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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.

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Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
By J. Kevin McHugh | August 21, 2020

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

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How to Build an Excel Timesheet
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 19, 2020

If you are looking for an easy, and free, way of tracking your employees' time each week, you may want to consider using an Excel timesheet.

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Steps to Motivate Your Employees
By Jennifer Post | August 18, 2020

Follow these tips to keep your employees motivated and excited about the work they do.

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6 Tools to Support Your Long-Term Remote Workforce
By Nicole Fallon | August 12, 2020

If your business shifted to a remote work model during COVID-19 and you intend to maintain those policies, you'll need the right tools to support your workforce for the long term.

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Why Employee Monitoring Software Is Useful for Both Remote Work and the Office
By Nenad Lazarevic | August 11, 2020

Many businesses now think employee monitoring software is only useful for remote work. However, this software is a great aid in the office as well. Here are the benefits as well as concerns.

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What Employee Speech Is Protected at Work?
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2020

Educate yourself and your employees on the types of speech that are protected in the workplace.

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Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
By Peter Daisyme | August 10, 2020

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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What Crises Can Teach Us About Leading Beyond Borders
By Kevin Xu | August 07, 2020

Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic have a way of highlighting our strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Here are six lessons in crisis management for global companies.

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4 Steps to Establish a Crisis-Resistant Company Culture
By Lisa Raja | August 06, 2020

We've seen how crisis can strike at any time. The only way for a business to weather storm after storm is to build a company culture built on strong values.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Company for the Future of Remote Work
By Antonio Barraza | August 06, 2020

As companies look to an increasingly remote future, they must make changes to prepare their teams.

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Embracing the Future of Remote Work
By Brian Wallace | August 05, 2020

The transition to remote work was abrupt, but some changes made during this time will be permanent.

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4 Tips to Ensure Remote Workforce Productivity
By Greg Hanover | August 04, 2020

Many business owners have faced uncertainties and challenges around remote workforce management, engagement, and productivity. How do you captivate a remote workforce?

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Why Remote Work Makes Good Business Sense
By Ken Gosnell | July 30, 2020

Telework is an essential model for business success and will be even more critical to successful business operations in today's new business reality.

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7 Ways to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
By Skye Schooley | July 29, 2020

Learn what companies are doing to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Why Is Your Team Struggling With Remote Work?
By Anand Srinivasan | July 24, 2020

If remote work isn't successful for your team so far, these are some possible reasons why and how to correct them.

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Employee Retention: What Does Your Turnover Rate Tell You?
By Joshua Stowers | July 23, 2020

Want to track your employee retention? Learn how to calculate your company's staff turnover rate.

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How to Avoid Mistreating Employees During COVID-19
By Adam Uzialko | July 23, 2020

Many employees feel mistreated by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways to support your employees and boost morale amongst your workforce.