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Unlimited vacation policies illustrated

January 2, 2018

Unlimited Vacation Policies: All You’ve Ever Wanted?

Taking time off is great for employees’ wellbeing, but are the benefits of unlimited vacation policies and PTO endless for employers? Creating a vacation policy that both your employees and CFO will love isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are pros and cons to each tier of available vacation time, so we’ve outlined some of the […]

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Office Cheer During holidays

December 22, 2017

How to Spread Holiday Cheer in the Office Without Breaking the Bank

‘Tis the season to be stressed? No, but unfortunately yes. The holidays are the most celebrated time of year, but for HR and business leaders whose job it is to do their actual job and provide holiday spirit to the entire company, it can get a little overwhelming. Here are some quick, easy, and affordable […]

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Throw an Inclusive Holiday Party

December 14, 2017

How-to: Throw Inclusive Holiday Celebrations

The end of the year brings feelings of joy, good cheer, and, in many cases, stress. Employees are focused on end-of-year requirements at work plus planning for and celebrating the many holidays that fall in December and January, spending time with family and friends, attending religious services, and more. Although in many cases, celebrating holidays […]

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Show employees gratitude - cook dinner

November 22, 2017

6 Ways to Show Employees You’re Grateful for Them

With Thanksgiving on the mind, we’ve been carving out some creative ways that companies can show gratitude to their employees. And by “creative,” we mean that we’re thinking outside of the standard bonus check. From recognizing exceptional employee performance to providing snacks in the kitchen, there’s a cornucopia of opportunities to show employees you’re grateful […]

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November 14, 2017

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 a full-blown feast. Instead, focus on the reasons for the holiday: showing your appreciation, and encouraging them to […]

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November 2, 2017

{Customer Spotlight} How eShares Maintains Culture as They Scale

With the ever-increasing speed and mobility of our day-to-day, there’s no time for rifling through paper, scrolling through endless files, and maintaining data sheets to track down your basic (but highly sensitive) employee information. At Zenefits, we’re powered by building the ultimate People Platform that eliminates this recurring hassle so employees can make their days […]

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Mapping Out Employee Culture

October 24, 2017

Don’t Mess Up Company Culture: An Interview With Laurie Ruettimann

If there’s someone more qualified to talk about messing up a good company culture, I don’t know her. Laurie Ruettimann is a former HR professional turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She recently sat down for an interview in our San Francisco office to talk about what makes a good company culture, and, more important, what […]

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Arianna Huffington Interview

September 26, 2017

An Interview With Arianna Huffington on Employee Culture & the Future of Work

Arianna Huffington took to the keynote stage last week at SHIFT: The Culture Conference to share her insights on the employee experience – and the profound impact that a company’s culture has on its success. We were blown away by Arianna’s time on stage, and we were lucky enough to grab some time with her […]

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Improving Work Relationships

September 20, 2017

5 Actionable Ways to Build Great Work Relationships & Improve Company Culture

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your company culture, but just don’t know where to start? If so, it could be as simple as focusing on the work relationships within your organization. Good work relationships have been identified as a key building-block of a strong company culture. According to a Harvard Business Review article, […]

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Ben Horowitz - Culture Quote

September 19, 2017

Ben Horowitz on Culture, Leadership, & Succeeding

“I don’t think I’m all this or that, but I’m all me.” – Eazy-E The New York Times wrote that Ben Horowitz is “helping define the modern tech age.” It goes without saying, we concur. He’s a bestselling author, accomplished CEO, cofounder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and noted hip hop connoisseur. Ben gives […]

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Patty McCord on Employee Culture

September 18, 2017

Patty McCord’s Advice on Culture & What Matters Most

Patty McCord knows a thing or two about creating an unparalleled company culture. In fact, she wrote a deck on it during her fourteen years as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix. But this isn’t just any deck; it has been viewed more than fifteen million times, and Sheryl Sandberg said that it “may be the […]

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Shawn Achor - Happiness Quote

September 14, 2017

Shawn Achor’s Advice on Happiness & Shifting Your Perspective

Shawn Achor connects happiness with success as a highly celebrated speaker, respected researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. He inspires people to changes their perspectives – and their lives. We’ve been captivated by his thought-provoking work, and we can’t wait to listen to his keynote at our upcoming event, SHIFT: The Culture Conference. As […]

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