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Guide to Developing a Training Program for New Employees
By Adam Uzialko | September 28, 2020

Training new employees properly is essential to starting them off on the right foot. Here's what should go into your new hire training plan.

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New-Hire Surveys: 32 Questions to Ask
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 25, 2020

New-hire surveys help to ensure that employees get off on the right foot and that future new hires have similarly positive experiences.

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Should You Hire At-Will Employees?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 24, 2020

At-will employment is a common arrangement that has pros and cons for employers and employees.

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Sick Leave Laws Your Business Should Know
By Max Freedman | September 24, 2020

Depending on where your business is located, you may be required to provide employees with paid time off for when they – or, in some cases, close family members – are sick.

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Should You Outsource HR?
By Max Freedman | September 23, 2020

Should you outsource HR or keep it inside your business? This guide explains the pros and cons of HR outsourcing to help you decide.

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Which Holidays Should Your Business Offer Paid Time Off For?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 23, 2020

There are many holidays businesses can celebrate with paid time off. Before choosing which ones to observe, you should know your options and how to craft your PTO policy.

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How to Make Sure You're EEO Compliant
By Max Freedman | September 22, 2020

Federal law bars employers from discriminating against potential or current employees on factors such as gender, race and age.

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How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | September 22, 2020

In order to attract and retain top talent, you need to have a competitive compensation plan in place.

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Hiring: Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
By Patrick Proctor | September 21, 2020

When hiring employees, you should evaluate both hard and soft skills to make the most well-rounded hires.

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The Right Way to Hire and Work With Family
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 17, 2020

Hiring family members can be complicated but rewarding. Here's how to work with family members as employees.

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How Does 401(k) Matching Work for Employers?
By Max Freedman | September 16, 2020

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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Hiring Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employees
By Patrick Proctor | September 15, 2020

Do you want your employees to be eligible for overtime pay or healthcare benefits? This guide can help you determine whether you should hire full- or part-time employees.

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Company Policies Your New Business Needs
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2020

Developing well-thought-out company policies helps establish clear expectations for your employees and can protect your business from potential legal issues.

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32 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask
By Max Freedman | September 14, 2020

Asking the right questions during a reference check can help ensure you are making the best hire possible.

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How to Create a Consultant Contract
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 14, 2020

A consulting contract outlines the terms of a relationship between a consultant and a client. Here's what yours should include.

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Employee Handbooks for Startups
By Max Freedman | September 11, 2020

An employee handbook is a key resource that all of your staff should receive when they are hired.

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PTO Policies: Which Is Best for Your Business?
By Ada Rannels | September 11, 2020

When you develop a PTO policy, there are various factors to consider, including the type of policy and how much time off you want to provide your employees.

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How to Create an Employee Application, and Which Forms You Need to Have
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 09, 2020

Here's what you need to do to begin hiring, and which forms you'll need.

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How to Avoid Becoming a Micromanager
By Max Freedman | September 04, 2020

While appropriate in limited cases, micromanagement tends to hurt employee morale and lower job satisfaction.

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Types of Organizational Structures to Consider for Your Business
By Max Freedman | September 04, 2020

An organizational structure helps you determine your company's leadership hierarchy and flow of information.

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What Is an Affiliated Company?
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 04, 2020

Affiliated companies are a great way to minimize your risk in new markets and expand your company's value.

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Salary vs. Hourly: What's Better for Your Business?
By Business News Daily | September 02, 2020

Overtime pay, and whether they are eligible for it, is one of the biggest factors in determining whether your employees should be hourly or salaried.

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Employee Hiring Checklist
By Alison Grillo | September 01, 2020

A thoughtful onboarding process can help set new employees on the path to success.

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How to Write a Sales Plan
By Business News Daily | August 20, 2020

Writing a sales plan for your business doesn't need to be hard. These tips will help you write an effective sales plan.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategies for Startups
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 07, 2020

The best way to build a diverse and inclusive business is to do it from the beginning.

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Want to Boost Employee Productivity? Offer an Incentive
By Max Freedman | July 22, 2020

Offering employees a little incentive can go a long way in boosting productivity. This guide will give you ideas for workplace motivation that can have a material impact on overall productivity.

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Workable
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Workable is the best overall recruiting software for small business because it is affordable, easy to use, and packed with useful features.

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BambooHR Recruiting Software
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

BambooHR has several great recruiting software capabilities, its standout feature, though, is that small businesses can track and manage individuals throughout each phase of the employment process.

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Breezy HR
By Skye Schooley | July 13, 2020

Breezy HR offers an excellent free version of its recruiting software. The free plan can accommodate one active position and one active candidate pool for small businesses with basic recruiting needs.

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What Is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2020

Industrial-organizational psychology analyzes how individual behavior impacts the workplace and how companies can improve their performance. Here's what you need to know about I/O psychology.