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stacks of employee records

July 2, 2018

The Small Business Guide to Employee Records

If you’re thinking about tossing out that personnel file on the employee who quit last week, hold off. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires you to keep all employee records for a year. And if you terminate someone, you must keep the employee’s personnel records for a year from the termination date.  Companies […]

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money sign: cost of onboarding

April 4, 2018

How much do hiring and onboarding cost?

Hiring and onboarding new employees are important steps to grow any business. And research shows that a company’s approach to these processes significantly impacts the average duration of employment. According to SHRM, 50% of hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 4 months. With this in mind, it’s not difficult to understand why more […]

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Jay Fulcher on Bravery

April 3, 2018

Effective Leadership: Be Brave but Limit Bravado

If modern business were a book or movie, bravery would be the undeniable hero. Starting a business is hard, but running and growing one is becoming increasingly more Herculean in the face of global, economic, political and environmental changes which are impacting business more than ever. The willingness and fortitude to take risks, face fear, […]

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December 4, 2017

‘Tis the Season To Offer Great Benefits (& Build a Great Team)

As someone who helps run a small business, you have a lot of challenges that bigger employers don’t have. As a result, the outlook can be a little dicey: Roughly half of small businesses survive their first five years, and only 30% last for 10 years or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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mercy for animals

May 2, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: A Look into Mercy For Animal’s Fight for Animal Rights

Did you know that 9 billion farmed animals are killed for food each year? And that 300 million unwanted male chicks are killed by the U.S. egg industry each year? The stats are astounding – and it’s what prompted Mercy For Animals (MFA) to form. Based out of Los Angeles, the nonprofit is fighting to […]

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May 1, 2017

[Free eBook]: Stories of Small Business Success

This week is National Small Business Week and that means we get to celebrate the 28 million small businesses that help run our economy. And when we say “run our economy,” we mean it. There are 28 million small businesses in America, and those small businesses account for 54 percent of all U.S. sales, according […]

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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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December 19, 2016

Zenefits’ nonpartisan approach to small business advocacy

You may have heard reports – some correct, some not – about various Zenefits employees helping the incoming Trump administration transition into office. Since politics is a sensitive subject these days, we wanted to be absolutely clear: Zenefits has no politics. The company is not Republican or Democratic. Zenefits is guided by one thing: our […]

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Modern Times Brewery Small Business Success

November 30, 2016

Zenefits Recognizes National Entrepreneurship Month Winners

November was National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to celebrate and honor the dreamers and risk-takers who create businesses that serve as the heart of our national economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are over six million small businesses that employ over half of the workforce and account for 2 of 3 […]

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November 14, 2016

Navigating Nashville’s Health Care Marketplace

Deciding which health insurance plan is right for your small business can be complicated and time consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. Zenefits teamed up with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Mayor’s Office to present a webinar on November 10th to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the process. […]

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September 15, 2016

Simplified HR Solutions Allow Georgia Charter School to Focus on Its Mission, Not Minutia

The mission of the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School is to enrich students’ lives and improve the educational outcomes of children in south Fulton County, GA. While that aim is similar to schools across the country, the way the administration and staff go about achieving it is anything but ordinary. “To me the best part about […]

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September 2, 2016

Pet Scoop Cleans Up HR Admin Mess, Sniffs Out Growth Opportunities

Twenty-two years ago, an enterprising Colorado University MBA student, Sam Johnson, started a small, part-time business to help support himself and his wife while he worked on his degree. By the time he graduated, he could see the potential of the business he’d created. Today, Johnson is the Founder and President of Pet Scoop, one […]

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