Namely Library

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

HR Metrics Report Template

Not sure how to present your HR metrics? This slide deck will help you format your most important metrics to share progress and areas of opportunity with your leadership team.

HR's Guide to Having Difficult Conversations

In our new guide, we'll share four difficult scenarios that require HR intervention, tips for approaching them, and sample language you can use to say the things that may be hard to hear. 

Refer a Friend: Building a Great Company With Employee Referrals

In our upcoming webinar, you'll learn how to jumpstart your company's employee referral program.


The History of HR

In our new guide, we trace HR's 150-year journey from workplace enforcer to employee advocate.

The Secret to Retaining Your High Performers

In our upcoming webinar, you'll learn common missteps companies make when trying to keep employees, as well as the secret weapons to retention that most companies don't properly utilize.

How to Close Your Company's Pay Gap

In our upcoming webinar, How to Close Your Company's Pay Gap, you'll learn how HR professionals can identify and correct pay discrepancies. 


New York Labor Laws 2018

Whether you're an HR professional in Brooklyn or in Buffalo, we've put together the latest HR, payroll, and benefits challenges you'll face this year. 

How to Align HR and IT to Streamline Employee Onboarding

Competing priorities often create a divide between HR and IT during employee onboarding. This presentation will cover how you can bring the two functions together and create a great new hire experience.

What's Next For Your HR Career?

In this guide in this guide we showcase five possible HR career paths, their job descriptions, and average salaries.


How to Read Employee Paystubs

From nuances of tax codes and deductions, to why it's important to always "check your check," we break down everything employees and HR teams need to know in our new guide.

How to Craft a Diversity Strategy

In our upcoming webinar, we partner with industry experts to dive deeper into the state of D&I and help you craft a diversity strategy. 

How to Navigate Recruiting Compliance

Join us on our upcoming webinar on what questions federal, state, and local law forbids you from asking.


How to Measure Quality of Hire

This guide from Namely and JazzHR addresses common approaches, challenges, and benefits of measuring quality-of-hire.

Workplace Diversity Report 2018

The world is diverse, but is the workplace? We set out to understand the current state of diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

The Namely HR Scholarship

We're thrilled to offer the Namely HR Scholarship—a program that recognizes outstanding, passionate HR professionals who are looking to grow their careers and make an outsized impact on the field of HR.


Microlearning: The Modern Strategy for the Modern Workplace

This presentation shares a three-step approach for an effective Microlearning strategy.

14 Proven Employee Engagement Hacks to Try Now

In this eBook, we take a look at the tactics used by some of the top companies to keep employees motivated every day. 

How to Boost Employee Engagement

From offering affordable benefits to enacting generous vacation policies, we've outlined six actionable strategies to drive employee engagement in our new guide. 


How to Remove Bias from Your Hiring Process

While HR knows better than anyone what topics are off-limits in interviews, how do you get everyone else on the same page? Join Namely and Hired for their upcoming webinar on training employees to interview without bias. 

HR Technology Buyer's Playbook

In George LaRocque's new HR technology buyer's playbook, he covers the six things every buyer needs to keep in mind when evaluating HR software. 

What to Include in Your Employee Handbook 

Create an eye-catching Employee Handbook that showcases your values and company policies all in one place. 


Top 10 Tips to Make 'Working From Home' Actually Work

Join Namely, Zoom, and Owl Labs as we dive into how to set up a remote work plan that really works. 

Job Description Template

Easily generate an eye-catching job description that checks all the boxes with Namely's new Job Description Template. 

Performance Review Checkup 

From planning to execution, this guide from Lattice and Namely will give you the essentials needed to build a culture that embraces feedback. 


Making Smarter HR Decisions With Data

Join Namely and Blueboard for our upcoming webinar, where we'll dive into how teams are utilizing HR metrics to improve their recruiting, retention and growth strategies. 

Hourly/Salary Calculator

Use Namely's free hourly to salary calculator to easily switch an employee's compensation from hourly to salary, or vice versa. 

The Future of Data in Learning and Development

Join Namely and Grovo for our upcoming webinar on the four metrics that you need to start tracking to take your learning initiative to the next level. 


California Labor Laws 2018

From hiring rules to payroll processing, we've broken down the nuances of California HR, all in one place. 

HR's Guide to Company Policies

HR isn't all about making rules—but when you have to write a policy, we're here to help. Download our guide to company policies today.  

Global HR Compliance: 2018 & Beyond

In our webinar with Blue Marble, we'll dive into this year's major issues, including overtime, paid leave, immigration, and more.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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. 

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.

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.


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.

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!

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.


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?


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.