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Workplace Visitor Policy With Free Template
By Jeff Hale | September 06, 2022

Use this free workplace visitor policy template to develop the perfect procedures for your company’s valued guests.

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How to Improve Work Performance With a Performance Improvement Plan (Plus PIP Templates)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 01, 2022

A performance improvement plan can help employees who are struggling and even further empower high-performing employees. Here's how to write one.

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What Is Flextime, and Why Should You Offer It?
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2022

Flextime can be a huge benefit to your employees. Find out how to boost company morale by offering flexible schedules.

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How to Revitalize Morale After a Period of High Staff Turnover
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

How to unite our team, adapt our performance management systems and revitalize morale after a bout of intense turnover.

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What Is Employee Attrition?
By Nicole Fallon | September 01, 2022

Losing employees to other companies is a common challenge for many business owners. Here’s what you need to know about employee attrition.

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Commercial Cleaning Services Buying Guide
By business.com editorial staff | September 01, 2022

Need a commercial cleaning service for your office building? Our buying guide will help you understand what to look for and how to choose a vendor.

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Severance Package Examples and Sample Severance Letters
By Adam Uzialko | September 01, 2022

Severance pay is sometimes paid out to an employee when they are terminated. Check out these free severance agreement templates and letters.

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10 Ways to Empower your Employees
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2022

If you're looking for new ways to empower your employees, here are some essential tips to get you started.

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How to Instill More Transparency in Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | September 01, 2022

Instilling transparency in your business can boost employee retention, collaboration and productivity. Learn how to be more transparent.

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Times Are Changing: The Future of Performance Management Trends
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2022

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

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The End of Rank and Yank: Management Practices Revisited
By Jennifer Post | September 01, 2022

The rank and management practice was once prominently used by some major corporations. Learn more about its pros and cons.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Alcohol Policy 
By Sean Peek | September 01, 2022

Some employers allow drinking in the office. Here's what businesses should consider when creating an office alcohol policy for employees.

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What to Do When an Employee Returns from Rehab
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2022

Returning to work is a critical part of recovery for many former addicts. As an employer, learn how you can best support an employee.

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For First-Class Customer Service, Put Your Employees First
By Jaspar Weir | September 01, 2022

If you want to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, the answer may lie with your employees. Learn more here.

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What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2022

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

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What Your Business Can Learn From Peter Drucker
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

Peter Drucker's management theory is the source of many modern business concepts, including corporate social responsibility and customer experience.

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The Management Theory of Henry Mintzberg
By Sean Peek | September 01, 2022

Learn the management theory of academic and author Henry Mintzberg, including how it applies to small businesses.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 01, 2022

Remote leadership is difficult under normal circumstances, and even more so during a crisis. Here's how to lead and support your remote team members.

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A Guide to Environmental Issues in the Workplace
By Sean Peek | September 01, 2022

Environmental issues in the workplace are a growing concern. Learn how to manage these five common workplace environmental issues.

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What a Good Performance Process Looks Like
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 01, 2022

A strong performance management process is crucial to employee success and growth. Learn how to develop a performance process for your business.

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From Conflict to Cooperation: Building Stronger Cross Cultural Teams
By Michael Henman | September 01, 2022

Managing a culturally diverse team can be challenging. Here are five tips for strengthening your cross cultural team.

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10 Lessons in Corporate Ethics From the GM Recall
By Chad Brooks | September 01, 2022

The GM recall reminded the American car giant that with great power comes great responsibility. Learn from its mistakes with these 10 lessons.

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10 Ways New Managers Can Be Influential Leaders
By Stacey Hanke | September 01, 2022

These 10 methods help managers elevate their role to leadership and increase their influence over others.

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Hiring Tips for a Multigenerational Workforce: From Baby Boomers to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 29, 2022

Having multiple generations in your workplace can be challenging, but it provides many benefits for your business.

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5 Feminine Traits That Make Leaders Great
By Angela Koch | August 29, 2022

More women are taking positions of power and leadership on the corporate stage. What attributes make women powerful leaders, and how can you hone them?

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15 Benefits and Perks That Will Keep Your Remote Employees Happy
By Chad Brooks | August 29, 2022

If you want to attract and retain top employees, you need to come up with an attractive package of perks and benefits – especially if your team is remote.

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How to Manage Millennials vs. Gen Z in the Workplace
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2022

Gen Z and millennials are taking over the workforce. Learn everything you need to know about these younger generations and how to manage them.

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Hiring for Attitude Over Experience: What the Numbers Show
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2022

Studies show that skilled and experienced employees with rotten attitudes fail quickly. Here's why you need to hire for attitude.

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7 Areas Where Attention to Detail Can Create an Effective Organization
By Jennifer Dublino | August 11, 2022

Focusing on the details in key areas can boost your business's efficiency. Learn the areas where you should be extra attentive to the little things.

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What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?
By Jennifer Post | August 11, 2022

As more millennials enter the workforce, leadership styles are undergoing a transformation. Here are some of the most common new leadership styles.