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Small Business Guide to Health Insurance
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 21, 2023

Here's how small business health insurance works, why you should offer it and what types of health insurance are available for small businesses.

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6 Examples of Diverse and Inclusive Companies
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 21, 2023

Find out how several major brands are implementing diversity and inclusion in their culture and daily operations.

How to Improve Your Hiring and Recruitment Process
By Skye Schooley | September 21, 2023

Searching for new talent? Follow these hiring tips to improve your employee recruitment efforts.

Illegal Job Interview Questions to Avoid
By Marci Martin | September 18, 2023

When interviewing job candidates, employers must avoid asking certain questions to comply with the law. Learn which problem questions not to ask.

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Contract Workers vs. Employees: What Your Business Needs to Know
By Jennifer Post | September 18, 2023

Learn why you might need to hire both employees and contractors – and how to classify them.

The Benefits of Benchmarking in Business Operations
By Nicole Fallon | September 08, 2023

Benchmarking your business operations with defined metrics can help track progress and reach goals faster. Here are the benefits of benchmarking.

What Is an Independent Contractor?
By Patrick Proctor | September 06, 2023

Independent contractors differ from full- and part-time employees in important ways. Learn how to determine whether to hire an independent contractor.

How to Create a Successful Internship Program
By Matt D’Angelo | September 01, 2023

If you want to create a great internship program to help recruit young professionals for your business, this guide offers the tips you’ll need to get started.

How to Develop and Conduct Employee Surveys
By Skye Schooley | August 29, 2023

This guide to employee surveys can support businesses as they create employee surveys and gather feedback from their workforce.

Employee Onboarding Checklist
By Alison Grillo | August 28, 2023

A thoughtful onboarding process can help set new employees on the path to success. Use this checklist for a new hire's first day and beyond.

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These Workers Are Most Worried About Layoffs
By Business News Daily | August 02, 2023

Layoffs are picking up in multiple industries. Discover the most impacted roles, how economic downturns impact small businesses, and tips to avoid letting workers go.

Types of Organizational Structures to Consider for Your Business
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

This guide explains the various organizational structures and will help you decide which works best for your business.

What Is the Difference Between an FSA, HRA and HSA?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

Discover the differences between FSAs, HRAs and HSAs to determine which is best for your business.

What Is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

Learn about the pros and cons of HSAs to determine if you should include one in your employee benefits package.

PEO vs. An Insurance Broker: Which One Should You Choose?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

PEOs and insurance brokers can help your business offer health insurance benefits to employees. Find out which option is right for you.

What’s the Difference Between a PEO and an Employer of Record?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

Small businesses can turn to either a professional employer organization or an employer of record for HR outsourcing. Find out which one is better for you.

How Do PEO and Payroll Services Differ?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

There are some significant differences between payroll service providers and PEOs. Learn which service is right for your business.

What You Need to Know About Predictive Scheduling and the Law
By Adam Uzialko | July 28, 2023

Predictive scheduling is when employers provide employees with their work schedules in advance. Learn about state laws related to predictive scheduling.

Customer Service Solutions for Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | July 20, 2023

Customer service programs help you better serve consumers. See the most effective solutions, including Freshdesk, Zendesk and Hootsuite's Sparkcentral.

Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
By Max Freedman | July 05, 2023

Outsourcing HR has its pros and cons. Learn how and when to outsource human resources to a third party and what functions HR outsourcing provides.

Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | July 03, 2023

If you’re considering hiring at-will employees, you should first understand the benefits and drawbacks outlined in this guide.

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32 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask
By Max Freedman | June 26, 2023

Reference checks help employers understand job candidates' qualifications and make informed hiring decisions. Learn 32 reference check questions to ask.

How to Make Flexible Work Policies That Attract Top Talent
By Mona Bushnell | June 22, 2023

Follow these tips to implement a flexible work plan for your team and attract the best new employees in the process.

Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Skye Schooley | June 21, 2023

Employers must keep paycheck records for each employee. Learn what documents you need to retain and how long you need to keep them.

What Are the Requirements of Maternity Leave?
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 21, 2023

Maternity leave policies can boost employee retention and attract top talent. Learn about maternity leave laws and how to develop a maternity leave policy.

How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | June 21, 2023

A competitive compensation plan provides desirable direct and indirect compensation types. Learn how to develop a fair, competitive compensation plan.

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6 Performance Review Tips For Writing A Better Self Evaluation
By Sean Peek | June 05, 2023

Performance reviews explain what is and isn't working and keep employees and staff on the same page. Learn how to conduct an effective performance review.

W-9 vs. 1099: What’s the Difference?
By Max Freedman | June 01, 2023

Employers that work with independent contractors must understand how to use two tax-related forms: Form W-9 and Form 1099. Here's what you need to know.

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Hiring and Retention Has Never Been More Difficult
By Sammi Caramela | May 31, 2023

Hiring and retention are top challenges for small business owners. Learn why employees are leaving and how your business can recruit and retain candidates.

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What Is an MVR Report, and Why Should You Conduct One? 
By Kaylyn McKenna | May 18, 2023

Will your new hire be driving on the job? Check their motor vehicle record (MVR) report before you let them get in the car.