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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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Should You Offer a Sabbatical Program?
By Max Freedman | December 31, 2020

Offering employees a sabbatical could improve their performance. Here's what you need to know about sabbatical programs.

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C-Suite Job Titles: Have We Gone Too Far?
By Steven McConnell | December 30, 2020

Where do we draw the line between titles that are relevant versus those that are whimsical?

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Should You Offer Group Life Insurance?
By Max Freedman | December 30, 2020

Group life insurance is a valuable inclusion in an employee benefits package.

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 30, 2020

Hiring people with disabilities is good for business, the economy and your team's morale.

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How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected
By Syed Balkhi | December 29, 2020

Keeping remote workers feeling connected is critical to your team's success.

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Free Payroll Services: How Do They Compare to Paid Services?
By Simone Johnson | December 28, 2020

Free payroll services and apps have a lot to offer, but you need to know what to look for.

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Manager, Coach or Mentor? Different Roles for Different Goals
By Alison Napolitano | December 28, 2020

Understand the differences between coaching, mentoring and managing to best achieve your goals.

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What Are the Benefits of a Section 125 Plan?
By Max Freedman | December 23, 2020

Section 125 plans offer employees significant tax savings and could be an appealing part of any benefits package.

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How to Improve Work Performance With a Performance Improvement Plan (Plus PIP Templates)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 22, 2020

A lot can be gained by giving struggling employees a clear path to improvement with a performance improvement plan.

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How to Write Up an Employee
By Jane Genova | December 22, 2020

Writing up an employee is a form of discipline that serves as a clear message that an employee's behavior or conduct is unacceptable.

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What a Good Performance Process Looks Like
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 21, 2020

To get the most out of your team, you need to have a solid performance process in place.

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5 Hiring Hacks for Small Businesses That Need to Stretch Their Budgets
By Abby Carter | December 21, 2020

Small businesses may lack resources at times, but that's no excuse for recruiting woes. Use these hiring hacks to improve your recruitment process and bring on the best talent.

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PEO vs. ASO: What's Best for Your Business?
By Matt D'Angelo | December 18, 2020

If you're considering outsourcing your HR responsibilities, there are several options to consider, such as PEOs and ASOs.

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Protecting the Future of Small Business Employees: How Open Enrollment Can Play a Role
By Jessica Moser | December 17, 2020

How can small business owners and their employees best persevere through these unprecedented times? One potential answer: open enrollment.

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Employee Performance Goals and Metrics: Performance Goals Examples
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 16, 2020

Setting clear and direct goals for your employees is beneficial for your company and your staff.

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How to Set Your Scope of Work With a Software Development Partner
By Nacho De Marco | December 16, 2020

The scope of work (SOW) is a document that contains an agreement on the work that needs to be done in a specific project. Here's what you need to know to set your SOW for success.

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Guide to Vision Statements: Examples and How to Write One
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 16, 2020

A vision statement is a good way to express to your employees and customers what you are trying to achieve.

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Severance Package Examples and Sample Severance Letters
By Adam Uzialko | December 16, 2020

Severance plans are generally offered in exchange for a signed liability waiver from the departing employee.

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Want to Boost Your Team's Programming Skills? Try These 15 Expert-Recommended Tools
By Scott Gerber | December 15, 2020

Programming is in high demand in today's digital-first world. Try these tools, courses and platforms to kick-start your team's learning.

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How the EEOC Impacts Small Businesses
By Skye Schooley | December 15, 2020

Learn what the EEOC protects so your small business can maintain compliance.

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COVID-19: How to Keep Your Team Members Engaged and Motivated Remotely
By Moazzam Kamran | December 14, 2020

As most countries struggle with the resurgence of COVID-19, organizations are trying their best to keep employees motivated and engaged.

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Workplace Monitoring
By Trey Tepichin | December 11, 2020

Here are the dos and don'ts of workplace monitoring and employee privacy rights.

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25 Employee Recognition Ideas on a Budget
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 11, 2020

Recognizing your employees is a great way to improve engagement. Here are 25 affordable ways to do it.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to a Positive Workplace Health and Safety Culture
By Chris Porteous | December 10, 2020

Creating positive workplace health and safety outcomes requires a cultural shift that businesses can promote with the right steps and approach.

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Appropriate Holiday Gifts for Co-Workers, Employees and Bosses
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 09, 2020

Finding the perfect gift for someone at work is hard. Here are 15 gifts under $40 to give to anyone at work.

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Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 07, 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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How to Revamp Your Employee Engagement for the Remote Work Era
By Ryan Chartrand | December 07, 2020

Employee engagement in a remote setting is dramatically different from how it might look in a traditional office environment. Once you manage to rethink your approach, the benefits can be immense.

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How to Prepare Your Remote Team to Work Securely From Home
By Anthony Gaenzle | December 04, 2020

The pandemic thrust many businesses into remote operations before they were ready. Along with other challenges, securing the operations of remote teams has proven difficult.