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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.

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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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3 Reasons Your Company Should Hire Risk-Takers
By business.com editorial staff | April 20, 2020

Your company and culture will benefit from the risk-taker within.

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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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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

PEOs help with must-need business practices like payroll and workers' compensation.

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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.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
By Angela Koch | March 13, 2020

It can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you'll be well on your way to improving both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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Direct Sourcing Could Be the Answer to Your Turnover Trouble
By Komal Dangi | March 13, 2020

If you have trouble finding or keeping skilled employees, the growing independent workforce could hold the solution.

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Background Checks: Can You DIY?
By Skye Schooley | March 12, 2020

Learn what information a personal background check can and cannot reveal about you.

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Hiring? Here's Why You Should Send an SMS Blast
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Text messages work for marketing, and they can work in your recruitment strategy, too.

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6 Tips to Conduct a Successful Video Interview
By Chris Christoff | February 07, 2020

With enough preparation, you can hold interviews online that are not only pleasant for both parties but also make the process easier and more manageable.

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The Smart Way to Consider a Candidate’s Social Media
By David Bloom | January 15, 2020

A well-rounded background check includes social media vetting to help small businesses build stronger cultures and protect their brands.

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Tech Companies Hire Remote Workers. Should You?
By Ajay Kapur | December 06, 2019

Learn why tech firms hire remote workers and how they make it a successful arrangement.

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How to Build a Culture That Will Help Your Small Business Grow
By Beth Lebowitz | November 22, 2019

Here are four ways to build a culture that helps your small business grow.