There comes a time when every small business owner realizes they need an HR department. It’s not a question of if, but when.
There’s never a dull moment (or year) in HR. The last twelve months have been witness to IRS surprises, political intrigue, and exciting advancements in HR technology. As 2018 comes to a close, one can’t help but wonder what next year will hold for the workplace.
It's time to dust off the crystal ball. Every year, Namely forecasts what might come to pass in the industry. Some of our predictions have proved spot on—others not so much. From a “rise of the machines” to a spike in employee ghosting, read on to learn what we expect to see in 2019.
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?
Returning to work after the holidays can be challenging for any department, but HR knows they’ll be greeted by a slew of important upcoming dates. Between launching new initiatives and kicking off tax season, HR has their hands full as soon as they walk back into the office. Don’t let these dates catch your team off guard. We’ve rounded up key holidays, dates, and deadlines for the first quarter to make sure you’re ready for the new year.
BounceX has quickly become one of the tech industry’s model employers. For anyone who follows their business practices, that should come as no surprise. In a world where the average adult spends more time at work than they do at home, the company knows how essential it is to offer resources that support and engage workers.
Taking time off is an important way to recharge, but going back to the office after a vacation can be an adjustment. Ideally, you tied up loose ends prior to leaving to avoid returning to an unmanageable work pile. But things don't stop when you're away, and you'll likely face an overflowing inbox of requests from colleagues–especially if you're on a small team.
If you're overwhelmed, take a deep breath and start with these five tips to help you through the post-vacation workload.
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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.
The end of the year is a festive time for people around the world. Whether your employees observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or Diwali, it’s important to honor the diverse array of festivities and traditions within our increasingly global workforce.
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.
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.