Ben Mueller

Ben Mueller

Ben Mueller is a Content Writer at Namely, the HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Ben and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Recent Articles


PPO vs. HMO vs. EPO: Spelling It Out for Employees

Open enrollment season is upon us, and you know what that means: RIP your inbox. Employees must settle on a medical plan that fits their needs while still trying to save a little money—and they want to see everything in black and white. What are the differences in coverage, what are the difference in cost, and what should I go with?


4 Ways HR Can Help Build a Cyber-Secure Culture

As this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness month draws to a close, and while you finish cleaning up all the mess from your cyber party celebrations, we wanted to help you answer one question: How can HR buddy up with IT to foster a “security culture” in the workplace?


Namely's 3 Favorite Sessions from the 2015 HR Technology Conference

It was a beautiful week to be out in Las Vegas, Nevada, talking about what we like to talk about most: HR technology. Namely had a ball at the HR Technology Conference & Expo, and we took in a ton of thought-provoking, informative sessions from some of the best in the industry.


Namely Wins Top HCM Brand Velocity Award

The HR Technology Conference is in full swing out here in Las Vegas, and Day One was a great one for Namely. We’re thrilled to announce Namely was awarded top brand velocity in the entire HCM space at InfluenceHR, presented by industry analyst George LaRocque. In addition, an updated 2015 HCM Vendor Brandscape was released yesterday by The Starr Conspiracy Intelligence Unit (TSCIU), and Namely again ranked #1 for competitive potential in 2016.

How to Handle Payroll in the Age of the Mobile Worker

Friends, the sharing economy is alive and well—last night I used TaskRabbit to hang some shelves I Uber’d from Home Depot ahead of my Airbnb guests coming this weekend. The world of work is looking amorphous, it’s looking mobile, and even companies that aren’t “sharing” their way to the top are still seeing a scattering of their employees: Greg works from home two days a week, Jenny lives halfway across the country (and perpetually in Google Hangouts), and Bob makes a commute from New Jersey to New York each and every morning.

September Product Update: Autosave for Reviews, Greenhouse Integration, and More!

It’s the end of summer over here at Namely HQ, and although we’re thrilled that fall is finally here (read: sweaters. Cozy, cozy sweaters), we’re even more excited for Namely’s September product update. This month, we’re writing with advance notice on the major features that we’ll release in the coming days. So, grab a fistful of candy corn, read on for our new usability enhancements, and see how Namely is making work even easier for HR professionals.


Namely Listed in Crain’s 2015 Best Places to Work in New York City

Company culture is at the center of everything we do at Namely, from our product to our staff. One of the joys we have is using our own HR platform to keep our people engaged and growing. Today we are thrilled to announce that we have been named one of the Crain’s 2015 Best Places to Work in New York!


Contractor or Employee? How to Keep Classification Straight

There’s a new startup bandwagon on the loose, making regular stops around the tech world each week. It pulls up in the form of an article on the sharing economy and how one more rising startup is transitioning contract workers to employee status. One week it’s Luxe Valet, the next it’s Sprig, and don’t forget Shyp. Despite the trend itself—and the allure of some great press—the move really is one worth celebrating, for each of these companies. It’s not just a step towards longevity, but ultimately a business decision that puts their people, their employees, first. More benefits, more worker protections, and overall a more solid footing with the company are now theirs to enjoy.


Namely Wins Gold in International Best in Biz Awards 2015

After more than four quarters of extraordinary growth, we’re pleased to announce Namely has been named a gold winner by the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International in the Fastest Growing Midsized Company category.

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