Business.com is supported by commissions from providers listed on our site. Read our Editorial Guidelines.
BDC Hamburger Icon

MENU

Close
BDC Logo
Search Icon

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

Article
Times Are Changing: The Future of Performance Management Trends
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Learn about the direction performance management is heading and how the most effective trends can help manage your team.

Article
The Process for Terminating Employee Benefits
By Miranda Fraraccio | November 06, 2023

When an employee exits your company, their benefits must be terminated accurately. Here's how to end your ex-employee's benefits.

Article
The Benefits Stay Interviews Can Bring Your Company
By Patrick Proctor | November 06, 2023

Learn how to conduct a stay interview, see sample questions and find out the benefits.

Article
Why Do Small Businesses Need a Registered Agent?
By Deborah Sweeney | November 06, 2023

Finding a registered agent is part of starting a business. Learn what a registered agent is and why your small business needs one.

woman getting hired
Article
Hiring Smart: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Hiring
By Evyatar Sagie | November 06, 2023

Finding the right employees is key to your business's success. Follow these tips to find workers who are a good fit for the organization and role.

Article
5 Reasons Remote Teams Are More Engaged Than Office Workers
By Jennifer Dublino | November 06, 2023

You might think in-office workers show more engagement than remote teams but that isn’t true. Here’s why virtual employees are often more productive.

Article
How to Prevent Nepotism in the Workplace
By Patrick Proctor | November 06, 2023

Workplace nepotism is favoring family and friends over others for opportunities and projects. Learn how to create a leadership system to prevent nepotism.

Article
Popular Management Theories Decoded
By Bennett Conlin | November 06, 2023

What's the logic behind popular management theories? Discover the pros and cons of these theories in our detailed guide.

Article
Pets in the Workplace: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Some companies allow dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles in the office, but not all businesses can. Weigh the pros and cons of a pet-friendly office.

Article
Background Checks: Can You DIY?
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

Employers may run background checks on candidates. If you're wondering what a background check can reveal about you, run a personal background check.

Article
What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2023

People skills are one of the most important factors in defining a good manager. Learn how to develop your people management skills.

Article
What Is Disciplinary Action?
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2023

Disciplinary action is a corrective measure in response to an employee's misconduct or poor performance. Learn how to create a disciplinary action policy.

Article
Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 03, 2023

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

Article
Tips to Create an Ethical Business Culture
By Justin O. Walker | November 03, 2023

Today's companies can live and die by their workplace culture. Ensure your organization practices strong values and ethics with these tips.

Article
What Is Considered Wrongful Termination?
By Skye Schooley | November 03, 2023

Wrongfully terminating an employee can have significant implications. Learn how to avoid illegally firing an employee.

Article
Human Resources Management Glossary: Key Terms HR Pros Should Know
By Skye Schooley | November 03, 2023

Use our glossary to find out the definitions of words commonly used in the world of HR and see the buzzwords entering the human resources lexicon.

Article
How Companies Can Change Their Culture to Attract (and Retain) Millennials
By Sean Peek | November 02, 2023

Do you want more millennials to join and remain loyal to your company? Here's how to recruit and keep this age group.

job interview candidates
Article
Everything You Need to Know About Hiring Foreign Nationals
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2023

Learn what a foreign national is, how to hire foreign workers and why you should consider hiring them.

Article
Would You Hire Someone Who Didn’t Go to College?
By Jennifer Post | November 02, 2023

Is having a higher education essential to being a good employee? Not necessarily. Here is what hiring managers should consider.

Woman on a video conference call
Article
Time-Zone Mania: How to Deal With Geodiversity
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2023

Employing a global workforce can give your company advantages, but your business will also have to deal with the downsides of working across time zones.

Meeting in a conference room
Article
Is It Time to Fire Your Managers?
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2023

Some businesses benefit from cutting managerial positions. Learn what a flat organizational structure is to see if it's right for your company.

Article
What Is Employment Verification?
By Patrick Proctor | November 02, 2023

Employment verifications play an important role in the hiring process. Here is how to conduct one.

Article
The Benefits of Employee Job Rotations
By Patrick Proctor | November 02, 2023

When done correctly, job rotation programs can add a lot of benefits to your business. Here is how to implement one.

Article
Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | November 02, 2023

Learn how to implement an employee expense reimbursement plan that clearly communicates protocols, navigates tax rules and keeps costs in check.

Article
Does Your Business Need a Code of Ethics or Conduct?
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2023

Formal codes of ethics and conduct can ensure consistency in an organization. Learn if your business needs a code of ethics and code of conduct — or both.

Article
7 Ways to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
By Skye Schooley | November 02, 2023

Is your company's diversity and inclusion strategy enough? Check out these companies that have made real changes.

Article
Guide to Compensation Management
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2023

To get and retain top talent, you need a strategy that considers your business’s strategic goals and objectives. Here is how to develop a good policy.

person opening a paycheck
Article
Don’t Want to Cut Employees? Try Cutting Salaries
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2023

If you need to cut business expenses, an alternative to layoffs is salary reductions. Here are the laws and guidelines to follow when cutting employee pay.

Article
Why Meetings Kill Productivity (and What to Do About It)
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2023

Meetings are important, but can be time-consuming and tedious. Here’s how to make them more productive.

happy business team at a conference table
Article
The Power of Anonymity for Employee Feedback
By Chad Brooks | November 01, 2023

Find out the advantages and disadvantages of anonymous feedback and how to get it from your employees.