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How Does 401(k) Matching Work for Employers?
Offering a 401(k) matching program as part of your employee retirement plan can be a helpful incentive for attracting top employees to your business.
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Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.
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Julie Ross
Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
Training is necessary for new employees to start off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new-hire training plan.
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Adam Uzialko
Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
Should you outsource HR or keep this function in-house? Here's what to consider.
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Max Freedman
New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
New-hire surveys help ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.
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Julie Ross
Differences Between a Furlough and a Layoff
Learn what furloughs and layoffs are to determine which staff-reduction option is best for your business.
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Tools available in GPS fleet management software make it easier to identify and reduce hard driving in your fleet.

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Are Remote Employees Better Workers?
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Allowing employees to work remotely can increase productivity, but remote work policies are essential. Learn how remote work can benefit your business.

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Support your LGBTQ employees by creating an inclusive work environment.

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By Siri Hedreen | May 07, 2024

To make the best decisions for your business, use some of these techniques and tools that bring more data and less bias to the process.

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What Is Market Intelligence?
By Jamie Johnson | May 07, 2024

This guide explains the concept of market intelligence and offers tips on how to use it for your small business.

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What Is a Decision Tree?
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Decision trees are flowchart graphs or diagrams that explore all potential decisions and their possible outcomes. Learn how to make and use one.

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By Matt D’Angelo | May 06, 2024

How can you take advantage of the benefits of working from home while mitigating the cybersecurity risks? You need to develop a telecommuting policy.

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Can Creativity Be Learned?
By Sammi Caramela | May 01, 2024

Creativity tends to be viewed as an unattainable trait only artistic people have, but with these tips, you can quickly increase your creativity.

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What Team Building Is and How to Achieve It
By Sammi Caramela | May 01, 2024

Learn how to improve your team-building process to benefit your business.

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By Mark Fairlie | May 01, 2024

Use a PEST analysis to see the bigger picture when making decisions for your business.

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The Problem of Presenteeism: Employees Coming to Work Sick Costs Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2024

When employees come to work sick, it puts the whole company at risk and costs businesses money. Learn to discourage presenteeism in a post-pandemic world.

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18 Creative Ways to Show Employee Appreciation
By Bennett Conlin | April 11, 2024

This guide offers tips for showing employees that you appreciate their work to boost morale, retention rates and productivity.

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Apologies From Around the World
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Every country has its own customs for offering an apology. Here's how to make amends according to different international customs.

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Leadership Language: Why Your Word Choices Matter
By Nicole Fallon | April 08, 2024

The language you use as a leader has an enormous impact on your team. Learn how to frame tricky conversations to maintain a positive work environment.

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How to Manage Employee Attendance (Free Attendance Template)
By Max Freedman | April 05, 2024

Your employees' attendance affects their pay, your customers' experience and your overall finances. Learn how and why you need to manage attendance.

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Distractions like smartphones, social media and email disrupt work productivity. Learn to minimize distractions and boost workplace productivity.

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How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged in a Virtual Team
By Sammi Caramela | April 03, 2024

Learn how your business can keep remote employees more connected by using strategies such as virtual get-togethers and nurturing personal relationships.

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Essential Negotiation Tips to Close the Deal
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | April 02, 2024

Business negotiations are inevitable for professionals and business owners. Learn what to do and what not to do when negotiating a deal, raise and more.

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Consumers are getting wiser about the products they use, the accompanying packaging and the overall impact on the environment.

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Employers can take an active role in eliminating workplace alienation by updating their team, encouraging employees, and helping set career goals.

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What Is the ELD Mandate?
By Matt D’Angelo | March 14, 2024

The ELD mandate is a federal law that requires electronic logging devices be installed in commercial vehicles. Learn if it applies to your business.

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Stressed Out! Unrealistic Expectations Put the Pressure on Workers
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This article explains why placing excessive stress on employees can ultimately damage your business's productivity and, in turn, its bottom line.

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Fleet Health and Safety Compliance Best Practices
By David Gargaro | February 20, 2024

This guide describes the best practices for ensuring fleet health and complying with safety regulations at both the state and federal level.

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Driver Scorecards: Should You Implement Them?
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Driver scorecards keep your fleet safe, fuel efficient and high performing while reducing wear and tear, accident expenses, and other costs.

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6 Ways to Improve Human Capital Management
By Matt D’Angelo | February 15, 2024

Human capital management (HCM) can seem like a vague concept but, as a small business owner, it’s important to understand.

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How Time and Attendance Software Improves Shift Planning
By Erin Donaghue | February 12, 2024

Time and attendance software reduces shift planning errors and lowers your labor costs – and it's often easy to use.

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Strategies for Successful Employee Transition
By Rebecka Green | January 30, 2024

Businesses must sometimes transition an employee into a role better for their talents and temperament. Learn how to shift workers into new roles smoothly.

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Here’s Why Your Business Needs a Termination Policy
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A termination policy establishes rules and procedures for letting employees go. Learn how to develop a termination policy and what it should include.