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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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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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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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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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Hiring: Should You DIY or Use a Recruiting Service?
By Sean Peek | April 24, 2020

When it's time to hire a new employee, do you court job seekers on your own or hire a recruiting service? Here's what you need to know about each method.

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How to Help a New Employee Relocate
By Sammi Caramela | April 23, 2020

Here's what you can do to make relocation a better experience for your new employee.

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How to Maintain Hiring and Background Checks Amid COVID-19
By Lou Paglia | April 16, 2020

Urgently needing to hire as the pandemic rages? Here are steps to strengthen your employee screening process even during a crisis.

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Should Your Business Hire an SEO Expert?
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

You can try to go it alone, but it's worth it to improve your revenue through better SEO.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | April 14, 2020

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

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Why Companies Are Choosing Freelancers Over Full-Time Employees
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

On-demand workers are an increasingly popular option for corporations.

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Should You Require Contracts as a Freelancer?
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Considering freelancing? Here's everything you need to know about freelance contracts.

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Would You Hire Someone Who Didn't Go to College?
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

How crucial is higher education in finding the right talent for your business?

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How to Improve Millennial Employee Retention
By business.com editorial staff | March 30, 2020

With so many millennials in the workforce, it's important to understand their needs.

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Should You Hire Full-Time or Part-Time Employees?
By Mona Bushnell | March 27, 2020

Learn the pros and cons of hiring full-time employees versus part-time employees.

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5 Important HR Considerations in the Time of COVID-19
By Kelly O'Connell | March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced many companies to rapidly change their approach to work, raising crucial HR concerns. Here are some practical insights on five key policy areas.

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4 Reasons to Invest in the Gig Economy
By Amulya Parmar | March 26, 2020

Gig economy players are disrupting economies, communities and, most importantly, history.