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.

6 payroll improvement ideas

January 31, 2019

6 Payroll Improvement Ideas

If you’re a payroll specialist or HR professional, you’re always looking to make your organization’s systems and processes better. Whether it’s the latest and greatest software or efficient people management strategies, there’s always room for improvement. If you’re looking to streamline your payroll process and provide a better experience for your employees, check out these […]

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how to recognize depression at work

January 30, 2019

How to Recognize Signs of Depression at Work

As the evolving workplace starts to demand a larger emphasis on mental health, it’s important to stay privy to signs of depression in employees. Spotting symptoms of depression at work can be a challenge. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to recognize employee behaviors that could indicate a decline in mental health. There are five […]

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why employee retention should be a top priority for small business

January 24, 2019

Why Employee Retention Should be a Top Priority for Small Business

Employee retention (or a lack thereof) is a massive cost for small business owners. Retaining top talent should be a priority as it cuts spending, creates a tight-knit company culture, and builds high performing teams. Before getting to the why, it’s important to understand the how. How do you retain employees? Retaining employees comes down […]

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reported, unreported, and allocated tips

January 23, 2019

Reported, Unreported, and Allocated Tips

If you work in the foodservice industry or receive tips from customers, you’re most likely familiar with reported, unreported, and allocated tips. As a brief refresher, reported tips are earned directly from customers through credit card charges or cash payments and reported to the employer. These tips are easy to track if paid via credit […]

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OSHA Form 300A

January 23, 2019

Filing Your OSHA Form 300A in 2019? Here’s the Cheat Sheet

With March fast approaching, you may be wondering what type of records and paperwork you need to pull together for 2019. One important document to keep in mind is the OSHA Form 300A. This time of year calls for workplace injury and illness record reporting. What is the OSHA Form 300A? The OSHA Form 300A […]

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wage garnishments- credit card debt

January 22, 2019

5 Types of Wage Garnishments

Government agencies and court orders can require employers to garnish an employee’s wages to collect unpaid debts or financial responsibility. Federal and state tax agencies will impose a levy on an employee’s wages for outstanding tax balances. There are five types of wage garnishments that employers can receive. Federal Wage Garnishments Wage garnishments are ranked […]

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how to promote a more inclusive workplace

January 17, 2019

Steps to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive in 2019

In today’s world, employers are striving to create a more inclusive workplace. Although hiring for diversity is the first step, it shouldn’t stop there. To design an inclusive workplace, leadership teams need to first understand what the term means and how it’s different from diversity. What is the meaning of inclusion in the workplace? Most […]

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emotional intelligence at work

January 17, 2019

Is Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Become the Most Valuable Soft Skill?

EQ (emotional intelligence) is an incredibly valuable skill for leadership teams. Maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence in the workplace can help strengthen company culture along with several other essential values. According to Mariah DeLeon, Vice President of People at Glassdoor, “EQ will bring your company more engaged, committed employees. And that spells success.” […]

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learning and development programs differ for men and women

January 15, 2019

Experiences in Learning and Development Programs Differ Between Men and Women

Even in today’s modern workplace, there are gender-based training gaps in learning and development programs. In fact, new research shows that “women are less aware than men that training opportunities exist in their organizations in almost every category of learning, and less information is passed down to them from those at the top.” Regarding data, […]

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401k discrimination testing

January 15, 2019

What is 401k Discrimination Testing?

Every year, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires employers to undergo 401k discrimination testing to ensure plans are not discriminating against lower-income employees. This testing is usually performed by a third-party administrator, but employers should still understand the basics of how this testing works. The following questions will help you get to know […]

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difference between independent contractors and employees

January 14, 2019

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Employees

The difference between independent contractors and employees is more than just a label. There are important legal and project considerations when determining how to categorize a worker. This classification is important for a number of reasons, from worker efficiency to avoiding misclassification penalties. Here’s what you need to know before adding either to your small […]

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Whats the definition of a highly compensated employee?

January 11, 2019

What’s the Definition of a Highly Compensated Employee?

There are several differences between highly compensated employees (HCEs) and non-highly compensated employees (NHCEs). It’s important for HR professionals to understand the definition of a highly compensated employee for tax reasons, benefits, and legal purposes. So, what exactly is an HCE? The definition states that it’s an employee who meets one of the following scenarios: […]

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