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You’re in the hospital with a prolonged illness. Or, you’re at home recuperating from a severe injury. If you’re lucky you might have a short-term disability or emergency savings to help with expenses. But, eventually, you’re going to have to go back to work. Are you prepared to return? Does your employer have a plan […]
Every year millions of Americans use their personal vehicles to travel for business purposes. There are a variety of reasons employees use personal vehicles for business. Whether it’s to make a sales call or pick-up office supplies, these trips are vital to your organization’s operations. Keep reading to learn the new standard mileage rate and everything […]
Every year the benefits industry is inundated with a series of ever-changing numbers your employees must attempt to keep straight. Next year, due to the recent tax overhaul, there are even more numbers for your staff to remember. But, luckily for you, The Olson Group is here to tell you what these numbers are and […]
Most people know women in the U.S. make around 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. So, the gender pay gap for women in this country has long hovered around 20 percent. But recent research from the Institute of Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) suggests this number may be much more significant than we previously […]
There are a seemingly countless number of factors to consider when looking for a job. But, there are a couple of questions every person must ask themselves when considering a job opportunity. Per TalentLyft, candidates need to ask, “Why should I work for your company instead of somewhere else? What’s in it for me?” The […]
2003 was a strange time for the United States. It was a year that gave us a lot of sad news: the invasion of Iraq, the deaths of Gregory Peck and Johnny Cash, and the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia. But, 2003 gave us a lot of happy news too. Beyoncé released her first […]
Voting in America is more than just something, “you should do.” In the U.S., voting is widely considered an individual’s civic duty. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t vote, especially in mid-term elections like the one yesterday. According to research by Vote.org, around 60 percent of Americans didn’t vote in the last midterm election. That’s because many […]
When you think of the best employee benefits, what do you picture? Is it health insurance, paid time off, or maybe flexible work arrangements? One thing you’re likely not imagining is your boss. Even if you’re one of the lucky few with a great boss, most people don’t consider their supervisor a benefit. But those […]
Financial literacy means having a basic knowledge and understanding of financial matters to manage your resources effectively for a lifetime of economic well-being. What percentage of the U.S. do you think is financially literate? The answer may surprise you. According to research by TIAA, only 16 percent of Americans have a high level of financial […]
October 10, is World Mental Health Day. As we learn more and more about mental health, it has become more evident just how big of an impact it can have on your employees’ performance. Mental health is just as important of a factor on productivity as physical health. And, like physical health, it’s beneficial for […]
Health insurance and healthcare costs overall have risen over the course of the past 50 years with a steady consistency. Neither the Affordable Care Act nor regulations from the Trump administration have been able to make a dent in the growth of these costs. In 1960, national health spending equaled five percent of the country’s […]
*Download a white paper detailing the importance of healthcare supply chain management. Think about the phrase supply chain. What do you picture in your mind? An actual chain, a pile of unmarked boxes, UPS? My guess is you’re not thinking about the healthcare industry. Yet, for many business owners, your healthcare supply chain could be the […]
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