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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2020

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 | September 22, 2020

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

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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Matt D'Angelo | September 17, 2020

An effective time and attendance policy spells out your expectations for your employees' attendance and the consequences for failing to meet them.

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
By Mike Kappel | September 15, 2020

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

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How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 15, 2020

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

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When to Hire an HR Manager for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | September 14, 2020

Learn what an HR manager does and how to tell when your business needs one.

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Yes, You Can Make a Digital Transformation Right Now. Here's How.
By Jeff Mazur | September 11, 2020

By reanalyzing your workforce, setting clear goals, encouraging adaptability, and focusing on data accessibility and availability, you can launch and sustain a quick-moving digital transformation.

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How to Write a Job Description (Plus 7 Job Description Templates)
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 11, 2020

A job description is many people's first introduction to your company. Here's what to include to make an impression.

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

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Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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Mandatory Sick Leave Laws and How They Work
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 09, 2020

Depending on the state you operate in, you may be required to provide paid sick leave for your employees.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
By Rachel Krug | September 08, 2020

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

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Form W-4: How to Help Your Employees With Withholdings and Allowances
By Matt D'Angelo | September 02, 2020

Ensuring that employees properly fill out their W-4 Employee's Withholding Certificate is an important responsibility of employers.

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Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Fines and Damage to Your Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 01, 2020

Firing employees for the wrong reason could result in lengthy and costly lawsuits.

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
By Andrew Hoag | August 31, 2020

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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How to Hire a Remote Team Member With Confidence
By Lesley Pyle | August 26, 2020

Is the prospect of hiring new team members daunting when you can't meet them in person? Follow these steps and tips to feel good about your choice.

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Free Timeclocks: What You Get and What You'll Be Missing
By Sammi Caramela | August 26, 2020

Considering using a free digital timeclock for your employees? A free timeclock app could do the trick.

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
By Lesley Pyle | August 25, 2020

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

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Free Time-Tracking Apps: What You'll Get, and What You'll Be Missing
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 25, 2020

Free time tracking apps can track your employees' hours without adding a new expense to the balance sheet. Here's what to look for in a free app – and what you should only expect from paid apps.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | August 24, 2020

Find out which payroll forms your small business needs.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2020

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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5 Ways to Reenvision the Intranet for a Post-Pandemic World
By Dhiraj Sharma | August 20, 2020

A modern intranet is a lifesaver for a growing business. Use it to connect your people, keep employees informed and empowered, and make your customers feel looked after, too.

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How to Build an Excel Timesheet
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 19, 2020

If you are looking for an easy, and free, way of tracking your employees' time each week, you may want to consider using an Excel timesheet.

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Steps to Motivate Your Employees
By Jennifer Post | August 18, 2020

Follow these tips to keep your employees motivated and excited about the work they do.

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The Best HR Outsourcing Services of 2020
By Skye Schooley | August 14, 2020

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

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What Qualities Should You Look for in a Software Engineer?
By Nacho De Marco | August 13, 2020

Learn more about the ideal qualities to look for in a software engineer.

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6 Tools to Support Your Long-Term Remote Workforce
By Nicole Fallon | August 12, 2020

If your business shifted to a remote work model during COVID-19 and you intend to maintain those policies, you'll need the right tools to support your workforce for the long term.

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Why Employee Monitoring Software Is Useful for Both Remote Work and the Office
By Nenad Lazarevic | August 11, 2020

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

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What Employee Speech Is Protected at Work?
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2020

Educate yourself and your employees on the types of speech that are protected in the workplace.

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Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
By Peter Daisyme | August 10, 2020

The key to happy and productive employees is making sure that they feel important in their roles. Here are 13 tips to empower your staff.