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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why Your Small Business Needs an Attendance Policy (+ Sample Attendance Policy Template)
By Skye Schooley | 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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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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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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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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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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Small Business Guide to a Restaurant Management System
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 16, 2020

Restaurant management systems help you manage sales, staff, inventory and more.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | July 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

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Building Diversity and Inclusion Into Company DNA
By Laura Gallaher | July 13, 2020

Making diversity part of a company's DNA requires an ongoing commitment to embracing all races, religions, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.

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How to Revitalize Morale After a Period of High Staff Turnover
By business.com editorial staff | July 07, 2020

When people constantly come and go, you may feel like your company has a revolving door.

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Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
By Katie Zwetzig | July 02, 2020

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.

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Radical Compassion: A Leadership Lifeline During Times of Crisis
By Barbara Shannon | July 01, 2020

Radical compassion is the act of directly aligning ourselves and our mission with the moment.

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How to Implement Continuous Performance Management
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

Successfully transform how you conduct employee reviews using these six steps.

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Human Resources Management Glossary: Key Terms HR Pros Should Know
By Jennifer Post | June 30, 2020

These are the key terms you need to know to understand human resources management.

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Common Signs of Burnout – and How to Help Your Employees Avoid It
By business.com editorial staff | June 29, 2020

As a leader, you should take it on yourself to prevent burnout from wiping out your team. Here's how to do it.

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How to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Find out what to do to keep your virtual meeting participants engaged and invested.