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.


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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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.

A Starter Guide to Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


Sexual harassment seems to be dominating the news cycles lately, as many high-profile cases come to light. Unpleasant as it may be, workplace harassment is an important topic for business owners to think about, and work to prevent. In 2016, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) had more than 6,700 charges alleging sex-based harassment. That can include unwelcome advances or it can include gender-based harassment, which might be comments that are demeaning to a particular. Read more

Live Webinar: Conducting the Perfect Interview – Prepare Your Team for Successful Hiring

Unstructured interviews can be faulty gauges of whether or not a candidate is the right fit. When you tighten up your interview process and equip your hiring team with structured interview questions and a way to provide standardized feedback, you’re able to get reliable hiring manager feedback and hire the right people faster. Join us on Thursday, 2/22 at 11:00AM PT, 2:00PM ET to learn how to conduct structured interviews and streamline your hiring process.

Hiring Interns, The Legal Way


Hiring an intern at your company is a great way to give a college student or new professional some hands-on experience in your industry. Companies often hire interns to do lower-level work in exchange for the opportunity to get a foothold into a new industry and learn from behind the scenes. However, many companies have historically hired interns on an unpaid basis in order to save costs on jobs that would otherwise go to entry-level employees. Though very common, the practice of. 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.

Employee Productivity: Encourage Deep Work With These 5 Tips


There’s work, and then there’s deep work. We’ve all engaged in deep work at some point — it’s that experience when you’re on a roll. Deep work makes a task more enjoyable as everything else melts away. Unfortunately, deep work is also an increasingly rare experience in the age of computers and mobile phones. According to Cal Newport, author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, constant interruption is more of a problem than we’d like to admit. As an NPR feature on.

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.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

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.

19 Easy Ways to Improve Communication in the Workplace


As humans, we’re bound to misunderstand each other and get frustrated from time to time. However, taking concerted efforts to improve your workplace communication skills will go a long way in establishing strong relationships and getting important projects done. Communication doesn’t only feel good, it also shows results. According to a Watson Wyatt study, companies that communicate the most effectively are 50% more likely to report low turnover levels compared with the industry. Read more

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Master Employee Appreciation With These 35 Inexpensive 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.

10 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress


Have you ever had a day at work when your mind was somewhere else and you couldn’t focus? It might have had something to do with stress, or maybe even stress at work itself. According to the Harvard Gazette, 36% of U.S. workers suffer from workplace stress — and it costs U.S. businesses $30 billion a year in lost workdays. Stress is a normal part of work and life, but too much of it can have dire effects on team morale and productivity. As a business leader, how can you de-stress your. Read mor

The Bottom Line: Employee Happiness is Good for Business


Happiness is a worthwhile goal for anyone. Who doesn’t want to feel good? And in fact, there are benefits to happiness that go beyond the warm and fuzzies. Happy people spread positivity into other facets of life — including their workplaces. Employee happiness is becoming a key consideration of modern work life. It’s important to employees, and should be crucial to employers as well. Companies that create happy workforces through tactics like offering benefits and volunteering often see.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

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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Learn How the PEO Model Works in 96 Seconds [Video]


If you run a small- or medium-sized business, you’ve likely heard the term “PEO” floated around before. But what is a PEO? And how can it help your business?

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13 Ways To Onboard Happy Employees and Increase Retention


We've also built an infographic on how to best create a warm welcome for employees. You can check it out here. The onboarding experience is crucial for employee retention. This is the moment at which you can set someone up for success within your company.

Want More Happy Employees? Check Out Our Great Place to Work Toolkit


Are you looking for ways to boost employee satisfaction, but need some ideas or guidance? As the statistics have proven time and again, happy employees are more productive, take fewer sick days, and outperform their competition. On top of that, building a great place to work helps employers attract and retain the best talent. Employee Happiness Toolkit Justworks understands the importance of cultivating a great place to work, which is why we’ve made this employee happiness toolkit. Read more

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

CEO Jennefer Witter Wants Women to Build an Old Girls' Network


As Founder and CEO of The Boreland Group Inc, Jennefer Witter has headed a successful public relations business for 14 years. Jennefer is author of The Little Book of Big PR: 100 + Quick Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed. She wears many hats — from business leader to networking expert to public speaker — and Justworks was proud to have her as a panelist for women in business at our recent Justwomen event in New York City. The secret to her success? Jennefer quickly points to the. Read mor

13 Ways to Encourage Employee Development (and Strengthen Your Team)


Boost Employee Development In your company's day-to-day routine, professional development activities may not seem like a priority. After all, the workday should be focused on, well, working! But it’s important that your employees continue to learn and grow professionally. According to go2HR, 40% of people who receive poor employee training leave within the first year. Employee development not only benefits the individual, but it will benefit your company as well. So, how can you encourage.

To Keep a High-Growth Company on Track, Scale Wisely


If your company is growing — especially if it’s growing at a fast-pace — there is plenty of cause to celebrate. But there is also cause to look cautiously before you run full-steam ahead. Tech startups with significant venture-backed funding have especially face the unique challenge of scaling a business while maintaining quality and integrity. So, what steps can you take to keep your company on the right track? Justworks has experienced some explosive growth in the past couple years. Read more

What is Co-Employment? A Quick Guide for Companies


If you run a business, maybe you’ve heard of the term co-employment. Chances are you came across it while looking at HR solutions or options for providing your team with access to benefits. Professional Employer Organizations, or PEOs, are structured on the co-employment model. Psst… Want to learn more about PEOs? Download our free ebook that explains Why PEOs are Advantageous for Small Businesses. What is Co-Employment? According to the National Association of PEOs, co-employment is “a.

