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How to Avoid Mistreating Employees During COVID-19
By Adam Uzialko | July 23, 2020

Many employees feel mistreated by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways to support your employees and boost morale amongst your workforce.

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Preparing or Surviving: The Future of People-Focused Business Strategy
By Philios Andreou | July 23, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses everywhere. Here are seven of the most pertinent trends faced by businesses worldwide and five steps leaders can take to move into the future seamlessly.

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The Pros and Cons of a Payroll Card
By Matt D'Angelo | July 22, 2020

Paycards are a growing trend among small businesses. Find out their pros and cons.

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What's the Difference Between Exempt and Nonexempt Employees?
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn the difference between exempt and nonexempt so you can properly classify your employees.

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Where do you keep your customer list if you don't use a CRM software?
By Anisia Allen | 11 Answers | Last Activity on July 18, 2020

I believe my business is still too small to spend money on implementing a CRM software. However, I have begun to accumulate several customers and I don't know where to keep their contact information....

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Small Business Guide to a Restaurant Management System
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 16, 2020

Restaurant management systems help you manage sales, staff, inventory and more.

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Conflict Resolution Tips for Handling Difficult Customers During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | July 16, 2020

Learn the best ways to handle customers who refuse to follow health and safety policies.

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Legal Protections for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Employees: What You Need to Know
By Skye Schooley | July 15, 2020

Learn what policies protect transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming employees.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | July 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

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Engaging Your Virtual Workforce During the Pandemic
By Michael Alexis | July 14, 2020

Keeping your team together and functioning can be difficult during a time of cascading stability. Here are nine tips for managing a virtual workforce in the wake of COVID-19.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans of 2020
By Lori Fairbanks | July 14, 2020

Looking for the best retirement plans? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best employee retirement plans.

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Building Diversity and Inclusion Into Company DNA
By Laura Gallaher | July 13, 2020

Making diversity part of a company's DNA requires an ongoing commitment to embracing all races, religions, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
By business.com editorial staff | July 13, 2020

Upgrade from a clipboard and pen to cloud-based apps to track subcontractors' work.

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How Leaders Can Overcome Resistance to Become More Productive
By Jared Atchison | July 10, 2020

Internal resistance kills many businesses and creative projects before they've had a chance to grow. Here's how leaders can recognize and overcome it to be more productive.

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5 Challenges to Outsourcing HR (and How to Overcome Them)
By business.com editorial staff | July 10, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

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

Advice
I've been managing a new team for 9 months and they are unhappy. What do I do?
By Leah Benard-Boggs | 10 Answers | Last Activity on July 09, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 06, 2020

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.