Workest Weekly: How to Improve Recruitment in 2023, Healthy Metaverse Working Practices, HR’s Role in Change Management

Welcome to Workest Weekly — a newsletter for small business owners, HR leaders, and their growing teams.


We hope you had a great week! This week, we’ll show you how trends and developments in technology may impact your business this year and in the years to come. Discover how trends in the tech industry may affect how small businesses should adapt. Plus, have you been hearing more about the metaverse? Learn more about what it is and how to implement healthy working practices within it. Human resources has an important role in these business trends and changes — find out how HR can support and lead change management. Finally, are you looking to improve your recruitment strategies to attract the best talent? Here’s how to improve recruitment in 2023.

Small Business and HR Compliance dates this week:

January 31, 2023

IRS Deadline: File Form 941 — Federal Quarterly Return. Your quarterly filings for Q4 2022 are due on this day.

IRS Deadline: File Form 940 — Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return (FUTA). The previous year’s Form 940 is due to the IRS by January 31.

Deadline to Distribute Forms W-2. January 31 is the deadline to distribute Forms W-2 to employee(s).

How Can Employers Improve Recruitment in 2023?
What are the best recruitment practices for the new year? We answer the questions recruiters have about improvements to their recruiting process.

How Can Employers Improve Recruitment in 2023?

Recruitment and hiring processes are constantly changing and evolving. As the world moves into 2023, it’s important to consider the best ways to attract and retain the highest-quality talent.

Hiring is an ever-evolving field, and management may never know what new insights will arise in the coming years. This post can answer some of the most commonly asked questions from recruiters. As a bonus, it provides tips on improving recruitment for the year ahead.


The Future of the Tech Industry: Practices and Culture
The tech industry saw a significant economic shift in 2022. What does that mean for possible trends in 2023 for your business? Find out here.

The Future of the Tech Industry: Practices and Culture

The tech industry has always been seen as a pioneer when it comes to perks, benefits, and fostering innovative company culture, and other companies have often followed suit. Over the last year, nearly 100,000 people have lost their jobs in tech, and many companies have implemented hiring freezes across the board.

There are some changes we’re seeing that may impact how your company should look to adapt or adjust this year — find out what those are.


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The metaverse is becoming increasingly popular among companies. Find out how businesses are keeping up with relevant best practices and standard procedures.

What Are Healthy Metaverse Working Practices?

At least 82% of businesses expect metaverse plans to become a regular part of their business within the next 3 years. But how can these new technologies facilitate safe, healthy, and productive use? With the rise of the metaverse, it’s important to consider how we should interact and work in this new digital environment. From video conferencing to social etiquette, there are a lot of considerations to keep in mind when it comes to working in a virtual world.



Many companies might see change management as the sole concern of upper-level management, but human resources has a big role to play in this area.

HR’s Role in Change Management

If the recent years filled with a global pandemic, political and social unrest, and economic fits and starts have shown us anything, it’s that change really is the one true constant. Businesses big and small have had to adapt in new, unprecedented ways. The good part? There are all kinds of benefits that come from getting serious about change management. Here’s how HR can support and lead changes within organizations.



What does the term “Web 3.0” actually mean and what opportunities does it present for your small company? Find out here.

What Is Web 3.0? An Introduction for Small Businesses

The internet has evolved tremendously since the very 1st website was launched in 1991. The way it has grown since then has drastically impacted businesses everywhere; they either adapted or were left behind (remember Blackberry and Blockbuster?). Here are 4 ways your business can prepare and catch the “Web 3.0 wave” to be at the forefront.



How can you create great teams at your company and fix the dysfunctional ones? Here’s a crash course on team dynamics and why they matter.

What Are Team Dynamics and Why Do They Matter?

There’s a whole lot that goes into making great teams and fixing dysfunctional ones. Any team’s leaders will have a major impact, but it takes more than just stellar leadership. Enter team dynamics. When it comes to crafting great teams, they’re very likely to be involved somewhere along the line. Learn about how to maximize team dynamics at your company.


POPS The People Podcast

The POPS! Podcast by Zenefits helps small business leaders build people teams and succeed in the new world of work.

Pros and Perils of Unlimited PTO

Unlimited PTO is a popular time-off policy, especially in the tech field. It can be a great benefit for your employees, but Lora Patterson, Senior People Ops Advisor at Zenefits, recommends you consider its implications to ensure the policy works well for your company.

Lora reveals the potential pitfalls of unlimited PTO and gives 5 recommendations to help make a policy like this work for your company.



Zenefits is the only solution that simplifies your benefits search and provides you with leading technology to administer and manage health plans for your business.

Join Our Benefits Webinar

Whether you already have benefits plans or are looking for them, Zenefits provides the flexibility and guidance to help you put the right plans in place for your strategy. Join us for just 30 minutes Tuesday, January 31 as we run through how Zenefits not only supports bringing benefits to employees with user-friendly registration (employees can even enroll right on our mobile app!), but we’ve optimized it.

Register for our Benefits Webinar now.


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