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March 30, 2017

Employee Benefits Benchmarking: Insurance Premiums

The 2018 Zenefits Small Business Benefits Benchmark Report is now available. Representing data from more than 8,000 Zenefits customers, the report examines how plan types, contributions, premiums, deductibles, copays, and out-of-pocket costs differ across regions. The study is intended to help businesses make more informed decisions by providing insights into the choices of similar companies within […]

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employee conflict

March 28, 2017

5 Effective Ways to Handle Employee Conflict

“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” Max Lucado Employee happiness and amicability is important, but when you throw any variation of employee personalities together, there’s bound to be some sort of clash. Conflict isn’t necessarily bad, though. On the contrary, it’s rather healthy to have your ideas challenged, and it helps hash out and […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

March 28, 2017

How are Payroll Taxes Calculated? – Federal Income Tax Withholding

In my previous blog we looked at the best methods for determining our federal income taxable wages. Now that we know our taxable wages, we’re ready to calculate the federal income tax withholding. Federal Income Tax Withholding is an Estimate The first thing to remember is that federal income tax withholding is an estimate. Its […]

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HRIS

March 21, 2017

What’s the Value of a HRIS?

Does your HR role involve manual data entry? Are you drowning in onboarding and payroll paperwork? Do you want to focus on strategic planning and less on administrative work? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, a HRIS could be the solution you’re looking for.  What is a HRIS? A HRIS (Human Resource […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

March 20, 2017

How are Payroll Taxes Calculated? – Federal Income Taxable Wages

Mark Twain once asked, “What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?”  His answer, “The taxidermist only takes your skin.” Sometimes, it can feel like we’re slowly being skinned as we see our precious earnings taken away in payroll taxes. How do we know that the amount taken for federal withholding is […]

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March 17, 2017

Demystifying Background Checks

Your business is your baby. No matter its size and scope, you likely spend more time at work than anywhere else — and that’s why filling your office with hires you’re confident in is super important. When it comes to growing your team, there seem to be more “to do” items than you ever thought possible. […]

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HR software powers the Oasis Center

March 17, 2017

[Customer Spotlight]: How the Oasis Center is Helping Nashville’s Youth Thrive

For the past 48 years, Oasis Center has been committed to helping young people move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Offering safety and support to Nashville’s most vulnerable and disconnected youth, Oasis Center teaches young people how to transform the conditions that create problems, and offers a place where ideas come to life […]

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Business intelligence reports and tools

March 15, 2017

Answering 3 Top HR Questions With Business Intelligence Reports

Just as road maps make it easier for drivers to find the shortest routes, business intelligence reports help companies visualize and navigate key human resources (HR) analytics. Because of this, businesses are increasingly investing in tech resources for collecting, storing, and organizing important employee data.   Fortunately, this investment in technology can pay off big time for […]

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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 […]

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March 8, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! According to the United Nations (UN), “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” And that’s certainly what we’re […]

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employee appreciation

March 3, 2017

Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day

At the backbone of any great company or operation are employees. And that’s why we’re so excited today is Employee Appreciation Day! If you missed the memo on Employee Appreciation Day, don’t sweat it. There’s still time to do something to show your employees how much you value their work. In fact, at Zenefits, we […]

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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, […]

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