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What is a Gantt Chart?
By Elaine J. Hom | October 23, 2023

This guide introduces Gantt Charts and explains how they're useful to businesses from a project management standpoint.

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Establishing a Company Mission for a Better Business Culture
By Jennifer Dublino | October 23, 2023

It's crucial to establish a company mission. Learn how to write a company mission statement and use it to create a positive company culture.

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6 Signs You’ve Got a Good Boss
By Linda Pophal | October 23, 2023

Good bosses distinguish themselves with honesty, self-awareness, delegation and other skills. Learn the qualities you need to become a better boss.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Mentor
By Tejas Vemparala | October 23, 2023

This guide offers advice to improve your mentorship, as well as describes the benefits of being a mentor.

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Which Gender Excels at Teamwork? Both … With a Catch
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

A diverse team can improve productivity and produce more effective results.

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Why Women Feel Left Out of the Conversation at Work
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

Many women face microaggressions in the workplace. Learn how to create a more equitable company and ensure everyone is invited to the conversation.

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The ‘Art of the Pivot’: 9 Tips to Successfully Shift Your Business Strategy
By Tejas Vemparala | October 23, 2023

Executing alternate strategies to achieve your business goals are what startup entrepreneurs call “the art of the pivot.” Here’s how to pivot your business.

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What Is a BCG Matrix?
By Marci Martin | October 23, 2023

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

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What Is Value Chain Analysis?
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 2023

Learn how you can improve your business's processes and products with value chain analysis.

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20 Easy Ways to Boost Your Productivity
By Matt D’Angelo | October 23, 2023

Want a few simple, low-tech ways to boost your productivity in the office? Here are 20 actions you can take to boost your focus and get more done.

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The Best Age to Become a Boss
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

Learn the age at which many bosses obtained their positions – and how you can prepare for a leadership role.

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Blue Ocean Strategy: Creating Your Own Market
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

The blue ocean strategy encourages tweaking your products to push them into their own market with low prices and no competition. Learn its pros and cons.

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Distracted Workers Are Costing You Money
By Shayna Waltower | October 23, 2023

When your employees become distracted during their work, it costs your company time and money. Here is how you can keep productivity high.

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Saying Goodbye: How to Conduct Effective Exit Interviews
By Jeremy Bender | October 23, 2023

Exit interviews are a chance for businesses to gain valuable insights on why employees leave. Learn the right questions to ask and how to use your insights.

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If You Listen Up, Your Employees Will Step Up
By Matt D’Angelo | October 23, 2023

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

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How to Use Variable Pay in Your Small Business
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

Variable pay can incentivize your employees, establish your competitive advantage in hiring, and help you hit your revenue targets. Here's how to use it.

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What’s the Best Payroll Schedule for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

The four types of payroll schedules are weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly. Here's how to choose the best one for your business.

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How to Manage Employee Attendance (Free Attendance Template)
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

Your employees' attendance affects their pay, your customers' experience and your overall finances. Learn how and why you need to manage attendance.

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The Department of Transportation’s Hours of Service Regulations
By David Gargaro | October 23, 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 | October 23, 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.

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Managing Millennials in the Workplace
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 23, 2023

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

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20 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 23, 2023

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

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How to Evaluate and Track Employee Performance
By Natalie Hamingson | October 23, 2023

Employee performance reviews evaluate workers' job performance based on certain criteria. Learn how to create, track and manage employee performance plans.

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What Meal and Break Laws Does Your Business Need to Know?
By Adam Uzialko | October 23, 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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Can Employers Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance?
By Patrick Proctor | October 23, 2023

Employers can reimburse employees for healthcare costs via a health reimbursement arrangement and other methods. Learn the rules and laws you must follow.

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Termination of Benefits Letter Writing Guide (With Examples)
By Adam Uzialko | October 23, 2023

If you fire an employee or change benefits 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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Can You Legally Require Employees to Give 2 Weeks’ Notice?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 23, 2023

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

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Best Layoff Practices: Can You Lay Off and Hire at the Same Time?
By Patrick Proctor | October 23, 2023

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

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What Is Project Resource Management?
By Sean Peek | October 23, 2023

Resource managers are responsible for allocating the appropriate resources to ensure a project is completed on time and within budget.

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How to Develop a Disciplinary Action Policy
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 23, 2023

A disciplinary action policy standardizes your company's response to incidents that violate its policies. Learn how to create a disciplinary action policy.