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HR Tips & Trends

November 23, 2015

When Does My Growing Company Need to Think About HR?

You wouldn’t leave your marketing or sales strategy until years into your company’s growth, so why do so many do the same for HR? Instead of seeing HR for its strategic importance from day one (engagement, productivity, learning, development) and understanding how these practices impact a company’s bottom line, HR is often viewed (dangerously) as […]

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October 29, 2015

6 Issues Haunting Your HR and How to Exorcise Them

What do clowns, claws, and compliance all have in common? Hopefully, the answer is not that they all cause you to tremble in fear! While we can’t do much to help you with your coulrophobia, our guide can help you face the horrors of HR. Not only will we spell out the major concerns, we’ll […]

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HR Tech Takeaways

October 22, 2015

3 HR Tech Takeaways to Save You Time and Enhance Your Company’s Culture

After you submit your expense report for the HR Tech Conference, you know the first question that’ll come out of your manager’s mouth is: “What did you learn at the conference?” We know what you’re thinking… “I should have paid more attention during the sessions.” Whether you partied too hard or missed the conference entirely, […]

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National Boss's Day

October 15, 2015

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Boss, Like a Boss

At this point in October, you’re probably planning the perfect Halloween costume and stocking up on all the best sweets. However, don’t forget the other big Autumnal holiday: National Boss’s Day on October 16th! Boss’s Day has been around for 57 years, but you don’t have to give the same tired gifts that employees first […]

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HR Tech

October 13, 2015

Top 3 Ways to Make the Most of HR Tech

The annual HR Tech Conference kicks off this week! Haven’t had enough time to plan your schedule? We get it. As a busy HR/IT professional, you’ve got a lot on your plate. HR Tech is one of the fastest-growing HR gatherings in the world (they’re expecting more than 8,000 people), and lucky for you, we’ll […]

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Volkswagen integrity

October 7, 2015

What the Volkswagen Scandal Can Teach Us About Leading With Integrity

On a scale of 1 to Volkswagen, what’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told on the job? You might say “great work” to an employee whose work is merely ok, but would you tell the world “clean diesel” when your cars are emitting 40 times the legal limit of environmentally toxic pollutants? Recently, Volkswagen was […]

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September 24, 2015

HR on HR: The Birth of Modern Human Resources at a Company That Wants to Disrupt It

Long before Zenefits created an HR function within its own organization, the early team started with identifying and fixing the stresses of managers, leaders and employees, with the hope of recreating what HR could become when stripped of its administrative side. It wasn’t until the company far exceeded small business status at around 250 employees that […]

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September 11, 2015

5 Myths About Communication That Are Hurting Your Business

There are a million different companies out there, but there’s one thing they all have in common: They rely on communication to drive business forward. From core values to culture practices, conflict resolution to recruiting, sharing the right message in the right way is crucial to running a successful company. Despite this, we all bungle communication […]

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August 28, 2015

Growing Pains: Three Ways HR Can Solve Your Startup’s Biggest Problems

Startups, take note: you can only hack through HR for so long. While hiring a person here or there and worrying about the rest later may work in your early days, the bigger you grow, the more you’ll start seeing mystery problems crop up. Teams with great people who aren’t getting much done. Turnover so […]

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Google, Alphabet and HR

August 11, 2015

What Growing Businesses Can Learn from Google’s Rebirth as Alphabet

Yesterday, Google announced that they’re restructuring from a single company with several products to a collection of companies called Alphabet. Under Alphabet, Google and its many other products and projects like Android, Fiber, and Wing will become separate entities that fall under Alphabet’s purview. Most small businesses and startups are a far cry from Google in […]

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August 6, 2015

Why the Netflix Parental Leave Policy is More Than a Smart HR Move

Netflix made the news on Tuesday when the company said it would provide unlimited paid parental leave for all of its 2,400+ employees. The announcement was made on the company’s blog, where they said they reached the decision after noticing that employees do better at work when they’re not worried about what’s happening at home. […]

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HR sins

July 27, 2015

7 Deadly HR Sins To Avoid

When you’re running a small business, it can be tempting to put HR on the backburner. After all, HR doesn’t directly impact your product or business growth, right? Wrong. From hiring the best people to staying compliant with labor laws and insurance requirements, HR actually impacts your business in significant ways. And while it’s tempting […]

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