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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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10 HR Interview Questions for Employers
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2020

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 Nacho De Marco | August 13, 2020

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 | 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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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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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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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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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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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
By business.com editorial staff | July 13, 2020

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 | 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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How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | July 08, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 06, 2020

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 | July 03, 2020

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 | June 24, 2020

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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15 Best Sites for Freelance Services
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

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 | June 11, 2020

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 | June 10, 2020

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 | June 09, 2020

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

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The Small Business Guide to Employee Handbooks
By Dennis O’Keefe | June 08, 2020

An employee handbook, or staff manual, outlines your company's policies, procedures and behavioral expectations that direct your team's actions.

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Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
By Christine Alemany | June 04, 2020

Your team culture includes how you work with one another, so it's important that new hires are empowered to do their jobs.

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18 Places to Find Talented Freelancers
By Scott Gerber | June 01, 2020

These 18 entrepreneurs delve into where online freelance talent is most readily found.

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How to Handle a Bad Hire
By Skye Schooley | May 26, 2020

If you made a bad hiring decision, follow this five-step approach to resolve the issue

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When to Hire a Full-Time Employee vs. Contractor
By Skye Schooley | May 14, 2020

Learn the pros and cons of hiring contractors versus employees.

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Human Resources Department
By Skye Schooley | May 04, 2020

Learn how an HR department can benefit your business and when you should hire one.

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The 6 Types of People Every Business Owner Needs on Their Team
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

A strong team can support and grow your business. Here are the six types of people you need on your team.

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4 Signs You Need to Hire a Social Media Manager
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Here's how to tell if you're ready for a dedicated social media manager.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.