Greenshades Blog


Paid Time Off for inclement weather

Posted on November 17th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Living in Florida, I’ve been through my share of hurricanes. They produce a ton of rain, high winds, storm surge, and sometimes tornadoes. This can result in property damage, loss of power, lots of clean up, and much worse. Almost every part of the country has its share [read on ..]


Happy 2nd birthday to our blog!

Posted on November 10th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   We have another reason to celebrate November besides eating turkey, seeing family, and getting a jump start on holiday shopping. This is the month we celebrate our blog’s birthday. Last year we did a recap of the year. We had a bit of a learning year and in the [read on ..]


GPUG Summit 2017 recap

Posted on October 27th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   GPUG Summit is a wrap and between the catch up and sheer magnitude of the event, it has taken me a bit to get my thoughts down on the event. Instead of doing a day by day recap of the event, I’m going to cover the top three [read on ..]


Five reasons to go to GPUG Summit

Posted on September 29th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Social Media and Marketing Associate   GPUG Summit will be here in a little less than two weeks and the excitement is palatable. In case you needed any more reasons to attend GPUG Summit, here are five of my favorites. The Expo The expo hours are likely my favorite thing about GPUG [read on ..]


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 ..]


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