COVID-19 Update: CARES Act and Other Resources

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 @ 13:04 PM

Last week, we shared information in our blog post about the impact of COVID-19 on business and benefits, namely updates to carrier guidelines and benefits, and the initial response of both federal and local governments.  Plus, we included a wide range of resources and support that had come to fruition. Those links remain accessible.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Business Strategy

3 Reasons for Offering Employees a 401(k) Option

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 @ 10:03 AM

An article on business.org points out that many businesses choose to offer a retirement plan, and not just for their employees’ advantage. With a 401(k), an employee is allowed to deposit a percentage of their income into an account, and quite often an employer will also contribute to a worker’s 401(k). There are obvious benefits for employees, but this retirement plan could provide advantages for your company as well.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

COVID-19 Impact on Business and Benefits

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

The outbreak of COVID-19 raises issues of personal and business safety, including its impact on benefits.  To address the most common, pressing issues, we have compiled actionable information to help you make business decisions, along with other helpful resources. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Business Strategy

Are Toxic Employees Poisoning Your Company Culture?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

Every workplace has its fair share of slackers and toxic personalities, but it’s how an employer deals with those employees that solidifies its corporate culture as one of high or low performance.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Company Culture: 4 Positive Examples and How to Apply Them

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 30, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

Creating an awards system for workers or celebrating an employee’s birthday are positive examples of company culture. The larger the company, the more perks a business will usually offer.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Managers: Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Best Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Ever wonder why some of your company’s very best employees quit? There are many possible reasons, and oftentimes supervisors bear the blunt of the blame for not managing their teams properly, or for creating a toxic work environment. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

For quite some time now, people have been joking that technology might eventually steal away their jobs. For certain employees these days, that fear rings especially true. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

How Being Bilingual Can Help Your Career

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 9, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

As pointed out in a Transparent.com article, the ability to speak a second language has become a valuable asset in today’s society. Besides looking for motivated individuals with experience, companies are searching for potential candidates who can offer more with regards to cultural diversity.  

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Topics: Company Culture, Business Strategy

6 Ways to Improve Jobsite Ergonomics

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

A leading cause of compensation claims for contractors is overexertion from common tasks, such as lifting, stooping, kneeling and twisting, reaching overhead and working in awkward positions. All of these motions can cause chronic health issues down the road.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Utilizing Social Media for Training Purposes

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 4, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Social media is not often associated with learning (unless you want to learn about the latest gossip concerning your friend or a celebrity), yet it is emerging as the next tool for employers to improve upon the learning environment for their workforce.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy