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Last Updated: November 19, 2020

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Can Employers Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance?
By Patrick Proctor | November 27, 2020

Employers can reimburse employees for some healthcare-related costs. The key is following IRS regulations.

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Small Business Guide to Paying Holiday Bonuses
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 27, 2020

Awarding holiday bonuses is a great way to make your employees feel valued.

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What Is Holiday Pay?
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 25, 2020

While you don't have to offer holiday pay, it's a great way to show employees that you care.

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Distracted Workers Are Costing You Money
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 23, 2020

Your employees are distracted during the day, and it's costing you time and money.

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Giving Tuesday Social Responsibility Tips for Your Business
By Jennifer Post | November 20, 2020

Here are some tips to help you make the most of Giving Tuesday.

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PR Crisis? 6 Steps to Help Navigate the Storm
By Sammi Caramela | November 18, 2020

A PR crisis can be challenging to navigate, but these six steps can help your brand recover.

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Termination of Benefits Letter Writing Guide (With Examples)
By Adam Uzialko | November 18, 2020

If you fire an employee or change benefit providers, it is important to include a termination of benefits letter during the process. Here's how to write one and what to include.

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Do You Have to Pay Employees for Jury Duty?
By Patrick Proctor | November 13, 2020

Find out what you're legally required to do – and pay – to support your employees when they're summoned for jury duty.

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Best Layoff Practices: Can You Lay Off and Hire at the Same Time?
By Patrick Proctor | November 12, 2020

There are times when you need to conduct layoffs and make new hires at the same time. Here are best practices to follow when doing so.

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15 Creative Ways to Show Employee Appreciation
By Bennett Conlin | November 11, 2020

Your employees deserve more than a "thank you." Here are creative ways to show them that you appreciate them.

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How to Announce a New Employee
By Julie Ritzer Ross | November 11, 2020

Sending out an announcement to your team each time you bring in a new hire can help make the onboarding process a smooth one.

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How to Handle Accrued Time Off
By Julie Ritzer Ross | November 10, 2020

Offering accrued time off is great for management and employee morale, but you need to know how to calculate it, what the law says about it and how to build company policies around it.

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8 Best Practices Every Small Business Should Follow
By Adam Uzialko | November 06, 2020

You should always take opportunities to reevaluate your business and determine where you might be able to do better. These eight best practices will help you ensure success.

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What Is Project Resource Management?
By Sean Peek | November 06, 2020

Here's what you need to know about project resource management to become more efficient.

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How to Manage Expense Reimbursement
By Adam Uzialko | November 04, 2020

As an employer, you're required to reimburse employees for work-related expenses that could reduce their pay below minimum wage. Here's how to develop an effective expense reimbursement policy.

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The Benefits of Performance Management Software
By Andrew Martins | November 03, 2020

Information is a powerful tool as a small business owner, and performance management software can help you learn more about your employees.

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How to Develop a Disciplinary Action Policy
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 02, 2020

A disciplinary action policy helps prevent issues from affecting your employees and company, and can protect you from legal ramifications. Here's how to create one, plus helpful templates.

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3 Steps to Improving Poor Employee Performance
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2020

Learn how to identify and improve poor employee performance.

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Mileage Reimbursement: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | October 30, 2020

Learn about the laws surrounding mileage reimbursement so you can create a company policy that meets state and federal regulations.

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How Benefits Administration Can Help Your SMB
By Andrew Martins | October 30, 2020

If your business offers benefits to your employees, you need a way to manage those benefits properly.

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7 Project Management Styles
By Sean Peek | October 30, 2020

Understanding these project management styles can help you determine which would be most effective for your small business.

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How to Manage and Improve Employee Retention
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 29, 2020

Employers can't afford to have high turnover, which is why employee retention is so important.

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Differences Between Laying Off and Firing an Employee
By Skye Schooley | October 26, 2020

Learn the differences between firing and laying off employees to determine if one is right for your business.

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What Each Presidential Campaign Is Proposing for New Businesses
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2020

With the 2020 presidential election nearing, find out which candidate offers the best agenda for new business owners.

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How to Create an Employee Development and Training Program
By Max Freedman | October 21, 2020

An employee training and development program has many benefits for both your staff and your company. Here's how to build a successful program.

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Managing Gen Z in the Workplace
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 21, 2020

As Generation Z enters the workforce, companies should create environments conducive to recruiting and retaining them.

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Examples of Employee Goal Setting and Why It Is Important for Business
By Adam Uzialko | October 16, 2020

Motivating your employees starts with helping them set goals and then supporting their achievement of them. Here's how to set employee goals for the benefit of your team and your business.

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How to Improve Your Company Culture
By Rebecka Green | October 14, 2020

Employees want to work at companies that share their values.

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How to Be an Ethical Leader: 7 Tips for Success
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 13, 2020

Being an ethical leader is more than just having strong values.

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How to Successfully Manage Your Remote Workforce
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 05, 2020

Remote workforces are here to stay. Here's how to manage one successfully.