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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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Understanding HR Reporting
By Patrick Proctor | November 09, 2020

HR reporting can provide your business with critical insight into your workforce and how it operates.

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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.

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Should I Hire a Family Member?
By Simone Johnson | October 26, 2020

Learn how you can work with family members without hurting your relationships or your business.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 26, 2020

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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How to Mitigate Employee Absenteeism
By Mona Bushnell | October 26, 2020

HR professionals offer their advice on how to manage employee absences during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2020

Learn how to conduct constructive exit interviews that give you frank insights into what employees think about your business and their reasons for leaving.

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The Employer's Guide to the ADA
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 19, 2020

The Employer's Guide to the ADA

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Understanding Employee Monitoring Systems and Privacy Issues
By Aigerim Berzinya | October 19, 2020

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

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 15, 2020

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

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
By Mona Bushnell | October 14, 2020

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

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7 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
By Scott Gerber | October 13, 2020

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

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How to Write an Employee Handbook
By Skye Schooley | October 12, 2020

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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10 Core Functions of HR Software
By Laura Handrick | October 09, 2020

When managed well, HR brings value to your organization by providing your business with strategies to get more done and giving workers the kind of environment they can thrive in.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Matt D'Angelo | September 17, 2020

An effective time and attendance policy spells out your expectations for your employees' attendance and the consequences for failing to meet them.

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
By Mike Kappel | September 15, 2020

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

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Sell Your Team on Safety
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 11, 2020

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
By Rachel Krug | September 08, 2020

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

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What Makes a Good Workplace Leader?
By Andrew Martins | September 02, 2020

A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success.

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
By Andrew Hoag | August 31, 2020

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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Creating a Culture of Innovation: How To Align Your Innovation Strategy With Your Business Goals
By Michael Ellenby | August 28, 2020

Reward only comes when you take a risk and dive in.

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
By Lesley Pyle | August 25, 2020

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.