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paid or unpaid interns

June 21, 2018

Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? An Employer’s Guide

With the summer approaching, companies are gearing up to invite students and recent graduates to join their ranks as interns. While internships can be valuable learning experiences for new workers, many employers are unsure if — or what — they should pay these incoming workers. Employers often assume that internships are unpaid, but this practice […]

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radical transparency in the workplace

June 14, 2018

Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team. In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees […]

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millennials want flexible work schedules

June 12, 2018

Millennial Employees Want Flexibility & Benefits. Can They Have It All?

When Kaelin Priger, 26, interviewed for her current job as an environmental analyst in Atlanta, she was excited the company offered three weeks of vacation per year, plus overtime compensation in the form of paid time off, starting on day one.   She lived abroad for several years, and the vacation policy meant she could […]

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Vermont legislation remote work

June 1, 2018

Vermont Passed Legislation to Become a Remote Work Haven. Here’s Why the Bill’s Author Says it will Work

This July, a new piece of legislation will take effect, encouraging more remote workers to remain in or move to the state of Vermont. While Vermont had the highest rate of inbound migration in 2017, they saw mostly older and wealthier families moving to the state to retire. They have had less luck attracting young […]

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two men finger guns- office culture

May 29, 2018

Can Your Office Have a Culture?

As soon as someone Googles your company, enters your office building, or experiences any other interaction with your organization, they form an idea of your culture—for better or worse. A good office culture is absolutely crucial to economic success, innovation, and attracting top talent. Fortunately, you have a lot of control over your office culture, […]

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building an employee handbook

May 23, 2018

Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet– you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but they’re not easy to write. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having an employee handbook […]

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November 21, 2017

The Importance of Small Business Saturday

Many people may think that Black Friday is the best shopping holiday of the year, but for those of us who love to shop local, that award goes to Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 25th. Small Business Saturday is a nationally-recognized day designed to bring awareness to locally-owned businesses and the impact they […]

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Meeting: Women-Owned Business

October 30, 2017

Launching a Women-Owned Business: An Interview with Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a full-time professional speaker and business advisor. She helps leaders embrace the future of work and leverage their influence to create positive, lasting change in and through their organizations. She sat down with our team at Zenefits to talk about what it’s like to launch a women-owned business. Hi, Jennifer. Many of […]

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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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how to grow a company

June 19, 2017

How to Grow a Company Without Micromanaging

Chris Bennett is the CEO and Founder of 97th Floor, an award-winning digital marketing agency. He speaks on marketing and entrepreneurship at universities and international conferences, including SMX, SearchLove, Adobe Summit and DreamForce. Chris shares his story on how changing his management style grew his business, while fostering happy employees. I was recently on the phone with […]

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financing options for small businesses

May 4, 2017

5 Financing Options for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, there may come a time when you find yourself in search of financing. Maybe you need money to expand your office space. Maybe you need money to acquire a competitor. Or maybe you need money for new equipment.  Regardless of why you’re seeking financing, it’s good to know there are many […]

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Company Culture

March 24, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: A Peek into the Weekend Culture at Chubbies – the “Short-Shorts” Company

When it comes to company culture, there are few companies that do it as well – and with as much flair – as Chubbies, the SF-based “short-shorts” company. Known for their outrageously hilarious videos and loud shorts, Chubbies exudes fun not only through their clothes, but through their mission statement and culture. Here are a […]

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