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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Review
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...

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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...

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ADP 401k Review
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 01, 2024

ADP Retirement Services offers Roth 401(k), safe harbor 401(k), SIMPLE IRA and SEP IRA plans to businesses of all sizes. It integrates with the company's popular payroll service and offers plan...

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ShareBuilder 401k Review and Pricing
By Kimberlee Leonard | February 01, 2024

hareBuilder keeps investment fees low, which encourages more employees to participate in the plan. But small businesses don't give up quality for price with this company; ShareBuilder makes it easy...

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8 Hiring Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2024

Discover how your small business can overcome the many challenges associated with hiring.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2024

Learn the pros and cons of using a PEO.

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TriNet Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | January 31, 2024

TriNet offers extensive, industry-specific HR services, such as payroll, risk management and benefits administration. There is no minimum employee or long-term contract requirement to enroll in...

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Can Managers Become Leaders?
By Jennifer Post | January 30, 2024

Managers plan and carry out organizational activities, but their role demands leadership. Here are five ways managers can become great leaders.

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What You Should Know About Noncompete Agreements
By Skye Schooley | January 25, 2024

Learn how a noncompete agreement works and how to include one in your company policies.

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8 ADP Payroll Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | January 25, 2024

ADP offers HR, payroll and more, but its costs might be prohibitive. Learn which ADP alternatives may better suit your company.

Review
Paychex PEO Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | January 25, 2024

Paychex offers extensive, in-depth PEO services in benefits administration, risk management, human resources and payroll. This national company operates in all 50 states and offers fully up-to-date...

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Why You Should Pay Your Employees to Stop Working for You
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2024

Learn what voluntary severance is and when you should offer it.

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The Importance of Employee Data
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2024

Employee data is every detail a company collects about its employees and encompasses both basic and specific information.

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The End of Rank and Yank: Management Practices Revisited
By Jennifer Post | January 19, 2024

The "rank and yank" management practice assessed employees and fired those who fell short. Learn why this outdated methodology has fallen out of favor.

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What Is a PEO?
By Skye Schooley | January 18, 2024

For many businesses, hiring a full-time HR team isn’t practical. Learn how a PEO can help your company with tasks, such as payroll and benefits.

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What are PEO Payroll Services? Comparing PEO Payroll to Traditional Payroll Services
By Skye Schooley | January 18, 2024

A business has many options for managing payroll, such as hiring a PEO service and using payroll software. Here’s what you need to consider.

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How to Build a Sales Team at Scale
By Sean Peek | January 18, 2024

Do you need inside sales, field sales or both? Here are tips on how to identify the background and experience you require so that you have the right sales reps.

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Workplace Bullying: How to Identify and Handle It
By Skye Schooley | January 17, 2024

Learn how to recognize bullying in the workplace and strategies for handling inappropriate treatment.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | January 17, 2024

Historically, traditional job roles were shackled to the office, but are we more productive at home? See data and learn how to improve remote productivity.

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How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | January 12, 2024

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration and foreign employees. Learn about visas, work authorization I-9 forms and more.

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Turning the Ship Around: A Guide to Changing Workplace Culture
By Jennifer Dublino | January 10, 2024

A negative workplace culture leads to turnover and low productivity. Learn tips for overcoming workplace obstacles and changing your workplace culture.

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What to Include in an Employee Contract
By Skye Schooley | January 04, 2024

Learn what an employment contract includes, and the advantages and limitations of using one.