In the News

A selection of news stories from the world of HR involving TriNet.
Why we crave feedback at work

March 21, 2021

No news can be good news, but it’s easy to feel directionless and unmotivated without feedback. According to a TriNet survey, 74% of millennials feel “in the dark” about how they’re performing at work.

TriNet Announces Appointment Of Ralph Clark, President And Chief Executive Officer Of ShotSpotter, To Its Board Of Directors

March 18, 2021

TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive human resources for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), announced that Ralph Clark, president and chief executive officer of ShotSpotter, a leader in precision policing solutions that enable law enforcement to more effectively respond to, investigate and deter crime, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

New TriNet features address gender equality

March 3, 2021

Employers can combat pay inequality by understanding what their employees are worth — TriNet’s newest feature puts that data at their fingertips. The HR management platform partnered with, a compensation data provider, to provide employers with a salary benchmarking tool on TriNet. The new feature will allow employers to compare compensation for the same roles at different companies, even on their cell phone.

How the pandemic paved the way for more flexible benefits in 2021

December 21, 2020

Burton Goldfield, president and CEO of TriNet, a professional employer organization (PEO) that provides comprehensive HR services to over 16,000 small- and medium-sized businesses, observes that there’s even less use of other standard benefits. “With remote working prevalent across the country,” says Goldfield, “there has been a significant decline in the use of commuter benefits,” such as paid transit cards or mileage reimbursement, as well as lower usage of healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts. “Of particular note is the decrease in preventive screenings, due to employees canceling or delaying these services as a result of stay-at-home orders,” he adds.

Email Still The Top Employee Channel At SMBs, Study Finds

October 28, 2020

Email is by far the most widely used channel for employee communications at SMBs, despite the perceived boom in Zoom use, according to a study by TriNet.

TriNet Survey Reveals Surprising Insights About the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Small and Medium-Size Business Owners

October 23, 2020

Ground-breaking Survey Featured in RISE, TriNet’s New Dynamic Digital Platform where SMBs Can Get Inspired, and Receive New Perspectives and Learnings on Growing Business.

How Outsourcing Key Functions Can Give Your Startup A Competitive Edge

October 21, 2020

Alternatively, fully-outsourced solutions like the one offered by TriNet allow you to connect with an HR professional to make sure you properly hire, fire, and manage employees. When you’re hiring a team, a specialized recruitment agency may be helpful as well. They can save you time and help you find great talent which can more than make up for the costs involved.

7 Best Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) Companies for Small Businesses

October 21, 2020

TriNet: Best PEO if You Have Employees in Multiple States We recommend TriNet as the best mid-priced PEO for small businesses with employees in multiple states. Its purchasing power allows it to offer great benefit rates to even the smallest companies, including those employing remote staff in rural areas where few healthcare plans are available.