Lyssa Test

Lyssa Test

Lyssa Test is a Sr. Content Specialist at Namely, the 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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A doctor, one of the employees help fight COVID-19 who may soon be eligible for hazard pay

What is Hazard Pay? 

As the nation—and world—continues to navigate the many changes brought around by COVID-19, many people are discussing how we can give back to “essential workers” who continue to risk their lives every day to help others.

An employee celebrates her coworker's birthday virtually

6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Employee Birthdays Virtually

As companies around the world transition to remote work, employers are re-evaluating every step of the employee experience. One challenge that is top of mind for many? Maintaining employee morale

Even with all this change and uncertainty, it’s critical to maintain a certain level of normalcy—and celebrate the small wins and employee milestones along the way. One event, in particular, that’s important to celebrate is employee birthdays. And being apart doesn’t mean you and your team can’t do something special to brighten up your colleague’s day. 

A new hire takes notes during a virtual onboarding training session

How to Build a Virtual Onboarding Program

As we all continue to acclimate to the world of remote work, there are a few factors of the employee experience that HR professionals still have to adapt to this new way of working. 


One pressing issue is how to handle employee onboarding in these transitory times. The answer? A remote onboarding program

An HR professional shared how her top concerns in light of COVID-19 and how she's keeping employees engaged

Survey Results: How HR is Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely uprooted the way we work. Employees across the country are getting acclimated to working from home, and employers are racing to stay on top of new legislative requirements. Entire industries have been put on pause, unemployment is soaring, and businesses are trying to weather the storm. 

Skyscrapers housing  finance companies' offices

3 HR Challenges All Finance Companies Must Address

Like any company, financial institutions have their fair share of HR challenges. From attracting and retaining top talent to staying compliant, there’s never a dull day working in HR in the finance industry. 

Still, as the world of work continues to change, so does finance HR. From embracing technological advancements to prioritizing cybersecurity, finance companies are doing their best to keep up with the latest and greatest while still setting themselves apart as great employers. 

How HR Technology Can Help You Build The Perfect Benefits Package

How HR Technology Can Help You Build The Perfect Benefits Package

Today’s workforce has high expectations when it comes to employee benefits. Top talent expects more than just basic medical, dental, and vision coverage. Fertility benefits, flexible scheduling, student loan reimbursement, child care assistance, and more—many employers are turning to eye-catching voluntary benefits to attract job candidates and keep employees engaged. 

Namely, the people operations platform that helps you master compliance and focus on culture

How HR Tech Can Help You Master Compliance and Culture

Managing people risks and maintaining business compliance are two critical components of the HR function—but both are difficult to master. 

From meeting regulatory deadlines to staying up-to-date on employee training requirements, keeping your business compliant can be a complicated and time-consuming endeavor, especially when it isn’t the only thing on your plate. 

Employees having an office party for Employee Appreciation Day
A woman using HR technology to keep her multi-state workforce compliant.

The 2020 Compliance Updates Impacting Your Mid-Sized Business

From an influx of gig workers to an increase in pro-employee regulations, employers have to keep up with the growing demands of the ever-changing work landscape. As new federal and state laws continue to evolve, it’s more important than ever that employers stay on top of deadlines and requirements to avoid costly fees and keep employees safe and happy.

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