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July 3, 2015

8 Hot Summer Books for HR Managers

Nothing beats a good book while you’re soaking up the sun. Our summer HR book shortlist takes you out of the realm of pure productivity tips to get you thinking about your biggest challenges. Before you jet off, slip one of these titles into your carry-on and return to the office rested and ready to […]

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July 2, 2015

New IRS Rule Significantly Changes How Small Businesses Offer Health Insurance

For many years, small businesses that didn’t offer group health insurance would often help employees with health care by reimbursing or subsidizing individual plan premiums. These payments were considered non-taxable benefits. As of July 1, however, no business—including small businesses under 50 employees—may directly reimburse employees for medical costs or individual insurance plan premiums Companies […]

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June 29, 2015

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the ACA

The Affordable Care Act is designed to reduce healthcare costs, expand coverage for the uninsured, and increase quality of care for people across the United States. Like most pieces of legislation, however, the ACA can be confusing, making it difficult for many businesses to comply with the law’s requirements. But come 2016, regardless of its […]

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June 15, 2015

6 Employee Benefits Required by Law

When businesses are birthed, it’s typically the owner who gets things started. Once a business experiences a measure of success, all of a sudden the employer is forced to learn how to manage the small business and how to handle the human resource responsibilities. It can be an exciting yet painful process to figure out all the legalities of hiring […]

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June 1, 2015

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements

Every year brings changes to employment laws. For HR professionals, this means regularly reviewing employee handbooks and policies and making updates to remain in compliance. It may be tempting to adjust your policy to meet the bare minimum requirements, but such an approach is not always in the best interest of your company. Understand How […]

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May 30, 2015

Improve Your Company Culture With 5 Simple Questions

Culture, as it applies to the workplace, is about much more than free snacks and dress codes. The culture of a company is largely shaped by the mindset and attitudes of each person within the business. It follows then, that to improve your company culture, it’s crucial to take stock of what’s going on inside the heads of […]

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May 20, 2015

Zenefits for Managers with Business Intelligence

Managing HR isn’t easy. At Zenefits, our mission is to make a tough job a little easier by bringing free, powerful HR software to small-and-midsize businesses. We believe that SMBs should have great HR software, just like enterprise companies do. Today, we’re excited to introduce Zenefits for Managers, along with Business Intelligence reports—two products that […]

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May 6, 2015

With Customer Demand Surging Across the Country, Zenefits Raises $500 Million in Series C Funding at a $4.5 Billion Valuation

San Francisco, Calif. (May 6, 2015) – In order to meet strong demand from small- and medium-sized businesses across the country, Zenefits announced today that it has raised a $500 million Series C round of funding at a post-money valuation of $4.5 billion. Zenefits is a free, cloud HR automation platform that makes it effortless […]

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April 13, 2015

Zenefits is Back in the Beehive State!

It’s official: Zenefits is coming back to Utah! Today (April 13th), Governor Gary Herbert signed a law ending Utah’s ban on Zenefits—making it clear that the Beehive State supports innovation, technology and competition. This law reaffirms Utah’s commitment to supporting innovative companies—even when they disrupt existing industries. Now, businesses in Utah will, once again—and for free, just […]

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April 9, 2015

8 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Organizations have long struggled to maintain the productivity of their workforce. Managing what employees accomplish in any given day impacts their productivity, which is critical to meeting corporate objectives. A survey by Robert Half concluded that socializing with coworkers, surfing the Internet/social media and personal phone calls/email were the most common time wasters at work. […]

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ACA to redefine Small Group Employer

March 30, 2015

ACA to Redefine Small Group Employer in 2016

Have you heard that the Affordable Care Act’s unofficial slogan is “Change is the only constant”? Heraclitus had it right. Case in point: the ACA is changing its definition of Small Group. Wait, what’s happening? On January 1st, 2016, the Affordable Care Act will change the way it previously defined “Small Group Employer.” If you have 51-100 employees on January 1st, you’ll […]

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March 7, 2015

7 Essential Principles for Growing Your Business

My grandmother, who lived in a remote village in Bangladesh, was barely five feet tall, skinny as a rod, and very soft-spoken. She could barely read or write and never had a formal education, yet she successfully managed a farming and sharecropping business, overseeing a network of farmers, merchants, and seasonal workers, all while raising […]

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