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Valuable Skills You Should Look for in New Employees
BY Kiely Kuligowski

It can be hard to know which skills you should be looking for. Here are the employee skills business owners say are the most valuable.

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What Services Can a PEO Provide to Your Small Business?
BY Joshua Stowers

Learn about the HR services you can outsource to a PEO.

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HSA Guide for Business Owners
BY Andrew Martins

If you're considering setting up health savings accounts for your employees, now is the time to learn more about them.

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Any recommendations for a web based HR software?
QUESTION | BY Prashant Telang | 19 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/27/20

We are looking for a web based HR software with all features like payroll management / employee self help portal etc. So far we have seen all windows based software which are good, but we would like...

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Should I Hire a Family Member?
BY Simone Johnson

Learn how you can work with family members without hurting your relationships or your business.

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PEO Software: How to Choose the Best One for Your Business
BY Joshua Stowers

Find out how to choose the right PEO software for your small business.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
BY Kiely Kuligowski

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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How to Mitigate Employee Absenteeism
BY Mona Bushnell

HR professionals offer their advice on how to manage employee absences during COVID-19 and beyond.

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What is the best project management app you are using?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/25/20

I want to know what web or mobile app and software you are using to manage your daily tasks and projects. There are many task management app available in the market but want to know what works best...

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Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
BY Joshua Stowers

Is a PEO the right HR solution for your business? Learn about the pros and cons of PEOs.

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What Health Insurance Benefits Are You Legally Required to Offer?
BY Joshua Stowers

Is your small business legally required to provide health insurance benefits? Here's what you need to know about offering health benefits to your employees.

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

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

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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Growing Your Business? Don't Fall Victim to These 6 Hiring Mistakes
BY Peter Yang

A poor hiring decision costs a company tens of thousands of dollars, and while we're all bound to make a suboptimal hire at some point, any mistake that can be avoided should be avoided at all costs.

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What to Include in a Termination Letter
BY Skye Schooley

Check out these free termination letter templates to get started on writing your own.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About IRS Form 1099
BY Dock David Treece

If your business pays independent contractors or vendors for freelance work, rent, or other items, you'll need to fill out IRS Form 1099.

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What to Include in a Layoff Letter When Laying Off Employees
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to communicate employee layoffs, and access this employee layoff template to get started.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to conduct constructive exit interviews that give you frank insights into what employees think about your business and their reasons for leaving.

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How the EEOC Impacts Small Businesses
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what the EEOC protects so your small business can maintain compliance.

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How do you manage to-do tasks at your company?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/20/20

How you manage to-do items on your tasks/checklist? Please let me know if you manage the task checklist manually on writing pads or you use any to-do list apps.

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Should You Let Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles?
BY Mona Bushnell

Create relevant job titles for roles in your business, attract and retain top talent, and foster a positive company culture.

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what severance pay is and when you should offer it.

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How Does the Department of Labor Affect Small Business?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the agencies and laws that the Department of Labor (DOL) enforces and how it impacts your business.

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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2020
BY Chad Brooks

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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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
BY Aigerim Berzinya

Monitoring software can increase worker productivity, but you must implement it ethically.

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The Best Electronic Medical Records
BY Adam Uzialko

This guide explains the importance of EMR systems and medical practice management software to medical practices, how to choose the right platform for your organization, and which EMR systems and...

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
BY Rachita Sharma

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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3 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
BY Laura Handrick

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The type of PTO policy you choose has a strong effect on your company culture.