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Matt Straz

Matt Straz

Guest Writer / Founder and CEO of Namely

Matt Straz is the founder and CEO of Namely, the HR and payroll platform for the world's most exciting companies.

Inspiring Your Team

3 Reasons Why HR is Critical to Your Company's Success

HR directors aren't usually considered a CEO's "right hand." But they should be.
Take It From The Pros

How to Leverage Your Executive Leadership Team

Once a trustworthy, capable leadership team is assembled, it's time to step back and let the team members do their jobs.
Employee Training

How to Support Employees Returning to the Workplace

A new set of best practices can be expected to take hold in the near future which benefit employees and their families.
Employee Engagement

Is Employee Feedback Missing at Your Company? Here's Why and How to Fix It.

Paying attention to these three reasons employees still aren't getting the performance feedback they need may boost your staff engagement big-time.
Inspiring Your Team

How Employees and Managers See Things Differently -- and How to Fix It

Start today to mend the perception gap at your company. Here are 3 ways.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Get Your Office Workaholics to Take Time Off

65 percent of employees in one study said that their office culture sent discouraging or mixed messages about taking time off.
Health-care Costs

How to Control Increasing Employee-Benefits Costs

Healthcare costs are rising, and that means one thing for employers: more expensive employee benefits.
equal pay

This is What Happens When You Adopt Equal Pay Legislation

Take a page from the state legislatures active in this regard. Make work and compensation fair for your own employees.
Employee Benefits

The Expensive Benefit Plan Penalties You'll Want to Avoid

The DOL has released a list of updated penalties for employee benefits, and you need to stay compliant now more than ever.
Human Resources

What's in a Name? New HR Titles Reflect These Professionals' Strategic Importance.

How does 'people operations' strike you? 'Chief people officer'? 'Chief happiness officer'?
Contracts

Do You Really Need a Non-Compete Agreement?

If your contract covers employees who have no access to trade secrets, you may want to reconsider.
Wearable Tech

Wearables at Work? What You Need to Consider.

Wearable technology sounds a bit like Big Brother. But, done right, 'wearable data' has the potential to impact real positive change in the office.
Human resources law

The Most Unusual, Even Wacky, HR Laws Nationwide

Work a job in Florida? Feel free to bring your gun. Just keep it in your car.
Employee Benefits

Why It's Not Too Early to Start Improving Open Enrollment

Events that are interactive and offer in-person consultations may help employees who feel overwhelmed by a thick packet of paper.
Distractions

Can Distractions Actually Boost Productivity in the Workplace?

Smartphones? Email? Dogs in the office? Believe it or not, these things can actually encourage more, not less, work.