Jordan Harris

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Jordan Harris

A Content Marketing Manager at Zenefits, Jordan has a lot to say about the nuances of payroll, benefits, and HR (and about the way we say it). He was raised by small business owners, so it’s no surprise that Jordan loves helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Employee Onboarding - New Desk

April 11, 2018

Employee Onboarding Programs: Then & Now

As businesses forge into the future, more and more HR professionals are shifting the spotlight from processes to people. When it comes to employee onboarding, companies are significantly investing in comprehensive and immersive experiences during the first few months of employment. This process looks different for each person, but there are some larger trends that […]

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money sign: cost of onboarding

April 4, 2018

How much do hiring and onboarding cost?

Hiring and onboarding new employees are important steps to grow any business. And research shows that a company’s approach to these processes significantly impacts the average duration of employment. According to SHRM, 50% of hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 4 months. With this in mind, it’s not difficult to understand why more […]

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Employee Benefits - Spin

March 1, 2018

Employee Benefits: Here’s What Top Talent Wants

Employee benefits have quickly become a crucial factor for people when deciding where to work. As recruiters take note, they’re heavily promoting forms of non-traditional compensation and noteworthy perks to attract top talent. But just how far does a company need to go in its efforts to win over potential candidates? Turns out, it’s not […]

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Employee Productivity

February 20, 2018

Top 7 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Creating an inspiring environment that fuels employee productivity is a lot easier said than done. There are countless approaches, so which one is right for your company? Thanks to ongoing research on employee behavior and the development of tools to track the success of such efforts, investing in human capital management (HCM) has never been […]

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Workplace Wellness - Running

January 4, 2018

Running Toward Workplace Wellness Programs in 2018? Here’s Everything You Need

At Zenefits, we believe that managing health insurance for employees should be simple. But when it comes to the more ambiguous aspects of employee benefits, such as workplace wellness, employers typically need a less-automated answer. What is Workplace Wellness? “A program intended to improve and promote health and fitness that’s usually offered through the work […]

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Unlimited vacation policies illustrated

January 2, 2018

Unlimited Vacation Policies: All You’ve Ever Wanted?

Taking time off is great for employees’ wellbeing, but are the benefits of unlimited vacation policies and PTO endless for employers? Creating a vacation policy that both your employees and CFO will love isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are pros and cons to each tier of available vacation time, so we’ve outlined some of the […]

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Top HR Blogs of 2017 - Trophies

December 11, 2017

Our Top 7 Blog Posts of 2017

We’re gearing up for the new year, but first we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular HR, employee benefits, and payroll blog posts of 2017. This year saw some noteworthy trends, including a heightened dependence on compliance resources, the rise of chatbots in HR departments across the nation, and a significant […]

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Koa Sports

December 6, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Koa Sports

A lifelong fan of team sports, Tony Korson wasn’t ready to hang up his cleats after playing baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University. So he decided to start Koa Sports, a 501c3 youth sports organization with a simple, yet impactful mission statement: “shaping kids’ lives through sports.”  “[Our mission] means so much. It means helping kids […]

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Show employees gratitude - cook dinner

November 22, 2017

6 Ways to Show Employees You’re Grateful for Them

With Thanksgiving on the mind, we’ve been carving out some creative ways that companies can show gratitude to their employees. And by “creative,” we mean that we’re thinking outside of the standard bonus check. From recognizing exceptional employee performance to providing snacks in the kitchen, there’s a cornucopia of opportunities to show employees you’re grateful […]

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Holiday Bonuses are Less Common

November 10, 2017

Fewer Companies are Offering Holiday Bonuses this Year: Here’s Why

It’s always nice to have a little extra cash in your pocket, especially when it comes to traveling and buying gifts for loved ones during the holiday season. But should those holiday bonuses be guaranteed at the end of each year? Turns out, many companies believe the answer to that question is no. We looked […]

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Arianna Huffington Interview

September 26, 2017

An Interview With Arianna Huffington on Employee Culture & the Future of Work

Arianna Huffington took to the keynote stage last week at SHIFT: The Culture Conference to share her insights on the employee experience – and the profound impact that a company’s culture has on its success. We were blown away by Arianna’s time on stage, and we were lucky enough to grab some time with her […]

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Ben Horowitz - Culture Quote

September 19, 2017

Ben Horowitz on Culture, Leadership, & Succeeding

“I don’t think I’m all this or that, but I’m all me.” – Eazy-E The New York Times wrote that Ben Horowitz is “helping define the modern tech age.” It goes without saying, we concur. He’s a bestselling author, accomplished CEO, cofounder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and noted hip hop connoisseur. Ben gives […]

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