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Discover everything you need to know about managing, motivating, and retaining employees. Get expert HR advice, resources, and actionable solutions.

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How Employees Make or Break Business Success (And How You Can Lead the Way)
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

Without employee success, company-wide success will be difficult to obtain.

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4 Recruiting Models: Which is the Best for Your Company?
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

Hiring the right people starts with having the right recruiting model in place.

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How to Properly Educate and Train Expatriates
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

Do you ever need to relocate employees for international assignments? Here's how and why you should tailor your company's classes for expatriates.

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How to Identify a True Leader
By Sean Peek | July 29, 2021

The business.com community asked how to test for leadership ability. We found answers.

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Put a Smiley on It: Should You Use Emojis in Business Communication?
By Sean Peek | July 29, 2021

Emojis might be fun, but are they appropriate in the workplace?

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Workers' Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | July 28, 2021

There are certain tax implications for workers' compensation that every employee and business owner should understand.

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2021
By Matt D'Angelo | July 28, 2021

Professional employer organization services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best PEOs available for your small business.

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2021

Startups often offer equity to valuable employees in place of a higher salary.

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What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?
By Jennifer Post | July 19, 2021

Does a new workforce require new leadership styles?

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The End of Rank and Yank: Management Practices Revisited
By Jennifer Post | July 14, 2021

Many businesses employ a management practice of ranking and then dismissing a certain number of employees every year. Can this approach survive?

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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
By Max Freedman | July 14, 2021

If anything could make meetings worse, it's having to travel across the country to attend one. Here's how to hold productive online meetings.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Here are five factors that affect how much workers' comp insurance you need.

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How to Prevent Employee Time Theft
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | July 09, 2021

Time fraud can be a problem for any company, but it's also an opportunity to create clear guidelines and build trust throughout a workforce.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | July 07, 2021

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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The Best HR Outsourcing Services of 2021
By Skye Schooley | July 07, 2021

Human resource outsourcing services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best HROs available for your small business.

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | June 15, 2021

Four percent of workers say they'll quit if they are forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Time and Attendance Software Tracks Breaks at Work
By Kylie Ora Lobell | June 15, 2021

Time and attendance software does more than record when employees clock in and out. It also tracks employee break times, ensuring compliance with state regulations.

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19 Best Sites for Freelance Services
By Max Freedman | June 11, 2021

Freelancers and businesses that need professional talent have many ways to connect.

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The Best and Worst Excuses for Getting Out of Work
By Chad Brooks | June 10, 2021

Employers share the most memorable excuses they've heard and how they handled them.

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How to Use a Roth 401(k)
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

Learn how a Roth 401(k) retirement plan works and how it compares to a traditional 401(k).

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The Small Business Guide to Simple IRAs
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

SIMPLE IRAs are employee retirement accounts especially useful for small businesses new to offering retirement benefits.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Sean Peek | May 12, 2021

Correcting payroll mistakes is extremely important to maintain the trust of your employees.

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What Is a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
By Max Freedman | May 12, 2021

High-deductible health plans can be cheaper for employers to offer, but employees don't always like them.

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The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Sean Peek | May 11, 2021

If you have to let an employee go or they quit, you should provide them with a termination of benefits letter. Here's what to include in your letter and a sample template.

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Employer Jury Duty Requirements: How Jury Duty Works
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2021

Jury duty is an unavoidable reality for many employees, but what are employers required to do when an employee receives a jury duty notice?

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What to Include in a Promotion Letter
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2021

Whenever you promote an employee, you should document it by sending them a promotion letter that confirms their promotion, the increased pay rate, and their new responsibilities.

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What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | April 26, 2021

DOT background checks are required for all commercial drivers before they can work for your company. Find out what these checks reveal and how to conduct one for your drivers.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | April 23, 2021

Employers might run a criminal background check on job candidates for many reasons. Here's everything you need to know about background checks.