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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.

Outsourcing the HR Function: How and When to Outsource Human Resources to a Third Party
By Max Freedman | May 25, 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.

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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.

New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
By Julie Ritzer Ross | May 16, 2023

The first days and weeks on the job are important for new hires. Learn how to ensure a positive experience while gathering valuable onboarding data.

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Why Your FSA Could Lose You Money
By Max Freedman | May 16, 2023

FSAs let employees set aside pretax income for qualified medical expenses. However, you lose what you don't spend. Learn how to reduce losses in your FSA.

Taxable vs. Nontaxable Fringe Benefits
By Skye Schooley | May 04, 2023

There are differences between taxable and nontaxable fringe benefits. Learn how your business can create a great benefits plan for your company.

What Is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
By Skye Schooley | May 03, 2023

This guide explains what FSAs are and how they work, as well as what employers should know about offering these benefits to their employees.

Sick Leave Laws Your Business Should Know
By Max Freedman | May 03, 2023

Employees use sick leave to recover from illness and other reasons. Learn how sick leave works, what your obligations are and how to track and manage it.

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6 Performance Review Tips For Writing A Better Self Evaluation
By Sean Peek | May 03, 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.

How Can You Tell If a Job Candidate Is Lying About Their Credentials?
By Adam Uzialko | May 03, 2023

Depending on the circumstances, you may need to do background checks on job candidates. Learn when background checks are warranted and how to conduct them.

10 Kinds of People That Get Hired Most
By Skye Schooley | April 28, 2023

Wondering which personalities are right for your business? Focus on these personality types when hiring new employees.

Features and Tools in Project Management Systems
By Simone Johnson | April 28, 2023

Discover how project management software works and which of its tools and features could be best for your business.

Telecommuting: Should Your Company Make It Permanent?
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 28, 2023

Thousands of companies are now telecommuting, but should it be permanent for your business?

A Positive Company Culture Is a Top Priority for Job Seekers
By Bassam Kaado | April 28, 2023

A strong and employee-first company culture helps businesses attract and retain employees. Culture is as important as salary, if not more so.

What Is an Independent Contractor?
By Patrick Proctor | April 28, 2023

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

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Which Should You Hire For?
By Patrick Proctor | April 20, 2023

Hard skills and soft skills are both important to an employee’s success with a company, so it’s important to evaluate a job candidate on both.

What Is the Difference Between an FSA, HRA and HSA?
By Max Freedman | April 19, 2023

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

Customer Service Solutions for Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | April 17, 2023

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

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Most Employees Don’t Use Their PTO: Why That’s Bad and How to Change It
By Rebecca Neubauer | April 13, 2023

Many employers offer paid time off, but employees often don't take the allotted time. Learn why not taking PTO can hurt your team and your business.

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10 Ways to Improve Employee Well-Being and Happiness
By Max Freedman | April 05, 2023

Having the power to make their own decisions is essential for employees.

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Hiring Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employees
By Shayna Waltower | April 04, 2023

This guide can help you determine whether you should hire full- or part-time employees.

6 Examples of Diverse and Inclusive Companies
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 04, 2023

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

What Does Poor Onboarding Really Do to Your Team?
By Casey Conway | March 14, 2023

The effects of poor onboarding can be far-reaching. See the consequences to watch for and get best practices for a successful onboarding experience.

PEO vs. An Insurance Broker: Which One Should You Choose?
By Max Freedman | March 10, 2023

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

How to Create a Great Employee Referral Program
By Saige Driver | March 08, 2023

Employee referrals will streamline and improve your business’s hiring process. Here is what you need to know to create a great program.

Internal Hires May Not Always Have the Inside Track
By Adam Uzialko | March 06, 2023

While some companies prefer internal hires, there are pros and cons to using an internal or external candidate pool for open positions.

Which Holidays Should Your Business Offer Paid Time Off for?
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 01, 2023

Many companies offer employees paid holidays. Which holidays should you choose, and how does it work?

Thinking About Using a Staffing Agency? Here’s What You Need to Know
By Nicole Fallon | February 28, 2023

Here's what you should know if you're considering using a staffing agency for your business, including the cost, advantages and misconceptions.

What Is an Exempt Employee?
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

Are you considering hiring exempt employees? Here's what you need to know.