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The Best Time and Attendance Services and Software 2021
By Laura Handrick | February 05, 2021

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.

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The Benefits Stay Interviews Can Bring to Your Company
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

It is important to understand the strategic role that stay interviews can play in retaining top talent and bolstering company culture.

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Why Meetings Kill Productivity (and What to Do About It)
By Ray Williams | February 04, 2021

Meetings take up a lot of time, and contribute to the expanding work day.

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How to Prevent Nepotism in the Workplace
By Patrick Proctor | February 01, 2021

Avoiding nepotism requires a joint leadership approach to ensure that employee hires, promotions, and favorable projects are fairly distributed within the company.

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How to Run a Family Business Smoothly
By Chris Porteous | January 29, 2021

Family businesses are an important part of the economy, and running one comes with unique challenges and rewards.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | January 28, 2021

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

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Remote Work Best Practices (Plus Sample Policy)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 26, 2021

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.

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4 Ways Companies Fail – and How to Fight Them
By Vasiliy Ivanov | January 26, 2021

A lack of clear vision can wreak chaos on your business. Here are four ways your company may fail, and how you can avoid them by facilitating proper goal-setting and communication.

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Why Your Company Needs a Succession Plan
By Patrick Proctor | January 26, 2021

Organizations need a succession planning program to ensure that all key roles are filled with capable and knowledgeable leaders in the future.

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Employee Engagement Is Essential to Success – How to Achieve It
By Mark Otter | January 21, 2021

Your company benefits when your employees feel engaged at work. Here are the best ways to foster employee engagement in your business.

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How to Decide if a Permanent WFH Model Makes Sense for your Business
By Chris Porteous | January 20, 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to embrace working from home, whether they were ready or not. Now businesses have to consider extending those policies permanently.

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5 Best Practices for Improving Business Productivity
By Amelie Theron | January 19, 2021

It's time to be more productive! Adopt these techniques and create a business with enhanced work output.

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17 Creative Ways to Bring Company Leaders Together for Productive Conversation
By Scott Gerber | January 14, 2021

Seventeen members of YEC share effective tactics for gathering together leaders that lead to effective strategizing and team building.

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Importance of User Activity Monitoring
By Skye Schooley | January 14, 2021

Businesses can benefit from monitoring their internal users' behavior. Learn what user activity monitoring is and how it can improve your overall security and productivity.

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Hiring Tips for a Multigenerational Workforce: From Baby Boomers to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 11, 2021

A multigenerational workforce provides opportunities for learning and innovation. Here's how to manage multiple generations.

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6 Employee Scheduling Tools for Retail
By Andreas Rivera | January 08, 2021

Still scheduling employee shifts on a calendar in the break room? Check out these paid and free retail scheduling software solutions.

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The Small Business Productivity Guide: 7 Tips to Boost Your Output
By Victor Snyder | January 06, 2021

Here are seven tips to help you and your employees work more efficiently.

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Should You Offer a Sabbatical Program?
By Max Freedman | December 31, 2020

Offering employees a sabbatical could improve their performance. Here's what you need to know about sabbatical programs.

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C-Suite Job Titles: Have We Gone Too Far?
By Steven McConnell | December 30, 2020

Where do we draw the line between titles that are relevant versus those that are whimsical?

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How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected
By Syed Balkhi | December 29, 2020

Keeping remote workers feeling connected is critical to your team's success.

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Manager, Coach or Mentor? Different Roles for Different Goals
By Alison Napolitano | December 28, 2020

Understand the differences between coaching, mentoring and managing to best achieve your goals.

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How to Improve Work Performance With a Performance Improvement Plan (Plus PIP Templates)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 22, 2020

A lot can be gained by giving struggling employees a clear path to improvement with a performance improvement plan.

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How to Write Up an Employee
By Jane Genova | December 22, 2020

Writing up an employee is a form of discipline that serves as a clear message that an employee's behavior or conduct is unacceptable.

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What a Good Performance Process Looks Like
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 21, 2020

To get the most out of your team, you need to have a solid performance process in place.

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Employee Performance Goals and Metrics: Performance Goals Examples
By Marisa Sanfilippo | December 16, 2020

Setting clear and direct goals for your employees is beneficial for your company and your staff.

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How to Set Your Scope of Work With a Software Development Partner
By Nacho De Marco | December 16, 2020

The scope of work (SOW) is a document that contains an agreement on the work that needs to be done in a specific project. Here's what you need to know to set your SOW for success.

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Severance Package Examples and Sample Severance Letters
By Adam Uzialko | December 16, 2020

Severance plans are generally offered in exchange for a signed liability waiver from the departing employee.

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COVID-19: How to Keep Your Team Members Engaged and Motivated Remotely
By Moazzam Kamran | December 14, 2020

As most countries struggle with the resurgence of COVID-19, organizations are trying their best to keep employees motivated and engaged.