Namely Library

HR insights and best practices for building an incredible employee experience.

HR Job Title Generator 

As job titles become increasingly more creative, we're here to help you keep up with the trend. Answer three simple questions, and we'll generate a brand new title just for you! 

17 Hacks For Small HR Teams

We've compiled a list of "HR hacks" and tactics for each stage of the employee lifecycle stage to help you operate like an army of one. 

Labor Law Posters 2018

In Namely's new toolkit, we put together the most essential federal workplace posters for 2018, all in one place—totally free of charge. 


Recrafting Your Employer Brand for 2018

Join Namely and Jobvite for our upcoming webinar and learn how brand strategy can impact your recruiting and retention efforts in 2018.

Introduction to HR Metrics

In Namely's latest guide, we provide sample formulas and advice for six important HR metrics, so you can launch and report on your next data initiative with confidence.

6 Tips For Climbing the HR Career Ladder

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to make your next move up the career ladder, we’ve put together everything you need to know to take the next step.


HR Careers Report 2018

This report uncovers trends in salaries, tenure and more, to paint a vivid picture of the individuals central to today's workplace—HR professionals.

2018 HR Calendar

Mark your calendars, HR: it’s time to pop open the champagne and ring in 2018 without dropping the ball. Ahead of the new year, we’ve launched our free 2018 HR Calendar.

New Year, New HR: Top Workforce Planning Tips for 2018

To keep up with the latest trends in HR we put together the top workforce planning tips for 2018 to help you develop effective strategies for making the best hires and helping them succeed.


How to Communicate Your Next Employee Engagement Survey

Join Culture Amp and Namely to learn about the importance of internal communication in your employee survey strategy.

Employee Onboarding Toolkit

As an HR professional, there are few things more rewarding than welcoming a new class of hires. We’ve compiled the critical compliance and tax documents you’ll need new hires to acknowledge.

Employee Benefits Guide For Mid-Sized Companies

Learn more about company health coverage, deductions + contributions, benefits administration technology, and open enrollment.


How to Advance Your HR Career

Who better to guide you than the veteran HR professionals who have been there, done that. Six professionals share the advice that has helped them succeed in the HR field.

Your Guide to the Form W-2

When it comes to payroll and tax compliance, there are few forms more important than the Form W-2. See a full breakdown of what each box represents on the IRS tax form.

How to Keep Employees Happy: 4 Steps for a Winning Learning & Development Program

Namely + Litmos present this webinar to teach the four essential steps to creating a L&D program that keeps employees smiling.


How to Run Open Enrollment Like a Pro

Turning one of the most logistically challenging times of year into an HR cakewalk.

2018 Future of HR Technology Report

For the second annual #HRWINS report on HR technology and the middle market we recently surveyed 1157 U.S. based employers with less than 5,000 employees.

Building Employee Loyalty with PTO

How do you take your PTO policy to the next level? Follow this comprehensive guide to see how you can freshen up your company’s PTO offering.


Open Enrollment Survey: What Employees Really Want

31% of employees give their employer a “C” or lower when it comes to open enrollment. Download our report now for action items to improve your process.

The Definitive Guide to Payroll

Whether you’re just getting started or consider yourself a grizzled veteran, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about payroll. 

2017 HR Mythbusters: The Reality of Work at Mid-Market Companies Nationwide

We’ve taken a deep-dive into what’s going on for the 125,000+ employees our HR platform serves. And in the process, we’ve tackled core assumptions about work and HR. Some of these assumptions proved true, while others were indeed busted.


Namely + Bonusly: The Elements of an Effective Reward System

This guide will expand your knowledge of reward systems by exploring the best practices behind successful programs—and to help you implement one that drives every member of your organization forward.

Your 2018 Federal & State Tax Tool

Keeping up with tax rules doesn't have to be so taxing. Our federal and state tax tool gives you quick access to state minimum wages, contribution limits, FICA and FUTA rates, and much more. It’s like and your state tax agency’s website, all rolled into one.

HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2017

From historic paid leave laws to new overtime rules, this year will see a wave change at the state and local level. Stay ahead of the curve with Namely's annual compliance report.


Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Navigating the FLSA Duties Test

Getting overtime right can be a challenge for even the most seasoned HR professional. We break down the most complicated overtime rules, so you can classify employees as exempt or nonexempt with confidence.

Beyond Healthcare: How to Craft a Benefits Package That Resonates with Today's Workforce

Your benefits offering can make or break an employee’s decision to join and stay with your company. Beyond core healthcare benefits, employees are more selective than ever about workplace perks. Learn the top tips for crafting and promoting a robust benefits package.

