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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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Max Freedman
Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.
Julie Ross
Julie Ross
Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
Training new employees properly is essential to starting them off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new hire training plan.
Adam Uzialko
Adam Uzialko
Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
This guide explains how to outsource HR and explains the pros and cons of outsourcing your business’s HR function or keeping it in-house.
Max Freedman
Max Freedman
New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
New-hire surveys help to ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.
Julie Ross
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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As the midterm elections loom, these small business issues have bubbled to the surface.

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Find out how much time employees waste using their personal phones during the workday and how you can reduce such distractions.

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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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Employers must manage employee jury duty leave. Familiarize yourself with the laws surrounding jury duty pay to ensure you meet your legal obligations.

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Learn how to analyze the current and future competitive landscape of your company with a BCG matrix.

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