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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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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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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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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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Going Global: How to Expand Your Business Internationally
By Tom Anziano | November 22, 2023

International expansion is a wide-ranging decision that must be weighed carefully. Learn the steps, research and considerations involved in going global.

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How Paid Leave Policies Can Help Small Businesses
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 21, 2023

Paid leave policies let employees take time off work for approved reasons. Learn how paid leave policies can boost workplace engagement and productivity.

How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged in a Virtual Team
By Sammi Caramela | November 21, 2023

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

How to Create a Workspace That Improves Productivity
By Jennifer Post | November 21, 2023

A streamlined workspace can boost productivity. Learn how to create a workspace that improves productivity whether you have a traditional or remote office.

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Small Business Guide to Paying Holiday Bonuses
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 21, 2023

Holiday bonuses can be a great way to show employees you care while boosting productivity and engagement. Learn more about how to give holiday bonuses.

Happy, Loyal Employees Need to Feel Trusted at Work
By Jocelyn Pollock | November 20, 2023

Trust is key to a workplace culture of top-performing employees who stay. Learn why trusted employees are happier and how to build trust in the workplace.

10 Ways Human Resources Will Continue to Change
By Cailin Potami | November 20, 2023

Human resources departments must respond to social, economic and technological factors. Learn 10 ways human resources will pivot and change.

How to Reduce Your Business Tax Liability
By Katharine Paljug | November 20, 2023

Paying taxes is never fun, but there are steps you can take to reduce your business' tax liability. See our tips and answers to common tax questions.

In-House vs. Outsourcing: How to Decide What’s Right for Your Business
By Bennett Conlin | November 20, 2023

See the situations where it's better to outsource tasks to a third-party provider versus hiring full-time employees, and learn how to decide between them.

7 Labor Laws You Might Be Breaking
By Nicole Fallon | November 20, 2023

It is important to know what labor laws apply to your business and to ensure you comply with them. Here are seven mandates you may be overlooking.

12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise
By Simone Johnson | November 20, 2023

Happy employees are more motivated and productive, but raises aren't the only path to happiness. Learn 12 other ways to improve your employees' experience.

5 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holidays
By Leslie Pankowski | November 20, 2023

The holidays can be a distracting time for the workplace. Learn how to create a positive atmosphere while keeping engagement high during the holidays.

Should You Offer Floating Holidays?
By Skye Schooley | November 20, 2023

Floating holidays are paid days off employees can take any time during the year. Learn how implementing a floating holiday policy can benefit your business.

What Is a Compressed Work Schedule and Should You Offer It?
By Stella Morrison | November 20, 2023

A compressed work schedule lets employees work a 40-hour week in fewer days than the usual five, possibly increasing productivity. Learn how it works.

Disrespectful Employees? How to Fix a Toxic Workplace
By Max Freedman | November 20, 2023

Employees who are disrespectful toward co-workers may be unaware they're fostering a toxic workplace. Learn how to address disrespectful employee behavior.

Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging
By Andrew Martins | November 13, 2023

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

Creating a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Program
By Tom Anziano | November 13, 2023

Diversity, equity and inclusion training can make your workplace more diverse and equal. Learn what DE&I programs entail and how to ensure they succeed.

12 Cool Careers for History Buffs
By Stella Morrison | November 13, 2023

Here are unique, history-inspired career paths you can take instead of going into teaching or academia. Many intersect with the business world.

What Is Statistical Analysis?
By Jeremy Bender | November 13, 2023

Find out how you can use statistical analysis to organize your data and make better decisions for your business.

Entrepreneurs Answer the Question ‘Why Is Innovation Important?’
By Chad Brooks | November 13, 2023

New products and improvements to products are innovations. Learn the five innovation types and how to tap into innovation's power and potential. 

What Is Agile Scrum Methodology?
By Sean Peek | November 13, 2023

Agile scrum methodology is a project management system whose goal is to deliver the highest value to stakeholders. Learn how to implement it.

Top Companies Embracing Clean Energy in 2023
By Max Freedman | November 10, 2023

Major companies are embracing clean energy. Learn who's on the 2022 Clean200 list and how you can follow their lead and financial patterns.

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Management Theories Every Small Business Owner Should Know
By Tejas Vemparala | November 10, 2023

As a business grows, understanding the type of manager you want to be is crucial. Learn about management theories and how to implement a management style.

What Is Holiday Pay?
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 10, 2023

Holiday pay is the compensation workers receive for working (or not working) on a holiday. Learn how to create a holiday pay policy and the benefits of having one.

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The Definition of Independent Contractor Is About To Change
By Bassam Kaado | November 08, 2023

The new Department of Labor proposal can determine what classifies an independent contractor from an employee, impacting the current workforce.

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How Should You Communicate Layoffs? The Answer Isn’t So Clear
By Shayna Waltower | November 08, 2023

Communicating layoffs to your team is challenging. Learn tips for delivering the news with empathy and professionalism and supporting laid-off employees.

PR Crisis? 6 Steps to Help Navigate the Storm
By Sammi Caramela | November 08, 2023

A PR crisis won’t go away if you ignore it, and it can explode quickly if it's not managed proactively. Here are six tips to help limit damage to your brand.

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How Leaders Determine Workplace Ethics
By Tom Anziano | November 08, 2023

Leaders shape the workplace ethics needed for business success. Learn ways to establish strong workplace ethics and how to deal with unethical behavior.

Challenges Faced by Women Entrepreneurs — Plus, Some of the Most Successful Women to Follow
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2023

Entrepreneurial leaders share insights on difficulties they have faced as women in their field and how they overcame them.

How to Maintain HR Compliance
By Skye Schooley | November 08, 2023

Businesses must maintain HR compliance to avoid penalties, fees or legal action. Learn about HR compliance tasks and tips for staying HR compliant.