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4 Ways to Offer Health Insurance to Your Employees
By Curt Schleier | November 13, 2020

One of the top benefits employees desire is health insurance coverage. Here are some options for offering it to your employees.

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Pros and Cons of Offering Tuition Reimbursement
By Skye Schooley | November 13, 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of reimbursing your employees for tuition to determine if this type of program is right for your business.

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What Is Flextime, and Why Should You Offer It?
By Skye Schooley | November 12, 2020

Learn how implementing a flextime policy can benefit your business.

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Productivity Metrics Matter More Than Ever for SMBs: How to Measure Your Workforce Effectively in 2021
By Isaac Kohen | November 10, 2020

Here's what small businesses are missing when it comes to making the shift from closely managed on-site teams to remote teams.

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Employee Rights You're Violating Right Now
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 09, 2020

Are you violating your employees' rights? Find out which violations are the most common and what you need to know to avoid making them.

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Follow a Gratitude Strategy to Pull Employees Out of Their Negative Slump
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | November 09, 2020

It may be hard to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Still, business owners need to help employees be grateful for what they do have.

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How to Improve Your In-House Customer Service Team
By Thomas Griffin | November 09, 2020

Give your customer service team a reboot with these tips.

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How to Monitor and Support Employee Mental Health
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2020

Employee mental health is especially important amid the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to effectively support your employees and their mental well-being.

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How to Handle Internal Communications During a Merger
By Michael DesRochers | November 06, 2020

M&A deals are on the rise. How should entrepreneurs and business leaders prepare their workforce when going through a merger?

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How to Train Your Workforce Remotely
By Nacho De Marco | November 05, 2020

Keeping employees up to date with digital practices is key for remote efficiency. Here's how to develop a sound remote training program that allows you to leverage the potential of your workforce.

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With COVID-19 Rising, Small Businesses Expand Health Coverage
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 05, 2020

Despite a slowdown in business due to the pandemic, small businesses are stepping up, making sure employees have health insurance.

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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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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.