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May 18, 2022 | By DP Taylor

How to Calculate Your Employee Turnover Rate

The employee turnover rate will tell you a lot about the health of your business. The Ascent shows you how to calculate the employee turnover rate.
May 18, 2022 | By DP Taylor

7 Qualities to Look for in Your First Hire

When you're hiring a new employee, you’ve got to be sure you are making the right decision. Learn to look for the following seven qualities in your first hire.
May 18, 2022 | By Kristi Waterworth

7 Characteristics of Stand-Out Employees

You can identify stand-out employees by identifying characteristics that help move your team forward. Here are seven characteristics to find those employees.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

Top Tips for Successfully Onboarding Remote Employees

Onboarding remote employees requires a different approach because the process is done remotely. Ensure your employees start smoothly using these best practices.
May 18, 2022 | By Katie Navarra

How to Ace Your Next HR Audit

Conducting an HR audit will help you understand what you're doing well and what needs to be improved. Here's how to create your own HR audit checklist.
May 18, 2022 | By Paul Dughi

The Small Business Guide to Executive Onboarding

Executive onboarding plans involve a lot, not just hiring a qualified person for the job. Here are some best practices that will increase your odds of success.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

9 Types of Federal Employment Laws Small Businesses Need to Know

Federal employment laws give you a framework for handling many of the issues involved in employing people. Here's a breakdown of the nine key U.S. labor laws.
May 18, 2022 | By Courtney Johnston

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are designed to offer employees a better work-life balance. Learn how to implement an EAP model in your organization.
May 18, 2022 | By Courtney Johnston

A Beginner's Guide to Using a Broadbanding Salary Structure

Broadbanding refers to a pay structure with wide salary ranges within each pay band. Here we detail the pros and cons of broadbanding as well as who should use it.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

How to Identify High-Potential Employees

High-potential employees exceed their goals and achieve more than their coworkers. Learn how to identify high-potential employees within the workplace.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

Pros and Cons of a Merit Pay System

Merit pay is an increase in pay given to employees based on performance. Here are the nine best practices for a merit pay system that works for your business.
May 18, 2022 | By Jennifer Post

The 7 Best Strategies for Upskilling Your Workforce

Training your employees with new skills versus hiring new employees has great benefits. The Ascent outlines seven strategies for upskilling your employees.
May 18, 2022 | By Rhiân Davies

7 Easy Ways to Boost Employee Morale

A motivated and loyal employee that engages customers in the workplace can lead to profits. Use our seven tips to improve your employee's morale at work.
May 18, 2022 | By Kathleen Carroll

How to Master the 10 Most Important Human Resource Skills

HR managers need great communication skills among several other indispensable skills. Here are 10 essential HR skills needed for human resource management.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

Employee Self-Assessments: How to Get Them Right

An employee self-assessment is when an employee assesses their own performance at work. Learn how to write an effective self-assessment with these best practices.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

12 Steps to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims

Wrongful termination is expensive and an avoidable mistake that businesses sometimes encounter. Here are 12 ways to prevent wrongful termination claims.
May 18, 2022 | By Rhiân Davies

10 Fun Office Superlatives to Celebrate Your Employees

Superlative awards are a great way to personalize and recognize employees for their hard work. Here are 10 creative superlative ideas to award your employees.
May 18, 2022 | By Rhiân Davies

7 Costs of Hiring a New Employee for Your Small Business

Besides a salary, the expenses for hiring a new employee can quickly add up. We outline seven common hiring costs, as well as tips to improve retention rates.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

How to Write a Letter of Reprimand to an Erring Employee

In order to have employees change their behavior for the better, it's sometimes necessary to write a letter of reprimand. Here are a few tips on writing one.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

A Small Business Guide to Furloughing Employees

If you've been furloughed, you've been temporarily asked to leave work. Here are three factors to consider whether to wait out a furlough or look for a new job.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

Why Your Business Needs a Sexual Harassment Policy

Every business should have a sexual harassment policy in place in order to protect employees and the organization. Here are things to include in your policy.
May 18, 2022 | By DP Taylor

How to Set a Base Salary: A Small Business Guide

Attracting the best talent will help the business succeed, but how do you determine a competitive base salary? Consider these things before you decide.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

Pros and Cons of Transactional Leadership

Transactional leaders use a reward- and punishment-based system to motivate employees to get results. Here we outline pros and cons of transactional leadership.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

7 Tips to Help You Conduct Effective Video Interviews

Many companies use video interviewing to pre-screen candidates and streamline the hiring process. Here are seven tips to help you find the right candidate.
May 18, 2022 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez

Confidentiality Agreements: How, Why, and When to Use Them

A business confidentiality agreement requires employees to keep sensitive company information a secret. Here's when it makes sense to use one in your business.