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Your ultimate guide to tips, tricks, and best practices for recruiting and onboarding new hires. Get expert advice and actionable solutions.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | April 13, 2021

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | March 09, 2021

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 05, 2021

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation
By Jamie Johnson | March 03, 2021

To start employees off on the right foot, make sure your orientation helps them feel welcome and answers all of their questions.

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How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

Learn what the recruitment process is and how to implement one for your business.

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Best Phone Interview Format for Hiring Managers and Recruiters
By Patrick Algrim | January 28, 2021

Learn how to structure phone interviews down to the minute and what the hiring manager should present to the candidate.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | January 28, 2021

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

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What Employers Need to Know About Ban the Box
By Alison Grillo | January 25, 2021

It is important to examine your company's policies for seeking information on criminal history of job candidates. Many states and cities have legislation on when this information can be requested.

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How Businesses Use Applicant Tracking Systems
By Sean Peek | January 14, 2021

Today, applicant tracking systems are a necessary tool for businesses that need to improve and automate their hiring process.

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Why It's Important New Hires Fit a Company's Culture
By Andrew Martins | January 11, 2021

Organizational culture can be the beating heart of your workforce or a hindrance to productivity. By focusing on it during and after the hiring process, you can ensure a cohesive, positive culture.

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The Four Rules of Successful Virtual Recruiting
By Joanna Swash | January 06, 2021

As businesses adapt to the new normal, recruiting safely and effectively to expand and grow is essential.

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Why Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
By Chris Porteous | January 04, 2021

Some companies' current hiring approach is flawed. A more measured approach is necessary to find skilled, talented, long-term workers.

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 30, 2020

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business, the economy and your team's morale.

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5 Hiring Hacks for Small Businesses That Need to Stretch Their Budgets
By Abby Carter | December 21, 2020

Small businesses may lack resources at times, but that's no excuse for recruiting woes. Use these hiring hacks to improve your recruitment process and bring on the best talent.

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The Best Freelancer Websites for Finding Developers
By Dan Steiner | December 02, 2020

Finding good help can be hard these days, especially in the development and engineering world.

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3 Factors to Consider When Using Temporary Staffing to Fill Hiring Gaps
By Christine Proffitt | November 20, 2020

Though it might not feel like it's the right time to hire permanent staffers, consider temporary staffing services as a bridge to get you through this crazy year.

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What Are Fringe Benefits, and Should You Offer Them?
By Skye Schooley | October 28, 2020

Learn what fringe benefits your business can offer to attract and retain top talent.

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Valuable Skills You Should Look for in New Employees
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 27, 2020

It can be hard to know which skills you should be looking for. Here are the employee skills business owners say are the most valuable.

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Should I Hire a Family Member?
By Simone Johnson | October 26, 2020

Learn how you can work with family members without hurting your relationships or your business.

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Growing Your Business? Don't Fall Victim to These 6 Hiring Mistakes
By Peter Yang | October 21, 2020

A poor hiring decision costs a company tens of thousands of dollars, and while we're all bound to make a suboptimal hire at some point, any mistake that can be avoided should be avoided at all costs.

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Should You Let Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles?
By Mona Bushnell | October 19, 2020

Create relevant job titles for roles in your business, attract and retain top talent, and foster a positive company culture.

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 19, 2020

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 14, 2020

A social media manager is responsible for creating and monitoring your social media content. Here's what to look for when hiring one.

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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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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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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.