Our greatest HR hits from 2016The end of the year is a fun time to reflect on the most popular things of the year—from trends like the mannequin challenge to the top-selling album of the year, Adele’s “25,” to the top-grossing movie in the U.S. Finding Dory.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of our own “greatest hits”—the five most popular articles on our blog. Take a look and see if there are any you missed!

1. 3 Tests for determining employee exemption status

In this article, we discuss  the salary basis test, salary level test, and duties test and how employers can use them to determine employee exemption status.

2. 7 deadly sins of employee onboarding

What makes your new hires want to bolt? Here’s what I think contributes to new hires leaving, which I’ve dubbed the seven deadly sins of employee onboarding.

3. 5 ways to manage an employee’s request for leave of absence

According to SHRM, businesses spend more than $10,000 annually to administer FMLA leave; in some cases, these costs can balloon to more than $100,000. Costs can be significantly reduced by understanding and handling the leave properly. Here are five tips that can help you manage an employee’s request for a leave of absence.

4. 3 benefits administration challenges & how to deal with them

Trying to execute the administration of benefits plans efficiently and effectively is a daunting and complex task. Check out these three common challenges we see employers struggle with.

5. What can you do to embrace diversity in the workplace?

Diversity in the workplace is a good thing—but more than nodding your head, have you considered how to make it an essential part of your overall growth strategy? Take a look at these tips managers can use to embrace diversity in the workplace.

Happy 2017!