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A hiring manager offers the candidate sitting across from her a signing bonus.

How a Signing Bonus Can Take Your Recruitment Efforts to the Next Level

When you're struggling to lure in talented candidates who will bring your business into the future, a signing bonus can be…

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Is Employee Training and Development the Key to Reducing Turnover?

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" This interview staple rarely gets an honest answer. One might be: "Without…

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How to Engage Remote Workers

Remote work has changed the way corporate America functions. Work-at-home jobs are no longer left to the realm of stuffing…

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How to Spot — and Address — Employee Disengagement

Employee engagement is sure to be at the forefront of any employer's mind, but how often do you hear someone talking about…

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How to Use Employee Benefits to Avoid Getting Stood Up by Your Employees

For years, hiring new employees involved a lot of "ghosting." That is, recruiters and hiring managers would interview…

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3 Benefits Your Employees Actually Want

Employer benefits used to be straightforward — provide health care, dental care and a retirement plan and you were pretty…

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How to Market Your Health Benefits to Job Candidates

Doing your job well is difficult when you're constantly fretting about what would happen if you got sick and didn't have the…

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The reality is that any time you terminate someone, you should offer severance pay — or at least strongly consider it.

Why You Should (Almost) Always Offer Severance Pay

A severance package can seem somewhat silly. Why should you offer money to someone who will no longer be working for you?…

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How to Create a Positive Work Environment

Most people come to work to, well, work. Employees don't necessarily expect their jobs to be fun 24/7. But that doesn't mean…

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5 Cost-Effective Employee Benefits to Complement Your Health Plan

A strong benefits package is one of the most effective ways to bring in talent and keep your best employees where you want…

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A young employee meditates, smiling, at her desk in front of a laptop to reduce stress at work.

5 Simple Ways to Lower Stress at Work

Stress at work seems like a given — there's a reason they call it "work" and not "an all expenses paid vacation to the…

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An employee sits at a table in front of a laptop, holding a mug in one hand and a phone in the other.

HR Outsourcing, Part I: How Do You Know If HR Outsourcing Is Right for Your Business?

HR outsourcing may not be something you've ever thought about for your small business. Chances are, though, if you don't…

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