Jean Spencer

Jean Spencer is the Managing Editor at Zenefits. She’s a prior journalist, a current marketer, and always an entrepreneur. Her first job was selling homemade puzzles (cardboard boxes, painted, cut up, and assembled into plastic baggies) at the bottom of the driveway for $0.25.

17 articles

Getting the Most out of Your Health Benefits

A step-by-step guide for employers who want to maximize the value of health insurance

Mythbusters: Millennials and Gen Zers Aren’t that Different, According to this Data

We surveyed Millennials and Gen Zers, and the results were surprising

Employee Turnover Is a More Costly Problem than Researchers Thought, Here’s Why

A high employee turnover rate can set a business back. But new research shows just how much employee turnover costs.

Research: Employee Retention a Bigger Problem Than Hiring for Small Business

You hear hiring is a big challenge for small business. But according to the statistics, employee turnover is an even bigger problem.

5 Example PTO Policies from Actual Small Business Owners

While enterprise businesses are creating “astronomical salary” offers that are hard to turn down, small businesses may have lucked into an unsuspecting strategic recruiting advantage. Specifically, they are more flexible to workers’ wants and needs. The State of PTO report (a study of more than 600 small business employees) reveals what employees really want when […]

The Data Says We Have an Employee Onboarding Problem

Business owners, at large, are failing to execute structured employee onboarding programs, despite recognizing the importance of such programs, according to an analysis of several small business reports. 79% of business leaders say onboarding is an “urgent” and “important” priority, but only 30% admit to executing a plan. That’s unfortunate. Employee Onboarding isn’t a process […]

Test Your HR IQ: The HR Grader Quiz

The success of a Human Resources department is difficult to measure. Test your skills today with our HR grader quiz and learn where you can improve!

How One Colorado Company Saved Its $165M Firm Through Strong Company Culture

This small business based in Colorado saved itself from a lawsuit that would have put them out of business-- all with their strong company culture.

How Do I Calculate an Hourly Rate from Salary? Use this Calculator.

How do I calculate an hourly rate from salary? There's a complex formula to follow... or find out using our hourly to salary wage calculator!

The 4 Myths of Hiring Employees for Your Business

There are a lot of myths surrounding the hiring process. We're here to give you the truth around hiring employees for your business.