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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
By Aigerim Berzinya | October 19, 2020

Monitoring software can increase worker productivity, but you must implement it ethically.

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 15, 2020

The type of PTO policy you choose has a strong effect on your company culture.

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
By Mona Bushnell | October 14, 2020

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

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How to Write an Employee Handbook
By Skye Schooley | October 12, 2020

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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How Should Your Employee Be Classified? 1099 vs. W-2
By Andrew Martins | October 08, 2020

Knowing how your employees should be classified is important for tax purposes. Here's how to determine which form you should file.

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2020 Federal Holidays for Business Owners
By Joel Kranc | October 06, 2020

Here are the important holidays small business owners need to know about.

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Companies With the Best (Real-Life) Employee Benefits
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 05, 2020

Employee benefits shouldn't just look good on a PR blurb. Here are the benefits that add value to your employees' lives.

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How to Fire an Employee the Right Way
By Skye Schooley | October 05, 2020

Follow these 10 steps to fire an employee legally.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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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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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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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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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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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.