wellness programs that implement health-focused policies […]

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