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10 Ways to Stop Workplace Absenteeism
By Skye Schooley | December 06, 2021

Employee absenteeism is costly, and it can hurt company morale and productivity. However, many absences are preventable. Learn the underlying causes and how to prevent them.

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3 Reasons Your Company Should Hire Risk-Takers
By Jason Richmond | December 03, 2021

Learn how your company and culture can benefit from having risk-takers on the team.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Skye Schooley | December 03, 2021

HR regulations are always evolving, and businesses need to monitor them to stay compliant. Here are some common compliance challenges many businesses face today, and how you can overcome them.

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The Importance of Employee Data
By Nicole Fallon | December 03, 2021

Employee data can help you better understand your workers and how best to manage them.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2021

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

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The Best HR Outsourcing Services of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2021

Human resource outsourcing services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best HROs available for your small business.

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2021
By Matt D'Angelo | November 16, 2021

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

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | November 15, 2021

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.

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5 Ways an Ergonomically Designed Workstation Can Improve Your Productivity
By John Morabito | November 12, 2021

Learn how workplace ergonomics can increase productivity and employee happiness.

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Business owners must be aware of payroll liabilities or they'll face repercussions from employees, payroll services and the IRS. Here's what you need to know.

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Best Business Employee Retirement Plans of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 10, 2021

Looking for an employee retirement plan for you and your staff? Before you select one, check out our guide and best picks.

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What Is Employee Benefits Management and Administration?
By Sean Peek | November 10, 2021

Managing employee benefits can take a lot of time and energy, but numerous software options can help you with employee benefits management.

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Host a Holiday Party Your Clients Will Want to Attend
By Anna Johansson | November 09, 2021

Follow these 7 tips to throw a festive, successful holiday celebration.

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Self-Directed Work Teams
By Jennifer Post | November 09, 2021

Here is how to make self-directed teams work for your company.

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4 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | November 09, 2021

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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Dress for the Job You Want: Why Looking the Part Matters
By Skye Schooley | November 08, 2021

Like it or not, studies show that what a person wears is important to hiring managers and executives. Learn how an employee's clothing can impact their performance and others' perception of them.

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How to Impress Your Manager During Your One-on-One Meeting
By Peter Daisyme | November 05, 2021

A one-on-one meeting with your manager is an opportunity to grow. Learn how to maximize it to benefit your career.

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How to Effectively Implement Employee Monitoring Software
By Aigerim Berzinya | November 05, 2021

Employee monitoring software, when used in a transparent manner, can help your business. Learn how to implement it properly.

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How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 05, 2021

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

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What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Julie Thompson | November 04, 2021

Merit increases can boost worker productivity and retention, but you need to know if they're right for your business and the best ways to implement them.

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Onboarding vs. Orientation: What's the Difference?
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2021

Many people conflate onboarding and orientation, but these two important HR processes have key differences that set employees up for success.

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How Can Weather Affect Your Mood in the Workplace?
By Sarah Parfitt | November 03, 2021

Learn how different types of weather impact employee focus and productivity.

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What Is Employee Self-Service?
By Sean Peek | November 02, 2021

Employee self-service portals are increasingly popular in human resources information systems because they improve efficiency, accuracy and accessibility.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Because the payroll process has many moving parts, payroll reports can clarify labor costs, budgets and compliance issues.

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Employers keep paycheck records to meet state and federal storage requirements. Here's how to manage and store records that pertain to payroll.

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5 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

How do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time? Here are five tools for tracking employee productivity.

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What Services Can a PEO Provide for Your Small Business?
By Joshua Stowers | November 01, 2021

Learn about the HR services you can outsource to a PEO.

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Restaurant Security: A Guide to Getting Your Money's Worth
By Sean Peek | October 19, 2021

No matter your budget, increased restaurant security will pay off in the end.

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Creating an Employee-Centric Company Culture Will Not Be the Death of Your Business
By Jennifer Post | October 19, 2021

Companies with an employee-centric culture are surrounded by employees who take pride in the business and feel valued and encouraged to make suggestions.