Here are our top article picks for the month of May. We hope you find them as useful and interesting as we did.

In the workplace 

Can HR really prevent turnover? Yes – and here’s how | HRMorning

True or false: Employers and HR can prevent turnover to create a workplace culture no one wants to leave. According to this article, the answer is true! To prevent turnover in the workplace, HR and other company leaders can listen to employees, make “sticky moves,” squash toxicity, and leverage employee resource groups. Want to learn more? Check out this article for the scoop. (Read)

7 talent acquisition strategies for better hiring in 2022 | TechTarget

Who doesn’t want better ways to find top talent? If you’re looking to grow your business or fill vacant jobs, you can optimize your career site, ramp up remote hiring capabilities, use AI, and more. Check out this article to learn seven hiring strategies to up your game in 2022. (Read)

Keep it legal

You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit | Business News Daily

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of a lawsuit. Yet, they happen in business. This detailed guide provides steps to take, what to do during and after the case, common types of lawsuits, FAQs, and examples. (Read)

Small business security

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from a Cyberattack | LegalZoom

A single cyberattack can cost a small business as much as $250,000. Yikes. If you’re like most business owners, you don’t have $250,000 to waste. So, you can take steps, like updating your software, educating your employees, and moving data storage to the cloud, to protect your business against potential threats. (Read)

Marketing

5 Reasons Why Your Landing Page Conversions Don’t Bump With Traffic Jumps | Content Marketing Institute 

Have an uptick in landing page traffic and a drop in conversions? Unfortunately, this is a common scenario you may face from time to time. The good news is, there are some simple reasons for this, like your content not hooking visitors or your design not doing justice to your content. Take a look at this article to learn more about pitfalls and solutions. (Read)

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Small business articles from Patriot 

Here are some of the top accounting and payroll articles published by Patriot Software.

Accounting

Best Practices: How to Organize Receipts Electronically

Do you feel bogged down by the number of paper receipts you have to store for your business? If the answer is yes, you might be ready for a change—a change to electronic recordkeeping, that is. This article helps you get started organizing receipts electronically. (Read)

Should I Use Cash or Accrual Accounting? Your Answer Awaits…

Can’t decide between using cash or accrual accounting? OK, OK, so this article isn’t going to tell you which you should choose. But, it does give a list of pros and cons to help you choose the best accounting method for your business. Check it out here. (Read)

Payroll

Don’t Cut That Check! Your Guide to Referral Bonus Payouts Has Arrived

Offering employees a bonus if you hire a candidate they referred can be a great way to find talent. But first, you need to establish a program, decide on the amount and when you’ll pay it, and understand how to withhold taxes on referral bonus payouts. You can learn all this (and more!) in this article. (Read

6 Things You Absolutely Must Include in Your Hybrid Work Policy 

Thinking about implementing a permanent hybrid work model (i.e., a mixture of in-office and remote work)? If so, you need a policy that clearly outlines who’s eligible, what you expect from employees, work schedules, and more. Check out this article to help you get started on drafting your policy. (Read)