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How to Create and Manage Employee Schedules
By Nicole Fallon | June 29, 2022

Learn how to create and manage employee schedules, produce an employee schedule in Excel, and streamline your scheduling process.

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Switching to an Automated HR System? Here’s How to Prepare
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Handling HR tasks manually is onerous, so many organizations are migrating to the cloud. Save time and money by proactively preparing for the transition.

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Look Inside: Identifying Employees You Should Be Promoting From Within
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Promoting existing employees can save onboarding time and costs while boosting morale. Learn how to identify the best candidates for a promotion.

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Interview Questions to Ask an Email Marketing Manager
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Email marketing is a key part of a good digital marketing mix, but the person in charge of this direct channel is often overlooked.

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1099 vs. W-2: Which Type of Employee Should You Hire?
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

We break down the pros and cons of hiring a W-2 employee versus a 1099 contractor, explaining what hiring managers and small business owners need to know.

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Why Remote Work Makes Good Business Sense
By Ken Gosnell | June 29, 2022

The case for telework is becoming impossible to ignore. Here are some reasons you should offer it permanently, including to your business's top executives.

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Why It’s Time to Change Your Company’s Dress Code
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Workforce trends and cultural standards have evolved over the years. Learn how to revise your business's dress code policy to keep up.

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HSA Guide for Business Owners
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

Health savings accounts, or HSAs, are a popular and affordable way to help your employees take advantage of a health plan.

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What Is 401(k) Automatic Enrollment?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Many employers are instituting 401(k) automatic enrollment to boost participation. Learn how it works and other ways to boost enrollment.

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Free Time-Tracking Apps: What You’ll Get, and What You’ll Be Missing
By Marisa Sanfilippo | June 29, 2022

You can use free time tracking apps to track your employees' hours. Here's what to look for – and what you might miss out on by avoiding a paid solution.

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7 Unexpected Benefits of Attendance Tracking Software
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Not sure whether you should use attendance tracking software at your business? Find out exactly what it is, the benefits, and the top systems.

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Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 29, 2022

Considering hiring a social media manager for your business? Find out what to look for, where to find one, and how much you should pay.

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How Employees Make or Break Business Success (And How You Can Lead the Way)
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Even the most amazing employees need direction and encouragement to succeed. Here are some tips on how to lead them to achieve.

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How to Identify a True Leader
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your next hire has the leadership skills you need on the team.

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The Power of Anonymity for Employee Feedback
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Here's how anonymous surveys help you get better feedback from your employees.

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10 Ways to Stop Workplace Absenteeism
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Learn what absenteeism is and how to prevent it in the workplace.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Terminate an Employee
By Justin O. Walker | June 29, 2022

Firing an employee is never easy, but here's how you know it's time to do it – and how to do it respectfully.

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10 Best TED Talks for Training and Motivating New Employees
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

TED Talks are an excellent resource to promote employee engagement and motivate your team toward success.

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Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | June 29, 2022

We hear a lot about PEO benefits. But what are the PEO disadvantages? Here's an in-depth look at professional employment organization pros and cons.

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How the FMLA Applies to Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Learn about Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections, if they apply to your business, and what you need to do to comply with them.

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Comparing Candidates: Should You Hire Experienced Workers or Recent College Graduates?
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Why might hiring a recent college graduate be a better choice for your business than a seasoned professional? Here's a closer look at the options.

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What’s the Best Timeclock for Your Small Business?
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

If you have hourly employees, you need an accurate count of their hours. Learn how to choose the best timeclock for your small business.

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How Offering Professional Development Opportunities to Employees Helps Your Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Learn how offering professional development programs for your employees will benefit both your workforce and your business.

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Should You Let Your Team Work Remotely?
By Fiona Adler | June 29, 2022

With a thoughtful, balanced policy and clear expectations, the option to work from home could be a huge boon for your team and your company.

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Workplace Bullying: How to Identify and Handle It
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Learn how to recognize bullying in the workplace and strategies for handling inappropriate treatment.

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How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected
By Syed Balkhi | June 29, 2022

To get the most out of your remote team, it is important to ensure they feel connected to their co-workers and the company as a whole.

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What Is a Criminal Background Check?
By Patrick Proctor | June 29, 2022

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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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Office pets might strike some controversy, but if there's a decent policy in place, you should be able to avoid issues.

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When to Hire a Full-Time Employee vs. Contractor
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

Learn the pros and cons of hiring contractors vs. employees to determine which type of worker is the best for your business.

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8 ADP Payroll Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

ADP offers HR, payroll and more, but its costs might be prohibitive. Learn which ADP alternatives may better suit your company.