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September 20, 2018

Small Businesses Find Fine Line to Walk When Workers Tweet

Social media might provide a bullhorn for sharing opinions, whether from celebrities, presidents or everyday people. But Earl White knows what can happen when an employee’s social media presence becomes a business challenge. White, co-founder and vice president of Miami-based real estate company House Heroes, LLC, was in the middle of a deal last summer […]

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home-office

September 13, 2018

Dear Home Office, We’re Through

This is the first installment in a series called Breakup Letters. Each article features a firsthand point of view of someone breaking up with some aspect of work or professional life. Dearest home office, The time has come to end our relationship. You’ve been there for me through the thick and thin. The endless nights […]

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new hire welcome email

August 28, 2018

Writing a New Employee Welcome Email? Steal These Experts’ Tips

If hiring feels like a marathon, then onboarding can seem like a sprint. Your new hire is starting soon. Or maybe a team of new employees are arriving. What now? Obviously, you want that new employee to feel welcome, productive and excited. And not only for altruistic reasons. A happy, enthusiastic employee can add to […]

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equal opportunity creates better teams

August 28, 2018

Equal Opportunity Hiring Firms: Recruiting for Diversity

Corporate environments have become more diverse in recent years, but they still have a long way to go in the name of equality. The good news is that equal opportunity hiring forms can help you ensure that your workforce accurately reflects today’s society. Here’s what equal opportunity means for employers today. What is the Equal […]

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education opportunities boost employee experience

August 17, 2018

3 Tips for Building a Great Employee Experience

From creating an enriching culture to performing essential daily tasks, employees are the backbone of any successful company. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your employees feel and perform their best each day. Here’s how to create an employee experience that boosts culture, productivity, and happiness. Smooth onboarding Onboarding sets the tone of […]

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Fringe benefits include free food for employees

August 8, 2018

What Are Fringe Benefits? A Small Business Explainer Guide

When the market for talent shrinks, many employers review their benefits and perks in an effort to attract talent. The range of benefits companies offer can be vast – from basics like sick and vacation pay, to more specialized like health and wellness coverage. Most employers offer two types: essential benefits such as healthcare and fringe […]

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remote work with food

August 6, 2018

What I Learned From My Week of Remote Work (Not for my manager’s consumption)

Here at Zenefits, we’re constantly searching for the latest trends in modern work. Employee learning? Check. Unlimited PTO? Check. Open office floor plan? Check. Working remotely for an entire week? Not until today. In the name of delivering valuable content that will help you build better, happier teams, we wanted to give ourselves fully to […]

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what does employee engagement mean?

July 31, 2018

What is Employee Engagement?

Managers have been talking about employee satisfaction for what feels like ages, but what’s this new topic called employee engagement that’s entered the HR lexicon in recent years? Even if you’re not entirely sure about what it is, there’s a chance you’ve heard about how low the numbers associated with it are—according to Gallup, “only […]

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July 23, 2018

What is Employee Commitment?

Much like any relationship, commitment is at the heart of a healthy partnership. When employees are committed to their work and place of business, they are more likely to be happy and productive. Committed employees take ownership of their work and are ambassadors for their company, both inside and outside of office doors. They are […]

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millennial employees on a couch

July 23, 2018

The Truth about Millennial Employees: The Largest Generation in the Workforce

Audacious, lazy, and addicted to technology– there are a lot of blanket statements and misconceptions spread about Millennial employees. Can we text faster than we can hand write a note? Sure. Do we decide where to travel based on optimal Instagram posts? Maybe. But there’s a bit more to us than that. We millennials grew […]

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July 19, 2018

5 Company Retreat Ideas That Won’t Break Your Budget

Company retreats have gotten a reputation for being an extravagant perk that only large businesses can afford. Even small businesses can—and should—host company retreats for their staff. The team bonding that occurs when your company interacts outside of office doors is invaluable in building strong teams, and in turn, a strong company.  While we agree […]

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reducing stress in the workplace

July 17, 2018

How Experts Say You Can Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Work is pervasive in many aspects of our lives, from health insurance to retirement savings and even friendships. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that stress in the workplace can leak into the rest of our lives. While there’s some small level of workplace stress that might never entirely dissipate, there are ways to drastically reduce the inevitable […]

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