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Health Insurance: Employer and Employee Costs in 2022
By Max Freedman | June 20, 2022

Health insurance costs are a major factor in an employee benefits package. Here's what to expect from employer-sponsored plans in 2022.

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Ruff Stuff: How Bringing Your Dog to Work May Increase Productivity
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2022

Owning a pet has been proven to relieve stress, promote a positive mood, and even increase physical health as well.

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Enlightened Hiring Decisions: The Value of Disabled Workers
By Fred Cohen | June 16, 2022

Hiring disabled workers is a smart move. In addition to productivity matching non-disabled workers the government offers more benefits.

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5 Things Your Manager Doesn’t Want You to Know
By Suzanne Lucas | June 16, 2022

Understanding your manager's powers and limitations is crucial to a happy and balanced work life.

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What to Do When an Employee Returns from Rehab
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2022

Returning to work is a critical part of recovery for many former addicts. As a supervisor, learn how you can best support an employee.

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401(k): What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2022

Learn the ins and outs of 401(k) plans to make sure you comply and help your employees save as much as possible.

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How a Good Work Atmosphere Leads to More Success
By Julie Thompson | June 15, 2022

Your workplace atmosphere has a big hand in your business's success. Learn the benefits of a healthy work environment and how to create one.

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5 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning in the Workplace
By Jennifer Dublino | June 15, 2022

Employees are more efficient when they transfer what they learned during training to their jobs. Learn how to improve your employee training program.

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What Is Human Capital Management?
By Sean Peek | June 15, 2022

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

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Coworking: Increased Income, Improved Work Quality and Greater Collaboration are Biggest Benefits 
By business.com editorial staff | June 09, 2022

Find out why co-working spaces are increasingly popular and how such workplace arrangements can increase productivity.

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Get Up and Get Out: Walking Meetings Are Your New Creativity Booster
By Kimberlee Leonard | June 09, 2022

Your team may be tired of sitting all day. Learn how walking meetings can increase your employees' creativity – and your own.

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Hiring for Attitude Over Experience: What the Numbers Show
By Skye Schooley | June 07, 2022

Studies show that skilled and experienced employees with rotten attitudes fail quickly. Here's why you need to hire for attitude.

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Why It’s Time to Change Your Company’s Dress Code
By Skye Schooley | May 31, 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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How to Utilize Big Data for Human Resources
By Skye Schooley | May 31, 2022

Big data can be an effective tool for HR professionals to hire and retain top talent. Learn some smart ways to use big data in human resources.

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Management Theory of Rosabeth Moss Kanter
By Sean Peek | May 31, 2022

Rosabeth Moss Kanter's change model and take on leadership can benefit your company. Learn her management theory's six keys and how to implement them.

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The Management Theory of Henry Mintzberg
By Sean Peek | May 26, 2022

Learn the management theory of academic and author Henry Mintzberg, including how it applies to small businesses.

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How to Hire for Your Business
By Chad Brooks | May 20, 2022

Learn strategies and techniques for hiring employees as you build up a staff for your small business.

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The Management Theory of Mary Parker Follett
By Sean Peek | May 20, 2022

Mary Parker Follett's management theory increases coordination among leaders and workers. Learn how to apply it to your business.

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The Management Theory of Frederick Taylor
By Sean Peek | May 20, 2022

Make your business more efficient by using Frederick Taylor's scientific principles for employee management.

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Domestic Partner Benefits in the Era of Marriage Equality
By Skye Schooley | May 20, 2022

Though same-sex marriage is legal, domestic partner benefit laws vary. Learn the pros and cons of extending benefits to your employees' domestic partners.

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7 Tools to Measure Employee Performance
By Sean Peek | May 13, 2022

Learn what employee performance measurement tools are, what their benefits are, and some of the top software to use in your business.

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Look Inside: Identifying Employees You Should Be Promoting From Within
By Jennifer Dublino | May 05, 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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How to Instill More Transparency in Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | April 26, 2022

Instilling transparency in your business can boost employee retention, collaboration and productivity. Learn how to be more transparent.

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From the Classroom: A Strategy for Applying the Growth Mindset Concept to Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | April 26, 2022

The growth mindset was designed for education, but it can also be leveraged in business. Learn how to apply the growth mindset and reap the benefits.

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The Hidden Ways Gender Bias Can Sabotage Recruitment
By Skye Schooley | April 20, 2022

Learn what gender bias looks like and how to avoid it in your hiring process.

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Workplace Visitor Policy With Free Template
By Jeff Hale | April 14, 2022

Use this free workplace visitor policy template to develop the perfect procedures for your company’s valued guests.

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Beyond the Clock: The Benefits of Highly Motivated Employees
By Skye Schooley | April 07, 2022

Learn the links between highly motivated employees and high employee engagement – and how both can benefit your business.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Skye Schooley | April 04, 2022

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

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Employer’s Guide to Disability Leave
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 01, 2022

Here is a guide to your responsibilities are as an employer when it comes to disability leave.