With the age of Millennials gaining a stronghold in the workforce comes the dawn of the modern workplace. Times are changing surrounding how we hire and train, what we do to retain employees, and the dynamics within the office environment itself. Employees are seeing companies through different lenses these days, and employers have to rethink their employee strategies in order … Read More
Millennials and Healthcare — What Are They Looking For?
As the fastest-growing generational group, millennials (people born between the mid-1980s and the turn of the century) are a vital part of a strong workforce. If you want to attract millennials to your business, it’s important to understand what they need and more importantly, what they want. In addition to a good salary and a positive work environment, the benefit … Read More
The Power of an Open Office Space: Good or Evil?
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?
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
Making Healthcare Hit Home — How to Explain Group Benefits to Your Employees
Group Benefits are both the most important and the most valued benefit provided by employers. American workers regularly cite healthcare as one of the main factors affecting their employment decisions – good or bad. A good group plan provides your people with peace of mind and helps them be happier and more confident in life and work. In the end, … Read More
Why medium-sized groups should steer clear of the Obamacare marketplace
While the Affordable Care Act has helped over 20 million people get health insurance, it’s not always the best choice. Although it’s been a tremendous asset to millions of self-employed, part-time employees, and others who weren’t covered before, it’s not always right for employers. If you’re a medium-sized (or larger) employer or administering a medium-sized or bigger group, Obamacare isn’t … Read More
Changes from the Affordable Care Act in 2017 — What you need to know
The Affordable Care Act is making some changes in 2017 and if you’re providing health insurance via a group plan you need to make sure you’re compliant. Here’s a quick guide to the main changes and what you need to do to ensure you meet all the new guidelines and regulations. Remember, we’re here to help, so if you have … Read More
You’ve Hired Someone with a Questionable Record: What’s Next?
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
Can Manufacturing Overcome the Widening Skills Gap?
Manufacturing has always correlated with rapid economic growth. Time and time again we’ve seen manufacturing businesses create jobs and elevate a community’s standard of living. The development of a factory is the saving grace of poor communities all over the world. The International Monetary Fund and U.S. government projections expect our manufacturing sector to grow by 3 or 4 percent … Read More
Helping Your Employees Get the Most Out of Their Benefits – Part 2
Employers know that carefully crafted benefits packages are an integral way to attract and keep the best talent. Employees are looking for more than base compensation: they want vacation time, retirement account access, on-the-job perks, and, of course, company subsidized health insurance. Benefits packages aren’t just bonuses. 41% of employers say their benefits are a key component of their employee … Read More