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A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Find out who qualifies, how much you must pay them, and what it will cost you if you don't.

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10 Salary Negotiation Tips for Employers (and How to Negotiate Remotely)
By Adryan Corcione | February 15, 2022

Negotiating compensation can be difficult, especially for your remote employees.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 15, 2022

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

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How to Prevent Nepotism in the Workplace
By Patrick Proctor | February 15, 2022

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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Break Free From Performance Management Shackles: Companies That Are Paving the Way
By Jennifer Post | February 15, 2022

Traditional performance reviews are no longer working. See how and why these big players have moved to a new way of evaluating employee performance.

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Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
By Peter Daisyme | February 15, 2022

The key to happy and productive employees is making sure that they feel important in their roles. Here are 13 tips to empower your staff.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | February 15, 2022

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.

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The Pros and Cons of a Payroll Card
By Julie Thompson | February 15, 2022

Paycards are a growing trend among small businesses. Find out their pros and cons.

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How Offering Professional Development Opportunities to Employees Helps Your Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | February 15, 2022

Continuing education platforms are a great way to develop employee skills, boost morale and improve recruitment efforts.

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What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Julie Thompson | February 15, 2022

Merit increases can boost worker productivity and retention, but you need to know if they're right for your business and the best ways to implement them.

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Legal Protections for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Employees: What You Need to Know
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

Learn what policies protect transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming employees.

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How to Monitor and Support Employee Mental Health
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

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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The Benefits Stay Interviews Can Bring to Your Company
By Patrick Proctor | February 15, 2022

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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Transitioning Your Office Online Must Work for All Employees
By Mark Shapiro | February 15, 2022

Due to COVID-19, more employees are teleworking, and this can be a benefit for those with disabilities. But telework presents new issues that employers must address to ensure digital accessibility.

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How to Effectively Implement Employee Monitoring Software
By Aigerim Berzinya | February 15, 2022

Employee monitoring software, when used in a transparent manner, can help your business. Learn how to implement it properly.

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How to Improve Relations Between Your Managers and Employees
By Sammi Caramela | February 15, 2022

Poor relationships in the workplace can be detrimental to the health of your business.

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How to Keep Your Fleet Safety Compliant
By Jeff Hale | February 15, 2022

Keeping your drivers, your vehicles, and members of the public safe can help your company save money and improve your reputation.

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Fast, Good, or Cheap – Pick Three?
By Jamie Johnson | February 15, 2022

The Iron Triangle has obvious shortcomings. Learn why the lean startup process is the best way to achieve fast, good, and cheap – all in one project.

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How to Create and Manage Employee Schedules
By Nicole Fallon | February 15, 2022

Managing your employees' schedules is an essential part of effective workforce planning.

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Employee Rights You're Violating Right Now
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 15, 2022

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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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
By Aigerim Berzinya | February 15, 2022

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

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The Benefits of Employee Job Rotation
By Patrick Proctor | February 15, 2022

If your company can commit the time, resources, and discipline to it, a job rotation program can elevate your team and organizational continuity planning in every conceivable way.

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10 Ways to Stop Workplace Absenteeism
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

Employee absenteeism is costly, and it can hurt company morale and productivity. However, many absences are preventable. Learn the underlying causes and how to prevent them.

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Dress for the Job You Want: Why Looking the Part Matters
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

Like it or not, studies show that what a person wears is important to hiring managers and executives. Learn how an employee's clothing can impact their performance and others' perception of them.

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10 Steps to Creating a Strong Company Culture
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

Workers thrive in cultures that encourage support, personal growth and open communication.

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How to Handle a Bad Hire
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

If you made a bad hiring decision, follow this five-step approach to resolve the issue

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What to Know About Bereavement Leave
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

Create a bereavement leave policy that follows best practices and meets legal requirements.

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How to Implement a Compressed Work Schedule
By Nicole Fallon | February 14, 2022

A compressed work schedule can provide flexibility and a better work-life balance for your employees without costing them full-time income and benefits.

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What Is Flextime, and Why Should You Offer It?
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

Learn how implementing a flextime policy can benefit your business.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

HR regulations are always evolving, and businesses need to monitor them to stay compliant. Here are some common compliance challenges many businesses face today, and how you can overcome them.