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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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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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What Meal and Break Laws Does Your Business Need to Know?
By Adam Uzialko | September 26, 2023

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

Leadership Language: Why Your Word Choices Matter
By Nicole Fallon | September 26, 2023

The language you use as a leader has an enormous impact on your team. Learn how to frame tricky conversations to maintain a positive work environment.

Can You Legally Require Employees to Give 2 Weeks’ Notice?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 26, 2023

Despite work etiquette, no laws require employees to give two weeks' notice. Learn why this practice is beneficial for both employers and workers.

How to Manage and Improve Employee Retention
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 26, 2023

Employer turnover is costly, so retention is crucial for businesses. Learn strategies to improve your employee retention rate and make your team happier.

Fleet Health and Safety Compliance Best Practices
By David Gargaro | September 22, 2023

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

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How to Create a High-Performing Work Culture Through Diversity and Inclusivity
By Business News Daily | September 21, 2023

Unlock the magic of diversity and inclusivity to supercharge productivity. Learn how to build a work culture that fosters innovation and collaboration.

Challenges Faced by Women Entrepreneurs — Plus, Some of the Most Successful Women to Follow
By Adam Uzialko | September 18, 2023

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

Stress Management Key to Keeping Business (and Owner) Alive
By Sean Peek | September 15, 2023

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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Managing Millennials in the Workplace
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 15, 2023

Millennials are a large and important part of the American workforce. Learn how to keep these important assets to your company.

What Is a Decision Matrix? Definition and Examples
By Sean Peek | September 08, 2023

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

What Is a Vision Statement?
By Sean Peek | September 07, 2023

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.

How to Encourage Employees to Pursue Professional Development
By Tami Kamin Meyer | September 07, 2023

Ongoing professional development not only helps improve your employees’ skills, but also keeps them motivated to advance in their careers.

What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?
By Nadia Reckmann | September 05, 2023

Corporate social responsibility is imperative for businesses that want to appeal to modern consumers. Learn what it is and how to maintain it.

20 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 05, 2023

If you want your employees to be more engaged at work, these ideas can help you motivate your team.

What is a SWOT Analysis? (And When To Use It)
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2023

Learn how to use a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to make smarter business decisions.

How to Do a Competitive Analysis
By Mark Fairlie | August 31, 2023

Learn how to perform a competitive analysis to see where your business is performing well, where it can improve and how to capture a bigger market share.

What Is a Compressed Work Schedule and Should You Offer It?
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 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.

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How Should You Communicate Layoffs? The Answer Isn’t So Clear
By Shayna Waltower | August 24, 2023

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

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How to Fire an Employee: Tips for Letting Go
By Sean Peek | August 14, 2023

This guide explains the reasons you can fire an employee and offers tips from HR experts on how to do so correctly.

Want to Keep Your Employees? Give Them Growth Opportunities
By Max Freedman | August 11, 2023

Employees value a clear career path over all else.

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Gamifying Your Workforce: How to Make Employee Engagement Fun
By Nicole Fallon | August 11, 2023

Gamification is a newly popular tactic to promote employee loyalty and engagement by making work processes fun and rewarding.

How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged in a Virtual Team
By Sammi Caramela | August 11, 2023

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more businesses to work remotely. Here's how to keep your team engaged.

5 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holidays
By Leslie Pankowski | August 11, 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.

Communication Is Key to Genuine Employee Engagement
By Isaiah Atkins | August 11, 2023

Employees need clear communication to be fully engaged. Learn what comprises effective communication and how to improve communication with your team.

How to Maintain HR Compliance
By Skye Schooley | August 09, 2023

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

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Are Your Employees Working Multiple Jobs on the DL?
By Rebecca Neubauer | August 09, 2023

Employees are taking on more jobs to combat inflation, the rising cost of living, and job insecurity. Learn what overemployment means for your business.

How to Be a Good Manager
By Skye Schooley | August 03, 2023

This guide explains how to be a good manager and leader, getting the most out of your team while keeping morale up.

8 Ways Employees Commit Time Theft
By Adam Uzialko | July 31, 2023

Learn how employees steal company time, sometimes unintentionally, as well as how you can identify and resolve it.

What Is a Noncompete Agreement?
By Kaylyn McKenna | July 31, 2023

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.

Apologies From Around the World
By Skye Schooley | July 31, 2023

Every country has its own customs for offering an apology. Here's how to make amends according to different international customs.