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Advice
What is the best project management app you are using?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/25/20

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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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

Professional employer organization services can simplify your human resource responsibilities. Learn about the best PEOs available for your small business.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
BY Skye Schooley

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

Advice
How do you manage to-do tasks at your company?
QUESTION | BY Josh Nicholson | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/20/20

How you manage to-do items on your tasks/checklist? Please let me know if you manage the task checklist manually on writing pads or you use any to-do list apps.

Article
The Employer's Guide to the ADA
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2020
BY Chad Brooks

Looking for the best time and attendance software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and most affordable programs.

Article
Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
BY Aigerim Berzinya

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

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
BY Rachita Sharma

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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3 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
BY Laura Handrick

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

Article
What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

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

Article
Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
BY Mona Bushnell

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

Article
7 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
BY Scott Gerber

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

Article
How to Write an Employee Handbook
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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10 Core Functions of HR
BY Laura Handrick

When managed well, HR brings value to your organization by providing your business with strategies to get more done and giving workers the kind of environment they can thrive in.

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

Advice
Where can I find a good virtual assistant?
QUESTION | BY Maxine Jones | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/03/20

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...

Article
8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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Remote Work Best Practices (Plus Sample Policy)
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

With so many businesses now having employees work from home, it is vital to have a well-thought-out plan that fosters this new working environment.

Article
Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
BY Matt D'Angelo

An effective time and attendance policy spells out your expectations for your employees' attendance and the consequences for failing to meet them.

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
BY Mike Kappel

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

Article
Sell Your Team on Safety
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
BY Rachel Krug

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

Article
What Makes a Good Workplace Leader
BY Andrew Martins

A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success.

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
BY Andrew Hoag

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation: How To Align Your Innovation Strategy With Your Business Goals
BY Michael Ellenby

Reward only comes when you take a risk and dive in.

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
BY Lesley Pyle

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

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Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
BY J. Kevin McHugh

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

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How to Interview Someone: Job Candidate Interview Techniques
BY Adam Uzialko

Interviewing job candidates correctly can help you make the right hiring decision for your small business. Here are tips to make your job interviews more effective.

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How to Build an Excel Timesheet
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

If you are looking for an easy, and free, way of tracking your employees' time each week, you may want to consider using an Excel timesheet.