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Working Remotely Thanks to COVID-19? How to Make the Best of It
BY Deborah Sweeney

Are you and your team working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak? Here's how you can stay focused and on task, while helping your team to do the same.

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What is the best way to manage a team that is virtual?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/17/20

I now have several people on my team and most people are working virtually. Two of us are in the same city, but the rest are in different time zones. I would like to start having weekly staff...

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Are Employee Rewards Programs a Good or Bad Idea?
BY business.com editorial staff

Employee incentives do not always have to involve money. Many employees just want to hear a "thank you" and "great job."

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How PEOs Are Behind Companies With the Best Benefits
BY Joshua Stowers

Want happy employees? Learn how working with a PEO can help you provide them with the best perks and benefits.

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12 Reasons Employees Quit (and How to Prevent It)
BY Sean Peek

Are you having a hard time retaining employees? It could be due to one (or more) of these reasons.

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Keep Track of Your Recruiting Efforts
BY business.com editorial staff

What does an applicant tracking system do?

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Effective Communication Strategies for 6 Personality Types
BY Stacey Hanke

A one-size-fits-all approach to communication hinders our ability to establish strong, trustworthy relationships with other professionals.

Advice
What payroll service do you use and what do you like about?
QUESTION | BY Chad Brooks | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/16/20

Trying to learn more about what payroll services your businesses are using and whether you like the service or not. What do you like about it? What is the service missing?

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What do I need to know about the rights of salaried employees in California with work hours?
QUESTION | BY Catherine Abubakar Sadick | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/15/20

I want to assure that of the hours worked, whether its 8 or 14-hour shifts, that the state law is not being violated. In addition to taking vacation time.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
BY Angela Koch

It can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you'll be well on your way to improving both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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Direct Sourcing Could Be the Answer to Your Turnover Trouble
BY Komal Dangi

If you have trouble finding or keeping skilled employees, the growing independent workforce could hold the solution.

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The SECURE Act's Impact on Retirement Planning for Your Business: Here's What Owners Need to Know
BY Nickolas Strain

Increased financial incentives, along with new safe harbor rules, are among the SECURE Act's most significant benefits for business owners.

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The Employer's Perspective on Job Interviews
BY business.com editorial staff

When most people think of the interview process, they first consider the viewpoint of the applicant, who is trying to make a good...

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Why Businesses Should Invest in Employee Training
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are five reasons why investing in employee training pays off for your business.

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Can Managers Become Leaders?
BY business.com editorial staff

Follow these five steps and become a better leader today.

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Background Checks: Can You DIY?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what information a personal background check can and cannot reveal about you.

Advice
What is the best project management app you are using?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/12/20

I want to know what web or mobile app and software you are using to manage your daily tasks and projects. There are many task management app available in the market but want to know what works best...

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What is the best project management software?
QUESTION | BY Kritika Pandey | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/12/20

I am looking for some good project management software recommendations for my start-up company.

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Where can I find a good virtual assistant?
QUESTION | BY Maxine Jones | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/12/20

Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research on virtual assistance and I find that it may come in handy for me and my business. Has anyone ever used this type of service? If so, is there a...

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Hiring? Here's Why You Should Send an SMS Blast
BY business.com editorial staff

Text messages work for marketing, and they can work in your recruitment strategy, too.