Workest Weekly: October SMB + HR Calendar, How to Measure Employee Engagement, Why Neurodiversity in the Workplace Is Important

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


We hope you had a great week! As we welcome a new month, take a look at our free small business and HR compliance calendar for October. It’s packed with dates that HR and business leaders need to know. This week, we take a closer look at how to create and maintain an inclusive workplace. Discover how to create and enforce a disability employment policy and why neurodiversity in the workplace is important. Also, find out why it’s important for your HR software to be user-friendly. Finally, what are the key performance indicators for measuring employee engagement? We’ll show you, here.

Small Business and HR Compliance dates this week:

September 28

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day: Promote the importance of health awareness and fitness for all women of all ages.

September 29

National Coffee Day: Enjoy a cup or two of your favorite coffee #NationalCoffeeDay

September 30

International Podcast Day: Connect with fellow podcasters, podcast listeners, podcast enthusiasts, and leaders in the podcasting industry. Also check out Zenefits’ podcast episodes! #InternationalPodcastDay

VETS-4212 Reporting Deadline: Federal contractors and subcontractors must track and report annually the number of employees in their workforces who belong to the categories of veterans covered under the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

October 1

Start Planning for the Holidays: The holidays are just around the corner. Do you have a marketing plan in place? Brainstorm how you’ll promote your business this holiday season.

International Coffee Day: #InternationalCoffeeDay

October Calendar 2022
Holiday planning, Local Chamber of Commerce Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, and Halloween are just a few of the October events to look forward to.

Free Small Business and HR Compliance Calendar: October 2022

Fall is officially here! Are you ready for all that’s coming up in October (along with pumpkin-spiced everything)? Make sure your October is as smooth as possible with our our easy-to-use calendar — filled with compliance reminders, social media events, and other dates to know.

Holiday planning, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day — and of course, Halloween — are just a few of the events to look forward to in October. Our calendar is ready for you to download, bookmark, and refer to throughout the month.


7 KPIs to Measure Employee Engagement
71% of business executives believe employee engagement is key to success. Learn the key metrics to track in order to measure engagement.

7 KPIs to Measure Employee Engagement

In 2021, employee engagement dropped for the first time in a decade and the pattern has continued into this year. That should be concerning to organizations. Engaged employees care about the work they are doing and the company where they work. Discover the key performance indicators to help you determine how engaged your workers are (your HR software can help you manage these).


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Creating a disability employment policy is the 1st step toward creating an accessible workplace for your disabled talent. Use this guide to help create your policy.

How to Draft and Enforce a Disability Employment Policy

Diversity and inclusion initiatives help to create a productive workplace, boost employee satisfaction, and even build trust with customers. But it all starts with effective policy building. And creating a resource for your disabled talent to easily access the accommodations or assistance they need to grow their careers is critical. Find out how to accomplish this, here.



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We were busy last week, spreading #IncredibleHR from coast to coast. In addition to hosting our signature event, #TriNetPeopleForce, in NYC, we also had a booth at the
@HRTechConf in Las Vegas. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn about TriNet & @Zenefits! #HRTechConf

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