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A Guide to Environmental Issues in the Workplace
By Sean Peek | April 16, 2020

Environmental issues in the workplace are a growing concern for companies, especially around employee health and safety. Here are five common environmental issues to address in your business.

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How to Determine How Much Office Space You Need
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Before you sign a lease, calculate how big an office you need using these estimates.

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Health Insurance: Employer and Employee Costs in 2020
By Max Freedman | April 15, 2020

Health insurance costs are a major factor in choosing an employee benefits package. Here's what to expect in 2020.

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Does Your Business Have a Battle Rhythm? Why You Need One
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Businesses can learn much from the key aspects of military battle rhythm.

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How to Craft an Effective Remote Work Policy
By Laura Spawn | April 12, 2020

As telecommuting becomes increasingly popular, having a well-thought-out remote work policy is critical.

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8 Tips for Effective Crisis Communications in the Workplace
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

It's important to have a crisis communications plan in place before you need it.

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Do You Need an Employee Handbook?
By Skye Schooley | April 10, 2020

Learn what an employee handbook is and why your company needs one.

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4 Recruiting Models: Which is the Best for Your Company?
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Hiring the right people starts with having the right recruiting model in place.

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How to Keep Your Small Business on Track During the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Nickolas Strain | April 07, 2020

You can't control the pandemic or the economy, but you can control your business's actions. Focus on these three areas.

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How to Keep Your Employees Healthy During the Coronavirus
By Skye Schooley | April 07, 2020

You have a legal and ethical duty to keep your employees safe during the coronavirus.

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More Than Words: How to Create a Values-Driven Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

Your company's defined values are just words. What you need is a culture that lives those words. Here's how to get to the core of your culture.

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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

If anything could make meetings worse, it's having to travel across the country to attend one. Here are tips for productive online meetings.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

On-demand workers are an increasingly popular option for corporations.

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Your Open Office Didn't Work? 5 Better Ways to Boost Collaboration
By Jason Myers | April 03, 2020

Open offices haven't necessarily improved communication and collaboration. True collaboration depends less on what your office looks like than on how it operates.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
By Kunal Chandiramani | April 03, 2020

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

PEOs help with must-need business practices like payroll and workers' compensation.

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5 Tips for a Successful Conference Call
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Conference calls are convenient for remote workers, but there are some downsides.

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How to Improve Millennial Employee Retention
By business.com editorial staff | March 30, 2020

With so many millennials in the workforce, it's important to understand their needs.

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Creating an Internal Newsletter Employees Actually Want to Read
By business.com editorial staff | March 27, 2020

Do employees hit "delete" when they get your company newsletter? Here are five tips for creating an internal newsletter that actually gets read.

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Should You Hire Full-Time or Part-Time Employees?
By Mona Bushnell | March 27, 2020

Learn the pros and cons of hiring full-time employees versus part-time employees.

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4 Common Payroll Issues and How to Avoid Them
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Handling payroll, even with the help of a payroll service, can still be complex.

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4 Reasons Accepting Your Flaws Will Make You a Better Leader
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

Owning up to your mistakes and embracing your flaws is an important part of leadership.

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How to Block Websites From Employee Use
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

Thinking about blocking inappropriate websites from employees? Here's how.

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Working Remotely Thanks to COVID-19? How to Make the Best of It
By Deborah Sweeney | March 17, 2020

Are you and your team working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's how you can stay focused and on task, while helping your team to do the same.

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Are Employee Rewards Programs a Good or Bad Idea?
By business.com editorial staff | March 17, 2020

Employee incentives do not always have to involve money. Many employees just want to hear a "thank you" and "great job."

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12 Reasons Employees Quit (and How to Prevent It)
By Sean Peek | March 17, 2020

Are you having a hard time retaining employees? It could be due to one (or more) of these reasons.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
By Angela Koch | March 13, 2020

It can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you'll be well on your way to improving both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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Direct Sourcing Could Be the Answer to Your Turnover Trouble
By Komal Dangi | March 13, 2020

If you have trouble finding or keeping skilled employees, the growing independent workforce could hold the solution.

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The Employer's Perspective on Job Interviews
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

When most people think of the interview process, they first consider the viewpoint of the applicant, who is trying to make a good...

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Why Businesses Should Invest in Employee Training
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Here are five reasons why investing in employee training pays off for your business.