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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!

Employee Fringe Benefits - What Are They, Exactly?


As an employer, you’ve heard about benefits before. But what are fringe benefits? To understand fringe benefits, first it’s important to understand how employees are paid. Employees are normally paid wages via written or printed checks, direct deposit, payroll cards, or sometimes cash. All wages paid to employees are taxable income, and subject to income tax withholding. Employers are also required to provide certain benefits to their employees (i.e., workers’ compensation coverage, and.

What's the Difference Between an Employee Benefit & Perk?


A compensation package from an employer is about more than just salary. Employee benefits like health insurance and 401(k) contributions should also factor into an employee's offer package. Great work perks also go beyond salary and guaranteed benefits speak to your company's culture. It’s important to know the difference between a perk and a benefit. Want to learn more about both? Download our free guide here. . Employee Benefits Vs. Perks What are Benefits? Benefits are non-wage.

How to Turn Business Networking Into Authentic Connections


Let’s be real for a minute. Sometimes, networking can feel, well, fake. This makes sense — a lot of networking environments have a contrived feel about them. After all, how often do you walk around hotels with a nametag and ask a roomful of strangers what they do for a living? 6 Ways to Connect at Networking Events The good news is, business interactions don’t have to be so dry and awkward. In fact, they can be fun, beneficial, and long-lasting, like the many quality friendships and. Read more

3 Questions To Ask Before Picking Your Company's Health Insurance


If you’re one of the many small- to medium-sized employers looking for the best health insurance plan, you’re not alone. The right plan is not just about the price, but also how useful it is for your employees. Before determining the right health insurance your employees should have access to, these three questions might help you out. How Much Does the Plan Cost? Generally, there are two different types of health insurance plans. Your company can go with a low-deductible, high-premium. Read mor

Timing Is Everything: 3 Tips for Mastering the “When” of Recruiting Tech Talent

Tech recruiters will face the same tough hiring conditions in 2018 that they grappled with in 2017. Improve your chances of success during the biggest recruiting season of the year by following these 3 timing tips from Dice. You’ll learn when candidates are looking – and the best times to reach them.

Professional Networking for Introverts: Yes, It is Possible


Sweaty palms. Hot cheeks. That overwhelming feeling of awkwardness. If you’re anything like me, networking with a roomful of strangers might give you the impulse to run and hide rather than get out and socialize. However, after speaking with several experts about networking, I’m convinced: networking as an introvert (and doing so successfully) is actually easier than you’d think. In fact, introverts have innate networking strengths that not all extroverts possess. Introverts are great. Read mor


17 Excellent Workplace Wellness Ideas That Don't Break the Bank


Have you decided it’s time for your company to invest in a health and wellness program? There are many reasons to offer an employee wellness program, such as reducing absenteeism, increasing employee engagement, and attracting top talent with competitive benefits and perks. Now more than ever, many companies ranked as a Great Place to Work have robust health and wellness programs to attract great employees. In fact, employee wellness programs have mostly become an industry standard. Read more

13 Fun Team Building Ideas That Employees Will Enjoy


Team building is important for uniting coworkers, working on strengths and weaknesses, and boosting employee morale. So how can we make team building exercises less mind numbingly boring? Believe it or not, activities do exist that are fun, unique, and unite coworkers together. They can range from a simple game to start off a meeting to a day-long offsite. Look no further for team bonding ideas that are actually enjoyable! 13 Fun Team Building Exercises 1. Kick Your. Read more

How To Hire, For Startups At Every Level


Hiring as a small company is crucial. Your team is small, company potential feels huge, and every team member matters. So how do you identify what role you need to fill first? We spoke with three entrepreneurs about how to hire and when to scale your startup's team.

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7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Use Our New Hire Checklist To Create A Warm Welcome [Infographic]


Bringing a new employee into the office is an exciting and also somewhat intimidating day for both parties. It’s also the perfect opportunity to set the stage for a long and fruitful working relationship. According to SHRM, a new employee who attends a well-structured employee orientation program is 69% more likely to stay at the company for up to three years. At Justworks, we have welcome swag packages waiting for our new hires. Some teams also sign a postcard welcoming the new addition to.

Level Up Your Networking Skills with Tips From Six Experts [eBook]


Networking is pivotal to a successful career, yet it’s something most people have little to no formal instruction on. We probably don’t need to convince you much of the importance of networking. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, a whopping 85% of jobs are filled through networking. But in this eBook, we will explore beyond networking just to land your next job and take the the long view instead. Professional networking is a way to enrich your interests, create long-lasting. Read more

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The Muse’s Kathryn Minshew Shares 9 Tips to Expand Your Network


If you’re looking for networking tips, Kathryn Minshew is the person to talk to. Kathryn is the co-founder and CEO of The Muse, a company that has helped over 50 million people with their careers, including looking for jobs, getting professional coaching, building a personal brand, and growing in entrepreneurship. She contributes on career and entrepreneurship to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, and was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Media. Kathryn wrote in to Justblog.

Does Your Digital Brand Speak Human?


“We want more people to know and talk about us.”. This is the fundamental request Julie Weber most often gets from clients. And as the CMO and Principal at Brllnt, a full-service creative agency, achieving that is her specialty. Julie moved to Washington, D.C. at 20 to finish college and pursue her career as a journalist. But when Julie started writing, she quickly realized she wanted to tell people’s stories in a more creative medium. After earning her agency chops working for. Read more

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Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.