Boost Employee Morale: 23 Ways to Make Your Team Love Coming to Work


It’s a sentiment that both studies and anecdotal evidence have confirmed: employee satisfaction makes for a better place to work. Happiness in the workplace drives higher employee productivity, retention, job satisfaction, and all around business success.

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Stay Compliant and Create a Better Workplace with Justworks x EverFi


Your team is your company’s best asset. But they can only be the best if they’re taken care of and their safety is made a priority at work. By taking care of your team, you’ll take care of your business, getting one step closer to success, together.

When to Pay Employees for Travel Time: A Quick Guide


It’s common for employers not to consider this question until an employee is about to fly to a conference or go on-site to a client for the first time — when must I pay my employees for hours spent traveling? However, it’s better to be prepared before this situations arise. Let’s take a look.

Want to Create a More Inclusive Workplace? Try These 7 Tips


Diversity and inclusion (D+I) come as a package — you can’t have one without the other. But sometimes, organizations implementing diversity and inclusion programs put an unequal emphasis on the “diversity” part and forget about the “inclusion” part.

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

Understanding Supplemental Wages and Tax Rates


Part 1 of this series explored the difference between supplemental wages and regular wages. Now, in Part 2 of the series, discover some guidelines around calculating the taxes on supplemental wages. Every employee is entitled to receive compensation for all services rendered.

When Should a Growing or Small Business Offer Employee Benefits?


For a growing or small business, finding and retaining quality employees goes beyond compensation. Employers are able to offer benefits that employees can't access on their own, and so benefits provide value for employees at a relatively low cost to companies.

For Help Navigating Health Insurance Renewals, Get This Guide


Health insurance renewals happen every year, and every year, employers gear up to tackle the process. Renewals are a necessary part of offering access to employee benefits, and this period can also provide a great opportunity for businesses to reassess their offerings.

Should You Offer Summer Fridays to Your Employees?


Summer Fridays are a relatively small gesture that can make a tremendous impact on employee happiness. What exactly is a Summer Friday? Well, it depends. Offering summer hours is a business policy where companies give paid time off, typically on Fridays that occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day, in addition to employees' regularly allotted paid time off. There are many ways to structure summer hours, from offering half days or full days off, or allowing employees to accrue hours off from.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Association Health Plans (AHPs): What Small and Medium Businesses Should Know


On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs). The action was widely expected and it follows an October 2017 Executive Order.

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10 Affordable Ways To Improve Team Morale at Your Company


What is morale? And why is it important to a team's success and a company's business goals? Morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose,” says sociologist Alexander Leighton. Clearly, this is something everyone wants for their company. Good morale means employees are productive, collaborate better, miss fewer workdays, and feel more satisfied by their work. If people feel good about their team, they’ll work.

Considering Remote Employment? Practical Tips for Workers and Employers


Remote employment is excellent for flexibility and location independence. However, scheduling and self-management does come with its own hangups. Remote workers are expected to self-motivate and produce the work without those inherent regulations that an office or an in-person team brings, and sometimes their lack of physical presence to the manager can make attention on their personal needs fall to the wayside. But try to consider the relationship between remote worker and employer as a.


15 Office Holiday Party Ideas for Teams of Every Size (and Budget)


It’s that time of year again at the office! Holiday lights, pies in the break room, end of year excitement.and boring or played-out holiday events. The holidays are a time when everyone feels festive, and offices often want to share in that feeling. And any holiday party should be a quality team bonding experience. But the result is often a waste-of-money gift swap or a bad cookie plate. The holidays should be relaxing and fun, even if we're still at the office and not on vacation just.

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Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Celebrating 24/7 Love at the NYC Pride Parade


The Justworks team once again participated in the New York City Pride March, and we couldn't be happier to support the LGBTQ community. Our float's theme this year was 24/7 love. "Our theme this year is '24/7 love,' because we believe in supporting love and equality, whenever, wherever, whoever,” said Camilla Velasquez, Justworks' SVP of Product & Marketing Strategy. “We We believe a diverse workforce creates a more vibrant workplace.

5 Tips to Help Transform Your Workspace into an Employee Benefit


Increasingly, today’s workers are seeking out employers who prioritize their well-being and encourage a sustainable work-life balance. But unless you’re a Fortune 500 company or are backed by millions (or billions) in funding, it can be difficult to measure up to the perks offered by the Googles and Facebooks of the world (e.g., gourmet meals, on-site gyms, massages, tuition reimbursement, free shuttles to work, etc.). However, there are ways that any company can improve employee morale.

Inside Justworks’ Flexible Work Experiment: Work From Anywhere Week


Having flexible jobs and workplaces is something many workers today really want. Of course, this issue can be tough to manage for employers. A lot of complicating factors come into play when people are working from home or outside the office, like scheduling, communication, and good management, just to name a few. It’s an issue we deal with here at Justworks, too. So this year, our leadership team decided to try a creative experiment: Work From Anywhere Week. Everyone in. Read more

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Try These 35 Inexpensive Employee Appreciation Day Ideas


We all work long, hard hours. And that hard work can sometimes go without much recognition or appreciation. But it’s important to reward your employees for a job well done. Some surveys have shown that employee recognition has a direct correlation to employee satisfaction, and satisfied employees do better work and are less inclined to leave. Recognition makes employees feel appreciated: you're showing your peer, manager, or direct report that his or her work matters. Don't let the.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

Men Join the Justwomen Dialogue to Help Foster Inclusion


At the latest Justwomen panel, held March 29th at Town Stages in New York City, the team behind the event did something they’d never done before: invited men. The goal behind this update? To foster inclusion and create a conversation around change and forward movement. In a recent interview with Inc., Sales Manager and Justwomen founder Valerie Avila, expanded on the need for an inclusive dialogue. "If we're only telling women that we need more equity and that we need more women in.

