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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.
Max Freedman
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 is necessary for new employees to start 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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Skye Schooley

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Are You Ready for a Four-Day Workweek?
By Ross Mudrick | March 22, 2023

Switching to a four-day workweek might be a smart approach for some small businesses. Research shows if it makes sense for you and how to get it right.

12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise
By Simone Johnson | March 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.

Money Isn’t Enough: 6 Incentives to Motivate Your Employees
By Bassam Kaado | March 17, 2023

Along with a reasonable salary, companies can keep employees motivated with benefits and a productive workplace. Learn how to get your employees invested.

What You Need to Know About the Federal Overtime Rules
By Max Freedman | March 17, 2023

Small business owners should understand the laws on who is eligible for overtime pay and when it is owed. Here is what you need to know.

What Meal and Break Laws Does Your Business Need to Know?
By Adam Uzialko | March 17, 2023

This guide explains the meal and rest break laws all small businesses should know to ensure regulatory compliance when making their teams’ schedules.

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Forget Quiet Quitting. What About Quiet Promotions?
By Elizabeth Veras | March 13, 2023

Quiet promotions place extra responsibilities on staff with no pay increase. Learn how to recognize this toxic trend and create a better work environment.

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Business Etiquette Musts for Your Next Client Meeting
By Sammi Caramela | March 09, 2023

Whether you're in a conference room, restaurant or remote meeting, these tips will ensure you practice proper etiquette and strengthen your network.

What Is a Decision Matrix? Definition and Examples
By Sean Peek | March 09, 2023

This guide explains decision matrices, how they work and how you can apply them to running your business.

Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics? Your Business Needs Both
By Nicole Fallon | March 09, 2023

Learn how both predictive and prescriptive analytics are essential data strategies for running your small business.

Spying on Your Employees? Better Understand the Law First
By Max Freedman | March 09, 2023

Many employers track their employees' use of technology at work, but how much is too much? Here's how to balance surveillance with privacy concerns.

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How to Monitor Hard Braking and Acceleration
By Max Freedman | March 08, 2023

This guide explains how business owners with company vehicles can monitor their drivers' braking and acceleration across their entire fleet.

Driver Scorecards: Should You Implement Them?
By Max Freedman | March 08, 2023

Driver scorecards keep your fleet safe, fuel efficient and high performing while reducing wear and tear, accident expenses, and other costs.

Fleet Health and Safety Compliance Best Practices
By David Gargaro | March 08, 2023

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

The Department of Transportation’s Hours of Service Regulations
By David Gargaro | March 08, 2023

The Department of Transportation aims to improve road safety in the U.S. Learn how your driving team can comply with DOT hours of service regulations.

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What Is the ELD Mandate?
By Matt D’Angelo | March 08, 2023

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

Mileage Reimbursement: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | March 08, 2023

Here's what you need to know about mileage reimbursement to ensure you fulfill your legal obligations as an employer.

12 Cool Careers for History Buffs
By Stella Morrison | March 07, 2023

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

Best Layoff Practices: Can You Lay Off and Hire at the Same Time?
By Patrick Proctor | March 07, 2023

Sometimes a business needs to conduct layoffs and make new hires at the same time. Here are best practices to use.

16 Cool Job Perks That Keep Employees Happy
By Katharine Paljug | March 07, 2023

Looking to institute some cool job perks to keep your employees happy and productive? Consider these 16 benefits to offer your employees.

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3 Signs Your Employees Hate Their Jobs (and What to Do About It)
By Max Freedman | March 06, 2023

Various factors can create unhappiness in employees. Learn three signs your employees are unhappy and discover several ways to improve employee morale.

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10 Common Leadership Mistakes You’re Probably Making
By Sammi Caramela | March 02, 2023

Want to be the best leader for your team? Avoid making these 10 common mistakes.

5 Tips for Guiding Your Team Through a Rough Patch
By Sean Peek | February 28, 2023

All businesses face rough times eventually. Here’s how to lead your team through a challenge.

What Is Thought Leadership, and Why Does It Matter?
By Skye Schooley | February 24, 2023

Thought leaders influence others by giving guidance and inspiration. Learn how to establish yourself as a thought leader and boost your industry presence.

18 Creative Ways to Show Employee Appreciation
By Bennett Conlin | February 24, 2023

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

6 Tips for Getting Your Team to Work Together
By Bassam Kaado | February 23, 2023

Getting your employees to work well together will help your team be more successful and maintain a high level of productivity.

Stress Management Key to Keeping Business (and Owner) Alive
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Get help and focus on what's important to manage stress.

Shared Leadership: How Modern Businesses Run Themselves
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 21, 2023

Shared leadership means sharing power and influence, with one person still in charge. Learn how shared leadership can help your business grow.

Why Attitude Beats Aptitude When Hiring
By Max Freedman | February 21, 2023

Employees whom you hire for cultural fit may last longer at your business, according to research. Here’s how — and why — to act on this information.

If You Listen Up, Your Employees Will Step Up
By Matt D’Angelo | February 21, 2023

Listening to employees and actively involving them in decision-making fosters productivity and initiative. Learn tips for an employee listening strategy.

How Every Manager Can Create a Culture That Works
By Ned Smith | February 21, 2023

Today’s high-performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture in which employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission, values, and goals. Authors Adrian Gostick and Chester...