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Welcome to The Team! What to Include in a New Hire Welcome Email 

A successful onboarding strategy starts as soon as new hires receive their very first email—the welcome email. The new-job jitters are real, but welcome emails help set expectations and ease first-day butterflies. Having a well-crafted welcome email immediately makes new hires feel more comfortable and helps new hires start off on the right foot with your company. Read on to learn how to write a successful welcome email and prioritize your company’s employee experience from day one:

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5 Reasons to Make Your Employee Handbook Public

In 2016, Lauren Melton joined Ellevation Education as the Vice President of People Operations. As the company’s first HR hire, she worked closely with the CEO to develop an employer brand strategy. “We used to joke that we’re the best company to work for that no one has ever heard of,” says Lauren. So, when she suggested building out Ellevation’s employer brand presence, she had full leadership buy-in. To start, Lauren worked with her team to develop a thorough and redesigned employee handbook and then did the unusual—published it on the company website.

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Announcing Namely’s Integration With Zapier

We've all heard that we live in an interconnected world—but more often than not, the technologies we rely on are anything but. Moving information between one application to another often involves manual work, taking up hours of your time and creating plenty of opportunity for human error. 

What if you could easily eliminate that problem, sans engineering degree? From our HR, payroll, and benefits software to our timesaving workflows, Namely has always been a big believer in the power of automation. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our new integration with Zapier, the tool that connects the applications you use every day.

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IRS Releases New Draft Form W-4

Even a federal agency like the IRS needs a “do-over” sometimes. With a recently released (and rewritten) draft Form W-4, the agency is asking HR and payroll teams for a second chance—and a second opinion.

On May 31, the agency published a new draft Form W-4, or Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The form, which tells HR teams how much to withhold from employees’ paychecks, is a longstanding part of the new hire onboarding process. Once finalized, new hires starting after January 1, 2020 and current employees looking to change their withholdings will need to use the new version.

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Announcing Namely’s Integration With Hire by Google

Hiring the right people and giving them a seamless onboarding experience is hard. From finding the best talent to gathering employee information, things can get hectic—especially if your talent acquisition software isn’t connected to your HR system of record.

We’ve partnered with Hire by Google, a recruiting app built for organizations using G Suite, to help companies accelerate the employee onboarding experience. Our new, real-time integration benefits multiple departments, including your HR, recruiting, and IT teams.

Starting today, shared Hire and Namely clients will be able to:

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Why Your Company Needs a ‘New Hire Survival Guide’

I am the first human resources professional White Construction Group (WCG) has hired. When I started, there was no formal onboarding program in place. The company would simply show employees to their desks, tell them who to ask if they had questions, and wish them the best of luck.

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6 Ways to Improve New Hire Onboarding

Companies often go to great lengths to hire the best people they can find. They actively approach potential candidates and streamline recruiting to ensure that they have the best chances of finding the best fit for the role.

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When Are Companies Hiring the Most?

We've all heard about HR and payroll's busiest time of year. Between Form W-2 filing and other compliance to-dos, that honor goes to year end. But what about your recruiting team?

Anecdotally, January has always been considered "open season" for recruiters. With companywide budgets and goals finalized, hiring managers are eager to get rolling and increase headcount. That means plenty of phone screens, case studies, and interviews to get through. If you’re responsible for ramping up those eventual hires, it also means no shortage of onboarding sessions to schedule.

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E-Verify Shuts Down, Leaving Employers in Flux

You don’t need to work in Washington to feel the impact of a partial government shutdown.

As Democrats and Republicans meet to broker a deal to restore government funding, one critical onboarding tool has found itself in the crossfire. E-Verify, the online service used by employers to confirm new hires’ authorization to work in the U.S., has been shut down until lawmakers and President Donald Trump can agree on a funding bill.

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New 2019 Form W-4 Released, But Concerns Persist

The more things change, the more they stay the same. After months of speculation, the 2019 Form W-4 has arrived—and it isn’t nearly as worrisome as payroll professionals thought it would be.

On December 11, the IRS quietly added the 2019 Form W-4 to its website, unaccompanied by the usual press release. With the exception of a few minor wording changes, the form is virtually identical to the 2018 edition.