Sarah Tann

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Sarah Tann

Raised by small business owners in Long Beach, California, Sarah loves creating meaningful content that truly helps people run their businesses successfully and efficiently. In addition to being a Content Marketing Manager at Zenefits, Sarah is a coffee addict, baked-good lover, and a LA Clippers fan.

February 27, 2017

Zenefits Evolves Beyond Z2 to Up HR Productivity

What’s the value of Zenefits’ HR software for organizations? To start, time-savings of 25 percent, according to a report by technology research firm, Nucleus Research. The report, “Zenefits Evolves Beyond Z2 to Up HR Productivity,” outlines Zenefits’ journey from Z2 to HR One and analyzes the impact of our HR technology on organizational productivity. Below […]

employee time-tracking

February 23, 2017

What’s the Best PTO Policy for Your Business?

Paid time off (PTO): Everyone loves it. Dealing with paid time off and employee time-tracking as an HR manager? Not so much.  That’s why employers and HR managers have a tough decision when it comes to choosing the best PTO policy for their business – if any at all. In fact, under the federal Fair Labor […]

employee time-tracking

February 21, 2017

3 Smart Tips to Manage Employee Time-Tracking

When it comes to employee time-tracking, HR managers have a lot to keep track of. From reviewing time sheets to managing an employee’s vacation time, sick time, personal time, and more, it can be cumbersome to say the least. And keeping track of hours and days worked is just one thing. HR managers also have […]


February 15, 2017

How to Safeguard Confidential Employee Information

Identity theft. Data breaches. Privacy laws. These aren’t things you want to hear or talk about it, but unfortunately, they are top of mind for employers and HR professionals. Given the amount of personal employee information employers receive, it makes sense. Let’s think about it: In terms of hiring and onboarding alone, employers already have the following […]

Zenefits HR One

February 7, 2017

What You Missed at the Zenefits HR One Event

It’s been a great week. We had an amazing HR One event in New York City on Tuesday, January 31st, where we unveiled our latest innovations to help make entrepreneurship easier for our customers. Similar to Z2, HR One was accomplished thanks to the vision and hard work of our employees. It’s not always easy […]

21st Century Cures Act

January 30, 2017

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

This article is for informational purposes and is not meant to provide legal, regulatory, accounting, or tax advice. As the name suggests, the 21st Century Cures Act aims to find medical breakthroughs that will help combat major health challenges. But there’s a lot more to the bill than just that. In fact, the 21st Century […]

small business regulations

January 25, 2017

Small Businesses Struggle with Regulations – and it’s Costing them $83K

It’s no secret that starting a business is hard – and like a new marriage, the first year tends to be the hardest. But, did you know that regulatory issues are a huge reason why small businesses struggle so much? In fact, small business owners pay an average of over $83,000 in regulatory costs during […]


January 19, 2017

Zenefits Awarded Best Core HR for Small Businesses by G2 Crowd

“Zenefits gives you a single place to manage your payroll, benefits, HR, and compliance — all online, all in one beautiful dashboard. No more paperwork. No more headaches.” – Jaclyn Rose, G2 Crowd In addition to these kind words, G2 Crowd also awarded us Best Core HR Software for Small Business. Because G2 Crowd rates products […]

Minimum Wage Increases

January 6, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases for 4.4 Million Workers in 2017

As we entered 2017, some 4.4 million workers across the country were celebrating pay increases in addition to a new year, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The celebrations come as a result of minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1st in 19 states, including California, Washington, and New York. There were also […]

HR software

December 8, 2016

Software Advice Calls Zenefits a “One-Stop Shop for Small Businesses”

In October, Zenefits unveiled Z2, a fully-integrated HR app experience for small businesses. It was a labor of love and a commitment to our core value of putting our customers first. That’s why we’re so excited about Software Advice’s comprehensive product review of Z2:   “The Zenefits you’ve heard of, read about or used extensively […]

Zenefits mobile

November 23, 2016

Zenefits Recognized as one of the 10 Best Free Mobile Apps for Business by PCMag

At Zenefits, we understand that life moves fast and people – like your employees – are always on the go. That’s why we created a mobile app designed to help employees easily access their insurance information, review pay stubs, submit a vacation request, clock-in and clock-out, and more. It’s HR in your pocket. We’re extremely […]


November 22, 2016

IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline for Employers

Employers received a 30-day extension to distribute the 2016 ACA Reporting Forms to employees, according to IRS Notice 2016-70, released on November 18th. Specifically, the due date to distribute the 2016 ACA Reporting Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage), was pushed from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. […]