Laura Winkenbach

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Laura Winkenbach

Laura loves helping busy entrepreneurs like you find relevant, recent, and relatable information to make better decisions for your business and career. As the VP of Content at Zenefits, she is committed to surfacing the best content for our customers and users.

HR software powers the Oasis Center

March 17, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: How the Oasis Center is Helping Nashville’s Youth Thrive

For the past 48 years, Oasis Center has been committed to helping young people move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Offering safety and support to Nashville’s most vulnerable and disconnected youth, Oasis Center teaches young people how to transform the conditions that create problems, and offers a place where ideas come to life […]


February 28, 2017

6 Tips for the Best Employee Onboarding Experience

Onboarding a new hire is more than just gathering up documents and stashing them away in your HR Software. It’s also more than just getting their new laptop setup or their desk assigned. And, when done right, it’s broader than just the HR team. Consider this: How many days (or likely weeks) did you spend recruiting, […]


February 24, 2017

Recognizing Transgender Employees

This week, the Trump administration withdrew federal protections for transgender students in public schools which had enabled them to choose the bathroom aligned with their gender identity (as opposed to their birth gender). Our goal at Zenefits is to help businesses and their employees thrive, and a part of that is recognizing the diversity of […]

HR Software - Rebecca Minkoff

February 21, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: A Conversation with Rebecca Minkoff’s One-Person HR Department

This story is part of our Customer Spotlight series, focused on great companies using HR software to help power their businesses. What do culture, data, and handbags have in common? Well, a lot actually if you ask Lauren Silvi, Director of People and Talent at Rebecca Minkoff. “At Rebecca Minkoff, our people and culture are […]


December 15, 2016

Zenefits Makes PCMag’s List for Best Free Mobile Apps for Startups!

Zenefits is “one of the best human resources software and management tools on the market,” according to PCMag.  With a simple and intuitive user interface and integrations with most of the major players in payroll (in addition to our own payroll product), the Zenefits mobile app makes it easy for businesses and their employees to take […]

Modern Times Brewery Small Business Success

November 30, 2016

Zenefits Recognizes National Entrepreneurship Month Winners

November was National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to celebrate and honor the dreamers and risk-takers who create businesses that serve as the heart of our national economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are over six million small businesses that employ over half of the workforce and account for 2 of 3 […]


November 8, 2016

How to Classify, Apply, and Comply with FLSA

As an employer, there are many critical laws that you must follow to have a thriving business. One of the most ill-understood among them is the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, which governs overtime, minimum wage, and child labor law. The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law that sets federal minimum wage […]


October 12, 2016

Zenefits Receives an Editor’s Choice Award from PC Mag

Since 2013, it’s been our mission to make running and growing a business easier by automating some of the time-consuming processes and manual paperwork related to human resources. That’s why it’s such a great honor for us to receive an “Editors Choice” award and an “Excellent” rating in PC Mag’s Best Benefits Administration Tools of […]