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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Ditch the Cake. Here Are 14 Creative Ways to Celebrate Work Anniversaries.

Just like birthdays, employee work anniversaries are the perfect time to celebrate your tenured employees and thank them for all their contributions through the years. While a cake and a card are nice gestures, some companies go even further to make their employees feel valued their first year, second year, and beyond. 

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8 Creative Summer Workplace Perks

Summer doesn’t just mean great weather, barbeques, and beach days. Depending on your workplace culture, it might also mean summer work perks. “Summer Fridays,” relaxed dress codes, and beer on tap are just a few ways companies encourage employees to relax, unwind, and make the most of the warmer months. 

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Meet Namely: Brett Berman

When Brett Berman first joined Namely in 2014 as a software engineer, the company only had 15 employees. At the time, he had no idea Namely would grow to become the company it is today. Five years later, Brett is now an engineering director and Namely has over 500 employees. When Brett isn’t helping his team enhance the product, he loves roasting his own coffee and training for marathons. 

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HR’s Guide to the Fourth of July: What Happens When a Holiday Falls Midweek?

The Fourth of July is a summer favorite for employees across America. Whether you celebrate the nation’s independence with family, friends, or fireworks, there’s no better way to celebrate than with freedom from the office. While most offices are closed in observance of the holiday, this year’s schedule is a little atypical—July Fourth lands on a Thursday.

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Leadership Lessons With UCLA Gymnastics Legend ‘Miss Val’

As many HR professionals know, our careers don’t always play out the way you’d expect them to. If you asked a young Valorie Kondos Field or “Miss Val,” if she would go on to become the award-winning head coach of UCLA gymnastics, odds are she would have never believed it. This year, Miss Val stepped down after 30 years of being UCLA’s head coach—but left behind a legacy that will last long after her departure. Under her guidance, UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team won seven NCAA Championships as well as 29 Pac-12 and NCAA regional titles. 

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Want to Be Happier at Work? Try This.

We all want to be happy, but why does happiness seem to come more naturally to some people? Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author and HR Redefined 2019 keynote speaker, says there’s hope for even the most negative-minded pessimists to find happiness.

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Your Employee Engagement Calendar

Company milestones, birthdays, work anniversaries, and fun holidays—there’s always something to celebrate. Who says HR can’t be the life of the party? We’ve put together an employee engagement calendar of some serious (and not so serious) holidays you can celebrate in your workplace.

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How to Supercharge Your HR Analytics

There’s arguably nothing as influential in shaping HR’s role in the modern workplace as data. Data allows us to identify areas of opportunity, measure the impact of our initiatives, and plan for the future. But in order to use data effectively, you need access to clean, customizable reports you can pull whenever you need them.

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Meet Namely: Stephen Chapman

Stephen Chapman is one of Namely’s newest account executives. But while he’s a seasoned deal closer now, Stephen wasn’t always sold on a career in sales. Stephen originally thought he wanted to be an actuarial scientist before an internship helped him realize the field wasn’t for him. When a sales position opened up that let him fulfill his dream of living in New York, Stephen jumped at the opportunity and hasn’t looked back.

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How to Train Managers to Give Great Performance Reviews

Your performance management strategy may look great on paper, but its success depends entirely on execution. Because managers are the ones driving the process, their commitment is what makes your strategy a hit or miss. Their buy-in and participation are crucial to launching a strong performance management strategy and fostering a feedback-rich culture.

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