What Employees Want from Employers?

Shannon HudspethBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Wellness Programs0 Comments

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Today’s workforce is far less likely to remain at the same company from college until retirement. The average commitment period for younger millennials sits around two to three years. Turnover comes with a hefty price tag for employers. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it can cost an organization 33% of an employee’s salary. So, what does the new … Read More

COBRA Refresher: 4 Important Notices That You Need to Know About

Shannon HudspethBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

COBRA Refresher

According to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (COBRA), employers who offer a group health plan for more than 20 employees must offer temporary continuous coverage to qualifying beneficiaries after qualifying events. A qualified beneficiary generally is an individual covered by a group health plan on the day before a qualifying event who is either an employee, the employee’s … Read More

The Power of an Open Office Space: Good or Evil?

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting

Forward thinking iconic Silicon Valley organizations like Google and Facebook started the wave that is known as the open office space. The open office space is an office layout that removes all of the physical barriers between employees-No walls, no cubicles, just desks and people. Born from the spirit of collaboration (and a desire to maximize productivity per square foot) … Read More

Are you ready to comply with the new DOL Overtime Payment Rules?

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On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). How does this rule affect your business? The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. The required … Read More

You’ve Hired Someone with a Questionable Record: What’s Next?

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Risk Management

As a hiring manager, you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect candidate. In unsteady economic times like these, thousands of people can reply to the same job ad. It’s your duty to comb through them to find the best candidate for the position. However, all those phone calls to verify employment and forms to request database … Read More

Beyond the Bonus: Powerful Ways to Reward Your Employees

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized, Wellness Programs

A company or organization can only achieve success through the hard work and dedication of its employees. Those employees need to feel motivated and empowered to produce excellent work.  Finding ways to inspire employees is one of the challenges of today’s managers. The conventional solution is to throw money at the problem in the form of bonuses. The best managers … Read More

Make men’s health a conversation starter this ‘Movember’

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Wellness Programs

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and gender stereotypes are for a different, less egalitarian era. But one stereotype about men really is true: as a whole, males are much more likely than females to avoid doctors, skip out on routine screenings, and pass on preventative care. Men often don’t see a doctor until real damage is done. … Read More

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law effective July 1, 2015

Shannon HudspethEmployee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting

On Nov. 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure, known as the “Massachusetts Paid Sick Days Initiative,” to provide earned paid sick leave to employees.The Earned Sick Time Law is effective July 1, 2015, and generally covers all employers in Massachusetts. However, employers must comply with existing collective bargaining agreements or contracts that have more generous leave provisions. On … Read More