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How to Craft an Effective Remote Work Policy
By Laura Spawn | April 12, 2020

As telecommuting becomes increasingly popular, having a well-thought-out remote work policy is critical.

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8 Tips for Effective Crisis Communications in the Workplace
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

It's important to have a crisis communications plan in place before you need it.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
By Deborah Sweeney | April 09, 2020

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.

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More Than Words: How to Create a Values-Driven Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

Your company's defined values are just words. What you need is a culture that lives those words. Here's how to get to the core of your culture.

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7 Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

If anything could make meetings worse, it's having to travel across the country to attend one. Here are tips for productive online meetings.

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Flat vs. Tall: What's the Ideal Structure for Your Organization?
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

The structure and management of your company become the lifeblood of the company culture. Are you flat or tall? Which is best? Learn more.

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Your Open Office Didn't Work? 5 Better Ways to Boost Collaboration
By Jason Myers | April 03, 2020

Open offices haven't necessarily improved communication and collaboration. True collaboration depends less on what your office looks like than on how it operates.

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Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 02, 2020

Diversity introduces fresh perspectives and challenges old thinking. Learn how to create a diverse board of directors for your business, and find out how it can improve your bottom line.

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Intellectual Property Essentials
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Aggressive intellectual property protection allows a business to protect hard work.

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How to Prepare for a Change of Leadership
By business.com editorial staff | March 27, 2020

Help ease the transition and prepare your workers for new leadership.

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5 Important HR Considerations in the Time of COVID-19
By Kelly O'Connell | March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced many companies to rapidly change their approach to work, raising crucial HR concerns. Here are some practical insights on five key policy areas.

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4 Reasons to Invest in the Gig Economy
By Amulya Parmar | March 26, 2020

Gig economy players are disrupting economies, communities and, most importantly, history.

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4 Reasons Accepting Your Flaws Will Make You a Better Leader
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

Owning up to your mistakes and embracing your flaws is an important part of leadership.

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How Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?
By business.com editorial staff | March 19, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you're the one paying yourself, and it's not always a steady income.

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Are Employee Rewards Programs a Good or Bad Idea?
By business.com editorial staff | March 17, 2020

Employee incentives do not always have to involve money. Many employees just want to hear a "thank you" and "great job."

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12 Reasons Employees Quit (and How to Prevent It)
By Sean Peek | March 17, 2020

Are you having a hard time retaining employees? It could be due to one (or more) of these reasons.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
By Angela Koch | March 13, 2020

It can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these four steps, you'll be well on your way to improving both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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Can Managers Become Leaders?
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Follow these five steps and become a better leader today.

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How to Effectively Minimize Employees Wasting Time at Work
By business.com editorial staff | March 11, 2020

If you're not proactive, your team might spend more time on social media than their work.

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What to Do if ICE Serves Your Business With a Form I-9 Audit
By Sammi Caramela | March 10, 2020

Make sure you're prepared should Immigration and Customs Enforcement come knocking.

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How Businesses Can Make the Most of Location-Based Technology
By business.com editorial staff | March 09, 2020

See smart and successful ways businesses are using location-based tech.

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Everything Small Business Owners Need to Know About Personnel Files
By Dennis O’Keefe | March 09, 2020

Learn why employment records are essential for small businesses and how to establish and maintain them for your workforce.

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Should You Provide Food for Your Employees?
By business.com editorial staff | March 09, 2020

It's easier to treat a small workforce to a meal, but there are ways to feed large teams.

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The Biggest Trends in Employee Training
By Ulrich Boser | March 05, 2020

As a leader, you never want your team to stop learning. Through both high-tech and practical methods, you can engage your employees in memorable, effective learning experiences.

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3 Ways to Replace Yourself in Leadership Roles
By George Brooks | February 26, 2020

Letting go is never easy, but as a small business owner, you need to focus on high-level strategy while your team handles the day-to-day work. Use these three strategies to get started.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
By Matt D'Angelo | February 24, 2020

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?

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How Leaders Can Master the Art of Empowering Employees
By Abeer Raza | January 30, 2020

Employees want to feel important, and when the company they work for believes in their work, they become far more productive and engaged.

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How to Empower Your Team to Self-Lead
By Jared Atchison | January 27, 2020

Your business is only as strong as the people behind it.