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As Congress and President Trump recently found out, health care policy is difficult to understand, and next-to-impossible to change. This recent article from The New York Times delved into some of the reasons why health care policy is so complicated. The author of the article detailed several different factors that have a large, complicating, effect […]
Five years ago the first Hunger Games movie premiered, Barak Obama was elected to his second term as President, and a bunch of people thought a Mayan-predicted apocalypse was nigh. Also five years ago, was the last time that employees had felt the levels of financial pressure they are facing now. According to PwC’s 2016 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, employees […]
Depression is like an Instagram filter. Your reality looks the same, but it’s different. This difference can not only negatively affect an individual, but can also negatively impact your business. Now, depression may seem like an insignificant factor for your company’s success. But, depression can have a huge influence on your success. Depression (and mental […]
Retirement planning is scary. The amount of apprehension and stress retirement can cause, is exponential. According to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, this fear is the greatest problem in our country. People fear retirement because it represents one of the largest unknowns in life. With this in mind, your company can rely on a few strategies […]
Your brain is a muscle. And like any other muscle, it needs to be exercised regularly, to stay in tip-top shape. As a nation, we often place less emphasis on exercising our brain, than we do for other muscles For any business, it is of particular importance that your employees are exercising their brains so […]
A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 75 percent of companies offer some sort of wellness program. These wellness plans may be popular, but that doesn’t mean they’re effective. There is currently a sizeable disconnect between the popularity for employers and employee engagement in these plans. According to a Gallup survey, participation […]
What is the most important factor to your company’s success? Many argue that it’s your employees. Without exceptional employees, it’s nearly impossible to have an exceptional business. If your employees are so vital to your business, it’s obviously important to treat them well. Your company’s benefits are an important factor in employee satisfaction. So, if […]
Talking about retirement is tough. Because you’re talking about someone’s life savings, their future, it makes any conversation more difficult. One mistake could be potentially devastating. And yet that doesn’t stop everyone from handing out retirement advice like it’s Werther’s hard candy. This situation has resulted in a saturation of underwhelming, poor, and even dangerous […]
You see it almost every day in any office, people making, pouring, and drinking coffee. Coffee is the lifeblood of virtually every workforce in America. In fact, many businesses provide their staff with complimentary coffee. So, we know that a lot of people drink coffee, and a lot of companies provide these people coffee. But […]
We’ve all seen the headlines. Napping pods at Google. Unlimited vacation at Netflix. Four months of paid parental leave at Ikea. These benefits catch the eye of everyone, but not every business can afford them. Most small businesses are simply incapable of spending money on napping pods or four months of paid leave. Still, you […]
What do we know about the global gender pay gap? Well, you should know that women, on average, still make only 80 cents for every $1 a man makes. But, this tired statistic is only the tip of the metaphorical iceberg. Gender inequality in the workplace is not harming only women. It is hurting the companies […]
What’s scarier than the uncertainty of your future? The uncertainty of your money in the future. It may be this fear that drives people to neglect their retirement plan, or even ignore it altogether. According to a report by the Economic Policy Institute, 1 in 3 Americans has $0 (!!) saved for retirement. Similarly, the […]
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