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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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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.

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Preparing or Surviving: The Future of People-Focused Business Strategy
By Philios Andreou | July 23, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses everywhere. Here are seven of the most pertinent trends faced by businesses worldwide and five steps leaders can take to move into the future seamlessly.

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The Pros and Cons of a Payroll Card
By Matt D'Angelo | July 22, 2020

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

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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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Legal Protections for Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Employees: What You Need to Know
By Skye Schooley | July 15, 2020

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

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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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Engaging Your Virtual Workforce During the Pandemic
By Michael Alexis | July 14, 2020

Keeping your team together and functioning can be difficult during a time of cascading stability. Here are nine tips for managing a virtual workforce in the wake of COVID-19.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans of 2020
By Business.com Editorial Staff | July 14, 2020

Looking for the best retirement plans? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best employee retirement plans.

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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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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
By business.com editorial staff | July 13, 2020

Upgrade from a clipboard and pen to cloud-based apps to track subcontractors' work.

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How Leaders Can Overcome Resistance to Become More Productive
By Jared Atchison | July 10, 2020

Internal resistance kills many businesses and creative projects before they've had a chance to grow. Here's how leaders can recognize and overcome it to be more productive.

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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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3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
By Gina Miller | July 08, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

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Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of a Remote Working Future?
By Usman Raza | July 07, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is something we have to explore on a global scale. There is no denying that telecommuting is here to stay.