Nicole Roder

Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in health, mental health, and parenting issues. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, Crixeo, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family LIFE, and the Baltimore Sun, among others.

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6 Tips for Small Businesses Hiring for the Holidays

Seasonal hiring is a unique challenge for small business owners. Are you ready?

Seasonal Employment Laws: What You Need to Know for 2019

If your small business is hiring seasonal workers, read this guide to understand how to navigate taxes, benefits, overtime, pay, and teenage employment

Hiring Millennials? Use These 5 Tips for Success

Some experts project that Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. You may have to re-think your recruiting strategy.

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance: Tips for Employees and Employers

Feeling overwhelmed at work or at home? Take a breather and read these tips on how to achieve work-life balance

What are the Illegal Reasons to Fire an Employee?

What constitutes as a wrongful termination? Read this guide to find out.

Sample Termination Letters for Employees who were Fired or Laid Off

How to write a termination letter, with 2 free downloads (termination for cause and termination without cause)

What is Job Mobility and Why it Matters for Retention

As job hopping is becoming more common, learn how to retain talent by implementing a job mobility program

When to Offer Severance Pay, and How Much

As a small business owner, you may consider providing severance pay for employees. But what is it exactly, how does it work?

What is the Best Way to Communicate Terminations?

While employers are considering terminating a staff member, it's important to do it with utmost importance. Part of that is managing your communications.

Dealing with Deception at Work

When businesses value honesty and integrity, what do you do if someone is being dishonest?