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Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
BY Joshua Stowers

Is a PEO the right HR solution for your business? Learn about the pros and cons of PEOs.

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What Health Insurance Benefits Are You Legally Required to Offer?
BY Joshua Stowers

Is your small business legally required to provide health insurance benefits? Here's what you need to know about offering health benefits to your employees.

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

Professional employer organization services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best PEOs available for your small business.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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What to Include in a Termination Letter
BY Skye Schooley

Check out these free termination letter templates to get started on writing your own.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About IRS Form 1099
BY Dock David Treece

If your business pays independent contractors or vendors for freelance work, rent, or other items, you'll need to fill out IRS Form 1099.

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What to Include in a Layoff Letter When Laying Off Employees
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to communicate employee layoffs, and access this employee layoff template to get started.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to conduct constructive exit interviews that give you frank insights into what employees think about your business and their reasons for leaving.

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How the EEOC Impacts Small Businesses
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what the EEOC protects so your small business can maintain compliance.

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Should You Let Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles?
BY Mona Bushnell

Create relevant job titles for roles in your business, attract and retain top talent, and foster a positive company culture.

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what severance pay is and when you should offer it.

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How Does the Department of Labor Affect Small Business?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the agencies and laws that the Department of Labor (DOL) enforces and how it impacts your business.

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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
BY Aigerim Berzinya

Monitoring software can increase worker productivity, but you must implement it ethically.

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
BY Rachita Sharma

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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3 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
BY Laura Handrick

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The type of PTO policy you choose has a strong effect on your company culture.

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
BY Mona Bushnell

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

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7 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
BY Scott Gerber

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

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How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

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How to Write an Employee Handbook
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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Creating an Employee Benefits Package
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what employee benefits your company should offer and how providing benefits to your workers can advance your business.

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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How Should Your Employee Be Classified? 1099 vs. W-2
BY Andrew Martins

Knowing how your employees should be classified is important for tax purposes. Here's how to determine which form you should file.

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2020 Federal Holidays for Business Owners
BY Joel Kranc

Here are the important holidays small business owners need to know about.

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Companies With the Best (Real-Life) Employee Benefits
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Employee benefits shouldn't just look good on a PR blurb. Here are the benefits that add value to your employees' lives.

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How to Fire an Employee the Right Way
BY Skye Schooley

Follow these 10 steps to fire an employee legally.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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5 Ways To Bring on New Hires in the Age of COVID-19 Telecommuting
BY Alison Gutterman

The process of onboarding new employees always needs refining, but that's especially true while working remotely during a pandemic.