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“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 […]
Retirement benefits, in today’s workforce, hold a similar spot in employees’ minds as coffee or a steady paycheck; they’re a necessity. Without retirement benefits, your organization will likely experience difficulty recruiting and retaining employees. As Forbes put it, not paying for a retirement plan is not the financial plus it may seem. While you will […]
Employees talking positively about their place of work is good for business. It’s something every company should pursue. But figuring out that part is easy. How do you get your employees to become advocates for your organization? Creating employee advocates is a delicate process. Your organization can’t force your staff to become advocates. So, your […]
Money is a universal part of life. No matter where you go in the world, no matter what you like to do, you need money to live. As an employer, your number one responsibility to your employees is to pay them. Without a paycheck, you’d likely have a hard time keeping your any employees around, […]
*The following was taken, and edited down, from Tim Olson’s chapter in Breaking Through the Status Quo. Get your free copy of Breaking Through the Status Quo today! The ongoing turmoil surrounding our nation’s health care has exposed some of the issues facing both employers and benefits consultants today. In fact, these issues are […]
*Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore Last Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that, according to the Washington Post, is “intended to circumvent the ACA by making it easier to buy different types of health plans with lower prices but also fewer benefits and protections.” There are three key highlights at the heart of […]
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 your company to track and promote your […]
The health care industry is stuffed to the gills with seemingly meaningless acronyms and complicated jargon that obfuscate the meaning of, what should be, a straightforward industry. This idea is especially prominent when discussing the different types of health insurance plans. The two biggest of these types are Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), and Preferred Provider […]
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela Recovering from addiction is a fight that, for many, may seem impossible. Yet, it’s also a battle that many win every year. As an employer, it may seem like these battles over addiction are securely out of your purview. But this line of thinking could […]
For many HR representatives, open enrollment is similar to the doors of Walmart opening on Black Friday: pure chaos (and the occasional tasing). In 2017, this period will be especially hectic, as health care reform and political turmoil swirl. These eleven steps can be used to improve your company’s open enrollment process. 1. Plan […]
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