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employee health plans

March 14, 2017

[Infographic]: How Much do Small Businesses Contribute to Employee Health Plans?

Are you contributing enough to employee health plans? If you’re paying for at least 73% of an employee’s premium, you’re on par with small businesses across the country, according to new data from the 2017 Zenefits Small Business Benchmark Report. The report, which surveyed more than 8,000 small businesses, found that small business employers pay for an average […]

flexible work schedule

March 13, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Flexible Work Schedules

Joining work meetings in your pajamas…doesn’t that sound amazing (and comfortable)? While the notion may have been laughed at 20 years ago, in today’s ever-changing workplace, being able to work in your pajamas has become a reality for some. In fact, 3.7 million employees (or 2.8 percent of the workforce) now work from home at […]

Improve Employee Efficiency - time saving clock

March 10, 2017

Top 10 Ways to Improve Employee Efficiency

As daylight savings approaches, it’s a good time to think about different ways you can, well, save time. These days, employees are spending more and more time at the office–certainly exceeding the typical 40-hour work week. However, increasing hours worked does not necessarily translate to increased efficiency. So, how can leaders and managers improve employee […]

increase efficiency

March 2, 2017

5 Ways to be a More Efficient HR Manager

Onboarding. Paperwork. Data entry. Labor laws.  These are just some of the things that can bog down an HR manager’s productivity at work. If this sounds familiar to you, check out our great tips below to help you increase efficiency at work. Get Help from an HR Software Dealing with day-to-day administrative work – like onboarding, […]


February 28, 2017

6 Tips for the Best Employee Onboarding Experience

Onboarding a new hire is more than just gathering up documents and stashing them away in your HR Software. It’s also more than just getting their new laptop setup or their desk assigned. And, when done right, it’s broader than just the HR team. Consider this: How many days (or likely weeks) did you spend recruiting, […]


February 24, 2017

Recognizing Transgender Employees

This week, the Trump administration withdrew federal protections for transgender students in public schools which had enabled them to choose the bathroom aligned with their gender identity (as opposed to their birth gender). Our goal at Zenefits is to help businesses and their employees thrive, and a part of that is recognizing the diversity of […]

employee time-tracking

February 23, 2017

What’s the Best PTO Policy for Your Business?

Paid time off (PTO): Everyone loves it. Dealing with paid time off and employee time-tracking as an HR manager? Not so much.  That’s why employers and HR managers have a tough decision when it comes to choosing the best PTO policy for their business – if any at all. In fact, under the federal Fair Labor […]

HR Software - Rebecca Minkoff

February 21, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: A Conversation with Rebecca Minkoff’s One-Person HR Department

This story is part of our Customer Spotlight series, focused on great companies using HR software to help power their businesses. What do culture, data, and handbags have in common? Well, a lot actually if you ask Lauren Silvi, Director of People and Talent at Rebecca Minkoff. “At Rebecca Minkoff, our people and culture are […]

employee time-tracking

February 21, 2017

3 Smart Tips to Manage Employee Time-Tracking

When it comes to employee time-tracking, HR managers have a lot to keep track of. From reviewing time sheets to managing an employee’s vacation time, sick time, personal time, and more, it can be cumbersome to say the least. And keeping track of hours and days worked is just one thing. HR managers also have […]

HR Software: Onboarding Remote Employees

February 21, 2017

Is Onboarding Remote Employees Right For Your Business?

Whether or not your company uses an HR software solution for hiring and onboarding, there are a number of logistical issues (e.g. interviewing, paperwork), as well as unique challenges (e.g., building culture, communication) to consider before onboarding remote employees. The face of the American office is changing, from long commutes and chatting around water coolers, […]

Employee Leave of Absence (LOA)

February 17, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave

Employee leave of absence (LOA) is always a timely topic for human resources (HR) professionals. It’s one of those topics that can be addressed with the help of payroll software, but it also requires an understanding of the legal requirements. Keeping track of all these types of leaves, as well as knowing what is required of you, […]


February 15, 2017

How to Safeguard Confidential Employee Information

Identity theft. Data breaches. Privacy laws. These aren’t things you want to hear or talk about it, but unfortunately, they are top of mind for employers and HR professionals. Given the amount of personal employee information employers receive, it makes sense. Let’s think about it: In terms of hiring and onboarding alone, employers already have the following […]