Matt Straz

Matt Straz

Founder and CEO of Namely

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4 Simple Ways to Make a New Hire Feel Welcome

No matter your age or how illustrious your resume, it's rough being the new kid in class.
Employee Engagement

How to Keep Employees Productive at the End of the Year

Work can be calibrated between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day to maintain momentum and enjoy the holidays.

4 Ways to Make Open Enrollment Almost Painless

Many employers are doing better at offering benefit options than they are helping employees decide which best meet their needs.

Employee Demand Makes Voluntary Benefits Mandatory for Employers

Employers are well positioned to offer workers access to tailored insurance products to meet their changing needs.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Team

Quit thinking you're a savior for meeting payroll and start recognizing your employees are people with lives.

Does the Year-End Bonus Still Motivate Your Team?

The cherished bonus does nothing to recognize exceptional effort if it is seen by employees as simply part of their compensation.
Human Resources

3 HR Trends That Are Becoming Best Practices

Companies increasingly bring human resources into strategic discussions.

5 Ways to Help Employees Make the Best Use of Benefits

Ample benefits are a lure to top talent, yet research shows employees often don't take full advantage of what's offered.
Compensation and Benefits

For Startups Recruiting Talent, Money Really Isn't Everything

Top prospects can make the same or more at another company. Money alone won't persuade them to join your team.
Company Culture

4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships

Unsurprisingly, workers who enjoy the company of their coworkers are far more productive and innovative than people who don't.
Employee Retention

4 Essentials for Earning the Commitment of Employees You Need to Keep

Employees commit to employers who commit to them and abandon those that won't.
Employee Benefits

The Risky Results of Saying 'No' to Workers Comp

Not providing employees with this benefit can be even more costly than providing it -- find out why.
Employee Retention

Why New-Hire Experience Matters, and 6 Things You Need to Do

Long tenure is a thing of the past, while poor retention rates still challenge HR.
Human Resources

4 Ways to Manage Employees Who Like to Figure It Out Themselves

There is a new breed of worker who takes pride in achieving goals with minimum direction. They still need to be part of the team, though.
Employee Recognition

4 Ways Innovative Companies are Celebrating Their Employees

Award programs that grow from the company culture encourage employees to work hard and feel good about it.