HR Administration

Tools for Managing an Hourly Workforce

This piece originally began as a piece on food startups, what tools they used and why. We did some digging and found some great tool trends. And then it occurred to us that there was a very interesting and helpful story here, not just for startups in the food industry, but for any startups - in the food industry, other brick and mortar retail, delivery services or other like sectors - that employed hourly or part-time workers. So we thought to ourselves, “Stacklist.” “Y...

When Should Startups Hire a Full-time Recruiter?

Along with an accounting team, startups are often advised to forego hiring HR staff in the early days. Instead, they’re told to outsource HR tasks, including recruiting, benefits, payroll and more, so that they can instead focus their time and money on building their business. But when it comes to recruiting, founders typically take on the brunt of the work in the very early stages, spending 30-40% of their time reaching out to their personal networks for prime candidates and investing ...

Which Recruiting Software Is Best for Your Startup?

Recruiting is an extremely important part of any company, and it’s critical for startups to make it a strategic priority. Especially with a lean team, each new hire should be viewed as an opportunity to add tangible value to the company, and wrong decisions can have a serious impact on your operations and your ability to achieve your goals. At the very early stages, it’s most likely that founders will take the lead on the hiring process, but as your team grows, this process become...

Should You Outsource Your Accounting Operations?

The benefits of outsourcing accountingAs any founder will tell you, starting a company is hard work. In the early days, it’s critical to be hyper-focused on building your product and brand, developing relationships, creating partnerships and generating sales. You’ll likely also be busy hiring, finding office space, and dealing with paperwork. The last thing you should be doing is poring over receipts, invoices, bills and expenses. As such, a number of services have cropped up that...

Zenefits and ZenPayroll: A recipe for success

Any startup that’s explored the HR administration and payroll landscape will vouch for the daunting array of choices and the complexity that comes with getting to know the competitive benefits space, and the nuances involved in regulatory compliance. Choosing a PEO is one way to offload all of those tasks, but it’s not for everyone. For those who’ve opted to forge their own path, Stacklist users have spoken: Using [Zenefits] and [ZenPayroll] together gives you an easy way of...

Standalone Payroll Services for Startups

So you’ve opted out of the PEO model. You’re not alone--so have 60% of Stacklist users! This approach is common for many seed-stage startups who either don’t offer benefits yet, and therefore don’t need the services of a PEO, and also for larger startups who have outgrown the PEO scene and have brought the full spectrum of HR administration and payroll services in house. There are plenty of payroll administration tools that streamline the process, and we’ll break...

Is a PEO Right for You?

What is a PEO?Let’s start with the basics. What is a professional services organization? A PEO is a company that enables clients to outsource HR services, including employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation, recruiting, risk/compliance management, and training and development. Off-loading these time-consuming responsibilities allows a company’s internal teams to focus instead on higher-value tasks, like growing their business and other revenue-generating activities...