Managers

  • Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile as opportunities to work outside of the office increase. Simultaneously, an improved economy and low gasoline prices have resulted in a three percent increase in miles driven in the United States in 2016 relative to 2015. These trends reveal the importance for businesses across the country to provide their…

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  • Mobile workers incur a wide range of expenses as they drive, from fuel and maintenance costs to insurance premiums and depreciation, and they must be repaid accordingly. Tracking, processing, and reimbursing accurately for these costs is not always easy though, particularly for companies with many mobile workers. Is a flat car allowance the right idea?…

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  • Earlier this month we hosted Finance and HR leaders in Boston for a kick-off to summer at the InterContinental Hotel. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and views of the Boston Waterfront on what turned out to be a beautiful summer night. Thanks to everyone who joined the Motus team for this first installment in our summer…

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  • Businesses are well-advised to be aware of the risks associated with mileage fraud. Unfortunately, many companies are unaware of how commonly mileage fraud occurs in businesses with mobile workers. Outdated mileage reporting methods — like relying on spreadsheets to track mileage without GPS verification — prevent companies from reviewing reports and detecting errors. Finance and…

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  • In the first installment of the HR Hangout, we introduced how HR leaders are developing more influence and expertise among other executive leaders of their business. According to a study carried out by Harvard Business Review, Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs, this increased influence has led to a more collaborative environment between…

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  • Expense management is one of the top line items costing companies and impacting their bottom line. The cost of one-size-fits-all approaches to expense management are significant to the extent that they’re no longer proving ROI to businesses. In fact, they’re pushing business leaders to find new solutions that lower costs and create efficiencies in the…

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  • Technological advances are changing the way we live and work. The arrival of the Internet of Things is one example of how technology has changed our lives in recent years. For example, devices such as the Amazon Echo serve as personal assistants to help us simplify our personal lives – doing things like helping us…

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  • Exaggerating the number of miles someone has driven for work is a form of employee theft. Although sometimes disregarded, employee mileage fraud poses a serious threat to businesses operating with mobile workforces. In cases of mileage fraud, employees are reimbursed by their employers for more mileage than what was required for them to perform their…

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  • Employee integrity within the workforce is something desired by all, but sometimes it is inevitably unattainable. As it turns out, one of the most common examples of employee theft happens to be mileage fraud. In fact, mileage fraud occurs even more frequently than employees over reporting tips, inflating the cost of items beyond their true…

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  • The standard mileage rate for 2017 was recently announced by the IRS, advising taxpayers of the optional cents per mile reimbursement rate for the year. It’s important for businesses with mobile employees to be aware of this announcement. The 2017 standard mileage rate provides a benchmark for mobile workers to calculate their reimbursement for their…

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