Cinnamon Janzer

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Cinnamon Janzer

Cinnamon Janzer is a journalist and content writer based in Minneapolis. Her first job was at a buffet in Mandan, North Dakota which was just as lowbrow as it sounds. Read more about her at

who qualifies for medicare?

August 15, 2018

Do I Qualify for Medicare?

Healthcare is hardly an easy topic to navigate these days. From job-based benefits to deciding which spousal plan to be on, and choosing between state insurance or private company options, there’s a lot to think about. And floating around in the sea of healthcare questions: who qualifies for Medicare? There are a number of elements that […]

how to write the perfect job description

August 10, 2018

How to Write the Perfect Job Description

What’s the first step in assembling your dream team staff? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not coming up with killer interview questions or even crafting the perfect training program—it all starts with writing the perfect job description. You see, before a potential hire even enters your office walls or chats with you on the phone, […]

offer letter templates

August 2, 2018

What Goes In an Offer Letter from Employer to Employee

Unless you’re a sole proprietor and determined to stay that way, every small business eventually gets to the point of needing to hire staff. If you use an offer letter you’ve received in the past, that strategy really only works if you’re still in the same industry and even then it might be a stretch. […]

what does employee engagement mean?

July 31, 2018

What is Employee Engagement?

Managers have been talking about employee satisfaction for what feels like ages, but what’s this new topic called employee engagement that’s entered the HR lexicon in recent years? Even if you’re not entirely sure about what it is, there’s a chance you’ve heard about how low the numbers associated with it are—according to Gallup, “only […]

what is open enrollment?

July 31, 2018

What is Open Enrollment? Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to thinking about health care in the United States, it can be pretty overwhelming. One of the biggest grey areas that comes to mind is open enrollment and the details surrounding it. Most people don’t know what it means and if they do, the times when they can and can’t enroll in […]

fringe benefits

July 30, 2018

Why Are Fringe Benefits Important?

In 2018, employee benefits are no longer limited to offering health insurance and a matching 401(k). Thanks in part to the demands made by millennials and younger generations, organizations today are being asked to give much more to their employees. Queue fringe benefits: this is the category of perks and additional programming that are beginning to […]


July 27, 2018

How to Increase Employee Satisfaction

There’s no way around it: employee satisfaction matters when it comes to driving business success. As a report from SHRM puts it, “in 2015, 88% of U.S. employees reported they were satisfied with their job overall, with 37% reporting they were very satisfied and 51% reporting that they were somewhat satisfied.” While this is this […]

millennial employees on a couch

July 23, 2018

The Truth about Millennial Employees: The Largest Generation in the Workforce

Audacious, lazy, and addicted to technology– there are a lot of blanket statements and misconceptions spread about Millennial employees. Can we text faster than we can hand write a note? Sure. Do we decide where to travel based on optimal Instagram posts? Maybe. But there’s a bit more to us than that. We millennials grew […]


July 19, 2018

5 Company Retreat Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

Company retreats have gotten a reputation for being an extravagant perk that only large businesses can afford. Even small businesses can—and should—host company retreats for their staff. The team bonding that occurs when your company interacts outside of office doors is invaluable in building strong teams, and in turn, a strong company.  While we agree […]


July 18, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Employees to Work from Home

Thanks to today’s technological advances, supporting a work from home policy is increasingly accessible. It not only lets employers skip on the costs associated with an office, but it also provides the freedom and flexibility that more and more workers are demanding (especially millennials). However, there are undeniable advantages to the face-to-face time that only […]

reducing stress in the workplace

July 17, 2018

How Experts Say You Can Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Work is pervasive in many aspects of our lives, from health insurance to retirement savings and even friendships. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that stress in the workplace can leak into the rest of our lives. While there’s some small level of workplace stress that might never entirely dissipate, there are ways to drastically reduce the inevitable […]

sitting at a lake during summer fridays

July 13, 2018

Summer Fridays are the Sneakiest Flex Policy Employees Love

When summer returns, almost everyone shares the same goal: enjoying it as much as possible while it lasts. From camping excursions to vacation weekends on the lake and holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, the reasons to take time off of work add up fast. One way that some employers mitigate […]