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Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2021

Identifying the pros and cons of hiring new grads and seasoned professionals can help you determine which type of employee you should hire.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By Skye Schooley | September 22, 2021

Professional employer organizations can take administrative tasks such as payroll and workers' compensation off your plate.

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How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

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How to Choose Payroll Software
By Nicole Fallon | September 21, 2021

Choosing the right payroll software for your small business can streamline operations and ensure your employees get paid correctly and on time.

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How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Making proper payroll journal entries is a task with which all small business owners should be familiar.

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10 Ways Employee Monitoring Software Can Benefit Your Remote and In-Office Teams
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2021

Many businesses believe employee monitoring software is only useful for remote work. However, this software can be a great aid in the office as well. Here are the benefits, as well as the concerns.

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How to Calculate Night Shift Differential Pay
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2021

Night shift differential pay makes it easy to find and motivate daytime employees to work nighttime shifts. Here's how to implement it.

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8 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)
By Skye Schooley | September 15, 2021

If you're considering outsourcing your HR, you need to keep certain challenges in mind and know what to look for in the right service.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

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How to Connect With (and Prevent) Stressed and Upset Employees
By Sean Peek | September 14, 2021

How you deal with emotional employees is crucial to maintaining a positive workplace.

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13 Ways to Improve Your Office Workflow
By Jennifer Post | August 30, 2021

Communication, employee training and organization are a few of the things that can improve the office workflow.

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12 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

Learn how a new POS system can help your restaurant manage orders, inventory, staff and a host of other back-office tasks.

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What Is a PEO?
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2021

If your small business needs HR support but isn't ready to hire an in-house HR specialist, a PEO may be able to help. Find out what a PEO is and what it can do for your business.

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5 Warning Signs You Need to Outsource Your HR
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2021

Should you outsource your company's HR functions? Here are five signs that outsourcing HR may be your best strategy.

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A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 24, 2021

Find out who qualifies, how much you must pay them, and what it will cost you if you don't.

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | August 24, 2021

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.

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Creating an Employee Benefits Package
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2021

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

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Employee Performance Goals and Metrics: Performance Goals Examples
By Skye Schooley | August 20, 2021

Setting clear and direct goals for your employees is beneficial for your company and your staff.

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Understanding HR Reporting
By Patrick Proctor | August 20, 2021

HR reporting can provide your business with critical insight into your workforce and how it operates.

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9 Benefits of Paperless Payroll
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

Most businesses stand to benefit substantially from paperless payroll platforms, though electronic payroll might not perfectly fit all companies.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 18, 2021

Doing payroll yourself can be as easy as these eight steps.

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Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

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How to Calculate Blended Overtime Pay
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

When a multi-wage employee works overtime, on which of their wage rates do you base their overtime rates? Blended overtime pay answers this question.

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How to Budget for Hourly Employees Annually
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

Just because your employees are hourly doesn't mean you can't plan for the long term. Here's how to budget annually for your hourly workers.

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Employee Motivation Programs
By Julie Thompson | August 12, 2021

Keep your workers inspired by implementing employee motivational programs.

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How Employees Make or Break Business Success (And How You Can Lead the Way)
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

Without employee success, company-wide success will be difficult to obtain.

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4 Recruiting Models: Which is the Best for Your Company?
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

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

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How to Properly Educate and Train Expatriates
By Sean Peek | July 30, 2021

Do you ever need to relocate employees for international assignments? Here's how and why you should tailor your company's classes for expatriates.

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How to Identify a True Leader
By Sean Peek | July 29, 2021

The business.com community asked how to test for leadership ability. We found answers.

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Put a Smiley on It: Should You Use Emojis in Business Communication?
By Sean Peek | July 29, 2021

Emojis might be fun, but are they appropriate in the workplace?