The Ultimate Guide To Multistate Employment

Becoming a multistate employer is a turning point in your company’s history. Few businesses make it this far; for leadership and regular employees alike, the decision to expand is reason to celebrate and look to the future.


Small and Medium Sized Employers Are Writing the Future of HR Technology

We surveyed 900 HR technology buyers who share their biggest pain points, where they plan to invest, and why. See where APIs fit in—and many more surprising insights.

The Benefits Paradox: Building a Robust Benefits Package Without Breaking the Bank

For mid-sized businesses, robust benefits are crucial for attracting the best talent and keeping their workforce happy. In this report, created in partnership with MetLife, we explore options for how businesses can strategically create affordable and attractive benefits plans.

New Employee Benefits
Models to Save Money

Companies are exploring new benefits models—including self-funding, level-funding, and private exchanges—to offer great plans despite rising healthcare costs. In our report, we'll go through the pros and cons of these models.


Beyond the “Honeymoon” Period: How to Keep Employees Engaged After Their First 6 Months

The period between post-onboarding and pre-offboarding is crucial. Learn creative ways to retain talent after the "honeymoon" period—using recognition, rewards and re-engagement practices. 

HR's Guide to the Next Four Years

Donald Trump’s election win means big changes for HR. See what the next president has in store for the Affordable Care Act, paid family leave, and more.  

The Pro-Employee Tide: Trends in HR Compliance

A look inside the four most important trends in workplace legislation this year—featuring original reporting and research.


Where Purpose Meets Performance, Can HR Tech Solve Culture? 

The new #HRWins report from industry analyst George LaRocque features research on how technology is helping mid-market companies rise to deliver strategic HR.

Demystifying Compensation, from Offer to Promotion

Conversations around money can be some of the most awkward and sticky in the real world, and employee compensation questions in the workplace are no different – especially if you’re not prepared to navigate them. 

14 Proven Employee Engagement Hacks to Try Now

You already know employee engagement is the bedrock of any innovative company. It’s the not-so-secret sauce that makes everyone happy, excited, and productive. The question is: how exactly can you make it happen?


Reinventing the Performance Review

Learn how technology and the millennials that use it are dramatically impacting the performance review process.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Promotions

Your next hire may come from within. Still, will you be promoting for the right reasons? 

8 Practical Tips For Performance Management

Take your performance management process to the next level.


Your Guide to the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

Companies only have until December to comply with the Department of Labor's new overtime rules. Will you be ready?

A Complete Guide to Employee Benefits: What Growing Companies Need to Know

Solid employee benefits are crucial when it comes to HR boosting recruitment, retaining top talent, and staying on top of the fiercest competitors in the industry. But how can you get quality care without breaking the bank?

The Ultimate Guide to Buying HR Software for Your Growing Business

Business is booming, new employees are in the door, and your company is officially in growth mode. But will it outgrow your HR?


The Journey to Finding—and Empowering—Top Talent

It's no secret. Right now, human resources—from recruiting through talent management—is fundamentally changing... for the better. Modern HR teams now face a new normal when it comes to hiring, developing, and retaining top talent today.

5 Ways to Simplify Your HR

As your workforce grows, simplifying your HCM system to better serve your needs is a must. 

Ask Me Anything: Employee Benefits

Offering your employees the best benefits can make your workforce stronger and happier. That means getting on top of benefits administration, strategy, and the Affordable Care Act. 


What Benefits Make for a Complete Compensation Package?

Employees have spoken, and a paycheck alone just won't cut it anymore. Today's top talent demands total when it comes to total compensation, and that includes salary, a rewarding culture that celebrates success, and—you guessed it—top-of-the-line benefits.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Popular Time Off Requests Are...

Why do employees take time off—aside from vacations and sick days? Namely compiled 47,000 time off requests made through our all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform to find out!

How to Reduce Turnover and Retain Your Top Performers

Namely analyzed more than 13,000 employees’ in high-growth industries, like technology, ecommerce, advertising, and digital media. Read our exclusive report to discover what it takes to retain the next generation of employees.


HR in the New Speed of Business

Thanks to process automation and ever-advancing technology, business has never moved faster than it does today. But what does that mean for human resources?

Amplify HR: How to Silence Poor Communication and Tune in to Your People

Thanks to technology, the workplace has never been noisier. And clear communication has never been more important to HR professionals.

ACA Employer Compliance in 6 Easy Steps

The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate kicked in on January 1st, 2015. Learn what forms to file and how to avoid new penalties.