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Plan, Prepare, Conquer: How to Handle Leave of Absences Without Stressing Your Staff
By Suzanne Lucas | March 07, 2016

The last thing you want is to send your remaining staff out on stress leave because of extra work. Here are ways handle leaves of absences.

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Land of Opportunity: Top 7 Visas for Foreign Professionals
By Shilpa Malik | March 03, 2016

Looking to hire foreign talent? This article will take a look at seven of the best visas for foreign professionals to enter the U.S.

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An HR Manager Reveals: Why I Threw Out Your Résumé
By Suzanne Lucas | February 25, 2016

Want to know why you didn't get called for that job? HR manager reveals why some resumes get thrown out.

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Generations Divided: Making the Differences Between Gen-X and the Millennials Work for Your Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 20, 2016

Understanding the differences between Gen-X and Millennials will help you hire better.

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Times Are Changing: The Future of Performance Management and Reviews
By business.com editorial staff | February 17, 2016

More big name organizations scrapped traditional performance appraisals and it’s expected that significant changes will continue in 2016.

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At what point do I need to offer benefits and think about using a payroll service?
By Kevin Travers | 9 Answers | Last Activity on January 28, 2016

I have a small team right now, but am hiring more people and might combine with another business. At what point do I need to offer benefits? Doing payroll is easy right now, but when should I...

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Protecting Your Valuables: Why Use A NAPBS Accredited Background Check Company?
By Brett McIntyre | January 05, 2016

The slightest error when conducting background checks now leads to serious legal sanctions. Here's what to do to avoid lawsuits when hiring.

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All The Rage: Is Your Business Going to Be In Trouble With the EEOC?
By Brett McIntyre | December 01, 2015

The Top 5 Litigation Trends For The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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What is the worst mistake you can make in salary negotiations?
By Becca Richards | 7 Answers | Last Activity on November 19, 2015

Negotiating salaries for either myself or for someone else has always been an awkward conversation for me. I also don't think I am very good at it. What are some tips or mistakes that an employee can...

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Looking for Business Insurance? 9 Questions to Ask a Prospective Broker
By Sam Meenasian | October 23, 2015

Choosing business insurance can be overwhelming and so can finding the right agent. Ask these questions to find the best fit.

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Break Free from Performance Management Shackles: Companies That Are Paving the Way
By business.com editorial staff | October 06, 2015

Performance reviews are no longer working. See how and why these big players have moved to a new way of evaluating employee performance.

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Can a Free Spirit Survive in an Office Environment?
By Suzanne Lucas | October 01, 2015

How to Be Yourself and Succeeding in a Corporate Setting

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Can I Use a Competitor’s Trademarked Words in Keyword Advertising?
By Daliah Saper | September 24, 2015

Learn from these lawsuits to prevent trademark infringement caused from keyword search teams and advertisements.

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Look Inside: Identifying Employees You Should Be Promoting from Within
By Adam Toren | September 23, 2015

Are you looking to hire? Research shows that internal promotions might be a better route. Here's how to identify the employees to promote.

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Super Sneaky Recruiting Tips You've Never Considered
By Sarah Landrum | August 20, 2015

Looking for your next star performer? Try these cunning ways to track down the people you want and have them accept your job offer.

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Attracting, Developing and Retaining Talented Employees
By Jordan Bradley | August 13, 2015

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

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What are the most common obstacles faced with employee productivity?
By Diana Lozano | 20 Answers | Last Activity on August 10, 2015

I am writing my dissertation on conflict resolution in the workplace and employee productivity (or lack thereof) is one main factor. I would appreciate your input to help me learn more about this...

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Hiring Sales Staff? 15 Must-Ask Interview Questions
By business.com editorial staff | August 05, 2015

It takes a lot of special skill to be a successful salesperson. Here are 15 must-ask questions when hiring for this integral role.

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How can we right size manpower numbers in my organization?
By Abhijit Sharangpani | 4 Answers | Last Activity on August 05, 2015

Our manpower cost is very high and we realized that one of the way of reducing it is right sizing manpower count. How should we go about it?

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Real Talk: Could Your Coworker Be Violent?
By Robert Siciliano | July 29, 2015

Ever read of a shooting at a workplace, and coworkers of the deranged gunman said things like, “I never saw this coming,” or, “He’s the last person I’d ever think would snap”?

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What is a reputable compensation benchmarking system for the media industry?
By Katie Beirne | 5 Answers | Last Activity on July 23, 2015

I am looking to implement an internal compensation benchmarking system for a growing company that is in the media/telecom industry. I need a comp system that can pull the specific comp tied to jobs...

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Moving On Up: How to Make Sure You're Relocating the Right Employee
By Suzanne Lucas | July 15, 2015

Relocation is a difficult process for both the employee and the employer, but it doesn't have to be if you follow these steps.

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To File or Not to File: A Business Insurance Claim
By Arthur Murray | July 10, 2015

A small business owner purchases commercial insurance so that he or she can file a claim if something goes wrong at the venture.

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It's Not All Paperwork: How Does HR Really Spend Their Time?
By Ian Burke | June 26, 2015

From recruiting to management, the Human Resources department drives business.

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Why It's Time To Change Your Company's Dress Code
By Suzanne Lucas | June 22, 2015

Dress Codes Do Not Dictate Skill in 2015

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The Hidden Ways Gender Bias Can Sabotage Recruitment
By Robyn Melhuish | May 27, 2015

The job search is a game, and everyone approaches it with a different strategy, and gender can impact the search in ways you don't realize.

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Hiring the Hero: 9 Traits to Look For in Successful Candidates
By Andreina Woodworth | April 08, 2015

How do you find an all-star employee? Here's what to look for in a candidate that will not only fit the skill set, but drive success.

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Outsourcing payroll: Who do you prefer, a privately owned local payroll company or one of the big guys, and why?
By Bill Rhodes | 7 Answers | Last Activity on April 06, 2015

I am trying to gather decision making data as to why decision makers will choose a certain vendor over another. Why are larger vendors chosen over the local, smaller companies and vice versa.

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14 Tools to Measure Employee Performance
By Scott Gerber | March 25, 2015

YEC explains apps are most effective for monitoring employee engagement.

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Protect Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself: Business Insurance for B2B Manufacturers
By Hannah Corbett | February 12, 2015

Imagine your manufacturing plant falls victim to a arson attack damaging everything... and you don't have business insurance. Now what?