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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
BY Skye Schooley

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

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

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation?
BY Jamie Johnson

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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When to Hire an HR Manager for Your Small Business
BY Skye Schooley

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

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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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

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

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

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

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16 Questions to Ask Your Web Developer
BY Thomas Griffin

It’s essential to ask the right questions when choosing a web developer.

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How to Hire a Remote Team Member With Confidence
BY Lesley Pyle

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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10 HR Interview Questions for Employers
BY Skye Schooley

Ask job seekers these 10 HR interview questions to find the best employees for your company.

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What Qualities Should You Look for in a Software Engineer?
BY Ignacio De Marco

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

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1099 vs. W-2: Which Type of Employee Should You Hire?
BY Dock David Treece

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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How to Hire for Your Business
BY Chad Brooks

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

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7 Ways to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
BY Skye Schooley

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

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What's the Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt Employees?
BY Skye Schooley

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

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Building Diversity and Inclusion Into Company DNA
BY Laura Gallaher

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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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
BY business.com editorial staff

Upgrade from a clipboard and pen to cloud-based apps to track subcontractors' work.

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90 Days to Prove Yourself: The Power of a Probationary Period
BY business.com editorial staff

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

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

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

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How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Quontic successfully onboarded remote employees during the pandemic. Learn how your business can do this too.

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Should Your Employees Sign a Contract?
BY business.com editorial staff

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

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Ultimate Guide to a Successful Video Interview
BY Megan Jones

Video interviews will become more common as businesses reopen and start to grow again. Follow these tips when you inevitably need to interview a candidate remotely.

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5 Best HR and Talent Acquisition Certifications
BY business.com editorial staff

For a career in human resources or recruitment, check out these certifications.

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Why You Should Promote From Within Your Company
BY Laura Spawn

Why is it beneficial for employers to promote from within the company, and what internal promotion options are available? There are ways for business owners to make the most of these situations.

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Valuable Skills You Should Look for in New Employees
BY Kiely Kuligowski

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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15 Best Sites for Freelance Services
BY business.com editorial staff

Freelancers and those needing professional talent have so many ways to connect.

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How Companies Can Change Their Culture to Attract (and Retain) Millennials
BY business.com editorial staff

Do you want more millennials to join and remain loyal to your company? Here's how to recruit and keep this age group.

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10 Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring a Product Manager
BY business.com editorial staff

Ask these questions when looking for the right person to take on the essential role of managing your business's products.

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What Business Owners Should Know About Hiring Minors for Seasonal Work
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the benefits and labor laws associated with hiring minors.