James Tehrani

Starting a PEO? Great You’ve Come to the Right Place 

From the laundromat down the street to the convenience store on the corner to the cellphone repair shop in the mall, small businesses comprise 99.9% of the companies in this country and employ almost 62 million workers. Not every small-business owner can go from a one-person company to a behemoth organization that employs 1.5 million...Read more

SECURE 2.0 Act and the Retirement Situation

Nowadays, there are a lot of people who aren’t feeling very secure about their retirement.   So let’s talk about that retirement situation.  Today’s employees are tending to remain in the workforce longer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that almost a quarter (24%) of the workforce will be over the age 55 by...Read more

Bas(s)ic Instinct: How CSM Jason Ward Quickly Found His Groove at PrismHR

When Paul Tutmarc created the first electric bass guitar in the 1930s, we’re confident he didn’t have HR outsourcing and Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) in mind.  The same could easily be said for Jason Ward, one of PrismHR’s motley crew of customer success managers (CSMs). The HR outsourcing (HRO) space wasn’t even something he would...Read more

The UEX Project: Access Is (Not Taken for) Granted

When it comes to improving software, people come first. But shouldn’t that mean all people?  We think so.   When we think about our favorite apps and programs, nowadays form is just as important as function. The two really go hand in hand because a visually appealing program can help make navigation intuitive and frustration-free....Read more

How to Help Tame the ‘Dragon’ Through Performance Management

September is Global Company Culture Month. Or at least it apparently has been for the past few years. OK, we haven’t heard of it either.  Sure, there’s a day and a month for just about everything nowadays, from National Clean Your Desk Day to Appreciate a Dragon Day, but we believe focusing on workplace culture...Read more

PrismHR LIVE 2023: Talking Tech & Making Memories

Raise your hand if you attended PrismHR LIVE 🤚; raise your hand if you miss PrismHR LIVE;🤚raise your hand if you did not attend PrismHR LIVE, but wish you did and will not miss it next year. 🤚 We thought so. It’s been about six weeks since the annual confab concluded at the gorgeous JW...Read more

'Multiball’ Activated: Why Using Multiple Time & Attendance Vendors Is a Must

If you’ve ever played a game of pinball and triggered the multiball feature, you know how exhilarating it can be. But keeping all the balls in play takes patience, timing, quick fingers and perhaps a little luck.   It shouldn’t be that way with Time & Attendance.  For Time & Attendance software, being able to offer...Read more

PrismHR LIVE 2023: What’s Happening in Austin?

In an arpeggio, a chord is played note by note rather than in one fell swoop. Think Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, Adele’s Someone Like You or Coldplay’s Clocks. In many ways an arpeggio can also be seen as a metaphor for a well-executed conference where each session/event becomes part of a larger overall theme....Read more

Improving Engagement Is the True X Factor of Performance Management

In 1960, Douglas McGregor, an MIT Sloan School of Management professor, published his theory on management and motivation for employees. He split companies’ management styles into two camps: Theory X and Theory Y. Theory X was the belief that employees need to be strictly controlled because they are inclined not to do any work if...Read more

Swinging for the Fences: How Kraig Sanders Went From Umpiring to Empowering PrismHR’s Partnership Program

Baseball is underway with the start of the 2023 season, so we caught up with Kraig Sanders to find out more about how he went from umpiring in the minor leagues to sliding into his current role as PrismHR’s director of partnerships.Read more

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