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HSA vs. FSA: What Impact Does It Have on Employers?
BY Andrew Martins

The American healthcare system is expensive and confusing, but for most employers, the choice boils down to HSA or FSA. Both have benefits and shortcomings, so it's important to know the difference.

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How to Handle a Bad Hire
BY Skye Schooley

If you made a bad hiring decision, follow this five-step approach to resolve the issue

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Construction Project Management Software Buying Guide
BY business.com editorial staff

Construction project management software streamlines tasks and helps you keep track of projects and personnel. See how to find the right program for your company.

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The Pros and Cons of Flexible Benefits
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what flexible benefits are and how they can help you attract and retain top talent.

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Use Role-Playing to Engage Your Sales Force
BY business.com editorial staff

Sales skills can be taught, and role-playing is a great way to improve them. Here are five tips to incorporate role-playing into your sales training.

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Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.

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The COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide for Small Businesses
BY Mona Bushnell

Find out how and when to reopen your business safely, with industry-specific advice for small business owners.

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Ensuring Emotional Safety and Security for Your Remote Workers
BY Isaac Kohen

Is your small business able to pick up on employees' signs of stress during COVID-19 that could be impacting their well-being and work?

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HSA Guide for Business Owners
BY Andrew Martins

It may not be an open enrollment period right now, but 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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10 Ways to Track Employee Productivity in the Workplace
BY Jayson DeMers

In this article, we explore what “productivity” truly is (and what it means to you as an employer), how to measure employee productivity, and how to improve productivity once you have a baseline...

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When to Hire a Full-Time Employee vs. Contractor
BY Skye Schooley

Learn the pros and cons of hiring contractors versus employees.

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Minimalism in Business: Why It Works for Me and How to Implement It in Your Organization
BY Laura Spawn

Minimalism is a great strategy for some businesses. Here are some ways to apply it to your business.

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How to Support a Remote Workforce Effectively
BY Vast Conference

Pivoting to a remote workforce can help businesses cut costs while maintaining the same level of productivity, but it's important to use the right tools to do so.

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Companies With the Best (Real-Life) Employee Benefits
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Employee benefits shouldn't just look good on a PR blurb. Here are the benefits that add value to your employees' lives.

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What are your biggest pain points/challenges with recruiting talent into your organization?
QUESTION | BY Amanda Haddaway | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/20

I'm doing some market research for an upcoming training session and would appreciate your input on the challenges and frustrations you currently face with recruiting, identifying talent and making...

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What the USDA's Moving Woes Can Teach You About Relocating Your Business
BY Kelvin Simmons

Between relocation costs, potential employee attrition and the need to find new office space, there are numerous concerns when moving a business.

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Switching to an Automated HR System? Here's How to Prepare
BY business.com editorial staff

Automated HR systems are key to compliance. Here's how to prepare for the transition.

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40 Inspiring Quotes From Trailblazing Women We Admire
BY Derek Walter

These inspiring quotes from trailblazing women serve as a reminder to us all that we can overcome daunting challenges, both personal and professional.

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How to Lead Your Team Through COVID-19
BY Joshua Stowers

Homes.com has found great success with its new #WorkFromHomes program that prioritizes supporting its employees who are now working remotely.

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
BY Wes Cherisien

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.

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17 Effective Methods for Managing Your Remote Team's Tasks
BY Scott Gerber

Ensuring everyone is focused on the right tasks is critical. Here are some ways you can help share goals and ideas.

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How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

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How to Communicate Most Effectively With Team Members During COVID-19
BY Meredith Schmidt

Crises like COVID-19 can leave teams feeling anxious. As a leader, you need to genuinely connect with and encourage each and every employee. Here's how.

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The Power of Anonymity for Employee Feedback
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's how to get honest feedback from your employees.

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What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?
BY business.com editorial staff

Does a new workforce require new leadership styles?

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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The Right and Wrong Way to Deal with Workplace Grievances
BY Andrew Martins

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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Human Relations Management Theory Basics
BY Sean Peek

The human relations theory of management began development in the early 1920s. Today, it is integral to every business, and understanding the involved skills and theories is key to employee success.

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What Are Fringe Benefits, and Should You Offer Them?
BY Skye Schooley

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

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Human Resources Department
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how an HR department can benefit your business and when you should hire one.