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HR Tips & Trends

April 21, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: How one Company is Leveraging Technology and Corporate Social Responsibility to Disrupt the Tile Industry

When most people think of industry disruption, they don’t think of tile. Eric Edelson, CEO of Fireclay Tile, wants to change that. Fireclay Tile, which manufactures and sells high-end ceramic and glass tile for both residential and commercial applications, and counts Starbucks and Whole Foods among its customers, is disrupting the industry with their direct […]

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April 18, 2017

What’s the True Cost of a Bad Hire?

No matter what industry you’re in, hiring mistakes cost a lot of money—about 20% of an employee’s salary, or $6,000-$15,000 for an average worker. For specialized or senior employees, replacement costs can be astronomically higher. But anyone who has ever dismissed a bad hire knows the financial cost is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

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April 17, 2017

5 Critical Factors to Consider When Choosing a HR Software

Looking for the right HCM or HR software for your company? If so, you’ve probably realized that it’s not an easy decision, nor should it be. The right HCM can help make the lives of HR professionals monumentally better, while a bad HCM could give them more work – in addition to being a financial […]

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Employee talent

April 12, 2017

6 Reasons You’re Missing Out on Talented Hires

Have you tried filling a job vacancy at your company recently and had a hard time finding a promising candidate? You are not alone. According to a study by NFIB, 48% of small businesses surveyed reported finding few or no qualified applicants for their open positions. While traditional talent scouting methods still work, if you […]

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employee benefits

April 6, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Employer Contributions

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies […]

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April 3, 2017

Why Businesses Must Recognize Equal Pay Day

April 4th, 2017 is Equal Pay Day. The gender pay gap is still very much alive, with April 4th symbolizing how far into 2017 women must work in order to earn what men earned in 2016. The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) started Equal Pay Day in 1996 as a public awareness event to […]

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March 30, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Insurance Premiums

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays, and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies within […]

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employee conflict

March 28, 2017

5 Effective Ways to Handle Employee Conflict

“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” Max Lucado Employee happiness and amicability is important, but when you throw any variation of employee personalities together, there’s bound to be some sort of clash. Conflict isn’t necessarily bad, though. On the contrary, it’s rather healthy to have your ideas challenged, and it helps hash out and […]

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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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HCM

March 23, 2017

Aragon Research: Zenefits has potential to disrupt the mid-market HR space

There’s no denying that Zenefits has experienced a lot of change over the past year. But one thing has remained consistent – our commitment to creating the best-in-class digital HR platform to help businesses thrive. As such, we’re thrilled to share the latest analysis of Zenefits from the research and advisory firm, Aragon Research. “The […]

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HRIS

March 21, 2017

What’s the Value of a HRIS?

Does your HR role involve manual data entry? Are you drowning in onboarding and payroll paperwork? Do you want to focus on strategic planning and less on administrative work? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, a HRIS could be the solution you’re looking for.  What is a HRIS? A HRIS (Human Resource […]

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Business intelligence reports and tools

March 15, 2017

Answering 3 Top HR Questions With Business Intelligence Reports

Just as road maps make it easier for drivers to find the shortest routes, business intelligence reports help companies visualize and navigate key human resources (HR) analytics. Because of this, businesses are increasingly investing in tech resources for collecting, storing, and organizing important employee data.   Fortunately, this investment in technology can pay off big time for […]

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