Greenshades Blog


Not having a (physical) paper trail

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Last year at GPUG Summit, the whole Greenshades team was dressed up like lifeguards. In case you need a reminder of our whistles, visors, board shorts and flip-flops, I give you exhibit A. We were lifeguards, wanting to save you from drowning in paper. Though it has been [read on ..]


Minneapolis updates minimum wage

Posted on August 17th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   The city of Minneapolis has set their employers on the path of reaching $15 an hour by the year 2022. On June 30, 2017, the city council passed an ordinance that requires large employers and small employers to reach a $15 per hour minimum wage within a certain [read on ..]


The importance of a good time clock

Posted on July 14th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate Timesheets and time clocks have been around since the beginning of the work experience. Luckily, the experience with using them has changed in the last hundred years and today it can be more than just a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. This is why we have [read on ..]


New benefits and perks that are popping up on the market

Posted on July 7th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate Last year, I wrote a few articles either talking about the quirky new benefits that are being offered in the way of paid time off, like pawternity, or helping with gym memberships. Gone are the days of simply offering health insurance. There has been an increase in benefits of [read on ..]


Know when to trust the source

Posted on June 29th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate My background is journalism. It might be because of the incredible amount of “news outlets” available and my inherent skepticism when reading anything online, but anything I read is doubted until I’ve read it on a few more outlets and the information is compared. Now, not everyone has this [read on ..]


What kind of coverage do I have, again?

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate I’m always amazed at how much my work life has changed with Greenshades. There are always comparisons in my mind to my previous jobs and this one, but the biggest one that always stands out is the use of the employee portal. I can wholeheartedly say that it is [read on ..]


Bright, shiny, and new – make sure everyone is on board

Posted on June 8th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate There is always a mixture of excitement and trepidation with encountering something new. In the instance of our Employee Services and Online Portal, it can bring about many changes for employees and managers, alike. This change can be scary for those who have done things a certain way for [read on ..]


Employee misclassification and the IRS

Posted on April 27th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate During my time here at Greenshades, I have taken and passed our mandatory payroll foundations exam,  which helps ensure Greenshades employees have a basic understanding of payroll. Being a payroll and HR centric business, it is for the betterment of our employees and our clients. I have been amazed [read on ..]


Love is in the air

Posted on February 14th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Valentine’s Day. A day of love, chocolates, weddings and romance. The only real part of those things that would influence your Human Resource team is a wedding. Once you are married, there are things that need updating, benefits that become eligible, and more. The best part of our [read on ..]


Happy birthday to our Blog

Posted on November 18th, 2016

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate The Greenshades blog turned one year old, this week, and we have had an incredible year. Here are the stats: 80 blogs published Over 85,000 site visits Over 20,000 visitors And we are just getting started. Here is a look back at the Top 5 blogs that we’ve posted [read on ..]


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