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Lyssa Test

Lyssa Test is a Content Marketing Specialist at Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Lyssa and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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SMS Recruiting: Should You Be Texting Job Candidates?

 

With today’s low unemployment rate and the emergence of employee ghosting, it’s never been harder to fill job openings quickly and efficiently. Communication, as always, remains the key to nudging candidates down the hiring funnel—but email and phone tag can make getting in contact a struggle.

6 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Diversity Initiative

Today’s employees want to work at organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion. Sixty-seven percent of job seekers consider diversity when evaluating offers, and more than half of workers believe their employers should be doing more to promote it. That’s why it’s critical to demonstrate why and how you’re working to improve diversity and inclusion at your organization.

4 Employee Benefits Trends for 2019

Open enrollment may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start thinking about emerging benefit trends. Benefits are an increasingly important factor in attracting and retaining top talent, and can play an important role in setting your company apart from competitors. Fifty-seven percent of employees consider benefits to be one of the top factors in accepting a new job.

Quiz: Do You Know 2019’s Key HR Dates?

As this year comes to a close, it’s time to switch gears and focus on 2019 planning. From IRS filing deadlines to office holidays, HR professionals need to juggle a variety of dates and deadlines. Think you’re a pro when it comes to managing all those payroll, compliance, and employee engagement dates?

4 Reasons Why You Need an HR Mobile App

Today’s workforce isn’t tied to a desk. Whether they’re working remotely or traveling the globe, employees are always on the go—making it harder than ever for HR to stay connected. Luckily, one of the best tools for reaching employees is already in their back pockets.

Meet Namely: Julie Zhang

When Julie Zhang moved to the U.S. 23 years ago, she had no idea she’d find a career in quality assurance (QA). Julie left China to find work as a mechanical engineer in New York City, but was unable to find a job in that field. After balancing multiple jobs, learning English, and attending night school, Julie discovered a new passion: QA. Now, as one of Namely’s talented QA analysts, Julie spends her days testing new product features for bugs and ensuring every product update has no surprises.

HR’s Guide to Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are a great opportunity for your company to come together and celebrate accomplishments. But between picking a venue, organizing the event, and keeping employees in line, holiday parties can quickly become a costly and stressful endeavor.

Form 1099 vs. Form W-2: How to Classify Employees Correctly

Contractor or employee? With 57 million workers, or 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, participating in the gig economy, the line between contractors and employees has never been blurrier. The tax filing implications are even more complicated.

HR’s Guide to Pre-Boarding: 10 To-Dos Before an Employee’s First Day

Accepting a job offer can be an exciting, albeit anxiety-inducing, life event. Leaving behind a familiar role and team to dive into a new company can be overwhelming, but HR can help make the transition much smoother.

#SpeakHerMind: Building Equality in the Workplace

Last week, Namely CEO Elisa Steele sat down with a panel of activists and innovators to discuss equality in the workplace. Azure Antoinette of Flatirons Political Art, Yasmeen Hassan of Equality Now, Jeff Richards of GGV Capital, and Lisa Stone of Ellevest shared how they fight for equality in the workplace and in their personal lives. 

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