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The Best Human Resources Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2021

HR software can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn what the best HR software options can do for your small business.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

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

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How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration. Here is what you need to know about hiring immigrant workers and finding qualified applicants.

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8 Hiring Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Learn how to overcome hiring obstacles to add ideal candidates to your team.

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The 10 Types of Employees Every Business Owner Needs on Their Team
By Skye Schooley | October 01, 2021

A strong team can support and grow your business. Here are the 10 types of employees you need on your team.

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Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2021

Identifying the pros and cons of hiring new grads and seasoned professionals can help you determine which type of employee you should hire.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By Skye Schooley | September 22, 2021

Professional employer organizations can take administrative tasks such as payroll and workers' compensation off your plate.

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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 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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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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What Is Professional Liability Insurance?
By David Gargaro | May 07, 2021

Professional liability insurance provides businesses with coverage against clients' legal claims of negligence, malpractice and misrepresentation.

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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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | April 20, 2021

Hiring foreign workers can improve company diversity and expand your global reach. Learn how to hire a foreign national.

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What Is Employment Verification?
By Patrick Proctor | April 19, 2021

Confirming a job candidate's previous employment is a critical step of the hiring process.

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Screening Questions to Ask During a Phone Interview (+ Phone Interview Tips)
By Skye Schooley | April 15, 2021

Use these phone screening questions and steps to conduct a great phone screen interview.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | March 09, 2021

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 05, 2021

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation
By Jamie Johnson | March 03, 2021

To start employees off on the right foot, make sure your orientation helps them feel welcome and answers all of their questions.

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How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

Learn what the recruitment process is and how to implement one for your business.

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Best Phone Interview Format for Hiring Managers and Recruiters
By Patrick Algrim | January 28, 2021

Learn how to structure phone interviews down to the minute and what the hiring manager should present to the candidate.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | January 28, 2021

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

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What Employers Need to Know About Ban the Box
By Alison Grillo | January 25, 2021

It is important to examine your company's policies for seeking information on criminal history of job candidates. Many states and cities have legislation on when this information can be requested.

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How Businesses Use Applicant Tracking Systems
By Sean Peek | January 14, 2021

Today, applicant tracking systems are a necessary tool for businesses that need to improve and automate their hiring process.

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Why It's Important New Hires Fit a Company's Culture
By Andrew Martins | January 11, 2021

Organizational culture can be the beating heart of your workforce or a hindrance to productivity. By focusing on it during and after the hiring process, you can ensure a cohesive, positive culture.

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The Four Rules of Successful Virtual Recruiting
By Joanna Swash | January 06, 2021

As businesses adapt to the new normal, recruiting safely and effectively to expand and grow is essential.

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Why Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
By Chris Porteous | January 04, 2021

Some companies' current hiring approach is flawed. A more measured approach is necessary to find skilled, talented, long-term workers.

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 30, 2020

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business, the economy and your team's morale.