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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.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to a Positive Workplace Health and Safety Culture
By Chris Porteous | December 10, 2020

Creating positive workplace health and safety outcomes requires a cultural shift that businesses can promote with the right steps and approach.

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How to Revamp Your Employee Engagement for the Remote Work Era
By Ryan Chartrand | December 07, 2020

Employee engagement in a remote setting is dramatically different from how it might look in a traditional office environment. Once you manage to rethink your approach, the benefits can be immense.

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How to Prepare Your Remote Team to Work Securely From Home
By Anthony Gaenzle | December 04, 2020

The pandemic thrust many businesses into remote operations before they were ready. Along with other challenges, securing the operations of remote teams has proven difficult.

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Virtual Team-Building Activities Using Video Conference Calls
By Simone Johnson | December 02, 2020

Need ideas to boost morale for your remote team? Try one of these virtual team-building activities during your next video conference call.

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How to Interview Someone: Job Candidate Interview Techniques
By Adam Uzialko | December 01, 2020

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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22 Branches of Business Management
By Max Freedman | November 26, 2020

Breaking down the different types of business management can be tricky, but determining the key characteristics of each is a great way...

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10 Ways to Build Morale While Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | November 25, 2020

Morale is a fundamental aspect of productivity and employee engagement. Without it, output drops, operation costs increase, and staff turnover racks up.

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WorkForce Software's Secret Sauce for Retention: Transparency and Accountability
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 25, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, WorkForce Software furloughed 22% of its staff and reduced salaries. A few months later, 97% are back. Here's why.

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20 Crazy Gifts for Employees this Holiday Season
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 25, 2020

These crazy gifts make great gag gifts or funny gifts for your workers.

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An Epidemic During a Pandemic: The Cure for Employee Burnout
By Nick Bogacz | November 20, 2020

Employee burnout is on the rise. In a difficult year, it's hard to fault someone if their performance slips. Here are some strategies to light a fire and end burnout.

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Leading in the New Normal
By Joanna Swash | November 19, 2020

Leading in the new normal means that there is a new set of rules to follow, which are not taught in business school. Here are seven rules to help leaders be prepared.

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Working Remotely Long Term? You Need a Virtual Team-Building Plan
By Michael Alexis | November 18, 2020

As virtual team building becomes a more prominent fixture for companies, savvy leaders must refine their tactics. Learn what one CEO, whose workforce is 100%, does to keep his team connected.

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How to Manage Millennials vs. Gen Z in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | November 17, 2020

Discover how to best manage millennials and Gen Z employees by learning the key similarities and differences between the two.

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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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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | November 10, 2020

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.