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Human Resources

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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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Should You Let Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles?
By Mona Bushnell | October 19, 2020

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 | October 19, 2020

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
By Skye Schooley | October 19, 2020

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 | October 19, 2020

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 | October 19, 2020

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 | October 19, 2020

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

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The Best Electronic Medical Records
By Adam Uzialko | October 18, 2020

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 | October 16, 2020

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 | October 15, 2020

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 | October 15, 2020

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

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
By Mona Bushnell | October 14, 2020

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

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Small Business Guide to Hiring a Social Media Manager
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 14, 2020

A social media manager is responsible for creating and monitoring your social media content. Here's what to look for when hiring one.

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7 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
By Scott Gerber | October 13, 2020

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

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How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 13, 2020

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

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How to Write an Employee Handbook
By Skye Schooley | October 12, 2020

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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10 Core Functions of HR
By Laura Handrick | October 09, 2020

When managed well, HR brings value to your organization by providing your business with strategies to get more done and giving workers the kind of environment they can thrive in.

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Creating an Employee Benefits Package
By Skye Schooley | October 09, 2020

Learn what employee benefits your company should offer and how providing benefits to your workers can advance your business.

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How Should Your Employee Be Classified? 1099 vs. W-2
By Andrew Martins | October 08, 2020

Knowing how your employees should be classified is important for tax purposes. Here's how to determine which form you should file.

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2020 Federal Holidays for Business Owners
By Joel Kranc | October 06, 2020

Here are the important holidays small business owners need to know about.

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Companies With the Best (Real-Life) Employee Benefits
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 05, 2020

Employee benefits shouldn't just look good on a PR blurb. Here are the benefits that add value to your employees' lives.

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How to Fire an Employee the Right Way
By Skye Schooley | October 05, 2020

Follow these 10 steps to fire an employee legally.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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The Best Medical Transcription Services of 2020
By Adam Uzialko | September 24, 2020

Outsourcing your medical transcription can save you time and improve the accuracy of your clinical documentation and other written records. These are the best medical transcription services of 2020.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | September 24, 2020

Learn what a noncompete agreement is and how it is used to protect business assets.

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What is the process flow for a human resources management system?
By 4hrms hrms system | 4 Answers | Last Activity on September 23, 2020

I want to know the exact flow of an HR management system. Please relay to me the HR process.

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5 Ways To Bring on New Hires in the Age of COVID-19 Telecommuting
By Alison Gutterman | September 22, 2020

The process of onboarding new employees always needs refining, but that's especially true while working remotely during a pandemic.

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Remote Work Best Practices (Plus Sample Policy)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 21, 2020

With so many businesses now having employees work from home, it is vital to have a well-thought-out plan that fosters this new working environment.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Matt D'Angelo | September 17, 2020

An effective time and attendance policy spells out your expectations for your employees' attendance and the consequences for failing to meet them.

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What Should Happen in the First 90 Days of New Employee Orientation?
By Jamie Johnson | September 16, 2020

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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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
By Mike Kappel | September 15, 2020

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.