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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 | 15 Answers | Last Activity on March 07, 2021

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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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 05, 2021

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | March 05, 2021

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

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What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?
By Skye Schooley | March 05, 2021

Learn what wrongful termination is and what laws protect employees from illegal termination.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation
By Jamie Johnson | March 03, 2021

To start employees off on the right foot, make sure your orientation helps them feel welcome and answers all of their questions.

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4 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | March 03, 2021

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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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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What to Include in a Termination Letter
By Skye Schooley | March 02, 2021

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

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What to Know About AD&D Insurance
By Skye Schooley | March 01, 2021

Learn what accidental death and dismemberment insurance is and how it can benefit your business.

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What to Include in an Employee Contract
By Skye Schooley | March 01, 2021

Create an employee contract that is unique to each employment relationship by covering these 10 details.

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The Best Answering Services of 2021
By Adam Uzialko | February 26, 2021

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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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2021
By Skye Schooley | February 24, 2021

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

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How Informal Feedback Can Improve Employee Performance
By Skye Schooley | February 23, 2021

Learn how to give your employees informal feedback to improve employee performance and company morale.

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What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
By Skye Schooley | February 18, 2021

Learn how to enhance your people management skills to effectively lead your team.

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What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation Insurance
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 17, 2021

Nearly every state requires businesses to have workers' compensation insurance. Learn more about workers' comp.

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What Are Employee Compensation Packages?
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2021

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.

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The Best Business Phone Systems of 2021
By Chad Brooks | February 10, 2021

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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What to Know When Choosing Business Insurance
By Scott Gerber | February 10, 2021

Choosing an insurance policy for your company or employees is a major step, and one not to take casually.

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What Are Qualifying Life Events, and How Do They Impact Your Health Insurance?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | February 10, 2021

Qualifying life events provide opportunities for you and your employees to alter your health insurance coverage outside of the open enrollment period.

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The Best Background Check Companies of 2021
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

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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How to Recruit New Employees
By Skye Schooley | February 09, 2021

Learn what the recruitment process is and how to implement one for your business.

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How to Ensure COBRA Compliance for Your Small Business
By Joel Kranc | February 08, 2021

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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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2021
By Laura Handrick | February 05, 2021

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 and Utilizing Total Compensation Packages
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

Total compensation helps employers attract top talent and grasp the full related costs of each full-time employee.

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The Benefits Stay Interviews Can Bring to Your Company
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

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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Why Meetings Kill Productivity (and What to Do About It)
By Ray Williams | February 04, 2021

Meetings take up a lot of time, and contribute to the expanding work day.

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Should You Offer Your Employees a PPO?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | February 03, 2021

A PPO healthcare plan offers advantages and disadvantages to employers and employees.

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How to Create a Remote Help Desk for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2021

Follow this six-step process to create an effective remote help desk for your business.

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How to Prevent Nepotism in the Workplace
By Patrick Proctor | February 01, 2021

Avoiding nepotism requires a joint leadership approach to ensure that employee hires, promotions, and favorable projects are fairly distributed within the company.

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How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.