How to Implement Telecommuting

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Today’s employment landscape differs greatly than that of past generations. Years ago, the idea of working from home for many was hard to conceive – impossible even! Yet now (powered with all of our technology!), we have the ability to conduct business just about anywhere. However, work-from-home policies are not for every organization, every job,… Read more »

Preparing for Open Enrollment

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When open enrollment season rolls around for an organization, the process itself can seem overwhelming for those responsible for choosing the benefits options, administering the plans, and communicating the details to employees. However, when planned and executed accordingly, open enrollment can be a rewarding experience for all involved. Open enrollment can be a rewarding experience… Read more »

How to Create a Financial Benefit Program

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A person’s financial well-being – how effectively one manages his economic life – is as important as his physical well-being. As an employer, you have a unique opportunity to provide financial education and support to your employees. In fact, this is a benefit that could easily differentiate you from other employers. There are numerous programs… Read more »

Proposed Changes to FLSA Regulations…What You Need to Know

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The misclassification of employees (exempt versus non-exempt) per the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the most common (and costly) errors employers make when it comes to federal and state employment laws. The financial consequences of FLSA violations can be steep and include fines, interest, attorney fees, and possible criminal sanctions. In recent… Read more »

How to Engage Your Audience

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When preparing for a meeting, you probably spend a lot of time ensuring that you are presenting the right content in an organized way. However, equally important is the ability to engage your audience. The last thing you want is for your message to be lost because your attendees are zoning out. Here are a… Read more »

How Do I Build a Collaborative Team

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Are your employees working together or just alongside one another? Encouraging collaboration among your team can be beneficial to your employees as well as your bottom-line. In order to have successful collaboration, you must have the right people and skill-sets in place. Here are two strategies to help you as a leader foster collaboration with… Read more »

How to Plan a Company-wide Retreat

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Hosting a company-wide retreat can be a great way to promote collaboration between your various departments. With the day-to-day nature of business, employees can feel isolated from the rest of the organization (even in small companies) as they focus on department or function-specific goals and objectives. They may want, but do not have the opportunity,… Read more »

How Do I Reduce Employee Turnover?

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Employee turnover is a challenge for many organizations and can be quite costly. According to HR.BLR, depending on the level of the employee, turnover can cost a company anywhere from 50 to 200 percent of an employee’s annual pay. These costs include separation, employee replacement, and training costs as well as lost productivity. The first… Read more »