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Where can I find the right staff and/or interns to hire?
By Krystle Wright | 32 Answers | Last Activity on December 03, 2020

I'm all about grassroots operations, but I'm at the point where I really need reliable help. How do I find the support I need without breaking the bank before we even get off the ground?

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I've come up with an idea to start a small 3 room hotel. What's the minimum number of employees I need and which employees do I need to hire?
By Sulanka Thomasz | 14 Answers | Last Activity on December 03, 2020

I'm starting this hotel and planning to expand in future. At the moment I'm working on a budget so I can't hire employees unnecessarily. So I need to know the exact amount of employees required for 3...

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Virtual Team-Building Activities Using Video Conference Calls
By Simone Johnson | December 02, 2020

Need ideas to boost morale for your remote team? Try one of these virtual team-building activities during your next video conference call.

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The Best Freelancer Websites for Finding Developers
By Dan Steiner | December 02, 2020

Finding good help can be hard these days, especially in the development and engineering world.

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How to Interview Someone: Job Candidate Interview Techniques
By Adam Uzialko | December 01, 2020

Interviewing job candidates correctly can help you make the right hiring decision for your small business. Here are tips to make your job interviews more effective.

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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2021
By Chad Brooks | December 01, 2020

Looking for the best time and attendance software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and most affordable programs.

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10 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2020

Learn how a new POS system can help your restaurant manage orders, inventory, staff and a host of other back-office tasks.

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The Best Answering Services of 2021
By Adam Uzialko | November 30, 2020

Our teams have compared the best answering services for 2020. See up-to-date reviews and prices for these top-rated services.

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22 Branches of Business Management
By Max Freedman | November 26, 2020

Breaking down the different types of business management can be tricky, but determining the key characteristics of each is a great way...

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 25, 2020

Professional employer organization services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best PEOs available for your small business.

Article
WorkForce Software's Secret Sauce for Retention: Transparency and Accountability
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 25, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, WorkForce Software furloughed 22% of its staff and reduced salaries. A few months later, 97% are back. Here's why.

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20 Crazy Gifts for Employees this Holiday Season
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 25, 2020

These crazy gifts make great gag gifts or funny gifts for your workers.

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How has coronavirus impacted your business productivity during the work from home process?
By Amit Kumar | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 24, 2020

Hello All, Any one can please tell me has Coronavirus impacted your business productivity during work from home process?

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Where can I find a good virtual assistant?
By Maxine Jones | 18 Answers | Last Activity on November 24, 2020

Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research on virtual assistance and I find that it may come in handy for me and my business. Has anyone ever used this type of service? If so, is there a...

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What is the best human resources / payroll software solution?
By Justin Boyle | 18 Answers | Last Activity on November 23, 2020

What is the best human resources / payroll software solution available for construction projects in 2015? I'm looking for a solution that is user friendly, functional, and mobile.

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3 Factors to Consider When Using Temporary Staffing to Fill Hiring Gaps
By Christine Proffitt | November 20, 2020

Though it might not feel like it's the right time to hire permanent staffers, consider temporary staffing services as a bridge to get you through this crazy year.

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The Best Business Phone Systems of 2021
By Chad Brooks | November 20, 2020

Our team of experts has compared the best small business phone systems for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated services.

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An Epidemic During a Pandemic: The Cure for Employee Burnout
By Nick Bogacz | November 20, 2020

Employee burnout is on the rise. In a difficult year, it's hard to fault someone if their performance slips. Here are some strategies to light a fire and end burnout.

Article
What Are You Doing to Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset?
By Anna Johansson | November 20, 2020

Employee development is critical to the success of your business.

Article
Leading in the New Normal
By Joanna Swash | November 19, 2020

Leading in the new normal means that there is a new set of rules to follow, which are not taught in business school. Here are seven rules to help leaders be prepared.

Article
Working Remotely Long Term? You Need a Virtual Team-Building Plan
By Michael Alexis | November 18, 2020

As virtual team building becomes a more prominent fixture for companies, savvy leaders must refine their tactics. Learn what one CEO, whose workforce is 100%, does to keep his team connected.

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How to Manage Millennials vs. Gen Z in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2020

Discover how to best manage millennials and Gen Z employees by learning the key similarities and differences between the two.

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4 Ways to Offer Health Insurance to Your Employees
By Curt Schleier | November 13, 2020

One of the top benefits employees desire is health insurance coverage. Here are some options for offering it to your employees.

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Pros and Cons of Offering Tuition Reimbursement
By Skye Schooley | November 13, 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of reimbursing your employees for tuition to determine if this type of program is right for your business.

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The Best Human Resources Software of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 12, 2020

HR software can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn what the best HR software options can do for your small business.

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What Is Flextime, and Why Should You Offer It?
By Skye Schooley | November 12, 2020

Learn how implementing a flextime policy can benefit your business.

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What goes into creating a good performance management plan?
By Andrew Martins | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 11, 2020

When it comes to effectively gauging your employees' efficacy, what's your performance management process? What goes into writing a performance management plan? What do you look for in a performance...

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Productivity Metrics Matter More Than Ever for SMBs: How to Measure Your Workforce Effectively in 2021
By Isaac Kohen | November 10, 2020

Here's what small businesses are missing when it comes to making the shift from closely managed on-site teams to remote teams.

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The Best Background Check Companies of 2021
By Skye Schooley | November 10, 2020

Looking for the best background check service for pre-employment screening? Compare features and prices of the best background check services.

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | November 10, 2020

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.