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Benefits

benefits and tech connect

January 10, 2018

Should my people system connect with my benefits brokerage?

The majority of companies properly employ the teams that support their people. These teams are turning into strategic weapons for the business, and as a result, making the companies they support much more successful. There are two attributing trends: The term “HR” is fading. Cultural leaders and metrics-driven experts are taking over with a mission […]

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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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Paid Sick Leave

November 9, 2017

Washington’s Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

In the fall of 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which resulted in a mandatory paid sick leave law and minimum wage increase, among other changes. While the state minimum wage is set to increase over the next few years, Washington employers are required to comply with the Paid Sick Leave law as of January […]

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Paid Parental Leave Policy

September 12, 2017

Where Does Your Company Stand on Parental Leave?

When was the last time you updated your organization’s parental leave policy? If it’s been a couple of years, now might be a good time to take a look at it. Parental leave is an in-demand benefit when it comes to attracting and keeping today’s top talent, and business leaders are taking note. A recent […]

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August 23, 2017

Understanding and Planning for the Upcoming Safe Harbor 401(k) Deadline

When you’re growing a business, one of the most pressing concerns that owners report is around retaining and attracting great talent. A surefire way to surpass this worry? By offering great benefits that your employees want and need. For many, planning for retirement is a priority, and by offering a 401(k) (one of the most […]

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PEO Considerations

August 4, 2017

Some Straight Talk About the Whys and Why Nots of Utilizing a PEO

First off, to be totally transparent, I work for a company that competes with PEOs (Professional Employers Organization) on a daily basis. The purpose of this blog is to reflect and attenuate some of the responses I hear from clients who have either been using a PEO or are considering using a PEO. You may […]

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