Dan Marzullo

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Dan Marzullo

As a professional copywriter, Dan produces strategic marketing content for startups, digital agencies, and established brands. He helps organizations tell stories, achieve online presence, and builds brands that communicate with their customers. Dan is also a regular contributor to Forbes. He started writing after his first professional role as a health promotions coordinator for a local family physicians office.

contingent-workforce-pros-and-cons

May 24, 2019

What are the Pros and Cons to a Contingent Workforce for Small Business?

Need some extra help on a big project? Looking for someone to lighten the load? A contingent workforce is a cost-effective way for small businesses to make the most of their manpower. What is considered a Contingent Worker? A contingent worker is a temporary outsourced employee,  such as a freelancer, contractor, or consultant. They can […]

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should-you-disclose-your-salary-history

May 23, 2019

Should You Disclose Your Salary History?

This is a tricky question and, unfortunately, there is no single “right” answer. In fact, the answer actually depends on the location of the company where you’re interviewing since several — though not all — states have banned asking for a salary history. So what are the pros and cons of revealing this information to […]

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counter-job-offer-letter

May 15, 2019

How to Respond to a Counter Offer Letter

You know that feeling when you found the perfect person for an open job. You send an offer letter and then…here comes to the counter offer. When it comes to the hiring process, salary negotiation and counter offers can be a bit tricky. Consider these tips and best practices for navigating this part of the […]

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healthy lifestyle for open enrollment

May 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know for Open Enrollment 2020

Open enrollment 2020 is nearing. That means it’s time to check in with your current health insurance status. While we’re still squarely in 2019, it’s never too early to get prepared, know the dates—and plan.  Whether you’re buying for an individual or a family, here’s everything you need to know about open enrollment 2020 from […]

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how-long-is-the-hiring-process

May 13, 2019

How Long Is the Hiring Process for Small Businesses?

Finding qualified talent can be a challenge, especially for small businesses. The process can be tedious, expensive and time consuming, and the difficulty is often exacerbated when unemployment is low. A recent survey found that 60% of business owners are hiring or trying to hire, and of those employers, 90% reported finding few to no […]

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compensation-benchmarking

May 9, 2019

Compensation Management: Salary Benchmarking and Beyond

Many small businesses assume they don’t need to worry about compensation management. But no matter the size of your company, it shouldn’t be put off. Salary data surveys are a good first step to determine pay scales for a wide range of positions. Note that survey data should be collected by a third party rather […]

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vacation-policy-by-state

May 3, 2019

Do Employers Have to Pay for Unused Vacation Time?

When it comes to vacation, employers often have several questions. “How much should time off should I offer?” “Is it time to update our vacation policy?” “Will I need to pay out any unused vacation time?” If you’re puzzled, you’re not alone. Rules and regulations around paid time off generally — and paid vacation more […]

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how to set your company apart when recruiting

April 30, 2019

How to Set Your Company Apart When Recruiting

The frontier of the workforce is constantly changing. With older generations working beyond traditional retirement ages and Gen Z now entering the workforce, there can be as many as five generations of workers within a single company. There are commonalities between what this diverse pool of people enjoy in the workplace; paid time off, solid […]

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remote work at a coffee shop

April 29, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Remote Work and Telecommuting?

Remote work and telecommuting are often used interchangeably, but there can be small differences between the two. Remote work suggests that the employee is just that—remotely located. It’s not a technical definition, but it does imply that the employee is too far away from the company to come into the office. They may “work remotely” […]

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self-employment tax 2019

April 25, 2019

What is Self-Employment Tax and What are The Rates for 2019?

If you work for yourself or have your own business, you are probably all too familiar with the headache that is filing your business taxes. On top of the fact that it can be complex to calculate them, it changes every year. Fortunately, if you have a plan in place, you can easily file your […]

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how to hire an independent contractor

April 19, 2019

How Do I Hire an Independent Contractor? 5 FAQs

Has your company thought about hiring a third-party contractor to help with your workflow? The definitions of independent contractors are changing, depending on where you’re located, but after understanding the regulations around contract workers, the process is not difficult. Whether it’s to take over emergent tasks or because you need a specialist to perform a […]

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what is a salary history and why is it being banned

April 17, 2019

What is a Salary History– And Why is it Being Banned?

What is a salary history? It depends on who you ask, an employer or an employee. For some, it is a commercial right and for others a glass ceiling. But workers have been increasingly fighting for the right to start each interview with a clean slate, past salary data excluded. And guess what? State and […]

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