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The healthcare industry is stuffed to the gills with meaningless acronyms and complicated jargon that convolute what should be a straightforward industry. This idea is especially prominent when discussing the different types of health insurance plans (HMO vs PPO). Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) have distinct and separate characteristics. Deciding which […]
You’ve just worked a solid eight hours. Your eyes are tired, or maybe your feet ache. All you want to do is go home turn on whichever Real Housewives is airing and relax. But one in every six employees can’t. Before they get to relax these employees have to complete their second job as an […]
To Bitcoin or not to Bitcoin, that is the question. Unless you’ve been trapped in the Sunken Place, you’ve likely heard something about Bitcoin or another form of cryptocurrency. Still, there’s a big difference between hearing about something and understanding it. And Bitcoin, despite its rising popularity, can be difficult to understand. Especially when considering […]
If you’ve ever seen the TV show Black Mirror, you know there’s almost always a serious downside to the latest and best technology. These downsides exist for companies as much as it does individuals. For example, technology has now created a 24/7 work environment. This constant connection to work can create a detrimental source of […]
Last year America’s troubling relationship with opioids became a full-blown crisis. In late October 2017, President Trump declared widespread opioid abuse a public health emergency. And this declaration seems more than justified. Opioid overdoses now kill over 140 Americans every day, according to the DEA. Similarly, almost 50,000 Americans died in 2016 as a result […]
With the recent release of “The Last Jedi”, Star Wars is a movie franchise that’s now spanned 40 years. The franchise has had such staying power for a multitude of reasons. Who doesn’t like spaceship battles, lightsabers duels, kooky creatures, and the charming wit of the incomparable Han Solo? Still, one of the biggest reasons […]
On December 20, 2018, the Senate passed a tax reform bill that will have significant financial implications for the country. The reform, the first of its kind since 1986, will add $1.46 trillion over the next ten years. And while this bill won’t affect anyone’s 2017 taxes, it will affect employee benefits over the coming […]
Picture it in your mind. You’re at work, and you see or hear a colleague do something you consider “wrong.” It may be stealing office supplies, lying about an upcoming project, or talking poorly about another co-worker. It doesn’t necessarily matter what it is you witness, but that you know it’s wrong. This idea is […]
Java, joe, bean juice, brew. Coffee has a lot of names. But you rarely hear it called a tool. Something that actually helps you get your job done. Yet, when consumed in moderation, coffee can be a helpful tool for any organization. Despite multiple contrasting reports and opinions, coffee offers any company a handful of […]
“Brand.” Bringing up brand, or brand image can lead to dull conversations that will quickly reach high levels of pretentiousness. But while talking about “brand image” might seem clichéd, it is still a worthwhile topic of discussion. A consistent brand image, or identity, is vital for establishing what your company is, and differentiating it from […]
Almost 40 percent of employers actively block social media at work. And, even more, organizations are implementing policies discouraging or banning social media use while working. So, with all of these companies blocking or banning social media sites, should your business follow suit? Unfortunately, there is no one right answer. But there may be more […]
As scrutiny around the income inequality gap has increased, so too has the debate surrounding executive pay, especially in the corporate world. Americans are clamoring for organizations across the country to be more transparent and equitable with their executive pay levels. Executive compensation is under fire because these executives are getting paid more, for longer […]
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