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.

Patty McCord on Employee Culture

September 18, 2017

Patty McCord’s Advice on Culture & What Matters Most

Patty McCord knows a thing or two about creating an unparalleled company culture. In fact, she wrote a deck on it during her fourteen years as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix. But this isn’t just any deck; it has been viewed more than fifteen million times, and Sheryl Sandberg said that it “may be the […]

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Shawn Achor - Happiness Quote

September 14, 2017

Shawn Achor’s Advice on Happiness & Shifting Your Perspective

Shawn Achor connects happiness with success as a highly celebrated speaker, respected researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. He inspires people to changes their perspectives – and their lives. We’ve been captivated by his thought-provoking work, and we can’t wait to listen to his keynote at our upcoming event, SHIFT: The Culture Conference. As […]

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Zenefits Customer Q&A With Elevate

September 13, 2017

Customer Q&A: Elevate’s Patti Gamble on Culture

Patti Gamble, Director of Human Resources & Operations at Elevate, a digital commerce agency, sat down with Zenefits’ VP of Customer Engagement, Sarah Blanchard, to discuss how Elevate’s team defines the pillars of their company culture, and how they maintain and promote that culture. SB: Tell us about Elevate and what you do. PG: To […]

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Arianna Huffington on Culture Shifts

September 11, 2017

Arianna Huffington’s Advice on Employee Culture & Thriving in the Workplace

Arianna Huffington is a renowned author, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, which quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet – earning a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012. Arianna continues to change the way people think, work, and even sleep. […]

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August 23, 2017

The Gig is Up: A Deep Dive Into the Future of Casual Work

More and more people are opting for temporary jobs over full-time positions, but are the tradeoffs worth it? The promise of greater work-life balance, the opportunity to meet more people, and the exposure to new trades are just a few of the reasons why workers of all ages are increasingly opting for non-permanent positions over […]

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working remotely

August 22, 2017

How to Make a Flexible Work Program Successful

Whether you’re an employee or employer, you probably have some feelings about the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely. If you’re an employer, you know that some employees need the structure that accompanies a standard 9-to-5 schedule in an office environment to be most productive. If you’re an employee, you most likely value time away […]

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Wellness & Health Benefits Prioritized

August 1, 2017

Businesses Prioritize Wellness & Increase Overall Health Offerings, According to New SHRM Report

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society, just released its annual employee benefits report. The 2017 Employee Benefits report highlights some interesting shifts in employer benefits offerings, including an increase in wellness and health-related programs.   Almost one-third of organizations surveyed increased their employee benefits offerings in the last […]

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Brokers Survey - 2017

July 31, 2017

New Survey: Online Benefits Solution is a ‘Critical Component’ of Brokers’ Value Proposition

Although the future of the national health policy remains uncertain, benefits professionals maintain a positive outlook. According to the recently released 2017 BenefitsPRO Health Care Survey, which surveyed nearly 350 professionals from all industry sectors, the majority (55%) of professionals “believe the Trump presidency will have a positive effect on their business.” Of the respondents, […]

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July 18, 2017

Up to 75% of Employees Get Immediate EOI Results With New Zenefits & Unum Platform

Zenefits’ employee benefits platform now integrates with Unum’s online Evidence of Insurability (EOI) portal. An exciting step, this means that employees who elect life and disability coverage that may require proof of good health through an Evidence of Insurability (EOI) submission have an easier, faster, and paperless benefits solution. Up to 75% of employees receive […]

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What is an HSA?

July 13, 2017

What is an HSA?

A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account for U.S. taxpayers who are enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Employers may make contributions to their employees’ HSAs, and the funds that an individual or business contributes to a given account aren’t subject to federal income tax. Also, funds that aren’t spent roll […]

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June 29, 2017

[Benefit Specialist Article] Movers & Shakers: An Interview With Jay Fulcher

Please note that this article originally appeared in the July 2017 edition of “Benefit Specialist, The Official Publication of the National Association of Health Underwriters.” In February, Zenefits appointed Jay Fulcher its chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Before joining Zenefits, Fulcher was the president and CEO at Ooyala, an online video platform […]

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LGBTQ Pride at Work - Pride Flags

June 28, 2017

Celebrating LGBTQ Pride at Work: A Year-Round Approach

When I came out, I didn’t know about the milestones that the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) community would achieve in the years to come. For me, days like June 26, 2015, when the Supreme Court of the United States voted that marriage is a fundamental right for all, stand tall as moments […]

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