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Instrument

January 19, 2016

How A Design Agency Bridged the Digital Divide with Zenefits

Instrument is a digital creative agency with dream clients and culture. When Google needed an online campus for budding entrepreneurs, Instrument developed a network of intuitive websites. When Nike wanted to celebrate everyday athletes, Instrument designed cutting edge web tools. But when Instrument needed to onboard new hires, the company—known for its simple, elegant solutions […]

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PEO Considerations

January 15, 2016

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: What are Ancillary Benefits, and How Should I Prioritize Them?

Dear Bud, We recently saved a bunch of money switching medical insurance carriers, and I’d like to re-invest the funds back into my employees. What other types of ancillary benefits should I consider, and how should I prioritize them? Signed, Considering Ancillary Lines for Employee Benefits C.A.L.E.B., Dental, life, vision insurance, and short-term and long-term […]

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January 14, 2016

How to Align HR & Business Goals in 5 Steps

What’s the most critical skill of an HR leader? Thorough knowledge of employee health benefits software? Strong culture ambassador? Superior conflict resolution skills? According to recent research, it’s the ability to connect HR initiatives to the strategic initiatives of the business. But how do you do align business goals with HR goals? We’ve outlined a […]

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business bottlenecks

January 13, 2016

10 Business Bottlenecks That Are So 2015

At the start of each year, people of many cultures resolve to change their lives by beginning new habits and abandoning practices that weren’t serving them well. Business culture is no different, and offices are full of pain points. Now that 2016 is upon us, what are some bottlenecks business leaders are leaving behind? Keep […]

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PEO Considerations

January 7, 2016

Ask a Zenefits Advisor: Can I Remove Employees From Benefits if Their Hours Drop?

Dear Bud, Hoping you can help me with some compliance confusion. I have an employee who was working 30+ hours per week, so I offered him health insurance. But then he dropped back to below 30 hours a week. When he becomes a part-time employee again, am I able to remove him from benefits? Thanks, […]

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20 Business Trends Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

December 31, 2015

20 Business Trends Leaders Will Adopt in 2016

It’s the end of December, which means everyone becomes clairvoyant. So what’s in store for businesses in the new year? In 2015, changes to workplace structure became part of mainstream conversation. Companies experimented with flattened hierarchies and flex time. Employees focused less on climbing the corporate ladder, and more on acquiring a diverse set of […]

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