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5 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)
BY business.com editorial staff

If you're considering outsourcing your HR, you need to keep certain challenges in mind and know what to look for in the right service.

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
BY business.com editorial staff

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

For self-starters, life as a freelancer can be a challenging but rewarding lifestyle.

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I've been managing a new team for 9 months and they are unhappy. What do I do?
QUESTION | BY Leah Benard-Boggs | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/20

I started a company 9 months ago at a state-supported higher educational institution. I have worked in private higher education for 20 years. I am still learning the culture of my current place of...

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90 Days to Prove Yourself: The Power of a Probationary Period
BY business.com editorial staff

How long should employees have to prove themselves? Some say it can take as long as 18 months. Here's why probationary periods can work.

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How to Identify a True Leader
BY business.com editorial staff

The business.com community asked how to test for leadership ability. We found answers.

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Bring in the Brains: How to Hire Innovators
BY business.com editorial staff

Companies are innovative only if they employ innovative people. What characteristics are predictors of innovation?

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3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
BY Gina Miller

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

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Is an Apprenticeship Equal to Work Experience?
BY business.com editorial staff

The differences between apprenticeships and work experience matter for your career.

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How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Quontic successfully onboarded remote employees during the pandemic. Learn how your business can do this too.

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The Best Water Delivery Services of 2020
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Our experts reviewed the best water delivery services for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated services.

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Should Your Employees Sign a Contract?
BY business.com editorial staff

A Supreme Court ruling might change the way employees view contractual agreements.

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Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of a Remote Working Future?
BY Usman Raza

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is something we have to explore on a global scale. There is no denying that telecommuting is here to stay.

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How to Revitalize Morale After a Period of High Staff Turnover
BY business.com editorial staff

When people constantly come and go, you may feel like your company has a revolving door.

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Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding
BY Simone Johnson

Learn what payroll withholding is and what it means for your small business's payroll process.

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Ultimate Guide to a Successful Video Interview
BY Megan Jones

Video interviews will become more common as businesses reopen and start to grow again. Follow these tips when you inevitably need to interview a candidate remotely.

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Why Your Next CEO Should Be a Woman
BY business.com editorial staff

According to a study of Fortune 1000 companies, women-led businesses earned investors a 340% return.

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5 Best HR and Talent Acquisition Certifications
BY business.com editorial staff

For a career in human resources or recruitment, check out these certifications.

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Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
BY Katie Zwetzig

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.

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Keeping an Eye on Your Employees Ethically
BY business.com editorial staff

Video surveillance and business security systems prevent more than just shoplifting.

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Transitioning Your Office Online Must Work for All Employees
BY Mark Shapiro

Due to COVID-19, more employees are teleworking, and this can be a benefit for those with disabilities. But telework presents new issues that employers must address to ensure digital accessibility.

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The FFCRA Ultimate Guide
BY Mona Bushnell

Is your business required to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? This comprehensive guide will walk you through what you need to know about the FFCRA.

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How to Reopen During COVID-19: Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Have Done It
BY Adam Uzialko

Are you ready to reopen your business? These tips from entrepreneurs who have already reopened during COVID-19 can help you plan ahead.

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Workplace Incivility: Why Your Company Isn't Fulfilling Its Potential
BY business.com editorial staff

Uncivil behavior is a corporate virus that can damage morale and cripple productivity.

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Radical Compassion: A Leadership Lifeline During Times of Crisis
BY Barbara Shannon

Radical compassion is the act of directly aligning ourselves and our mission with the moment.

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Creating Behavior Standards for Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's why it's important to set standards for your business.

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What Is a PEO?
BY Joshua Stowers

If your small business needs HR support but isn't ready to hire an in-house HR specialist, a PEO may be able to help. Find out what a PEO is and what it can do for your business.

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How to Implement Continuous Performance Management
BY business.com editorial staff

Successfully transform how you conduct employee reviews using these six steps.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
BY Mark Robinson

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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Human Resources Management Glossary: Key Terms HR Pros Should Know
BY Jennifer Post

These are the key terms you need to know to understand human resources management.