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What Are Employee Compensation Packages?
The types of compensation packages you offer your employees can have a big impact on your business. Learn which ones are right for your team.
Skye Schooley
Skye Schooley
What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
Learn how to enhance your people management skills to effectively lead your team.
Skye Schooley
Skye Schooley
The Benefits Stay Interviews Can Bring to Your Company
It is important to understand the strategic role that stay interviews can play in retaining top talent and bolstering company culture.
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Patrick Proctor
How to Ensure COBRA Compliance for Your Small Business
Depending on the size of your business, you may be required to offer healthcare options to employees after they leave your company.
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Joel Kranc
What Employee Info Can You Collect? Keep?
Learn which documents you should include (and not include) in your employee personnel files.
Skye Schooley
Skye Schooley
How to Manage an Employee Leave of Absence
Employers must understand what their obligations are for providing employees a leave of absence.
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How to Prevent Employee Time Theft
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Learn about the leading ways employees could potentially steal time on the job – and a few tricks and guidelines to prevent it.

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Punctuality is important in business. Learn how to develop an attendance policy and get free samples to implement.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | December 08, 2022

Learn the pros and cons of bringing in a bookkeeper to mind your records and accounting documents versus doing it yourself with accounting software.

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Free Timeclocks: What You Get and What You’ll Be Missing
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There are lots of paid timeclocks, but would a free timeclock meet your needs? Learn what features a free timeclock has and what it might lack.

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How to Create and Manage Employee Schedules
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Learn how to create and manage employee schedules, produce an employee schedule in Excel, and streamline your scheduling process.

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Mitel Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

Mitel offers cloud-hosted, on-premises and hybrid solutions. There are multiple service plans available for both the main phone system and contact center services, which differ in price and features....

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FreedomVoice Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

FreedomVoice is one of the best phone systems for very small businesses. It offers both virtual services and cloud-based phone systems designed especially for companies with just a handful of...

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eVoice Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

eVoice is a virtual business phone and unified communications system that includes video conferencing services. It is available at various price points, which all include valuable features.

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Digium Switchvox Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

Switchvox by Digium is a versatile business phone system that gives every user access to all its features and lets you choose whether it's hosted in the cloud or on-premises.

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Cisco Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

Cisco's phone systems are best for enterprises because they are available as on-premises or cloud-hosted solutions and can support thousands of employees. All of Cisco's systems can be configured...

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Avaya Review
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Avaya offers businesses several different phone systems that can be customized for your organization's needs. The system can serve thousands of employees and offers over 600 features in all.

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From Conflict to Cooperation: Building Stronger Cross-Cultural Teams
By Michael Henman | December 05, 2022

While cross-cultural teams offer challenges, such workplace diversity can offer opportunities for innovation, creativity and other assets.

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4 Questions for a Successful HRIS Audit
By Chad Brooks | December 01, 2022

Find out what a human resources information system is, the different types of HRIS and the questions to ask when evaluating a system.

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The Small Business Productivity Guide: 7 Tips to Boost Your Output
By Victor Snyder | December 01, 2022

You can help your employees become more efficient at their job with this guide that offers tips on maximizing the workday.

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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
By Max Freedman | December 01, 2022

More and more meetings are held online now, and they have different needs from traditional meetings. Here are some tips for productive online meetings.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 01, 2022

Remote leadership is difficult under normal circumstances, and even more so during a crisis. Here's how to lead and support your remote team members.

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Background Checks: Can You DIY?
By Skye Schooley | December 01, 2022

Employers may run background checks on candidates. If you're wondering what a background check can reveal about you, run a personal background check.

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Your Bias Is Showing
By Skye Schooley | November 30, 2022

Learn the ways in which you may be guilty of unconscious bias and how to identify and prevent it at your company.

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Don’t Be a Downer: How to Keep Employees Happy During Down Times
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

World events can impact your employees' happiness. Here are the best ways to improve employee happiness at work.

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GoTo Connect Review
By Jessica Elliott | November 29, 2022

GoTo Connect combines the power and reliability of Jive's cloud VoIP phone systems with GoTo Meeting's web, audio, and video conferencing into one simple, reliable, and flexible solution.

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8×8 Review
By Jessica Elliott | November 29, 2022

What makes 8x8 one of the best phone systems for small businesses is that it is hosted in the cloud and easy to use, has an assortment of valuable features, is affordably priced, and provides...

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10 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

High employee engagement can benefit your business. Learn what tools and strategies to use to improve employee engagement within your organization.

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The WFH Wars: Is Your Business Increasing Productivity or Creating ‘Lazy Gits’ With Remote Work?
By Mike Berner | November 29, 2022

Research varies on how productive remote professionals are. Learn more about the best tools for ensuring work-from-home employees' productivity remains high.

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How to Work Around Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

If you work from home with your kids around, here's how to get work done and keep your cool.

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Remote Work Best Practices (Plus Sample Policy)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | November 29, 2022

Remote work has become the norm in today's workforce. Learn best practices for successfully managing a remote team.

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The Pros and Cons of Flexible Benefits
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

Understand the pros and cons of flexible benefits so you can determine if they are right for your business.

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Unspoken Signals: Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

Your body language defines your persona. These nonverbal cues can crush your chances of success.

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5 Reasons Why Teamwork Is Crucial to Workplace Success
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Follow these essential tips to boost your company's bottom line and overall communication through teamwork.

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Up in Smoke: Should Businesses Still Drug Test for Marijuana?
By Skye Schooley | November 29, 2022

Amid increased legalization, the debate on whether to still drug test employees for weed use is complicated. See the pros and cons here.