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15 Ways to Promote Workplace Wellness on a Budget


Investing in employee health can make a big difference for your company and your team. Studies show that workplace wellness initiatives really do work. According to a study by Aflac, 61% of employees agree they’ve made healthier lifestyle choices because of a company wellness program. Of course, when introducing new wellness programs to your organization, budget can be a concern. If you’re looking for ways to increase employee wellness without the price tag, we’ve got you covered.

Defining Work-Life Balance for Your Small Business


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “work-life balance?” Is it an unlimited vacation policy, or catered lunches? Maybe you think of remote work opportunities. Or that not being in the office equates to time with friends and family, and being disconnected from work entirely. Work-life balance is almost always referred to in the abstract. We can use it in a sentence, but what’s the definition? The bigger question is: Does work-life balance mean a blurring, or a. Read more

Need Help Picking an Outsourced HR and Payroll Solution? Get This Guide


HR solutions are third-party service providers who can help ease the administrative burden of certain HR functions such as payroll, benefits administration, and policy creation. By having access to tech-forward HR tools and a team of industry experts, you’ll have more of your time back to focus on growing your team and delivering on your business goals. But determining which solution will be the best fit for your business depends on a number of factors. Where do you start? Ready for a. Read mor

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

5 Ways to Minimize Business Risk When Establishing a 401(k)


Great 401k plans tend to be a given in today’s workplaces. Your best recruits ask about them, your employees demand them, and you care about your own financial safety. Those are excellent reasons to seek one for your business. But is it a risk-free endeavor? If you guessed yes, guess again. Like all long-term business decisions, you’ll need to think and act strategically. Don’t overlook the importance of the process. Doing so could cost you, and your employees, substantially. Here are. Read mor

Peeling Bananas and Writing Anthems: Inside Hack Day at Justworks


Every once in a while, the Justworks Product and Engineering (ProdEng) team takes a break from building awesome tools for growing businesses to showcase their creative sides, building whatever they can dream up in “hack” events. This past month, we had a 24-hour Hack Day where the team hacked on a ton of different things (some useful, some not so much). Besides being an outlet for the team's creativity, hack days are a great chance to try out a new technology or area that you might not be.

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Check Out This Sample Employee Termination Letter If You’re Letting Someone Go


It’s a moment business leaders dread — terminating an employee can be a complicated and emotional process for both parties involved.

Implementing a Mentoring Program at Your Office: The Basics


A mentoring program is a tried-and-true tool that you may want to consider implementing in your office. Why,” you ask? The benefits are numerous. Among other things, professional mentoring programs can: Help to train new employees.

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Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

Growing Businesses, Take Note: Key Federal Employment Laws to Know


As a company grows, a myriad of challenges present themselves — scalability of operations, technology enablement, talent acquisition, and expansion into new markets. While growth can present exciting new opportunities, your HR department (if you have one) is likely preoccupied with a suite of federal regulations that directly affect your employee base. Consider the nature of at-will employment, which is the basis for the vast majority of employment relationships in the United States. Read more

Use Our Simple Checklist for Your Small Business’ End of Year Tasks


There’s no way around it — end of year paperwork and tax filings are a massive headache. And if you’re not careful with filing business taxes correctly, you may find your company slapped with unexpected fines. But it’s not just tax filings you have to worry about. It’s also end of year bonuses and commissions, rounding out 401(k) contributions, informing employees about their FSA funds, and a multitude of other tasks. These tasks may feel daunting, which is why we’d like to help you out.

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: Review your Pay Practices


A gender pay gap exists in almost every congressional district in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics outlined in AAUW’s latest report. Despite the federal Equal Pay Act, which requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work, on average, working women earn only 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male peers. Although Congress is considering new federal protections to address this reality, some states have already taken action to further secure the.

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Ready to Choose a PEO? Ask These 5 Questions


As a small business in need of an HR solution, your options can be overwhelming. But if you’ve narrowed your search and are ready to choose a PEO, you’re off to a great start. As you’ve probably learned, the acronym PEO stands for Professional Employer Organization. PEOs work with small businesses to help them manage payroll-related taxes, certain human resources functions, access to benefits, and other employer-related administrative functions necessary to running a business. PEO’s do.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

Designing Diversity and Inclusion at Justworks


Last summer, Justworks reached a turning point in the way we thought about diversity and inclusion (D+I). Our message and our actions were not aligned, and our commitment to diversity did not feel real. Employees felt it and leadership knew it.

Breaking Down the Difference Between HMO and PPO


When choosing health insurance for your company, there are many decisions to make. One of the first may be what type of plan to choose. If you’re shopping for health insurance, you’ve probably come across the acronyms HMO and PPO. HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization, and PPO stands for Preferred Provider Organization. Knowing the difference between HMO and PPO is an important first step to determining which kind of plan is right for your company and employees. Looking for the.

ITIN, SSN, or EIN Number – What's the Difference?


The Internal Revenue Service announced in 2014 that effective immediately, “Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire if not used on a federal income tax return for five consecutive years.”. This announcement generated some confusion. People wondered if it means that an individual's Social Security Number (SSN) or a business's Employer Identification Number (EIN) will expire if it is never used.


Depression in the Workplace: Signs Employees Need Help


It should come as no surprise that failing to address mental health in the workplace comes with its costs. According to Mental Health in America, depression costs the U.S. economy over $51 billion due to absenteeism from work. Besides the obvious monetary costs, unaddressed depression in the workplace can cause employee morale to suffer and makes your employees feel alone or isolated. Being personally engaged with your employees and showing support for their lives and interests outside the.


Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.