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November 2, 2016

Time to Vote!

Election day is almost here! (thank goodness). It’s always good to encourage your employees to celebrate our democracy and get out and vote. And, depending on your state, you may be required to provide employees time off to go vote. For example, in the state of California: Employees can be given as much time as […]

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October 4, 2016

Navigating California’s New $15 Minimum Wage

Navigating state law changes can be tricky and often results in employers not being in compliance with new regulations. Small businesses can unknowingly be out of compliance if they fail to understand all aspects of newly enacted laws. This could be the case with California’s Senate Bill (“SB”) 3. Signed by Governor Brown on April […]

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August 14, 2016

[Free eBook] 20 Questions to Help Leaders Tackle Top Employee Challenges

As a leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate. And while you’re likely keeping strong focus on the growth of your product (read: sales), you may not always be sure of the best ways to grow other areas of your company—namely, your people. Here’s the thing: To unlock future growth, your team is your […]

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HR Tech

July 1, 2016

Improve Work Interactions With These Two Simple, Daily Habits

We’ve all seen the images of entire families on their phone at the dinner table, or meetings where everyone is looking at their computer, and not looking at their boss. While technology can certainly distract us, it’s also a powerful tool for feeling more connected among families, friends, and colleagues at work. Two experts suggest […]

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May 10, 2016

17 Realities of Start-up Life Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Start-up life has been depicted in television shows like “Silicon Valley”, maligned in books like Disrupted by Dan Lyons, and misunderstood by media outlets for years. For small business owners and entrepreneurs on the front lines, these popular depictions of startup and small business life are light on facts and heavy on sensational storylines. What’s […]

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April 21, 2016

The Road Not Taken: The 6 Life Events That Made Andy Sparks An Entrepreneur

From starting a micro-brewery while still in college to becoming co-founder of Mattermark, one of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed about start-ups, Andy Sparks has had an unconventional road to success. But it was his decidedly unusual past that prepared him for the ups and downs of running a start-up today. Recently, Sparks sat down with […]

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April 20, 2016

6 Under-the-Radar Tools That Make Running A Small Business Less Painful

If you run a small business, there’s one thing you’ve probably got a lot of experience with: Having to do it all. Whether it’s managing new hire paperwork, finances, or helping teams collaborate more effectively, you’re typically the point-person for every decision– large or small–about your business. Not surprisingly, this can be (very) painful. To […]

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April 14, 2016

13 Powerful Apps to Optimize Your Time (And Your Business)

While it’s all too easy to lament that we spend too much time glued to our phones, it’s nearly impossible to deny everything that these devices do for us on a daily basis. From eliminating awful post office runs, delivering food to our desks, or even picking up items for donation, mobile apps today have […]

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March 21, 2016

31 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Lead Great Teams

Making difficult decisions, constantly learning, and taking time to appreciate your team are core practices behind any successful leader—but balancing these skills is not always easy. To help, we’ve gathered together 31 inspiring quotes from innovators across all industries. Bookmark this blog and reference it for inspiration throughout your week, or share one of your […]

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November 26, 2015

10 Tips for Managing Creative People

Today’s workplace is filled with different personality styles. Understanding those differences and how they affect your workforce can make you a more effective manager. Working with “left-brain” (more analytical) versus “right-brain” (more creative) employees has its own set of rules. Most creative workers use the right-brain style of learning and working, which is a visual, […]

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November 17, 2015

Rethinking Small Business Saturday: A New Way To Think About Growing Your Business

At Zenefits, we work with over 10,000 growing businesses around the country. With the holidays upon us, we wanted to offer our thoughts on one in particular: Small Business Saturday. Created to encourage communities to “shop small” and help growing businesses put themselves in front of more shoppers, independent small businesses raked in $14.3 billion […]

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November 2, 2015

How to Identify and Grow Your Leadership Style

Gallup’s State of the American Manager report, found that only 10% of working people possess the talent to be a good manager. As it turns out, being a natural-born leader doesn’t come naturally to most people. If you aren’t one of the lucky few, it’s important to cultivate the leadership skills needed to be a […]

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