Age Discrimination: The Economic Toll

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 27, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Age discrimination – specifically the practice of hiring younger workers in favor of older ones – is a growing problem in the United States and across Europe. Ageism makes less and less economic sense as birth rates go down and the world’s population ages. However, this form of discrimination earns the least public condemnation.

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

Key Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 3, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

An informative article on cnbc.com pointed out that remote workers are fast becoming the new normal - and this was true even before the COVID-19 crisis. People love the freedom of working from home or anywhere else they choose, and the pool of available talent is dramatically larger for companies when they aren't limited to their own city when searching for employees and freelancers.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Why You Might Want to Offer Employees a 401(k) Option

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 11:08 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

Tips for Attracting More Gen Z Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 09:08 AM

Individuals born after 1996 are undeniably tech-savvy. More than any other generation, they realize how a workplace can be transformed by utilizing technology.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Toxic Employees: Are They Poisoning Your Company Culture?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:07 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

Insurance Advice for Your Home-Based Business

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

So, you’ve decided to strike out on your own and start a home-based business. Congratulations on pursuing your passion! Whether you’re operating a few hours a day or 24/7, you need to be certain you have the proper insurance coverage to protect yourself and your company.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Business Strategy

Crisis Management: Does Your Business Have a Plan?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 10:06 AM

What would happen if your business suffered a fire or flood, or if a defective product produced by your company generated bad publicity? If you haven’t already, right now is definitely the time for your organization to create a crisis communication plan. You need to have a program in place to address the concerns of your employees, customers, your community and the media.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Business Strategy, Company Security

4 Positive Examples of Company Culture

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 10:02 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

How Goal Setting Can Improve Your Focus

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

Much has been written about how to set goals. We know that goal setting builds self-confidence and helps us increase productivity – but the science behind why goals help us focus is more opaque.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Managers: How Not to Lose Your Best Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 @ 09:01 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