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Exclusion is a form of bullying in the workplace

November 30, 2018

Workplace Bullying Exists in the Form of Exclusion

People who “feel like they belong are more productive, motivated, and engaged,” according to a study by Ernst & Young. Beyond work performance, feeling like you belong is a basic human need that’s vital to our emotional health. In fact, the study reported that a lack of belonging or “exclusion” is necessarily a form of […]

Ideas to celebrate thanksgiving in your office

October 24, 2018

10 Creative Ideas for Your Office Thanksgiving Celebration

Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie… everyone knows the key ingredients to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. But what about the ingredients for the perfect office Thanksgiving celebration? This year, you don’t need to provide your employees with a full-blown feast. Instead, focus on the reasons for the holiday: showing your appreciation, and encouraging them to […]

coworkers developing a company mission statement

October 4, 2018

8 Effective Company Mission Statement Examples to Steal From

A mission statement articulates an entity’s essence by capturing its purpose and its core values. Whether you’re creating your personal brand, building that fledgling business, or refreshing an existing brand, a well-constructed mission statement is the core component. While they can vary greatly, successful mission statements all aim to achieve the same goal. We’re diving into […]

what is radical transparency?

October 4, 2018

Modern Companies That Are Winning At Radical Transparency

The internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to discover sensitive information about large companies. As a result, businesses are constantly under scrutiny for aspects of their operations, products, services, and culture. Avoiding secrecy by practicing radically transparent is one of the best defenses against the negative repercussion of this easy access to […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

equal opportunity creates better teams

August 28, 2018

Equal Opportunity Hiring Forms: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]