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workplace dating & office romance

February 8, 2016

6 Tips for Crafting an Employee Dating Policy

As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s an uptick in whiteboard hearts and watercooler gossip. Love is in the air alright, but chances are, it’s been there all year long: 56% of business professionals say they’ve been in relationships with coworkers. That percentage is on the rise, and it’s no surprise: we spend one-third of our lives […]

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January 26, 2016

[SlideShare] Are Your HR Strategies Out of Date?

Human resources isn’t dead, even though everyone has been forecasting its demise for a good long time. But HR does have a complicated history—at different points in time, it’s viewed as either critical or peripheral to a company’s success, following trends in the labor market. Are workers more likely to change companies? Should companies invest in […]

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January 26, 2016

[Infographic] The HR Snowball Effect

When growing a company, any number of small tasks have the potential to snowball into a mountain of work if not handled in a timely manner. One area you definitely don’t want to ignore? HR. From onboarding and compliance to benefits and beyond, letting these tasks fall by the wayside means risking an avalanche of […]

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Zenefits Business Intelligence Tools

January 25, 2016

8 Top-Level KPIs for Startup HR Departments

Key performance indicators are often used to measure the health and success of sales and marketing teams, but have you thought about top-level KPIs to measure your HR department? Here are eight to get you started. 1. Consistent employment brand represented throughout the interview process The interview process is a candidate’s first real interaction with your […]

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HR Errors

January 20, 2016

Top 5 HR Errors (and How to Fix Them)

“To err is human; to forgive, divine” wrote the poet Alexander Pope. Two centuries before the release of Microsoft Excel, Pope couldn’t have possibly imagined the types of errors that would one day fill the popular software’s tidy columns and rows. While forgiveness is a virtue to strive for in life, in business, errors can […]

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January 20, 2016

How to Build a Company Employees Believe In

Keith Pescosolido wants to wake up each morning and love going to work. He also wants to help build the next anchor company in Boston, and by all accounts, he’s doing just that alongside Drift co-founders and start-up veterans, David Cancel and Elias Torres. As head of operations and talent at Drift, Pescosolido has hit the ground […]

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business bottlenecks

January 13, 2016

10 Business Bottlenecks That Are So 2015

At the start of each year, people of many cultures resolve to change their lives by beginning new habits and abandoning practices that weren’t serving them well. Business culture is no different, and offices are full of pain points. Now that 2016 is upon us, what are some bottlenecks business leaders are leaving behind? Keep […]

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20 Business Trends Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

December 31, 2015

20 Business Trends Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

It’s the end of December, which means everyone becomes clairvoyant. So what’s in store for businesses in the new year? In 2015, changes to workplace structure became part of mainstream conversation. Companies experimented with flattened hierarchies and flex time. Employees focused less on climbing the corporate ladder, and more on acquiring a diverse set of […]

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December 16, 2015

How to Get Your HR Ready for the New Year: A Checklist

Santa has his list, which we know he checks at least twice to guarantee he gets the job done. But what about you? How do you ensure that all of your end-of-the year HR tasks are taken care of? We’ve put together an HR checklist to help get you get through your year-end HR tasks […]

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December 14, 2015

How to Build a Knockout Tech Stack that Gets You (and Your Team) Organized

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with emails, meetings, and tasks, getting organized is necessary to regain control. But, organization isn’t a one step process. True, thorough organization requires that you set priorities, simplify processes, and automate where you can. Trying to organize a never-ending to-do list, or wall-to-wall meetings is frustrating and futile. The good news […]

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December 9, 2015

New eBook: How to Choose the Best HR Software for Startups and Small Businesses

There are tons of tools out there to handle the different functions within HR. Tools for payroll. Tools for benefits. Tools for onboarding. While you may see slight improvement from using these systems on their own, it’s not until you connect the dots that you start seeing the true potential of what software can help […]

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November 24, 2015

How to Build a Dynamic People Ops Tech Stack

Whether you’re an HR professional looking for the hottest new applications to spark employee engagement, or a business owner looking to grow your team for the first time, you might not know where to begin. While you’re building HR strategies, it can help to have an efficient tech stack to support the day-to-day work of […]

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