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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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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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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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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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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
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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
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 30, 2024

A termination policy establishes rules and procedures for letting employees go. Learn how to develop a termination policy and what it should include.

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Creativity Is Not Innovation (But You Need Both)
By Sean Peek | January 30, 2024

Creativity may lead to innovation, but they’re not the same thing. This guide describes the difference between the two and the importance of each to a small business.

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Want to Be a Good Leader? Step One: Know Thyself
By Tom Anziano | January 29, 2024

Successful leaders must know themselves. Learn why self-awareness is important, see examples of self-awareness and learn how to become more self-aware.

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The Definition of Independent Contractor Is About To Change
By Bassam Kaado | January 24, 2024

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 to Reduce Your Business Tax Liability
By Katharine Paljug | January 24, 2024

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.

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Essential Negotiation Tips to Close the Deal
By Brandi Calero-Holmes | January 23, 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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Time Clock Rounding Best Practices
By Max Freedman | January 22, 2024

Time clock rounding is legal if you round to certain fractions of an hour and don't unfairly diminish employee pay. Learn how time clock rounding works.

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10 Brilliant Hiring Philosophies From Famous Leaders
By Nicole Fallon | January 19, 2024

These philosophies from well-known business leaders can help you build out a successful staff.

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Why Attitude Beats Aptitude When Hiring
By Max Freedman | January 19, 2024

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.

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Shared Leadership: How Modern Businesses Run Themselves
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 18, 2024

Shared leadership is a business management approach that disperses influence across many leaders rather than an individual or a small group.

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Caught on Video: Employees Behaving (Very) Badly
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These five companies wish they could recall videos that made them look very bad. Watch these employee mishaps, and learn how to handle negative attention.

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Stress Management Key to Keeping Business (and Owner) Alive
By Sean Peek | January 17, 2024

Managing stress as a business owner is important for both you and the success of the company. These tips can help you stay cool, calm and collected.

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Nap Time? Sleeping at Work Boosts Productivity
By Sammi Caramela | January 17, 2024

Sleeping at work can be good for business, even for remote workers. Here's how it enhances job performance.

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Small Business Guide to Paying Holiday Bonuses
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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.

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What Is a Noncompete Agreement?
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Learn how to use a noncompete agreement to protect your business. Without one, your trade secrets and your best employees may end up with competitors.

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Facing the Gender Gap in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | January 17, 2024

Despite significant progress, the workplace gender gap still exists. Learn some strategies to help close it.

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What Is a Pareto Analysis?
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The Pareto analysis, also known as the 80/20 rule, is useful when many decisions need to be made. Learn how to conduct one for your business.

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Key Steps Women Can Take to Be Strong Leaders
By Marci Martin | January 17, 2024

Gender equality ideals have opened up leadership roles for women in the workplace. Learn how female leaders can continue closing the gender gap.

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By Adam Uzialko | January 16, 2024

Understanding international business etiquette and customs is key to global success. Learn 17 international business customs to stay respectful.

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Surprising Laws That May Apply to Your Small Business
By Adam Uzialko | January 16, 2024

Learn some surprising laws and regulations that apply to small businesses, with tips to keep your company compliant.

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What Is a Vision Statement?
By Sean Peek | January 16, 2024

Vision statements can be challenging. Learn what a vision statement is, how it differs from a mission statement, and how to write a successful one.

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Finding the Balance Between Employee Travel and Customer Experience
By Max Freedman | January 16, 2024

Business travel can improve the employee and customer experiences, but it can negatively impact your staff too. Learn how to strike the right balance.

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Bridge the Gap: Communicating With a Multigenerational Workforce
By Adam Uzialko | January 16, 2024

Communication style is one of the biggest distinctions among employees from different generations. Here's how to bridge the gap in your organization.

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Want to Keep Your Employees? Give Them Growth Opportunities
By Max Freedman | January 16, 2024

Employees value a clear career path over all else.

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Do You Have to Pay Employees for Jury Duty?
By Patrick Proctor | January 16, 2024

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