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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.

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Benefits

This Is the One Simple Thing Employees Really Want

Why aren't employers' engagement strategies hitting the mark? Hint: Snacks and team outings aren't the answer.
Employee Benefits

Are Better Benefits the Solution to the Employee Wellness Problem?

Sure, 'walking challenges' and office fitness groups improve employees' health. But, are you offering the adequate core benefits they really want?
meaning

This Is What Happens When Employees Find Meaning at Work

Meaningful work is the spark that ignites intrinsic motivation: It leads employees to work hard because they want to, not because they have to.
Overtime

Here's What Happens When Salaried Employees Become Hourly

The Department of Labor's new overtime rule goes into effect in December. What will the effect be on your workplace?
Company Culture

This Is What Happens When You Give Up Your Office

Employers who dispense with private offices can understand what it's actually like to work for the company day in and day out.
Regulations

Do New Overtime Rules Make Telework Too Risky?

Telework is becoming increasingly popular with employees, but new overtime rules may lead employers to rethink offering these options.
Employer Branding

Here's What 'Employer Branding' Should Look Like on Company Career Platforms

If your brand looks the same across all your social platforms, you're doing something wrong.
Human Resources

Good Stuff Happens When You Have an HR Department of 1

Even a single human resources professional can bridge any communication rift arising between employers and employees.
Leadership Development

If You Need Better Leaders, Who You Gonna Call? HR.

Human resources has the advantage of occupying the high perch that 'sees it all.'
Human Resources

Why Tech Is HR's Friend, Not Its Enemy

Tech frees up HR professionals to be the living, breathing humans employees want to share their concerns with.
Technology

Want a Better Employee Experience? Start By Simplifying Tech.

The human urge to quickly respond to emails and messages is so pervasive, it has a name: telepressure.
Paid Time Off

Is 'Paid Time-Off' Actually Possible?

Employees are so attached to work you may have to pass actual policies to pry them from their office email.
Benefits

There's a Good Reason You Should Think About Offering Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary benefits work well alongside high-deductible health plans because they meet employees' specific needs.
Benefits

Help With Student Loans Is the 'Hot' New Employee Benefit

(Mostly) good things happen when you help employees get this financial weight off their backs.