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18 Places to Find Talented Freelancers
By Scott Gerber | June 01, 2020

These 18 entrepreneurs delve into where online freelance talent is most readily found.

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Showing Employee Appreciation During Extreme Circumstances
By Andrew Martins | June 01, 2020

The novel coronavirus and resulting lockdown has been stressful for everyone, so it's important to show your employees how thankful you are for their hard work and sacrifice.

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5 Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
By Mark Roberts | May 28, 2020

We have all learned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to work efficiently in a remote situation and how remote work may impact the future.

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How to Capitalize on Talent With a Distributed Workforce
By Michael Mueller | May 28, 2020

COVID-19 has accelerated the timeline for shifting to remote work, which may mean rethinking how you approach your workforce.

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10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 tips.

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HSA vs. FSA: What Impact Does It Have on Employers?
By Andrew Martins | May 26, 2020

The American healthcare system is expensive and confusing, but for most employers, the choice boils down to HSA or FSA. Both have benefits and shortcomings, so it's important to know the difference.

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How to Handle a Bad Hire
By Skye Schooley | May 26, 2020

If you made a bad hiring decision, follow this five-step approach to resolve the issue

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Use Role-Playing to Engage Your Sales Force
By business.com editorial staff | May 20, 2020

Sales skills can be taught, and role-playing is a great way to improve them. Here are five tips to incorporate role-playing into your sales training.

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Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | May 20, 2020

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.

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The COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide for Small Businesses
By Mona Bushnell | May 18, 2020

Find out how and when to reopen your business safely, with industry-specific advice for small business owners.

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Ensuring Emotional Safety and Security for Your Remote Workers
By Isaac Kohen | May 15, 2020

Is your small business able to pick up on employees' signs of stress during COVID-19 that could be impacting their well-being and work?

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10 Ways to Track Employee Productivity in the Workplace
By Jayson DeMers | May 14, 2020

In this article, we explore what “productivity” truly is (and what it means to you as an employer), how to measure employee productivity, and how to improve productivity once you have a baseline...

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When to Hire a Full-Time Employee vs. Contractor
By Skye Schooley | May 14, 2020

Learn the pros and cons of hiring contractors versus employees.

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What the USDA's Moving Woes Can Teach You About Relocating Your Business
By Kelvin Simmons | May 11, 2020

Between relocation costs, potential employee attrition and the need to find new office space, there are numerous concerns when moving a business.

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How to Lead Your Team Through COVID-19
By Joshua Stowers | May 11, 2020

Homes.com has found great success with its new #WorkFromHomes program that prioritizes supporting its employees who are now working remotely.

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
By Wesley Cherisien | May 10, 2020

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.

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17 Effective Methods for Managing Your Remote Team's Tasks
By Scott Gerber | May 09, 2020

Ensuring everyone is focused on the right tasks is critical. Here are some ways you can help share goals and ideas.

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How to Communicate Most Effectively With Team Members During COVID-19
By Meredith Schmidt | May 07, 2020

Crises like COVID-19 can leave teams feeling anxious. As a leader, you need to genuinely connect with and encourage each and every employee. Here's how.

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The Power of Anonymity for Employee Feedback
By business.com editorial staff | May 07, 2020

Here's how to get honest feedback from your employees.

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Human Relations Management Theory Basics
By Sean Peek | May 06, 2020

The human relations theory of management began development in the early 1920s. Today, it is integral to every business, and understanding the involved skills and theories is key to employee success.

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How to Support Furloughed Employees (and Bring Them Back to Work Properly)
By Adam Uzialko | May 01, 2020

The pandemic and its economic impacts have led many companies to furlough employees. Here's what you can do to support your furloughed employees and bring them back to work the right way.

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How to Improve Relations Between Your Managers and Employees
By Sammi Caramela | May 01, 2020

Poor relationships in the workplace can be detrimental to the health of your business.

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How to Boost Employee Wellbeing With Mobile During COVID-19
By Jared Atchison | April 30, 2020

Maintaining team connections is more important than ever in this time of remote work and uncertainty. Here are some mobile tools and methods to boost your team's morale and productivity.

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Hazing in the Workplace
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

You can address workplace hazing with multiple strategies.

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5 Tips for Building a Successful Remote Company
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

Build a remote company that runs like clockwork.

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The Five W's of the CARES Act for Small Business Owners
By Jason Fry | April 27, 2020

Here's a breakdown of the "who, what, when, where and why" every business owner should know about the unemployment provisions in the CARES Act.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.

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Managing Retail Employees: How to Keep the Good Ones
By business.com editorial staff | April 23, 2020

Retail has high turnover, but here are six ways to retain the ones you want.

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Stay Ahead of Competition With These Employee Perks
By business.com editorial staff | April 23, 2020

These unique perks can help you attract and retain top talent.

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Remote Work Trends and the Coronavirus: What Changes Are Coming?
By Skye Schooley | April 23, 2020

Learn about the benefits of remote work and why more small businesses may permanently integrate it after the pandemic is over.