Bella Lazzareschi

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Bella Lazzareschi

After working in the field of psychology research for years, Bella loves sharing what she's learned in a more directly impactful context. She's interested in the intersection of people and business, and wants to promote conversations about HR. She's an amateur ceramicist, pro dog walker, and produces podcasts on the side.

Diversity in the Workplace

April 9, 2018

Recruiting for Diversity in the Workplace

Silicon Valley is shockingly homogenous. While the representation of white women in the workforce has improved dramatically in the past decade, we are not seeing similar results for minorities. In a recent study based on statistics from the San Francisco Bay Area workforce database, race remained a more significant factor than gender in impacting the […]

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hands using people analytics

April 2, 2018

People Analytics in the Recruitment Process

One of the largest growing trends in the HR world today has become known as “people analytics,” or the data analysis techniques applied to understanding and improving processes that affect employees, job-seekers, performance management, and everything human capital. A recent Deloitte report found that high-maturity organizations, or those using people analytics appropriately, report 82% higher […]

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health insurance benchmark report

March 22, 2018

Health Insurance Trends | HMOs, PPOs, and HSAs

If you’re running a small business, we know you care deeply about your employees. One of the most important roles a company can play in its workers’ lives is providing the appropriate health insurance plans for them and their families. But between ACA regulations, a sea of acronyms, and geographical limitations, it can be extremely […]

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taking vitals for health insurance

March 14, 2018

Health Insurance Benchmark Report | Premiums and Contributions

The healthcare landscape is constantly in flux, making it hard for businesses to feel confident managing their insurance plans.  However, political turmoil shouldn’t mean paralysis for your business. In fact, learning about different health insurance packages is one of the best tools to stay competitive in the market for top talent. Our latest Benefits Benchmark […]

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Women of Zenefits

March 8, 2018

Representation Matters | Beth Steinberg and the Women of Zenefits

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to shine the spotlight on some of our valued female employees. Why? Because representation matters– specifically the representation of women in traditionally male-dominated fields (Ahem, all of Silicon Valley). Zenefits sits down with female powerhouse Beth Steinberg, who give us some advice and talks of increasing the representation of […]

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employees at an employee resource group

March 7, 2018

How to Start an Employee Resource Group in 5 Steps

We love our ZeneWomen here at Zenefits. This female-centered employee resource group unifies coworkers who share a passion for learning, offering mentorship, and fostering lasting connections which enhance and support women’s success in the workplace. From booking guests to hosting book club discussions, Zenewomen is always planning something fun and educational. In the name of […]

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Employee on Sabbatical Program

March 5, 2018

5 Reasons Offering a Sabbatical Program Pays Off

Looking for ways to become more competitive in attracting and retaining the best talent in today’s market without breaking the bank? Well, we have some good news for you: nearly 80% of today’s US employees value new or additional benefits over a pay increase. Getting creative with new benefits can set you apart from your […]

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ACA compliance software

February 27, 2018

Staying ACA Compliant in 2018

The healthcare landscape is constantly in flux, making it hard for businesses to feel confident managing their insurance plans and ensuring their compliance. While the future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain, it’s still very much alive, with over 8,000,000 people signing up during the 2017 open enrollment period. However the ACA may change […]

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Performance management meeting

February 12, 2018

The Shift in Performance Management

Floppy disks, the appendix, erasable pens, and structured annual performance reviews: the ultimate list of useless and archaic tools in 2018. We’re focusing on how structured annual performance reviews earned its spot on this list and how to improve your performance management system this year. Where did structured annual performance reviews come from? Employers complain […]

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Autonomous Workplace

February 6, 2018

Harmful Micromanagement: How to Switch to an Autonomous Workplace

We’ve all had a boss who put the “manager” in “micromanager.” Someone who monitors employees’ every move from lunch breaks to tardiness and time spent on Instagram. While many think this is a way to keep employees focused and productive, various studies have demonstrated just the opposite. A PubMed article shows that this kind of […]

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Gamification in the workplace

January 30, 2018

Gamification in HR: Does it Work?

Developed in 2008, gamification has grown exponentially in the past decade. Today you can see examples of it everywhere: receiving stamps for cups of coffee, gaining new features in running apps, even military training utilizes gaming features. Now that this phenomenon has had time to develop in the public sphere and integrate into the workplace, […]

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reducing stress in the workplace

January 25, 2018

The Costly Effects of Stress in the Workplace

We’re examining every aspect of productivity in the workplace. One of the largest issues that affects all employees in the workforce, regardless of their position or company, is self-care– both physical and mental. On a large scale, the World Health Organization says stress costs businesses $300 billion every year. It’s tempting to show dedication to […]

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