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What Crises Can Teach Us About Leading Beyond Borders
By Kevin Xu | August 07, 2020

Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic have a way of highlighting our strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Here are six lessons in crisis management for global companies.

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1099 vs. W-2: Which Type of Employee Should You Hire?
By Dock David Treece | August 07, 2020

There are pros and cons to hiring both W-2 full-time employees and 1099 contractors. It is important to know what those are before you decide which way to go.

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4 Steps to Establish a Crisis-Resistant Company Culture
By Lisa Raja | August 06, 2020

We've seen how crisis can strike at any time. The only way for a business to weather storm after storm is to build a company culture built on strong values.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Company for the Future of Remote Work
By Antonio Barraza | August 06, 2020

As companies look to an increasingly remote future, they must make changes to prepare their teams.

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Embracing the Future of Remote Work
By Brian Wallace | August 05, 2020

The transition to remote work was abrupt, but some changes made during this time will be permanent.

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4 Tips to Ensure Remote Workforce Productivity
By Greg Hanover | August 04, 2020

Many business owners have faced uncertainties and challenges around remote workforce management, engagement, and productivity. How do you captivate a remote workforce?

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How to Hire for Your Business
By Chad Brooks | July 31, 2020

Sterling Staffing Solutions CEO Stephen Carter shares his tips on staffing your business.

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Why Remote Work Makes Good Business Sense
By Ken Gosnell | July 30, 2020

Telework is an essential model for business success and will be even more critical to successful business operations in today's new business reality.

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Pivot to the Next Normal: Leveraging Tech to Strengthen Your Team
By Mark Roberts | July 29, 2020

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, and how we work as teams has changed. Technology can facilitate your team's ongoing transition without overtaking it.

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7 Ways to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
By Skye Schooley | July 29, 2020

Learn what companies are doing to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Why Is Your Team Struggling With Remote Work?
By Anand Srinivasan | July 24, 2020

If remote work isn't successful for your team so far, these are some possible reasons why and how to correct them.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | July 23, 2020

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

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Employee Retention: What Does Your Turnover Rate Tell You?
By Joshua Stowers | July 23, 2020

Want to track your employee retention? Learn how to calculate your company's staff turnover rate.

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How to Avoid Mistreating Employees During COVID-19
By Adam Uzialko | July 23, 2020

Many employees feel mistreated by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways to support your employees and boost morale amongst your workforce.

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Preparing or Surviving: The Future of People-Focused Business Strategy
By Philios Andreou | July 23, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses everywhere. Here are seven of the most pertinent trends faced by businesses worldwide and five steps leaders can take to move into the future seamlessly.

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What's the Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt Employees?
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn the difference between exempt and nonexempt so you can properly classify your employees.

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Conflict Resolution Tips for Handling Difficult Customers During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | July 16, 2020

Learn the best ways to handle customers who refuse to follow health and safety policies.

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Legal Protections for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Employees: What You Need to Know
By Skye Schooley | July 15, 2020

Learn what policies protect transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming employees.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | July 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

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Engaging Your Virtual Workforce During the Pandemic
By Michael Alexis | July 14, 2020

Keeping your team together and functioning can be difficult during a time of cascading stability. Here are nine tips for managing a virtual workforce in the wake of COVID-19.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans of 2020
By Business.com Editorial Staff | July 14, 2020

Looking for the best retirement plans? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best employee retirement plans.

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Building Diversity and Inclusion Into Company DNA
By Laura Gallaher | July 13, 2020

Making diversity part of a company's DNA requires an ongoing commitment to embracing all races, religions, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and gender identities.

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5 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)
By business.com editorial staff | July 10, 2020

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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7 Brainstorming Techniques to Innovate Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Innovate your business with these unique brainstorming techniques.

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90 Days to Prove Yourself: The Power of a Probationary Period
By business.com editorial staff | July 08, 2020

How long should employees have to prove themselves? Some say it can take as long as 18 months. Here's why probationary periods can work.

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How to Identify a True Leader
By business.com editorial staff | July 08, 2020

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

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Bring in the Brains: How to Hire Innovators
By business.com editorial staff | July 08, 2020

Companies are innovative only if they employ innovative people. What characteristics are predictors of innovation?

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3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
By Gina Miller | July 08, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

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Is an Apprenticeship Equal to Work Experience?
By business.com editorial staff | July 08, 2020

The differences between apprenticeships and work experience matter for your career.

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Should Your Employees Sign a Contract?
By business.com editorial staff | July 07, 2020

A Supreme Court ruling might change the way employees view contractual agreements.