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Human Resources

The essential strategies, tactics, and tools you need to manage and grow your human capital.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

7 Tips for Managing Conflict in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | March 04, 2024

Follow these tips to deal with conflict at work more effectively.

Oh No You Didn’t! 4 Tips for Preventing Employee Accounting Fraud
By Dachondra Cason | March 01, 2024

Employee accounting fraud is a possibility for any business. Learn how to prevent and mitigate employee fraud with these tips.

10 Ways to Stop Absenteeism in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | February 22, 2024

Learn what absenteeism is and how to prevent it in the workplace.

10 Ways to Empower your Employees
By Skye Schooley | February 20, 2024

If you're looking for new ways to empower your employees, here are some essential tips to get you started.

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HR, What’s It Good For?
By Steven Rogelberg | February 16, 2024

Absolutely Everything!

Break Free From Performance Management Shackles: Companies That Are Paving the Way
By Jennifer Post | February 14, 2024

Performance management methods, including performance reviews, no longer benefit businesses. Learn alternative methods from companies paving the way.

What Is a Human Resources Information System (HRIS)?
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2024

A human resources information system (HRIS) helps your business's HR department stay compliant and safeguard data. Learn about HRIS features and functions.

The Small Business Guide to SIMPLE IRAs
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2024

SIMPLE IRAs are an excellent retirement benefit option for small businesses to present to employees. Learn how SIMPLE IRAs work and what you need to know.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | February 14, 2024

Hiring a financial professional like a bookkeeper can help you save money and time. But it's crucial to understand the downsides as well as the upsides.

6 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Business ethics are essential to maintaining an excellent business reputation. Learn how GM's 2014 recall fiasco presents ethics lessons for all businesses.

Finding Talented Freelancers: 12 Websites Worth Searching
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Freelance workers help your company expand your team while keeping overhead to a minimum. Learn about 12 websites where you can find talented freelancers.

15 Benefits and Perks That Will Keep Your Remote Employees Happy
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

An attractive benefits plan can help retain employees, lower turnover, and boost loyalty. Learn about 15 benefits and perks to offer your remote employees.

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Supporting Bereaved Employees
By Ben Baran | February 14, 2024

Remember CARE

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Companywide Ketamine Retreats Are Silicon Valley’s Latest Perk
By Dan Ketchum | February 14, 2024

Giving new meaning to “work trip.”

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Physical Height Is a “Complex” Hiring Bias
By Ali Saleh | February 14, 2024

Don’t let your shorter workers get the short end of the stick.

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How to Fast-Track Productivity for New Hires
By Ben Baran | February 14, 2024

Onboarding … on schedule.

What Is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Background Check?
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | February 14, 2024

Learn about DOT background checks, which are designed to assess the driving records of operators of commercial vehicles (large trucks, buses, etc.).

9 Benefits of Paperless Payroll
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2024

Paper checks are going out of favor as more businesses adopt electronic payroll systems. Learn how paperless payroll works and its benefits for business.

What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Julie Thompson | February 13, 2024

Merit increases can help boost productivity and retain valuable employees, but you need to know the benefits and pitfalls of the policy.

Onboarding vs. Orientation: What’s the Difference?
By Sean Peek | February 08, 2024

Onboarding and orientation are processes HR departments undertake after hiring an employee. Learn what these processes entail and how to conduct both.

Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | February 02, 2024

Learn what a PEO does and the advantages and disadvantages of partnering with one vs. managing HR in-house.

Don’t Go It Alone: The Case for Hiring a Marketing Expert
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

While entrepreneurs can do it all, they should leave digital marketing to the experts. Learn how a digital marketing expert can improve your bottom line.

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A Primer on Timeclock Apps and Your Business
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2024

The right timeclock app can help you manage your team's efficiency and accountability. Learn how to choose the best one for your business.

Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2024

Here’s why your small business needs an attendance policy as well as how to write an effective one — and a sample attendance policy template.

Domestic Partner Benefits in the Era of Marriage Equality
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2024

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

Support Employees’ Child Care Needs With a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
By Jane Genova | February 02, 2024

A dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) helps employees with child care and reduces tax liability. Learn if you should offer a dependent care FSA.

What Are the Benefits of a Section 125 Plan?
By Max Freedman | February 02, 2024

With the tax savings it offers, a Section 125 plan can be a nice addition to a benefits package. Here are the pros and cons of these plans.

Guideline 401k Review and Pricing
By Lori Fairbanks | February 01, 2024

Guideline provides small businesses with affordable, fully bundled 401(k) plans, and you can choose from traditional, Roth and safe harbor varieties. The company is a fiduciary and does the heavy...

Paychex Retirement Services Review and Pricing
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 01, 2024

Paychex is a top choice for those who want to manage all their HR needs on one platform. It offers several employee retirement plans, dedicated support, and integrations with payroll and other HR...