Danny Speros

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Danny Speros

Danny Speros is Senior Manager of HR Products and Services at Zenefits, where he enjoys advising clients on their human resources questions and needs. After working for more than 17 years in HR and small business leadership, Danny draws on his experience to help in a wide variety of situations and loves constantly learning new things.

marijuana in the workplace policy

December 8, 2018

Should Your Company Have a Marijuana in the Workplace Policy? Use this Map of New State Marijuana Laws.

Cultures change. And when cultures shift, so do laws and so do workplaces. The legalization of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes in individual states across the country is an example of a cultural shift — one that is likely to impact workplaces. However, many small business owners and HR professionals are grappling with how […]


July 10, 2018

Compensation, how much and is it fair

Compensation can be a tricky and very sensitive topic. While employees what to be paid what they feel they’re worth—that doesn’t usually match up with market rates. Danny shares the in’s and outs of evaluating pay rates based location and industry as well as skill and experience. Ultimately, it’s important to be fair for both […]


June 25, 2018

Developing action plans and avoiding surprise

The best way to avoid a surprise termination is by developing an action plan or Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). A PIP will keep an employee informed of their progress of improvement or lack thereof. In many cases a PIP can turn a poor performer around but if not you have documentation for the impending termination. […]


June 12, 2018

Reductions in workforce, performance management, and terminations

Just like in gardening we will all face the need to remove weeds from our organization. Whether it’s because you have too many staff or certain members of the team are underperforming. Danny Speros, Director of HR Advisor Services and SPHR at Zenefits will share during this episode of 12 Minute Tuesdays how to properly […]

HR workplace voting politics

November 8, 2016

Election Day and Beyond – An HR Leaders Next Play

Congratulations, we’ve made it to election day in the U.S.A.! We hope citizens around the country have exercised their right to vote and have taken part in the democratic process we are so fortunate to have. This election season has been a tumultuous one, and research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has […]

voting politics workplace

November 2, 2016

Time to Vote!

Election day is almost here! (thank goodness). It’s always good to encourage your employees to celebrate our democracy and get out and vote. And, depending on your state, you may be required to provide employees time off to go vote. For example, in the state of California: Employees can be given as much time as […]