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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 21, 2018

Decoding Your W2 Forms | Part 2: Boxes 10 through 20

While tax forms and laws continue to evolve, the W2 form is one piece of the process that has stayed relatively consistent. In part 1 of this two-part series, I attempted to demystify the W2 forms by exploring and explaining boxes 1 through 9.  Let’s continue this exploration by reviewing the rest of the W2 […]

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May 17, 2018

What Small Business CEOs Need to Know About Employer Payroll Taxes

Nothing about small business is small. The work is constant, the goals can be daunting, and the administrative tasks are endless. Employer payroll taxes are no exception. This can feel particularly true when it comes to understanding employer payroll taxes. Like just about anything in life, there is virtually no compensation without taxation. For small […]

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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 16, 2018

What You Need to Know About California’s New ABC Contractor Law

While there is is no federal definition of what constitutes an independent contractor, each state has different regulations surrounding the term. Recently, California has established a new law, which narrows its definition of an independent contractor, helping to cut a clearer line between that and a full-time employee. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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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 7, 2018

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Our Customer “Web Marketing for Dentists”

Welcome to Take Five, our customer Q&A series in which our Zenefits customers share their experiences through five questions! We’re pleased to introduce you to Sori Ptalis, the operations manager at Web Marketing for Dentists, a dental marketing company serving the dentist community for over 13 years. Sori has the broad responsibilities of HR administration, […]

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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 17, 2018

Onboarding Musts: explaining health insurance

While it is legally required for employers with over 50 full-time employees to offer some sort of health benefits, it’s also in their best interest. In a 2013 survey of over 900 organizations, 53% of them reported being effective in leveraging their health insurance carriers to drive health and productivity. Moreover, 93% of these businesses […]

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April 10, 2018

How Did We Get Here? Solving the Gender Wage Gap in 2018

According to 2017 legislation, this April marks the deadline for all UK companies with over 250 employees to release their wage data to the public. The #PayMeToo movement is well underway, and while it’s past due, it’s finally making visible progress. Without similar legislation keeping US businesses transparent, we’re here to offer some insights and […]

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