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.

ways to improve mental health in the workplace

December 12, 2018

The New Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

As we see a rise in physical wellness programs across US workspaces, we’re also noticing a new interest in improving mental health. As mental health challenges plague the workforce, employers are starting to invest more in their workers’ emotional well-being. Take a look at the current state of mental health in the workplace and how […]

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Here's your december payroll checklist

December 12, 2018

Your December Payroll Checklist

With so many bank holidays throughout December, business owners and HR leaders are scrambling to get everything in order before the new year. Payroll deadlines are approaching and tax information must be in order. Here are a few payroll best practices as well as a professionally-crafted payroll checklist to help you stay on track this […]

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questions to determine if you're a bad boss

December 12, 2018

Are Your Employees Underperforming or are You a Bad Boss?

As the saying goes, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” In fact, it’s reported that employees with managers that respect their work and ideas are 32 percent less likely to jump ship. Employees are more inclined to stay put when they trust leadership and get along with supervisors. If your employees are underperforming, take a […]

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When employee absence becomes a problem, try an absence management policy

December 10, 2018

How to Create an Absence Management Policy in 6 Steps

If you run a small business, you’ve probably dealt with unexpected employee absences. Between family emergencies, injuries, doctor visits, and unpredictable circumstances you’ll have to deal with absences from time to time. However, repeat absences and staff shortages can have repercussions on the business if not managed properly. Here’s the good news: creating an absence […]

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Can I offer cash in lieu of benefits?

December 6, 2018

Can Employers Offer Cash in Lieu of Benefits?

Offering health insurance to employees is a great way to provide value and retain a skilled workforce. But since offering high-quality health insurance can be extremely expensive, some employers may consider offering cash in lieu of benefits– that is, instead of offering traditional health insurance packages. But is this really the easier route? Here’s what […]

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office holiday party ideas

December 5, 2018

3 Fun Office Holiday Party Ideas

The holidays are largely a time of giving: giving back to the community as well as giving to your employees. Holiday bonuses might be on the top of their lists, but there’s something magical about hosting a hit holiday office party, especially when it brings coworkers closer together. Are you looking for a few fun office […]

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how to determine the right compensation for employees

December 5, 2018

How to Determine the Right Employee Compensation

There are several strategies on how to determine the right employee compensation structure and packages for small and mid-size businesses. How much should you offer? What’s fair? Here’s the breakdown. New Hires In a small to medium-size business new hire compensation is usually determined on a case-by-case basis. Start by taking a look at the […]

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5 new employee wellness programs to try in 2019

December 4, 2018

5 Employee Wellness Programs to Consider for 2019

Businesses of all sizes are thinking of ways to make 2019 healthier and happier for everyone. What better time than the New Year to add or improve employee wellness programs? Numerous studies indicate that healthy employees are happy employees—and vice versa. When your employees aren’t feeling 100 percent, they and the company suffer. Plus, healthy […]

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Exclusion is a form of bullying in the workplace

November 30, 2018

Workplace Bullying Exists in the Form of Exclusion

People who “feel like they belong are more productive, motivated, and engaged,” according to a study by Ernst & Young. Beyond work performance, feeling like you belong is a basic human need that’s vital to our emotional health. In fact, the study reported that a lack of belonging or “exclusion” is necessarily a form of […]

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building relationships at work can lower turnover rates

November 29, 2018

Building Relationships at Work: A Key in Lowering Turnover Rates

Strong work relationships help companies reach goals and keep employees happy. But how can businesses encourage building relationships at work? You can start with these three simple questions. Why is building relationships at work beneficial? It’s a no-brainer that working with people you like is more enjoyable than the alternative. Positive workplace relationships improve employee […]

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reversing negative stereotypes about millennials in the workplace

November 29, 2018

Millennials in the Workplace: Reversing Negative Stereotypes

According to stereotypes, the Millennial employee will always be the one to ask for a raise first, to demand yoga and vegetarian lunch options, and to spend the work hours texting on personal devices. This generation has earned the title of being presumptuous and demanding; like any sweeping generational stereotypes, this isn’t true, nor is […]

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what to know about third-party sick pay

November 28, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Third-Party Sick Pay

Employees who lose wages as a result of illness or a nonwork-related accident are eligible to receive disability payments, also known as third-party sick pay. This coverage is typically part of an employee’s benefits package as a way for employees who get sick, injured, or are temporarily disabled to receive compensation while out of work. […]

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