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What Are Employee Compensation Packages?
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn which types of employee compensation packages are best for your team.

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What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

People skills are one of the most important factors that define a good manager. Learn how to develop your people management skills.

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How Informal Feedback Can Improve Employee Performance
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Every business leader should give their employees informal feedback. It can improve employee performance, company morale and team communication.

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What to Include in an Employee Contract
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn what an employment contract includes, and the advantages and limitations of using one.

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The Benefits of Employee Job Rotation
By Patrick Proctor | January 23, 2023

When done correctly, job rotation programs can add a lot of benefits to your business. Here is how to implement one.

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Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn what workplace anti-discrimination laws apply to you and your team, and how to prevent discrimination in the workplace.

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What Is Employment Verification?
By Patrick Proctor | January 23, 2023

Employment verifications play an important role in the hiring process. Here is how to conduct one.

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Screening Questions to Ask During a Phone Interview (+ Phone Interview Tips)
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn how to conduct a phone screen interview and what phone interview questions to ask a candidate.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn what a foreign national is, how to hire foreign workers, and why you might want to consider hiring them.

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Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | January 23, 2023

This guide explains employee expense reimbursements, how they work, and where they are required by law.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | January 23, 2023

This guide introduces the concept of criminal background checks and why employers might use one when recruiting and hiring new employees.

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What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | January 23, 2023

Department of Transportation background checks are required to be run before a commercial driver starts work for you. Here is how to conduct one.

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Employer Jury Duty Requirements: How Jury Duty Works
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

This guide describes an employer's requirements when an employee is summoned for jury duty.

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What to Include in a Promotion Letter
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Promotion letters formalize changes that you've discussed with an employee. Learn how to write them by following our guide and using this template.

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The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

When an employee exits your company, their benefits must be terminated accurately. Here's how to end your ex-employee's benefits.

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The Small Business Guide to SIMPLE IRAs
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

SIMPLE IRAs are employee retirement accounts especially useful for small businesses new to offering retirement benefits. Learn more here.

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How to Use a Roth 401(k)
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Learn how Roth 401(k) retirement plans work and how they compare to traditional 401(k)s.

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How Time and Attendance Software Tracks Breaks at Work
By Kylie Ora Lobell | January 23, 2023

Companies can ensure they comply with state laws governing employee meals and breaks by using time and attendance software. Here's how.

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Almost 50 percent of workers support an employer vaccine mandate, while four percent would quit.

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What Is Employee Attrition?
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

Losing employees to other companies is a common challenge for many business owners. Here’s what you need to know about employee attrition.

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How to Prevent Employee Time Theft
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | January 23, 2023

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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9 Benefits of Paperless Payroll
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Most businesses stand to benefit substantially from paperless payroll platforms, though electronic payroll might not perfectly fit all companies.

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How to Choose Payroll Software
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2023

Here's what every small business needs to know about choosing payroll software and working with a payroll provider.

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What Is Disciplinary Action?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Every company must have a disciplinary action policy to address concerning employee behavior, misconduct or poor performance. Learn how to create one.

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What Is Human Capital Management?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Human capital management and its software is a great resource or tool for companies investing in their employees.

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What Is a Human Resource Information System (HRIS)?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

A human resources information system (HRIS) is an asset for HR departments. Here's what an HRIS is and how to implement it in your organization.

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HCM vs. HRIS vs. HRMS
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Trying to decipher between HCM, HRIS and HRMS? Here's a handy guide to the functional differences between these software systems.

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Creating an Employee-Centric Company Culture Will Not Be the Death of Your Business
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

Does your company fear giving power to its employees? Here are some of the benefits of granting them the freedom to contribute to company culture.

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What Is Employee Self-Service?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Many human resources information systems have some type of employee self-service options. Here's what you need to know about employee self-service.