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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in HR Topics

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What Is Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?
By Skye Schooley | November 04, 2020

Learn what workplace sexual harassment is and how your organization can stay compliant with harassment training laws.

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Why Your Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) Should Have Mutual Protections
By Patrick Proctor | November 03, 2020

Mutual nondisclosure agreements can provide legal protection for your business as well as the other parties when you work with other businesses and contractors.

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The Right and Wrong Way to Deal with Workplace Grievances
By Andrew Martins | November 02, 2020

It doesn't matter how close your staff is, a grievance will crop up. To prepare for when it does, here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.

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How to Terminate a Long-Term Employee
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2020

Learn what to say (and not to say) when firing a long-term employee.

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What Are Fringe Benefits, and Should You Offer Them?
By Skye Schooley | October 28, 2020

Learn what fringe benefits your business can offer to attract and retain top talent.

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13 Customer Service Tips You Should Practice
By business.com editorial staff | October 28, 2020

If you follow these customer service tips and teach them to your employees, you can ensure your customers experience the care and attention they deserve from your team.

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Valuable Skills You Should Look for in New Employees
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 27, 2020

It can be hard to know which skills you should be looking for. Here are the employee skills business owners say are the most valuable.

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What Services Can a PEO Provide to Your Small Business?
By Joshua Stowers | October 27, 2020

Learn about the HR services you can outsource to a PEO.

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HSA Guide for Business Owners
By Andrew Martins | October 27, 2020

If you're considering setting up health savings accounts for your employees, now is the time to learn more about them.

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Should I Hire a Family Member?
By Simone Johnson | October 26, 2020

Learn how you can work with family members without hurting your relationships or your business.

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PEO Software: How to Choose the Best One for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | October 26, 2020

Find out how to choose the right PEO software for your small business.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 26, 2020

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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How to Mitigate Employee Absenteeism
By Mona Bushnell | October 26, 2020

HR professionals offer their advice on how to manage employee absences during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Are the Benefits of Using a PEO Really Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | October 22, 2020

Is a PEO the right HR solution for your business? Learn about the pros and cons of PEOs.

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What Health Insurance Benefits Are You Legally Required to Offer?
By Joshua Stowers | October 22, 2020

Is your small business legally required to provide health insurance benefits? Here's what you need to know about offering health benefits to your employees.

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Growing Your Business? Don't Fall Victim to These 6 Hiring Mistakes
By Peter Yang | October 21, 2020

A poor hiring decision costs a company tens of thousands of dollars, and while we're all bound to make a suboptimal hire at some point, any mistake that can be avoided should be avoided at all costs.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About IRS Form 1099
By Dock David Treece | October 21, 2020

If your business pays independent contractors or vendors for freelance work, rent, or other items, you'll need to fill out IRS Form 1099.

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What to Include in a Layoff Letter When Laying Off Employees
By Skye Schooley | October 21, 2020

Learn how to communicate employee layoffs, and access this employee layoff template to get started.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2020

Learn how to conduct constructive exit interviews that give you frank insights into what employees think about your business and their reasons for leaving.

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Should You Let Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles?
By Mona Bushnell | October 19, 2020

Create relevant job titles for roles in your business, attract and retain top talent, and foster a positive company culture.

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 19, 2020

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
By Skye Schooley | October 19, 2020

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

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How Does the Department of Labor Affect Small Business?
By Skye Schooley | October 19, 2020

Learn about the agencies and laws that the Department of Labor (DOL) enforces and how it impacts your business.

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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
By Aigerim Berzinya | October 19, 2020

Monitoring software can increase worker productivity, but you must implement it ethically.

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The Best Electronic Medical Records
By Adam Uzialko | October 18, 2020

This guide explains the importance of EMR systems and medical practice management software to medical practices, how to choose the right platform for your organization, and which EMR systems and...

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 15, 2020

The type of PTO policy you choose has a strong effect on your company culture.