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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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May 21, 2018

What Millennial Employees Really Want from HR Software

If you were expecting a trickle of millennial employees entering the workforce, you were wrong. It’s more like a tidal wave. As of last year, millennial employees officially comprise the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. It’s no wonder so many small business owners and HR departments are diving deep to understand what makes this […]

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May 21, 2018

Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

As a small business owner, you may wonder about your rights and obligations as well as popular trends when it comes to paid time off policies (or PTO).   Am I required to offer it? And if so, just how much paid time off are my employees entitled to? What are other companies of my […]

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May 18, 2018

What Goes In a New Hire Welcome Email [Template]

Growing your team is an exciting time for the business. You’re adding talent, striving for bigger goals, and building even greater camaraderie. But it can also be a stressful time if you don’t have the right tools in place to welcome a new employee. In order to commence a stellar onboarding process, it’s important that […]

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May 17, 2018

How to Drive Employee Engagement

Whether you’re entering a new day, new week, new month, year or business quarter, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as having a “tabula rasa”. The opportunity to move forward with a blank canvas and reflect on both your business achievements and areas if opportunity only comes as often as you’d like it to, so why […]

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May 15, 2018

How to Ask the Right Employee Engagement Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

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May 10, 2018

What You Should Know About Flexible Paid Time Off

One thing that every business with employees (aka practically all businesses) will have to contend with is crafting a paid time off, or PTO, policy. In recent years, flexible paid time off policies—aka policies that allow employees to take time off when they need it for increasingly varied reasons—have stormed onto the scene. But if […]

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May 8, 2018

An Over 30’s Guide to Recruiting Millennials

There’s a new, young generation infiltrating the workforce, and they’re changing the way top companies are recruiting. Though Millennials have a pervasive reputation of entitlement, they now comprise one-third of the US workforce, and that’s proving to be a good thing. Their ideas of a positive work environment go way beyond pescatarian lunch options and […]

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May 4, 2018

Building a Positive Culture from the Ground Up | 5 Pro Hiring Tips

To stay competitive in today’s talent market, your organization must have a culture that sets your team apart. Ideally, employees are happy, dynamic, cooperative, and display ingenuity– but these characteristics necessitate a healthy work environment, support, and a positive culture in the office. While this may seem like common sense (and all the rage in […]

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May 3, 2018

Boosting Employee Happiness | 5 Things Employees Value Above Salary

What’s important to employees? A lot more than just their paychecks. As it turns out, salary has less to do with employee happiness than you may think. “Money isn’t the driver of job satisfaction,” says Shawna Clark, founder and executive coach at Clark Executive Coaching. Clark, who has over 20 years of experience working in […]

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May 1, 2018

Measuring Success with Zenefits

As the People Platform, we always have customers in the front of our minds. We like to hear what they love, what they want to see more of, and what we can improve on. This week, we talked with a customer whose approach to building his business, product, services, and team starts with one unifying […]

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April 26, 2018

Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

One of 2018’s largest HR themes is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiting vacation time– we’re talking about […]

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