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Human Resources

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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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Hiring Process Timeline Best Practices
By Alison Grillo | September 15, 2020

The hiring process is an important part of running a successful business. Make sure to develop a process that will lead to fruitful new hires.

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How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 15, 2020

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

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When to Hire an HR Manager for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | September 14, 2020

Learn what an HR manager does and how to tell when your business needs one.

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Sell Your Team on Safety
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 11, 2020

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

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Yes, You Can Make a Digital Transformation Right Now. Here's How.
By Jeff Mazur | September 11, 2020

By reanalyzing your workforce, setting clear goals, encouraging adaptability, and focusing on data accessibility and availability, you can launch and sustain a quick-moving digital transformation.

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How to Write a Job Description (Plus 7 Job Description Templates)
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 11, 2020

A job description is many people's first introduction to your company. Here's what to include to make an impression.

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

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Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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Mandatory Sick Leave Laws and How They Work
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 09, 2020

Depending on the state you operate in, you may be required to provide paid sick leave for your employees.

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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works and How to Calculate Overtime
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 09, 2020

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
By Rachel Krug | September 08, 2020

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

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What Makes a Good Workplace Leader
By Andrew Martins | September 02, 2020

A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success.

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
By Max Freedman | September 02, 2020

To accurately pay your employees each pay period, you need to understand what to deduct from their paychecks.

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Form W-4: How to Help Your Employees With Withholdings and Allowances
By Matt D'Angelo | September 02, 2020

Ensuring that employees properly fill out their W-4 Employee's Withholding Certificate is an important responsibility of employers.

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Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Fines and Damage to Your Business
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 01, 2020

Firing employees for the wrong reason could result in lengthy and costly lawsuits.

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
By Andrew Hoag | August 31, 2020

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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Reduce Drama! Improve Productivity! Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 31, 2020

To ensure your employees are getting help when they need it, one benefit you should strongly consider offering is an employee assistance program.

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What Is a 401(k)?
By Simone Johnson | August 31, 2020

A 401(k) is an important retirement savings vehicle that many employers offer to their employees. Here's what you should know about this type of plan.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation: How To Align Your Innovation Strategy With Your Business Goals
By Michael Ellenby | August 28, 2020

Reward only comes when you take a risk and dive in.

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16 Questions to Ask Your Web Developer
By Thomas Griffin | August 27, 2020

It’s essential to ask the right questions when choosing a web developer.

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Your Guide to Using Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers at Work
By Skye Schooley | August 27, 2020

Learn how to use non-contact infrared thermometers to check for fevers from a safe distance, keeping your employees and business safe from the coronavirus.

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How to Hire a Remote Team Member With Confidence
By Lesley Pyle | August 26, 2020

Is the prospect of hiring new team members daunting when you can't meet them in person? Follow these steps and tips to feel good about your choice.

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Free Timeclocks: What You Get and What You'll Be Missing
By Sammi Caramela | August 26, 2020

Considering using a free digital timeclock for your employees? A free timeclock app could do the trick.

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
By Lesley Pyle | August 25, 2020

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

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Free Time-Tracking Apps: What You'll Get, and What You'll Be Missing
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 25, 2020

Free time tracking apps can track your employees' hours without adding a new expense to the balance sheet. Here's what to look for in a free app – and what you should only expect from paid apps.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | August 24, 2020

Find out which payroll forms your small business needs.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2020

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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10 HR Interview Questions for Employers
By Skye Schooley | August 24, 2020

Ask job seekers these 10 HR interview questions to find the best employees for your company.

Advice
What are the most important things to consider when setting up a job/recruitment agency?
By Charles Martey | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 23, 2020

I intend to start a recruitment agency as a sole proprietor, and I would like to know some do's and don'ts of the trade.

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Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
By J. Kevin McHugh | August 21, 2020

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.