Zenefits is a company based in the United States that offers cloud-based software as a service to companies for managing their human resources, with a particular focus on helping them with health insurance coverage.

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  • While most organizations have some kind of paid time off policy, there’s a new type of PTO that’s on the business scene these days: volunteer time off, otherwise known as VTO. Why on earth would an employer pay their employees while not at their desks? Well, there are quite a few reasons. First, like many […] The post 6 Example VTO Policies Employers Should See appeared first on Zenefits Blog.

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  • With the summer approaching, companies are gearing up to invite students and recent graduates to join their ranks as interns. While internships can be valuable learning experiences for new workers, many employers are unsure if — or what — they should pay these incoming workers. Employers often assume that internships are unpaid, but this practice […] The post Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? An Em...

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  • It’s June, which means Summer is imminent and Pride Month is already in full swing! How are you celebrating Pride at work? Start by examining your industry, and determining if there’s an organic way to showcase your LGBTQ(I) pride– perhaps showcasing authors from that community or volunteering together. It’s not quite so evident for all […] The post 3 Ideas for Celebrating LGBTQ(I) Pride at Work a...

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  • The California Supreme Court, on April 30, issued a ruling to adopt a standard, called the “ABC test,” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The ABC test has three requirements to prove workers are contractors The worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in […] The post What the ABC Test Means for the Gig Economy: An Interview with Ala...

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  • For business, payroll taxes are a constant, regardless of how your revenue ebbs and flows. For everyone receiving a paycheck, you need to properly calculate and pay employee/employer deductions in a timely manner to stay ahead of the IRS. Businesses must submit payments for withholding taxes either monthly or semi-monthly, depending on the size of […] The post A Reference Guide to Employer Payroll...

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  • When it comes to retaining your top performers, staying in close touch with workplace feedback makes all the difference. Key to collecting this input is running an employee engagement survey. Employers who make an effort to collect and encourage employee feedback outperform those that don’t — by as much as 21% according to Gallup. The […] The post Building an Employee Engagement Survey appeared fi...

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  • While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team. In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees […] The post Does Radical ...

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  • Summer is here, and many businesses need to hire seasonal employees. As the beaches get crowded and tourist spots heat up, the seasonal workers arrive as a force, preparing meals, running registers, taking reservations, and countless other jobs. In particular, teens step in to fill these temporary positions. Based on data from the Bureau of […] The post A Quick Checklist for Hiring Seasonal Employ...

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  • When Kaelin Priger, 26, interviewed for her current job as an environmental analyst in Atlanta, she was excited the company offered three weeks of vacation per year, plus overtime compensation in the form of paid time off, starting on day one.   She lived abroad for several years, and the vacation policy meant she could […] The post Millennial Employees Want Flexibility & Benefits. Can They Have I...

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  • Between browsing different platforms, managing your employee data, and conducting the appropriate research, the process of switching payroll services or starting a new one has a lot of moving parts. What do I need to know to stay compliant? What information is absolutely necessary for me to provide? Is this what’s best for my employees? We’re […] The post The Payroll Setup Checklist: everything yo...

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  • Workplaces have their own aesthetics and personalities. They can feel more like living organisms than inanimate office spaces. Examples of these are all-remote offices, coworking offices, posted-up-at-coffee-shop offices, and many other more traditional, cubicle-based workplaces. Which bring us to the rise of what’s called the agile workspace. This recent trend might seem like a fad– perhaps […] T...

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  • While many are familiar with a bi-monthly pay schedule — typically on the first and fifteenth of the month — there are actually a few ways to structure a payroll schedule. Like most decisions business owners make, the way you structure your small business payroll schedule depends most on your small business needs and the […] The post Why Choosing a Payroll Schedule Isn’t So Simple appeared first o...

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  • The Digital Era has revolutionized our workspaces and our work schedules. We can be “on call” around the clock, which sounds great for employers—but not so much for employees. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are at an even higher risk of abusing flexible work schedules. It’s not uncommon for small business owners, startup founders, and […] The post How Important are Flexible Work Schedules...

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  • As technology continues to transform and expedite the way we work, the job market for relevant, adaptable skills is evolving at a parallel clip. However, modern employers are struggling to keep up with that pace when it comes to retaining and hiring great candidates. In fact, there are now officially more job openings than unemployed […] The post What is Employer Branding? appeared first on Zenefi...

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  • A floating holiday symbolizes more than just a day off for your employees. Therefore, it can be a competitive edge for businesses when trying to recruit and retain employees, especially when turnover rates are rising year after year. For many businesses, small and large alike, a floating holiday can be an attractive bonus aspect to […] The post Does a Floating Holiday Policy Make Sense for Your Bu...

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  • As companies strive to create a positive presence online, in the media, and in their communities, a new trend is emerging: volunteering time off (or VTO) policies. VTO policies allow employees to put in volunteer time while still on the clock. The practice takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the rank and file: allowing employees to […] The post The What, Why, and How of VTO Policies app...

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  • This July, a new piece of legislation will take effect, encouraging more remote workers to remain in or move to the state of Vermont. While Vermont had the highest rate of inbound migration in 2017, they saw mostly older and wealthier families moving to the state to retire. They have had less luck attracting young […] The post Vermont Passed Legislation to Become a Remote Work Haven. Here’s Why th...

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  • As summer quickly approaches, employees have a ton on their mind (both in and out of work). As a manager, it can be challenging to keep your teams productively humming among all the distractions. Understanding the ins and outs of employee engagement activities can make all the difference for driving a successful next few months. […] The post What Employee Engagement Looks Like (And How to Grow It)...

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  • As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? An independent contractor may feel like a part of the team. And their independent status doesn’t mean they can’t — or shouldn’t — be a major contributor to the company’s goals and culture. But there are important distinctions between an […] The post The Employer’s Guide to Independent Co...

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  • As soon as someone Googles your company, enters your office building, or experiences any other interaction with your organization, they form an idea of your culture—for better or worse. A good office culture is absolutely crucial to economic success, innovation, and attracting top talent. Fortunately, you have a lot of control over your office culture, […] The post Can Your Office Have a Culture? ...

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  • The ABC test is a new process for identifying and categorizing independent contractors. It was named such for its three-pronged definition (prongs A, B, and C) of a contractor. According to this test, workers will only be legally categorized as contractors if they meet the following: That the worker is free from the control and […] The post What is the ABC test for contractors? appeared first on Z...

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  • If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet– you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but they’re not easy to write. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having an employee handbook […] The post Employee Handbook Examples You Sh...

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  • If you were expecting a trickle of millennial employees entering the workforce, you were wrong. It’s more like a tidal wave. As of last year, millennial employees officially comprise the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. It’s no wonder so many small business owners and HR departments are diving deep to understand what makes this […] The post What Millennial Employees Really Want from HR ...

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