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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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When building a complex website, should I hire a project manager?
By Krista Sparks | 18 Answers | Last Activity on December 13, 2020

I am looking to build an online marketplace and have been talking to a few developers who can help build the website. I have met with a few people that are not developers, but project managers with...

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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.

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Employee Rights You're Violating Right Now
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 09, 2020

Are you violating your employees' rights? Find out which violations are the most common and what you need to know to avoid making them.

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Follow a Gratitude Strategy to Pull Employees Out of Their Negative Slump
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | November 09, 2020

It may be hard to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Still, business owners need to help employees be grateful for what they do have.

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How to Monitor and Support Employee Mental Health
By Skye Schooley | November 06, 2020

Employee mental health is especially important amid the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to effectively support your employees and their mental well-being.

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How to Handle Internal Communications During a Merger
By Michael DesRochers | November 06, 2020

M&A deals are on the rise. How should entrepreneurs and business leaders prepare their workforce when going through a merger?

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What Is Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?
By Skye Schooley | November 04, 2020

Learn what workplace sexual harassment is and how your organization can stay compliant with harassment training laws.

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The Right and Wrong Way to Deal with Workplace Grievances
By Andrew Martins | November 02, 2020

It doesn't matter how close your staff is, a grievance will crop up. To prepare for when it does, here are some do's and don'ts to keep in mind.

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13 Customer Service Tips You Should Practice
By business.com editorial staff | October 28, 2020

If you follow these customer service tips and teach them to your employees, you can ensure your customers experience the care and attention they deserve from your team.