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The end of 2020 is near. This is a good time to reflect on the past year, so we dug deep into our data to discover which blog topics our readers preferred in 2020. Here’s a countdown of the top 7 blogs of the year.


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7. Non-Solicitation vs. Non-Compete Agreements in Canada and the US

Non-solicitation and non-compete agreements are always popular topics, both in the US and Canada. This is especially true during the start of the year, as New Year turnover begins. Some of your employees may leave your employ at the start of the year while you’ll also start drawing up employment contracts for new workers to replace them. Non-solicitation and non-compete agreements are critical to ensuring former employees don’t take confidential information with them when they leave. It’s a good idea to put limits on what employees can do when they leave your company. 


However, you might be wondering what exactly the difference is between the two types of agreements and which one you should use. This blog helped business owners understand the basics of these complex legal agreements in the US and Canada. 


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6. 5 Tips for How to Manage Payroll Effectively

Payroll regulations are constantly being updated and HR best practices are always changing. What’s more, many HR professionals struggle with limited resources and limited technology, making it difficult to manage payroll effectively. In this blog, we discussed five actionable tips that help provide maximum productivity and efficiency in the payroll department.


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5. Payroll Best Practices: 5 Simple Ways to Improve Payroll Efficiency

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to payroll processing. Your employees depend on you to pay them on time and accurately. The government expects you to remit payroll taxes and deductions on time, every time, without errors. Further, your leaders expect you to manage payroll efficiently on top of completing all your other HR duties. It’s no surprise so many HR professionals are seeking payroll best practices that offer simple ways to improve payroll efficiency.


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4. Canadian Payroll vs. U.S. Payroll: What’s the Difference?

More companies are crossing borders to grow their businesses and their workforces. This is a great opportunity to find new business and top talent. Whether you’re expanding across the border or looking north or south during your talent search for remote workers, one thing’s for sure: you’ll need to know the difference between Canadian and US payroll. There are many differences to be aware of, from different holidays and different wages to different social programs. Understanding these differences will be key to ensuring payroll compliance.


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3. What You Need to Know about the Outsourcing of Employees

More businesses these days are outsourcing in order to save time, money, and resources. You can outsource virtually any business task, from IT and marketing to payroll and employees. Yes, you can outsource employees, and many businesses are going this route to reduce their risks, improve compliance, and save on resources. In this blog, we discussed the concept of outsourcing employees to a professional employer organization (PEO) and its benefits.


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2. 5 Global Expansion Strategies to Consider

When looking for avenues for business growth, many leaders will consider global expansion. Expanding to other countries is not without its challenges, but if done successfully, it can provide many benefits. For example, it can allow your business to reach new markets, generate new revenue, and gain a competitive advantage. 


Adopting the right global expansion strategy is key to success, and in this blog, we explore five different global expansion strategies. 


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1. Payroll 101: Learning Canadian Payroll and Taxes

Our number-one blog in 2020 helped our readers learn about the basics of Canadian payroll and taxes. This is valuable information not only for the new business owner in Canada looking to process payroll for the first time, but also for US and international business owners looking to expand their businesses or hire employees in Canada. We discussed tips ranging from how to set up Canadian payroll to the benefits of outsourcing payroll and HR to a professional employer organization (PEO). 


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We look forward to sharing more payroll, human resources, and employment tips and best practices with you in 2021.